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  • 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...

  • Capoeiraby Nestor Capoeira

    North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 20.00

    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...

  • Dancing Tangoby Kathy Davis

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 27.00

    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...

  • The Meaning Of Tangoby Christine Denniston

    Pavilion Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...