In the series “Endangered Human Movements” Chilean-born and Vienna-based artist Amanda Piñas deals with the question of vulnerable cultures and the disappearance of biodiversity.
“Climatic dances” is a dance exercise on our changing perception of the earth throughout history. The focus is set on a Chilean mountain threatened by environmental destruction. The mountain becomes a place of grief but also of anger and resistance. Ahead of the presentations Amanda Piñas will rehearse parts of the choreographies with locals. This is her way to preserve Maya dance traditions worldwide.
Artistic direction, choreography: Amanda Piña, Choreographic transmission: Juan Carlos Palma, Cristina Sandino, Live performance: Amanda Piña, Lina Venegas, Denise Palmieri, Music/ sound composition: Christian Müller, Integral design, light, stage, costume design: Michel Jimenez, Technical support: LESZEK STRYLA Research, theory Alessandro Questa, Amanda Piña, Juan Carlos Palma, Video (film): Amanda Piña, Costumes in the performance: Julia Trybula, Video edition: estudioelgozo, Production: nada productions, International distribution, tour management: Something Great (Berlin), Senior advisor: Marie-Christine Baratta-Dragono, Financial Administration: Angela Vadori (SMart)
A co-production by Museo Universitario el Chopo (Mexico), Tanzquartier Wien, deSingel (Antwerp) and tanzhaus nrw (Düsseldorf)
Amanda Piña / nadaproductions is funded by Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs (Vienna) MA7, the Municipal Department of the 15th district of Vienna, Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus, FONCA Programa Nacional de Creadores Escénicos 2019) and the Arts and Culture division of the BMKÖS Austrian Ministry for Art, Culture, Public services and Sport. With the support from Mexican Embassy in Austria, The National School of Folkloric Dance of Mexico, Skanes Danstheater (Malmö), DAS THIRD – Amsterdam University of the Arts and La Caldera (Barcelona) in the form of a technical residency.
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