TANGO BETWEEN TWO AMERICAS. REPRESENTATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE FIRST DECADES OF THE 20TH CENTURY

TANGO BETWEEN TWO AMERICAS. REPRESENTATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES DURING THE FIRST DECADES OF THE 20TH CENTURY

EL TANGO ENTRE DOS AMÉRICAS. REPRESENTACIONES EN ESTADOS UNIDOS DURANTE LAS PRIMERAS DÉCADAS DEL SIGLO XX

  • Andrea Matallana
  • Universidad de Buenos Aires
  • Available Worldwide
  • Spanish
  • Printed
    • 978-9502-325-83-5
  • No
    • Ximena González
    • ximena.gonzalez@eudeba.com.ar

This book analyzes the cultural export process of tango between two Americas: South America (Argentina) and North America (United States). This dance found its place within the American society in some prominent cities of the United States during the first decades of the 20th century, soon after it had reached the main European capitals. Its success was immediate. The key to cultural success were two main elements: firstly, the society of the most vibrant cities of the United States was trying to adopt European fashions; secondly, tango provided a physical, sensitive and sensual connection that was not present in any other dance at that time. Far from the Buenos Aires underground, in the early 20th century, tango entered the main Broadway dancehalls to join the ballrooms of high-class New York.