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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

    This book sheds light on the fascinating untold story behind what is collectively and disputably called "disco dancing," and the incredible effect that the phenomenon had on America?in New York City and beyond. more...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

    This descriptive and analytic study examines how 1950s rock 'n' roll dancing illuminates the larger cultural context out of which the dancing arose. more...

  • In Strangers’ Armsby Beatriz Dujovne

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2011; US$ 38.00

    The tango is easily the most iconic dance of the last century, its images as familiar as an old friend. But are they the whole story? Peeling back the poster propaganda that has always characterized the tango publicly, this intimate study shows the invisible heart of the dance and the culture that raised it. Drawing on direct experience and conversations... 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

    Sydney Hutchinson is an Assistant Professor of Ethnomusicology in the Department of Art and Music Histories at Syracuse University. more...

  • Flamencoby Michelle Heffner Hayes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2009; US$ 35.00

    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 Company Limited 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...