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- 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...
- Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 43.26
Dieser Band vereint unterschiedliche kulturwissenschaftliche Perspektiven auf den argentinischen Tango als und in der Literatur und fragt nach dem genuin literaturwissenschaftlichen Interesse am Gegenstand und dem Potential seiner Erkenntnisse. Dabei wird dem Tango als multimedialem kulturellen Phänomen ? als Wechselspiel von Text und Musik und Tanz... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 12.99
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...
- Seal Press 2008; US$ 15.95
Tango is a memoir by a woman who loved, lost, got mad, and decided to dance. The book traces the author's fall, redemption, and renewal through tango. After a violent encounter with her ex?s new girlfriend, Camille Cusumano decided she had some serious soul-searching to do. She took off for Buenos Aires intending to stay a few short weeks, but... more...
- Lexington Books 2006; US$ 41.99
Salsa and Its Transnational Moves presents a critical analysis of salsa dancing in Quebec, Canada. Pulling from such varied fields as anthropology, cultural studies, gender studies, and popular music studies, Pietrobruno examines the local and transnational dimensions underlying the dissemination of salsa within a North American metropolis. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95
Through an analysis both broad and deep of primary and secondary sources, ethnography, iconography and current performance practice, this enquiry undertakes a critical approach to the history of kathak dance and presents new data about hereditary performing artists, gendered contexts and practices, and postcolonial cultural reclamation. The account... more...
- 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...