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WAR (A War Dance) 


The choreographic starting material for WAR are Polynesian dance forms that were reconstructed and developed on Easter Island during the 1980s and 1990s – among others Hoko, a famous war dance of the Rapa Nui. In an environment influenced by tourism, these “traditional” dance forms are both identity forming and survival strategies. With WAR, the division of art into contemporary vs traditional is addressed as a continuation of colonial relationships. Amanda Piña and Daniel Zimmermann use the Rapa Nui repertoire to transfer the motif of war to a global level. WAR is a danced manifesto about the advancing homogenisation of art and the world that stands for other oppressed, changed and lost perspectives. With a “post-exotic” approach, a connection is made between aggressive expansionist politics and the question of the potential resistance of the body.

CREDITS 

Artistic Direction
Amanda Piña
Daniel Zimmermann

Dramaturgy
Daniel Zimmermann

Choreography
Amanda Piña
Pascual Pakarati

Choreography Assistance
Elisabeth Tambwe
Lina Maria Venegas

Dance & Performance
Alexandra Mabes
Pascual Pakarati
Amanda Piña
Elisabeth Tambwe

Text
Ivo Gurschler
Amanda Piña

Light
Victor Durán
Stefanie Willhelm

Composition & Sound
Christian Müller

Visuals
Nicolás Spencer

Costumes
Anke Philip

Documentation
Krisztina Kerekes

Production 
nadaproductions.at (Vienna - AT)

Distribution 
Something Great ( Berlin - DE) 

Production Assistance
Ivo Gurschler

Line Producer
Paula Rossetti

Thanks to
Andrea Amort
Meinhard Rauchensteiner





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