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Moving OtherwiseDance, Violence, and Memory in Buenos Aires$
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Victoria Fortuna

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780190627010

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780190627010.001.0001

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Epilogue

Epilogue

The History of Memory

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(p.171) Epilogue
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Moving Otherwise
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Victoria Fortuna

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190627010.003.0007

The epilogue examines the 2011 human rights march in Buenos Aires on the National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice (Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia), the anniversary of the start of the last military dictatorship (1976–83). It analyzes the author’s participation with Oduduwá Danza Afroamericana (Oduduwá Afro-American Dance), a group that brought together scores of volunteers to perform choreography based in Orishá dance. Orishá dance’s Yoruban origins and connection to the African diaspora made it an unexpected addition to the demonstration given the construction of Argentina as exceptionally white among Latin American nations. The group strove to connect Orishá dance’s link to the violence of the trans-Atlantic slave trade with Argentina’s history of political disappearance, as well as the country’s own violence against Afro-Argentines. Oduduwá’s project reiterates the importance of dance as both a political practice and one linked to memory.

Keywords:   African diasporic dance, human rights march, Orishá dance, Oduduwá Danza Afroamericana, memory, dictatorship, Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia, National Day of Memory for Truth and Justice, Piedra Libre: Women Dance Memories

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