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.
The Quest for the Embrace€35.00
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.
I wanted to dance€15.00
I wanted to dance. Carlos Gavito: Life, passion and tango
Writer: Ricardo Plazaola
120 pages with 35 photos.
CARLOS EDUARDO GAVITO (4/27/1943 – 7/1/2005) was born in La Plata, Argentina. He spent his youth in the barrio of Avellaneda (to the south of Greater Buenos Aires) and the rest of his life circling the globe.
I Am Tango€20.00
I Am Tango. Biography of Maria Nieves
Writer: María Oliva
134 pages illustrated with photos.
“Tango dance has something very special: it’s the communication within the couple. That is why when we dance it we feel an endless number of emotions, such as love…and hate. I was born to dance tango and I will die for my 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.