To clarify forasmuch the several, often mistakenly interchangeably used, terms of “contemporary” -non traditional tango, WTS introduced the term Tango Lyrica.
This term is referring to all the tango music played on salons aka “longa’s” which are not belonging to the classical, traditional, close embrace Tango or Tango Nuevo.
Tango dancers as well as organisers often use the terms Neo, Non-tango, toxic tango and even Tango Nuevo consciously and/or unconsciously wrong. To avoid disappointment WTS – after thorough discussions on her chat platform – decided to disambiguate all these terms and rename them to Tango Lyrica.
Lyrica alluding to the term lyrical as used in modern and contemporary dance.
The movements of this tango are a rather free interpretation of tango figures, faraway from the dance idiom applied in classical close embrace tango. Often in line with contemporary dance. Now expanded with inserting steps, figures and moves (the dance idiom) or its derivations from Latin dances (formerly Non-tango).
Couples dancing Tango Lyrica, need a large personal dance space to express themselves. There is no line of dancing as in a classical sálon (milonga). Still you have to keep mindful of those dancing around you.
Ideally in a half lit or dark room with visuals. Contrary to a close embrace aka classical or a Nuevo salon, the music plays continuously. The structure of a tanda followed by cortina fall due. You can gently break your embrace at any time.
The music can range from non-tango music wherein you can distinct a tango beat, over to non-tango music in which no tango beat is recognisable, to music and songs from Triphop, Pop, Klezmer, R&B, Blues, Reggae, Classical, Ballads, Dubstep, Deep house…
The Tango Lyrica dancers will put it as the music of their generation and their embrace/connection with a global culture.
They feel as it were connect to the Argentine tango dance but not to its music.