Photographs:  Four remarks on the history of dance - Endangered Human Movements Vol. 1 © Kat Reynolds, nadaproductions

Four remarks on the history of dance

Endangered Human Movements Vol.1 

The performance Four remarks on the history of dance is the first volume of Amanda Piña’s long-term project “Endangered Human Movements”, initiated in 2014, dedicated to dances and cultural practices that have already vanished or are threatened with extinction.

The first volume of this long-term research deals with dances that were not conceived to create a spectacle for a select audience but were practised in commonality, articulating reciprocal relations with the environment, other life forms, and the unknown.

The Four remarks on the history of dance are meant to be artistic and discursive contributions for the expansion of a narrative that has been historically ethnocentric.

The performance presents a plurality of dance forms from all five continents, – dedicated to the harvest, the soil, the rain, the fire or the wind – and brings them on stage as ready-mades, exploring the political and environmental potential of movement, in times of advancing privatisation and depletion of natural resources.


Artistic Direction
Amanda Piña & Daniel Zimmermann

Dance & Performance
Jana Jevtovic, Alexandra Mabes, Amanda Piña, Yusimi Moya Rodriguez & Guests

Ainu (Aynu), Ashanti, Bororo of the Paraguay River, Dessana-Tucano, Mixtecs-Mexicans, Nahuas-Mexicans, Navajo, Sakkudei, Tabiteuea Islanders-Kiribati Republic, Tenek, Trobriand Islanders,  Vavhenda, Wodaabe, Yup’ik

Assistance & Movement Notation
Anne Megier

Movements Download from Ethnographic Films
Amanda Piña
Lina Maria Venegas

Composition & Live Percussion
Shayna Dunkelman

Soundtrack Film
Mali Svet By Peptalk

Victor Durán

Dramaturgical Adviser
Angela Vadori

Gianna Prein
Marie Shamboeck
Benedikt Steiner

Francesca Aldegani

Costumes Assistance
Constanza Brandizzi

Live Camera
Daniel Zimmermann

Gerald Kerkletz



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Management Consulting & Editing  
Marie-Christine Barrata-Dragono

Dance Research & Production Manager
Sarah Blumenfeld

Endangered Human Movements is supported by
deSingel international arts campus
NAVE – Creation and Residence Center
Tanzquartier Wien

Funded by  
BKA Kunst und Kultur – Bundeskanzerlamt Österreich
BMfB – Bundesministerium für Bewegungsangelegenheiten
Foundation for Contemporary Arts – Granted by Emergency Grant
MA7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien