Dance, Sexuality, and Utopian Subversion Under the Argentine Dictatorship of the 1960s: The Case of Oscar Aráiz's The Rite of Spring and Ana Itelman's Phaedra

Juan Ignacio Vallejos
2016 Dance Research Journal  
A phenomenon that defines how dance practices in Argentina developed during the 1960s was the fact that those working in the field were compelled to deal with the political sphere, both at an institutional level and vis-à-vis militants. By studying how Oscar Aráiz'sRite of Springand Ana Itelman'sPhaedrawere received, I analyze the position occupied by these artistic practices in a context of widespread social contestation. An attempt will be made to analyze their critical potential on the basis
more » ... ential on the basis of the figure of autopian subversionassociated with a struggle over sexual freedom in the face of dictatorial power.
doi:10.1017/s0149767716000218 fatcat:3f44xewqeje4tdunksp2i4p4hq