Director/s: Guillermo Tello Cast: Astor Piazzolla ("Shadowboxer", "The Best of Youth"), Carlos Gardel ("El día que me quieras", "Tango Bar") Runtime: 10x60' Country/s: Argentina Year: 2006 Producer/s: Guillermo Tello Language/s: Spanish IMDB: Subtitles: English Format: 10x60’

Episode 1: The Birth of the Tango Song  was influenced by singers who started to incorporate the theme of the “lost love” in their songs, by the arrivals of hundreds of thousands of migrants to Buenos Aires, the boom of brothels and by Carlos Gardel songs.

Episode 2: Carlos Gardel is being considered the greatest Tango singer of all times. There are various theories regarding his different nationalities, as well as the mystery of the bullet in his lungs, the reasons for the plane accident that killed him and the manipulation of the masses in his funeral.

Episode 3: Tango, the Music of the Brothels, became the new dance at the end of the 19th and early 20th century. It became a part of the “waiting” halls of the brothels, where the men would dance with each other so they could practice and attract the most beautiful prostitutes.

Episode 4: The Sound of the Orchestras directed by the most important Tango players such as Troilo, Pugliese, D’Arienzo, De Caro, De Angelis, Di Sarli, Gobbi, Salgán, their respective orchestras and what elements they were emphasizing to make their styles different from the others.

Episode 5: The Technique of the Tango was developed and taught in the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s by the great dancers: Copes, Virulazo, Cachafaz, Zotto. How the famous steps were born, how a couple practices different styles of Tango, and the “Milonga”, the secrets of the Tango dance.

Episode 6: The Tango and Politics of Argentina were interwoven in the lyrics and music of Tango. The relationship between the political power and the singers who opposed the regime. How the class struggle was incorporated in the lyrics of well known singers.

Episode 7: Poetry in Tango described the vision of its writers about their perception of Argentina’s reality. The melancholy of Manzi, the sharp criticism of Discépolo, the night life Cadícamo. Homero Expósito and his surrealistic metaphor.

Episode 8: The Revolution of Piazzolla was inspired by his musical academic upbringing in contrast to the Tango being ‘taught’ in cabaret. The structural difference of his music with the traditional one. His struggle against the establishment in the world of Tango in Argentina.

Episode 9: The International Success of Tango conquered Broadway. The Sexteto Mayor, ambassadors of Tango in 100 cities around the world always return to their suburb. Miguel Zotto: the stylist of the modernism in Tango and his passion for the Milonga of Buenos Aires.

Episode 10: The Testament of Piazzolla can bee seen at the urban style Daniel Binelli, the influence of jazz in the Tango of Néstor Marconi, the modern interpretations of Marcelo Nisiman and Gustavo Toker. Piazzolla is the benchmark in modern Tango.