improvised tango - neo or nuevo

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improvised tango - neo or nuevo

John
Hi
I am an intermediate dancer and have learnt classical tango until now where I have been exposed to improvised tango which I think is called nuevo or neo.
I am interested in opinions from people.
Is it better than classical tango? Is it more passionate? Will it overtake classical tango? Are they dancing lots of this in Argentina?
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aida
Neotango and Tango Nuevo are very different.
Neotango derives mostly from the US, at about the year 2000. It is danced to non-tango music, and has completely new steps and embraces, and the lead often rotates around the follower without touching.
To summarise then, what is a very complex movement and genre, Tango-Nuevo has the following characteristics:
Tango Nuevo started as a music form from Piazzolla in the 1950s, then evolved into a dance at about 1990s by Gustavo Naveira and Fabian Salas in Argentina. It also has new steps and embraces but is less experimental than neotango.
I would not say it is better or worse than classical tango, just different. Some people would not touch it (preferring classical) whereas others see it as a natural evolution.