Author: Pez Pearson

Pez Pearson is a social Tango dancer, artist and member of the Festival of Europe's steering committee. His Astor Piazzolla fan-fiction can be found here


Tango: a dance from Europe’s heart

Pez Pearson

The tango may have originated in Argentina and Uruguay, but its roots came from European immigrants, especially the Slavic cultures of eastern Europe. Pez Pearson describes the multi-cultural traditions of this social dance and how it returned to its roots in Europe, including Ukraine, where people still dance in the lull between bombing.