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

  • 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.”

  • Traces. Memories of Resistance (Argentina 1974 – 1983)

    15.00

    Writer: María del Carmen Sillato

    240 pages.

    This book brings together the unpublished works of survivors of State terrorism in Argentina.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 Vol. 1

    25.00

    TANGO. The Structure of the Dance 1. The key to its secrets revealed.

    Writer: Mauricio Castro

    130 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.

  • Inside Tango Argentino

    20.00

    Writer: Antón Gazenbeek

    248 Pages, 97 Photos

    During the dark years of military dictatorship, Tango had fallen into oblivion all over the world, even in Argentina. The “Tango Argentino” tango show was the show that led to the worldwide revival of interest in Tango. He made his debut in Paris, then conquered Broadway and, later, the whole world…

  • 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.