UN's Dance Dance Resolution: Protect the Tango

Cultural tradition placed on protected list, as with physical heritage sites
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2009 8:00 PM CDT
A couple dances tango in Buenos Aires today.   (AP Photo)
camera-icon View 3 more images

(Newser) – The tango is a cultural treasure worthy of the same kinds of protection as the Great Wall of China or the California redwoods, the United Nations declared today. The dance, submitted for such recognition by Uruguay and Argentina, “embodies and encourages diversity and cultural dialogue,” the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization said in making the addition to its Representative List of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.