Endangered Human Movements Vol.1
Four Remarks on the History of Dance

The Ministry of Movement Affairs and nadaproductions are happy to announce the presentation of the first publication of the project Endangered Human Movements with the Title Four remarks on the history of dance which will accompany the performance with the same name.
Endangered Human Movements is a multi-disciplinary project including visual arts, performance and a series of publications. Vol I. Four Remarks on the History of Dance are a discursive and artistic journey through the disappearance of movement. The Four Remarks in this book are meant to be a collection of contributions towards the expansion of a narrative that has been historically ethnocentric, enriching that narrative with indigenous movements and perspectives, unknown, sidelined and exoticized for centuries. The texts on the movements of Water, Air, Fire and Earth are conceived as notes on the empty spaces of dance history (and perhaps history in general). They do not claim to be purely academic, but are first and foremost an imaginary journey that deals – by way of free associations – with a contemporary interpretation of dances found in ethnographic films, documentary film archives, YouTube videos, in first person accounts, oral tradition, rumours, and legends. The book contains contributions from a variety of academic fields highlighting especially the conditions of disappearance of cultural expression.
The publication can be ordered per mail at:
publications@nadaproductions.at

IMPRESSUM / IMPRINT

PUBLISHER
BMfB - Federal Ministry of Movement Affairs
Reindorfgasse 8
1150 Wien
office@bmfb.at

EDITOR
Angela Vadori / nadaproductions

AUTHORS, CONTRIBUTORS, INTERVIEWEES
Marie-Christine Baratta, Nase Chriap, Georg Grünberg, Nicole Haitzinger, Mariana Huepe - Follert, Jana Jevtovi, Tomo Kriznar, Carlos Fos, Amanda Piña, Joaquim Pujol, Ramon Andrès, Meinhard Rauchensteiner, Michael Staudigl, Angela Vadori

TRANSLATION
Axel Fussi, Nuria Rodriguez, Marta Huepe, Gordana and Milivoje Jevtović

PROOF READING
David Enders

COSTUMES
Francesca Aldegani

DIORAMAS
Gianna Prein
Marie Schamboeck
Benedikt Steiner

DANCE NOTATION AND SKETCHES
Anne Megier

PHOTOS AND FILM STILLS
Daniel Zimmermann

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Thomas Rhyner

DANCE RESEARCH AND PRODUCTION
Sarah Blumenfeld

Printed in the Austria by Ferdinand Berger & Söhne, GmbH
1. Edition
© nadaproductions,
Vienna, July 2015