Tango: A History of Obsession

Tango A History of Obsession New Revised Edition for Delving into five hundred years of political social and cultural s the author offers a chronology of the evolution of the Tango as intricate as the dance itself Readers

  • Title: Tango: A History of Obsession
  • Author: Virginia Gift
  • ISBN: 9781439214626
  • Page: 110
  • Format: Paperback
  • New Revised Edition for 2012 Delving into five hundred years of political, social, and cultural s, the author offers a chronology of the evolution of the Tango as intricate as the dance itself Readers are invited into a world as remarkable as it is compelling The Tango originated in the slums of Buenos Aires as a partnered dance between two men and evolved into theNew Revised Edition for 2012 Delving into five hundred years of political, social, and cultural s, the author offers a chronology of the evolution of the Tango as intricate as the dance itself Readers are invited into a world as remarkable as it is compelling The Tango originated in the slums of Buenos Aires as a partnered dance between two men and evolved into the most sophisticated, elegant and physically demanding social dance Originally relegated to the lower classes, it eventually earned its place as a respected art form, embraced by millions of dancers and spectators around the world From Argentina s early colonial period of the 16th century through civil and world wars, the rise and fall of dictatorships and democracies, to its years of near disappearance and then resurrection, the history and mystic of tango has been captured in this meticulously researched book.

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    1. This book is a compilation of interviews, internet blogs, informal questionnaires, hearsay, readings of magazines/books/historical material, viewing of dance, and listening music by the author mostly done over the first part of the 21st century it seems. It is a work of love for tango but lacking.Chapter 1 and all of Part I of the book is a huge detraction AND unnecessary as it is a: mess of grammar and full of typos, mess of thoughts and continuity of time, and full of suppositions, generalizat [...]

    2. As the title states, 'A History of Obsession' and it's true to its objective. A thorough and detailed book (400+ pages) of the history of tango, it's cultural roots and it's progression through the societal and economic changes in Argentina over the past 100 years. And, then it covers Tango's emergence on the world stage (so to speak) and the international impact both outwardly as well as the impact to Tango by the influx of tango-tourists and a broader community to the dance. Lots of historical [...]

    3. I was surprised to find this book was a page turner for me. Might be because I’m obsessed with tango right now. Or because Gift writes like someone who is grabbing your shoulders or patting your arm because she’s so excited to tell you about what she just learned. “Oh! And you know what else?!” “What else, Virginia? Tell me!”I only give it three stars, however, because it is RIDDLED WITH TYPOS. I felt like I was reading raw manuscript. About twenty pages in, I flipped the book over w [...]

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