Amanda Piña / nadaproductions

Dance&Resistance, Endangered Human Movements Vol.2

Part of the festival “The Mole Keeps on Digging. Animals / Politics / Performance”


70 min.

“Dance & Resistance” explores dances and social practices that were described as “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 serve the goals of colonization. The piece explores the potential resistance of the body in the context of neoliberal market economy and the increased privatization of natural resources. The visual artist and filmmaker Daniel Zimmermann has devised a space in constant transformation, through an interlaced video, light and sound collage— An intimate performance experience.


Artistic Direction: Amanda Piña / In cooperation with: Daniel Zimmermann / Dance and Performance: Alma Quintana, Yusimi Moya Rodriguez, Amanda Piña, Linda Samaraweerová, Solanghe Enriquez Barrios and Guests / Choreographic sources: Yaqui, Mayo, Navajo, Gertrud Bodenwieser, Mixtecs-Mexicans, Mapuche Huilliche, Hanna Berger, Tabiteuea Islanders-Kiribati Republic, Trobriand Islanders, Tenek, Sakkudei / Composition, Live Music & Percussion: Shayna Dunkelman, Christian Müller / Live-Music: Aine Fujioka / Light: Victor Durán / Stage and Projections: Daniel Zimmermann / Choreographic Assistance: Paula Cháves / Movements download from ethnographic films: Lina Maria Venegas, Amanda Piña / Dramaturgical Support: Angela Vadori / Artistic Support: Quim Pujol / Costumes: Francesca Aldegani, Anke Philipp / Editing, Management Consulting: Marie-Christine Baratta / Production Management and Research: Sarah Blumenfeld / Tourmanagement: Angela Vadori, Lise Lendais

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  • Past
    Thu 5.10.2017, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 6.10.2017, 19:00 / HAU2


Production: Coproduction: deSingel internationale kunstcampus (Antwerp), Tanzquartier Wien. Supported by: MA7 - Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, BMfB - Bundesministerium für Bewegungsangelegenheiten, BKA Kunst und Kultur – Bundeskanzleramt Österreich.

The project Endangered Human Movements is supported by: Impulstanz - Vienna International Dance Festival, NAVE - Creation and Residence Center (Santiago de Chile), Tanzquartier Wien, STUK (Leuven), Hellerau (Dresden).

Supported within the framework of the Alliance of International Production Houses by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.

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