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Climatic Dances

Endangered Human Movements Vol. 5

World Premiere: 26th March 2020, Vienna (AT) 

These dances are in fact creative social devices to visualize and intervene into socio-environmental relations, stressing the interdependence between all life forms in this mountainous region.“ — Alessandro Questa

Climatic Dances is the name of the fifth volume of the Endangered Human Movements*, a long-term research carried out by choreographer Amanda Piña on the current loss of planetary cultural and biological diversity. Inspired in two dances from the Highlands of Puebla in Mexico, danced by Masewal people, in a context of climate change and mining exploitation. These two dances Tipekajomeh and Wewentiyo constitute the beginning of a trip towards the depths of the mountain and towards the re-enchantment of that which modern science called geology.

* Endangered Human Movements is the title of a long-term project, started in the year 2014, focusing on human movement practices, which have been cultivated for centuries all over the world.

CREDITS 
 
Artistic direction, choreography 
Amanda Piña

Choreography, transmission
Juan Carlos Palma

Research, theory
Alessandro Questa, Amanda Piña, Juan Carlos Palma

Video art, video installation
Amanda Piña

Technical and visual direction
Michel Jimenez

Performers 
Amanda Piña, Juan Carlos Palma, Cristina Sandino

Performers (film)
Juan Carlos Palma, Alessandro Questa, Students of the National School of Folkloric Dance of Mexico (ENDF)

Live music
Christian Müller

Costumes (film)
Danza de Tejoneros y de Negritos, Privatsammlung Alessandro Questa, Axel Giovanni Castañeda Morales und Ariana Castellan

Video projection, mapping
Szymon Olszowski

Creative Producer 
nadaproductions (Vienna - AT) 

Touring Producer 
Something Great (Berlin - DE) 

Senior advisor
Marie-Christine Barrata-Dragono

Financial Management
SMart / Angela Vadori

Co-produced by Museo Universitario el Chopo (Mexico), Tanzquartier Wien and deSingel (Antwerp). Funded by FONCA Programa Nacional de Creadores Escénicos, Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs (Vienna) and the Arts and Culture division of the BKA Austrian Federal Chancellery.

With the support BKA, Mexican Embassy in Austria, The National School of Folkloric Dance of Mexico, DAS THIRD – Amsterdam University of the Arts.