An exploration of the evolution of Argentine tango as a dance form focusing on its most recent iterations, including tango nuevo.
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Descrizione libro University Press of Florida. Condizione libro: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW Hardcover A Brand New Quality Book from a Full-Time Bookshop in business since 1992!. Codice libro della libreria 2322661
Descrizione libro University Press of Florida, 2012. Condizione libro: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 prctica scene that has exploded in Buenos Aires since the early 2000s. After starting with an overview of tango, Merritt leads readers on a great adventure through the traditional dance halls and the less formal prcticas of Buenos Aires to tango communities on both coasts of the United States. Along the way, Merritt's personal observations show the dance's emotional depth and the challenges dancers face in tango venues old and new. Her investigation also demonstrates how innovation, globalization, and fusion, which many associate with nuevo , have always been at work in tango. Combining sensuous prose, provocative images, and often heartbreaking stories, this book takes an unflinching look at the complex motivations driving the pursuit to master this intricate dance. Throughout, Merritt questions the "newness" of nuevo through portraits of machismo, violence, and elitism in contemporary tango. The result is a volume that highlights the tensions between preservation and evolution of this-or any-cultural art form. Members of the global tango community as well as students of dance, folklore, anthropology, and the social sciences will embrace this book. For those who are devoted to Argentine tango as dance, this book will be indispensable to understanding its most recent transformations. Codice libro della libreria ABE_book_new_0813042194
Descrizione libro University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0813042194
Descrizione libro Univ Pr of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Brand New. 1st edition. 272 pages. 9.50x6.50x1.00 inches. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria 0813042194
Descrizione libro University Press of Florida, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110813042194
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Codice libro della libreria 97808130421901.0