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date: 26 November 2020

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This chapter discusses Lucía Russo’s El borde silencoso de las cosas, the inaugural project of the Cooperation Cultural Center’s Dance and Politics Program in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The work explored exacerbated landscapes of inequality in neoliberal Buenos Aires and resulted in a community dance initiative (In Movement) in the Villa 31 shantytown. The chapter examines how El Borde and In Movement exemplify the Buenos Aires contemporary dance community’s search for new modalities of collective political engagement in the wake of Argentina’s December 2001 economic crisis. It argues that bodies in motion not only engender alternate collective political subjectivities and communities, but also actively renegotiate the social, racial, cultural, class, and gender logics that accompany neoliberalism.

Keywords: contemporary dance, politics, neoliberalism, Buenos Aires, Argentina, shantytown, villa, Lucía Russo, Cooperation Cultural Center

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