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

    130 pages

    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.

Latest Books

  • Tango Awareness

    27.00

    Writer: Mauricio Castro

    128 pages.

    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.

  • Tango Passion and the Rules of the Game

    16.00

    Writer: Margareta Westergård

    210 pages.

    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.

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    Blackness in Tango

    15.00

    Blackness in Tango.
    A story of love hidden in the notes

    Writer: Mónica María Fumagalli

    64 pages with colour illustrations and Photos.

    Slaves took part in the founding of Buenos Aires and in the wars that shaped its destiny. One of the first bandoneón players in history was the son of slaves: it’s difficult to imagine tango as a creation indifferent to the presence of Blacks.

  • TANGO Vol. 2

    35.00

    TANGO. The Structure of the Dance 2. The Matrix.

    Writer: Mauricio Castro

    144 pages with illustrations.

    Mauricio Castro´s book offers a new system to help tha dancer creatively develop his/her tango using solidly established technical foundations.

  • Embracing Tango

    Embracing Tango

    18.00

    Embracing Tango. Techniques and Metaphores between Tango and Life

    Writer: Gustavo Benzecry Sabá

    160 pages with illustrations and photos

    Aesthetics, respect and discipline are some of the concepts Benzecry Sabá has analyzed in depth in this book. In its pages dance is understood as a unity that not only plunges us into pleasure, but also raises our spirits.