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Dance and Resistance
Endangered Human Vol.2

The performance series Endangered Human Movements deals with dances and cultural practices that are in danger of disappearing or already extinct. These dances were practiced in commonality articulating reciprocal relationships between humans, with animals and plants, the weather and the environment. The second volume of this series called Dance and Resistance focuses on dances that were considered "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 accommodate and serve the goals and purposes of colonization and Christianization. The piece explores the potential resistance of the body in the current context of neoliberal market economy and the increased privatization and depletion of natural resources.

»I think the dances can be regarded as part of a human reservoir of movement and relation beyond spoken or written language.«
(Amanda Piña)
As for the performance, it happens in a space in constant transformation created through an interlaced video, light and sound collage — which together create an intimate performance experience.

video trailer on vimeo

ARTISTIC DIRECTION
Amanda Piña in collaboration with Daniel Zimmermann

CHOREOGRAPHY, DANCE & PERFORMANCE
Alma Quintana, Yusimi Moya Rodriguez, Amanda Piña, Linda Samaraweerová

CHOREOGRAPHIC SOURCES
Yaqui, Mayo, Navajo, Gertrud Bodenwieser, Mixtecs-Mexicans, Mapuche Huilliche, Hanna Berger, Tabiteuea Islanders-Kiribati Republic, Trobriand Islanders, Tenek, Sakkudei

COMPOSITION, LIVE PERCUSSION & LIVE MUSIC
Shayna Dunkelman & Christian Müller

LIGHT
Victor Durán

STAGE & PROJECTIONS
Daniel Zimmermann

CHOREOGRAPHY ASSISTANCE
Paula Chavez

MOVEMENTS DOWNLOAD FROM ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMS
Lina Maria Venegas, Amanda Piña

DRAMATURGICAL ADVISER
Angela Vadori

ARTISTIC ADVISER
Quim Pujol

COSTUMES
Francesca Aldegani, Anke Philippe

PRODUCTION MANAGER AND RESEARCH
Sarah Blumenfeld

EDITING AND MANAGEMENT CONSULTING
Marie-Christine Baratta

PRODUCTION
nadaproductions.at

CO-PRODUCTION
De Singel International art campus, Tanzquartier Wien

THE PROJECT ENDANGERED HUMAN MOVEMENTS IS SUPPORTED BY
ImpulsTanz — Vienna International Dance Festival, NAVE, Creation and Residence Center, Santiago de Chile, Tanzquartier Wien

SUPPORTED BY
MA7 - Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, BMfB - Bundesministerium für Bewegungsangelegenheiten
BKA Kunst und Kultur – Bundeskanzerlamt Österreich

THANKS TO
Marta Huepe García, Andrea Amort, Nicole Heitzinger, Gabrielle Cram, Don Celestino, Michael Carter, Elisabeth Hirner, María José Cifuentes, Lutz Baumann, Angela Vadori, Ernesto Neto & the Huni Kuin, Thomas Fasching, the technical team from deSingel for their kind and generous support and to all our ancestors