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?
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.