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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Between Nostalgia and Apocalypseby Daniel B. Sharp

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 21.99

    Chronicles the entanglement of traditional and experimental music in northeast Brazil more...

  • Capoeiraby Matthias Röhrig Assunção

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 84.95

    Originally the preserve of Afro-Brazilian slaves, the marginalized and the underclasses in Brazilian society, capoeira is now a mainstream sport, taught in Brazilian schools and practised by a range of social classes around the world. Some advocates now seek Olympic recognition for Capoeira. This apparent change in the meaning and purpose of Capeoira... more...

  • Dancing Bodies of Devotionby Katherine C. Zubko

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 89.99

    This ethnography examines how contemporary dancers of Bharata Natyam, a traditionally Hindu storytelling dance form, embody Buddhist, Muslim, Christian and Jain narratives. These dancers choreographically adapt various religious identities and ideas in order to emphasize pluralistic cultural and ethical dimensions in their work. Through the dancing... more...

  • Dancing Tangoby Kathy Davis

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

    Argentineantangois a global phenomenon. Since its origin among immigrants from the slums ofBuenos Aires and Montevideo, it has crossed and re-crossed many borders.Yet, never before has tango been danced by somany people and in so many different places as today. Argentinean tango is morethan a specific music and style of dancing. It is also a cultural... more...

  • Foundationby Joseph Schloss

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 59.99

    1. Introduction. 2. Getting Your Foundation: Pedagogy. 3. B-Boy Text: Aesthetics. 4. Crews. 5. I hate b-boys - that's why I break: Battling. 6. Like old folk songs handed down from generation to generation: history, canon, and community in B-boy culture. 7. If Breaking came out of Uprock, then Hip-Hop didn't start in the Bronx: B-boy History.... 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...

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspectiveby Dr Margaret E Walker; Professor Keith Howard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    Kathak, the classical dance of North India, combines virtuosic footwork and dazzling spins with subtle pantomime and soft gestures. As a global practice and one of India's cultural markers, kathak dance is often presented as heir to an ancient Hindu devotional tradition in which men called Kathakas danced and told stories in temples. The dance's repertoire... more...

  • Politischer Tangoby Franco Barrionuevo Anzaldi

    transcript 2014; US$ 22.70

    Was gilt als »echter« Tango? Wer sind seine Heldenfiguren? Und vor allem: Was sagt er über das Wesen der argentinischen Kultur aus? In einer historischen Spurensuche fragt dieses Buch nach den politischen Entstehungs- und Wirkungsbedingungen der widersprüchlichen Geschichtserzählungen, die das nationalpopuläre argentinische Tangowissen begründen. Es... more...