Joan Acocella, 14 December 1995
Show More Flamenco Deep Song by Timothy Mitchell.
Yale, 232 pp., £18.95, January 1995, 0 300 06001 7Show More
¡Tango! The Dance, the Song, the Story by Simon Collier, Artemis Cooper, María Susana Azzi and Richard Martin.
Thames and Hudson, 208 pp., £24.95, October 1995, 0 500 01671 2Show More
Rumba: Dance and Social Change in Contemporary Cuba by Yvonne Daniel.
Open University, 196 pp., £27.50, August 1995, 0 253 31605 7Show More
“... In France, we do it lying down,’ a French minister is reported to have said on first seeing the tango. He was not far wrong. The tango crystallised at the end of the 19th century in the brothels of Buenos Aires. It was a dance of prostitutes and pimps, and in its ineluctable rhythms, its belly-to-belly stance, its interlacing of legs, it reflected their professional concerns ...”