Tango: Sex and Rhythm of the City
Mike Gonzalez, Marianella Yanes

Paperback | Jun 2013 | REAKTION BOOKS | 9781780231075 | 224pp | 210x148mm | GEN | AUD$37.99, NZD$47.99

The explosion of participation in dance classes in recent years has led to the re-emergence of popular partner dancing, with Latin American styles at the forefront. Chief among these styles is the most sensual and dramatic of dances: the tango. Although the tango is danced and adored worldwide, in the English-speaking world there is very little understanding of tango's evolution, or the stories told through its lyrics. Tango sets the history and music, the key figures and, of course, the dance in its place and time, explores how it developed, and describes the continuing enthusiasm with which each generation has rediscovered it.