ABRAZOS is a publishing house with headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and Córdoba, Argentina; since 1999 it has been publishing books about Tango and Argentina literature in English, German, Italian, French, and Spanish. In addition, its founder, Daniel Canuti, teaches, gives exhibitions, and lectures on Tango.
Tango Queer Buenos Aires€16.00
Writer: Mariana Docampo
All dance spaces (with their traditions, their physical requirements, their gendered performances) can be thought of as political devices for the body and its practices. They are cultural zones where possible forms of life are rehearsed—often in an unconscious way. They set in motion new probable and improbable relationships among bodies.
The Quest for the Embrace€30.00
The History of Tango Dance (1800-1983)
Writer: Gustavo Benzecry Sabá
240 pages with illustrations.
In 2009, UNESCO declared the Argentine tango to be part of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. Preceding this honor, there is a long history of men and women that created the dance, giving form to a way of life.
TANGO. An anxious quest for freedom€20.00
Writers: Gloria and Rodolfo Dinzel
Translated by Martin Harvey, 115 pages with illustrations.
For the first time a literary work on tango dynamics attempts to dialogue about the technical and theoretical aspects of this dance, that is ¨porteña¨, and shows us to the world.
Writer: Mauricio Castro
Learning to dance tango. Looking and feeling great is only the beginning. Find out how some dancers learn faster and better than others. Understanding the solid principals of Tango Awareness will make your mind drift away into the comfort zone. Being yourself while you learn is easy.
Traces. Memories of Resistance (Argentina 1974 – 1983)€15.00
Writer: María del Carmen Sillato
This book brings together the unpublished works of survivors of State terrorism in Argentina. The painful past emerges on each page to be re-worked and approached from different angles; it invites reflection and is projected toward new audiences.
Tango Passion and the Rules of the Game€16.00
Writer: Margareta Westergård
In this book, the strict rules, códigos, and behavioural patterns at the traditional milongas (dance halls) of Buenos Aires are described. They constitute a frame around the tango, which in its unique embrace, el abrazo, is danced here with more devotion and passion than in any other tango environment in the world.
Argentine Tango: a pocket ‘breviary’ for its dancers€15.00
Author: Patricia Müller
In this book, we discover the code of honor of the ‘porteños’ dancers of the Tango Milonguero who have remained ‘uncontaminated’ by the tourism surrounding the Tango and who are more or less 70-80 years old.