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Moving Otherwise: Dance, Violence, and Memory in Buenos Aires

Victoria Fortuna

Abstract

Moving Otherwise examines how contemporary dance practices in Buenos Aires, Argentina, enacted politics within climates of political and economic violence from the mid-1960s to the mid-2010s. From the repression of military dictatorships to the precarity of economic crises, contemporary dancers and audiences consistently responded to and reimagined the everyday choreographies that have accompanied Argentina’s volatile political history. The central concept, “moving otherwise,” names how concert dance—and its offstage practice and consumption—offers alternatives to, and sometimes critiques, the ... More

Keywords: Argentina, contemporary dance, politics, memory, violence, Buenos Aires, dictatorship, moving otherwise, protest, Latin American dance

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190627010
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190627010.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Victoria Fortuna, author
Assistant Professor, Dance Department, Reed College