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.

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BMfB – Federal Ministry of Movement Affairs
Reindorfgasse 8
1150 Wien

Idea, Concept

Amanda Piña, Angela Vadori

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

Proof Reading
David Ender

Francesca Aldegani

Gianna Prein, Marie Schamboeck & Benedikt Steiner

Dance Notation & Sketches
Anne Megier

Film Stills, Photos and Art
Daniel Zimmermann

Graphic Design
Thomas Rhyner

Dance Research & Production
Sarah Blumenfeld

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



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