The Meaning of Tango: The History and Steps of the Argentinian Dance

The Meaning of Tango The History and Steps of the Argentinian Dance From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society this is the riveting story of the dance that captivated the world a tale of politics and passion immigration and romance The Meaning of

  • Title: The Meaning of Tango: The History and Steps of the Argentinian Dance
  • Author: Christine Denniston
  • ISBN: 9781906032166
  • Page: 356
  • Format: Hardcover
  • From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the riveting story of the dance that captivated the world a tale of politics and passion, immigration, and romance The Meaning of Tango traces the development of the dance, from its birth in poverty stricken Buenos Aires, through the craze of the early 20th century, right up to its recent revival todayFrom the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the riveting story of the dance that captivated the world a tale of politics and passion, immigration, and romance The Meaning of Tango traces the development of the dance, from its birth in poverty stricken Buenos Aires, through the craze of the early 20th century, right up to its recent revival today thanks to Broadway shows such as Tango Argentino It also explains the techniques behind the dance and shows why mastering the tango is like learning a language than a routine For beginners or experts, dancers or armchair fans, this wonderful book is the perfect partner for enjoying the world s favorite dance.

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    1. It has an interesting approach to viewing Tango Argentine through the lens of the Golden Era. Most of the texts works as a reference to the difference of the Golden Era. The part explaining how to dance tango was for me basically useless, but I don't think it is that much the issue of the book as the issue of transferring the body and dance language via written text. As for the history of the tango before the Golden Age I prefer the book In Stranger's Arms. The same is true for giving the feel t [...]

    2. Vibrant and moving, this book takes us through Tango’s tangled history as well as what it means to the various people who dance it. For some, it’s about connecting for three minutes on the dance floor; for others, it’s a chance to show off their great moves. For still more, it’s about losing yourself for a brief moment in time while achieving absolute harmony.The book also includes instructions and pictures about various different moves. The pictures are helpful as are the warnings about [...]

    3. Beautifully written with a loyal reverence for the Golden Age of Tango. It's nice to know the author is a skilled dancer herself, not just a historian.I share the author's concern that we take care to conserve the knowledge and technique of that time--after all, the Golden Age generation is dying out and our generation has a responsibility to transmit their knowledge to the next. But it's clear she's not terribly thrilled with the variation and developments going on in today's Tango Renaissance. [...]

    4. If you love the tango, you'll love this book. It provided me with such inspiration and respect for the golden age of tango. It is also a useful guide for anyone looking to learn more about the basic steps and the differences between the Argentine Tango and regular ballroom dances.

    5. Very informative and just what I needed for research on Tango for a short story on vampires I was writing at the time.

    6. An excellent account of how to tango properly. Denniston is adept at explaining the movements and positioning required - a tough subject to wrote upon.

    7. Well written narrative of how Golden Age tango may have been learnt, taught and danced. Parts I, II, IV, and V are very good especially the first two. Part III technique descriptions are confusing.

    8. I did enjoy this book, I thought it was sweet, I know kind of an odd thing to say about a book, but that's how I felt.

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