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Dance and Resistance


Endangered Human Movements Vol. 2

The second volume of Amanda Piña’s Endangered Human Movements it is called Dance and Resistance and focuses on dances that were considered “ritual” by the anthropologists of the last century. The dances re-embodied in the performance were banned, persecuted or even distorted beyond recognition in order to accommodate and serve the goals and purposes of colonization and Christianization. The piece explores the potential resistance of the body in the current context of neoliberal market economy and the increased privatization and depletion of natural resources.

»I think the dances can be regarded as part of a human reservoir of movement and relation beyond spoken or written language.« — Amanda Piña

As for the performance, it happens in a space in constant transformation created through an interlaced video, light and sound collage — which together create an intimate performance experience.


Artistic Direction
Amanda Piña

in collaboration with
Daniel Zimmermann

Choreography, Dance & Performance
Amanda Piña
Alma Quintana
Yusimi Moya Rodriguez
Linda Samaraweerová

Choreographic Sources
Hanna Berger
Gertrud Bodenwieser
Mapuche Huilliche Mayo
Mixtecs-Mexicans
Navaj Sakkudei
Tabiteuea Islanders-Kiribati Republic
Trobriand Islanders
Tenek & Yaqui

Composition, Live Music & Live Percussion  
Shayna Dunkelman & Christian Müller

Light
Victor Durán

Projections & Stage
Daniel Zimmermann

Choreography Assistance
Paula Chavez

Movements Download from Ethnographic Films
Amanda Piña & Lina Maria Venegas

Dramaturgical Adviser
Angela Vadori

Artistic Adviser
Quim Pujol

Costumes
Francesca Aldegani & Anke Philippe

Production 
nadaproductions (Vienna - AT) 

Distribution 
Something Great (Berlin - DE) 

Co-Production
deSingel international arts campus (Antwerp - BE)
Tanzquartier Wien (Vienna - AT)

Production Manager & Research
Sarah Blumenfeld

Management Consulting & Editing  
Marie-Christine Baratta-Dragono

The Project Endangered Human Movements is supported by ImpulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, NAVE – Creation and Residence Center (Santiago de Chile) & Tanzquartier Wien

Supported by
BKA Kunst und Kultur – Bundeskanzerlamt Österreich, BMfB – Bundesministerium für Bewegungsangelegenheiten & MA7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien

Thanks to
Andrea Amort, Lutz Baumann, Michael Carter, Don Celestino, María José Cifuentes, Gabrielle Cram, Thomas Fasching, Marta Huepe García, Nicole Heitzinger, Elisabeth Hirner, Ernesto Neto & the Huni Kuin, Angela Vadori, the technical team from deSingel for their kind and generous support & to all our ancestors




Mark