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

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

by Christine Denniston
 

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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

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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 today thanks to Broadway shows such as Tango Argentino. It also explains the techniques behind the dance and shows why mastering the tango is more 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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"Britain's leading authority on the Tango."  —BBC Radio 2

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ISBN-13:
9781906032166
Publisher:
Anova Books
Publication date:
05/28/2008
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
891,764
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.93(d)

Meet the Author

Christine Denniston is a former theater director who has been teaching the tango for more than 20 years and was the first non-Argentinian to teach the dance in Buenos Aires.

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