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The Meaning Of Tango

The Meaning Of Tango

The Story of the Argentinian Dance

  • Author: Christine Denniston
  • Publisher: Pavilion Books
  • ISBN: 190939694X
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 300
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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.

Learning the meaning of change-of-state verbs

Learning the meaning of change-of-state verbs

A case study of German child language

  • Author: Angelika Wittek
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110907984
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 241
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Causative change-of-state verbs like 'to open', 'to fill', and 'to wake' are central to both recent theories of grammatical development and theories of lexical structure. This book focuses on how German-speaking children learn the meaning of change-of-state verbs. It offers a thorough characterization of the acquisition of German, embedded in a crosslinguistic perspective. The author provides a comprehensive review of the acquisition literature on that topic and introduces a new account as to how the meaning of these verbs can be learned. The empirical backbone of the investigation are a set of carefully designed experimental studies.

The Tango Effect

The Tango Effect

Parkinson's and the healing power of dance

  • Author: Kate Swindlehurst
  • Publisher: Unbound Publishing
  • ISBN: 1783528044
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: N.A
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Every hour in the UK, two people are told they have Parkinson’s disease. For Kate Swindlehurst, the diagnosis was a turning point: refusing to be defined by her condition, she chose instead a radically different path. This is the story of an extraordinary year. It begins with a single tango lesson but grows into an exploration of the dance itself, its history, its music and its incredible healing potential. It is a year in which Kate explored and documented ‘the tango effect’ – the emotional and social benefits of dance on Parkinson’s symptoms. Her personal account echoes what science is beginning to tell us about the powerful and transformative impact of Argentine tango. Intimate and unflinching, The Tango Effect challenges our perceptions of living with a chronic condition. Above all, it takes an honest look at the dark side of the illness while celebrating moments of joy, interconnectedness, acceptance and liberation.

Between The Lines Of Tango

Between The Lines Of Tango

  • Author: Ramona Matta
  • Publisher: Author House
  • ISBN: 1496925823
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 142
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When Argentina's most talented Tango dancer, Sophia Vasquez falls in love with a charming winemaker, Fernando Del Castro, their magnetic charisma turns powerful as it entangles the young couple in an intoxicating dance of love, which they both wish would last forever. Soon, Fernando's ex-fiance shows up with a risky secret, which triggers the lover's emotional rollercoaster to run wild, when Sophia's fears overpower her and cause her to abandon Fernando without a fight. Soon, her desperation to win back her lost passion, propels her to commit an unthinkable sacrifice, in the name of true love.

Tango

Tango

  • Author: Okoo Team
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781077086388
  • Category:
  • Page: 64
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" 'If music were to have a language, it would have to be Spanish, ' thought Marta. It was all she was thinking about as she surrendered herself to the magical rhythm of the melody. She marveled at her journey to Buenos Aires, all the time that had passed, the tango she learned, this romantic language, and the man she fell in love with. Until the beginning of the end...""Tango" is about a young woman from Germany named Marta who moves to Buenos Aires out of her passion for tango and the Argentinian lifestyle.There she finds the meaning of love when she meets Fernando, a young Argentinian man and tango instructor.Marta and Fernando together are successful in their dancing.After an accident, Fernando is Marta's greatest source of support. He does everything not only out of his love for Marta but also for her happiness and passion for tango.But in the end, is the choice actually hers to make?OKOO's first book, Tango, will encourage you with a young business woman's decision to change her life and leave her country.This short story about the power of love, passion and sacrifice also brings the courage in your own life into question. Forget everything you know about dance before you read "Tango".

The Tango Machine

The Tango Machine

Musical Culture in the Age of Expediency

  • Author: Morgan James Luker
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 022638554X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 218
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In The Tango Machine, ethnomusicologist Morgan Luker examines the new and different ways contemporary tango music has been drawn upon and used as a resource for cultural, social, and economic development in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In doing so, he addresses broader concerns about how the value and meaning of musical culture has been profoundly reframed in the age of expediency where music and the arts are called upon and often compelled to address social, political and economic problems that were previously located outside the cultural domain. Long hailed as Argentina s so-called national genre of popular music and dance, tango has not been musically or socially popular in Argentina since the late 1950s, and today the vast majority of Argentines consider tango to be little more than a kitschy remnant of an increasingly distant past. Nevertheless, tango continues to have salience as a potent symbol of Argentine culture within the national imaginary and global representations. Ultimately, Luker argues that tango in Buenos Aires is not exceptional, but in fact emblematic of musical culture in the age of expediency, where the value and meaning of music and the arts are largely defined by their usability within broader social, political, and economic projects. Luker tackles here some of the core conceptual challenges facing critical music scholarship; the book will be an important resource for readers in ethnomusicology and music, anthropology, cultural studies, and Latin American studies."

And Tango Makes Three

And Tango Makes Three

  • Author: Justin Richardson,Peter Parnell
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 0689878451
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 32
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At New York City's Central Park Zoo, two male penguins fall in love and start a family by taking turns sitting on an abandoned egg until it hatches.

Tao and Method

Tao and Method

A Reasoned Approach to the Tao Te Ching

  • Author: Michael LaFargue,Laozi
  • Publisher: SUNY Press
  • ISBN: 9780791416013
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 642
  • View: 8393
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While the Tao Te Ching has been translated and commented on countless times, interpretations are seldom based on systematic theoretical treatment of the problems of interpretive method posed by this enigmatic classic. Beginning with a critical discussion of modern hermeneutics including treatments of Hirsch, Gadamer, and Derrida, this book applies methods developed in biblical studies to the Tao Te Ching. The following chapters discuss systematically four areas necessary to recovering the Tao Te Ching 's original meaning: its social background; the semantic structure of the brief aphorisms contained in the book; the concrete background of the more cosmic sayings; and the origin and genre of the 81 chapters of the Tao Te Ching. These essays propose relatively new theories in each of these areas, leading to a new approach to the interpretation of the text. This approach is illustrated in the translation and the detailed commentary on each chapter.

High Plains Tango

High Plains Tango

A Novel

  • Author: Robert James Waller
  • Publisher: Crown
  • ISBN: 9780307238306
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 304
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With over 10 million copies sold, bestselling author Robert James Waller returns with the haunting, evocative story of a small town, a beautiful and mysterious woman, and the man forever changed by both. The wild places are where no one is looking anymore. Out there on the high plains, among the Sioux reservations and the silent buttes, among the small towns dying and the people with them, you can hear the wind. And on the back of the wind is the sound of an old accordion—tangos—mingling with the lonely thump of a single drum in the nighttime and a far-off warrior’s cry. On the back of the wind is the smell of worn saddle leather and sawdust, of sandalwood, and smoke from ancient ceremonial fires. To this, to a town called Salamander, comes Carlisle McMillan, a traveler and master carpenter seeking a place of quiet amid the grinding roar of progress. Near Wolf Butte, a strange and apparently haunted monolith, he finds his quiet, or so he believes, and begins rebuilding a decrepit house as a tribute to the gruff old man who taught him a carpenter’s skills, rebuilding his life at the same time. He finds two very different, independent women: Gally Deveraux, who works at a diner in Salamander and longs for something more than she is, and Susanna Benteen, beautiful and enigmatic, who was drawn to Salamander for mysterious reasons of her own, a woman the town has labeled a witch. The women and his carpenter’s trade and an old Indian known as Flute Player bring Carlisle a sense of contentment for a while. But his quiet is shattered as bulldozer treads begin to turn and the Yerkes County War commences. Run or stand your ground, that is Carlisle’s dilemma, Gally on one side, Susanna on the other. Robert James Waller’s fully imagined characters become people we know and care for deeply. High Plains Tango is the hauntingly lyrical story of a small town in the middle of nowhere, a town that forever changed—and was forever changed by—one man. From the Hardcover edition.

Devil's Tango

Devil's Tango

How I Learned the Fukushima Step by Step

  • Author: Cecile Pineda
  • Publisher: Wings Press
  • ISBN: 1609403169
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 240
  • View: 9781
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As much personal journal as investigative journalism, this second edition traces the worsening developments at Fukushima Daiichi during the first year following the nuclear disaster. Often poetic in tone and philosophic in scope, this day-to-day reportage is peppered with the author’s reflections and dramatic monologues as she investigates the public’s willing blindness toward the nuclear power industry’s disregard for public safety in the pursuit of profit. The book offers a unique perspective and attempts to come to terms with Fukushima’s catastrophic consequences on the planet.