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. Four Remarks on the History of Dance is 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
BMfB – Federal Ministry of Movement Affairs
Amanda Piña, Angela Vadori
Authors, Contributors & Interviewees
Ramon Andrès, Marie-Christine Baratta-Dragono, Nase Chiriap, Carlos Fos, Georg Grünberg, Nicole Haitzinger, Mariana Huepe-Follert, Jana Jevtovic, Tomo Kriznar, Amanda Piña, Joaquim Pujol, Meinhard Rauchensteiner, Michael Staudigl & Angela Vadori
Axel Fussi, Marta Huepe, Gordana Jevtovic, Milivoje Jevtovic & Nuria Rodriguez
Gianna Prein, Marie Schamboeck & Benedikt Steiner
Dance Notation & Sketches
Film Stills, Photos and Art
Dance Research & Production
Printed in Austria by Ferdinand Berger & Söhne, GmbH
Vienna, July 2015