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The Meaning Of Tango

The Story of the Argentinian Dance

Christine Denniston



ISBN: 9781906032166

Price: £12.99

Publication date: 27 October 2007

Category: Popular Culture

From the backstreets of Buenos Aires to Parisian high society, this is the extraordinary story of the dance that captivated the world – a tale of politics and passion, immigration and romance. The Tango was the cornerstone of Argentine culture, and has lasted for more than a hundred years, popular today in America, Japan and Europe. ‘The Meaning of Tango’ traces the roots of this captivating dance, from it’s birth in the poverty stricken Buenos Aires, the craze of the early 20th century, right up until it’s revival today, thanks to shows such as Strictly Come Dancing. This book offers history, knowledge, teachings and in-sights which makes it valuable for beginners, yet its in-depth analysis makes it essential for experienced dancers. It is an elegant and cohesive critique of the fascinating tale of the Tango, which not only documents its culture and politics, but is also technically useful.


Christine Denniston is one of the World’s leading experts on the teaching and practise of Tango, and has taught the dance on five continents since 1993. She contributes to the websites and