Climatic Dances

Endangered Human Movements Vol.5 

Artist: Amanda Piña
Country: Austria / Chile / Mexico
Type: Dance/ Performance
Year of Creation: 2020

Climatic Dances is  the fifth volume of Amanda Piña’s long term project Endangered Human Movements, dedicated to dances and cultural practices that have already vanished or are threatened with extinction.  The project consists in various volumes of research, which include performances, publications, curatorial frames, workshops and lectures.

In Climatic Dances, Amanda Piña explores the way the notions of earth have transformed through time and through different historical genealogies and ontologies. In this work, the biographical landscape of the artist, a particular mountain in the central Andes in Chile, which is today being destroyed by Neo-extractive forces, becomes  a place from where to share grief and fury, to mourn and stand up.


Artistic direction, choreography
Amanda Piña

Choreography and transmission
Juan Carlos Palma

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

Video art, video installation
Amanda Piña

Art & stage design
Michel Jimenez

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

Live performance in Vienna
Amanda Piña, Juan Carlos Palma, Cristina Sandino

Live music
Christian Müller

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

Victor Duran


Promotion & Touring Producer 
Something Great  

Senior Advisor
Marie-Christine Baratta-Dragono

Executive Production
Isabella Strehlau

Angela Vadori (SMart)

A coproduction by
Museo Universitario el Chopo, Tanzquartier Wien

Funded by FONCA, Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs and the BKA Austrian Federal Chancellery - Arts and Culture division

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

Photographs: Climatic Dances © nadaproductions