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  • Tangoby Mike Gonzalez; Marianella Yanes

    Reaktion Books 2013; US$ 25.00

    Born on the unlit streets of Buenos Aires, tango was inspired by the music of European immigrants who crossed the ocean to Argentina, lured by the promise of a better life. It found its home in the city?s marginal districts, where it was embraced and shaped by young men who told stories of prostitutes, petty thieves, and disappointed lovers through... more...

  • Tango sans frontièresby France Joyal

    Presses de l''niversite du Quebec 2010; US$ 15.00

    Poursuivant le travail accompli dans Tango, corps à corps culturel (2009), l’auteure met à contribution les expertises de chercheurs de domaines aussi variés que l’histoire, la psychiatrie et la littérature. Ensemble, ils more...

  • Disco Danceby Lori Ortiz

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 39.00

    Disco is a dance and musical style that still influences these art forms today. Many think that disco "died" completely after the 1970s drew to a close, but in actuality people continued dancing in the clubs after the very word "disco" became an anathema. Disco Dance explains why disco was more than just a dance form or a fad, describing many... more...

  • Rock 'n' Roll Dances of the 1950sby Lisa Sagolla

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

    Rock 'n' Roll Dances of the 1950s provides a fresh, highly animated lens through which to observe and understand the cultural climate of 1950s America, examining, not only the steps and aesthetic qualities of rock 'n' roll dances, but also their emblematic meanings. Exploring dance as a reflection and expression of cultural trends, the book takes... more...

  • Capoeiraby Nestor Capoeira

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 15.95

    Capoeira is simultaneously a dance, a fight, and a game. Created by the Africans brought to Brazil as slaves beginning in 1500, capoeira was forbidden by law but survived underground. When open practice was allowed in the 1930s it soon became very popular. Capoeira came to America around 1975, and has become widely recognized by dancers and martial... more...

  • Tango Nuevoby Carolyn Merritt

    University Press of Florida 2012; US$ 14.99

    The Argentine tango is one of the world?s best-known partner dances. Though tango is much admired and discussed, very little has been written on its ongoing evolution. In this innovative work, Carolyn Merritt surveys tango history while focusing on the most recent iteration of the dance, tango Nuevo , and the práctica scene that has exploded in... more...

  • Salsa Worldby Sydney Hutchinson

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Since its emergence in the 1960s, salsa has transformed from a symbol of Nuyorican pride into an emblem of pan-Latinism and finally a form of global popular culture. While Latinos all over the world have developed and even exported their own ?dance accents,? local dance scenes have arisen in increasingly far-flung locations, each with their own flavor... more...

  • Flamencoby Michelle Heffner Hayes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 29.95

    This analytical history traces representations of flamenco dance in Spain and abroad from the twentieth century to the present, using histories, film, accounts of live performances, and practitioner interviews. Beginning with an analysis of flamenco historiography, the text examines images of the female dancer in films by Luis Bunuel, Carlos Saura,... more...

  • The Meaning Of Tangoby Christine Denniston

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 8.74

    From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the extraordinary story of the dance that captivated the world - a tale of politics and passion, immigration and romance. The Tango was the cornerstone of Argentine culture, and has lasted for more than a hundred years, popular today in America, Japan and Europe. 'The Meaning of... more...

  • Hip Hop Danceby Carla Stalling Huntington

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 25.00

    Tracing the African American dance from the Diaspora to the dance floor, this book covers a social history germane not only to the African American experience, but also to the global experience of laborers who learn lessons from hip hop dance. Examining hip hop dance as text, as commentary, and as a function of identity construction within the confines... more...