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  • Dancing Tangoby Kathy Davis

    NYU Press 2015; US$ 22.95

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

  • India's Kathak Dance in Historical Perspectiveby Margaret E. Walker

    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...

  • 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...

  • Politischer Tangoby Franco Barrionuevo Anzaldi

    transcript 2014; US$ 22.75

    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...

  • Tango Argentino in der Literatur(wissenschaft)by Sabine Zubarik

    Frank & Timme 2014; US$ 43.36

    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...

  • Salsa Worldby Sydney Hutchinson

    Temple University Press 2013; US$ 89.50

    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... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...