Mara’akame

Endangered Human Movements Vol.3

Films

The School of the Jaguar is a curatorial context that explores the relationship between humans and non-humans through the perspective of Amerindian thought. 500 years after the Conquest it is time to take the worldviews of indigenous people in the Americas more seriously, engaging with it beyond New-Age, Exotism and Primitivism. The School of the Jaguar is an attempt at decolonizing contemporary arts and culture, by introducing critical perspectives from the fields of anthropology, dance history, philosophy, and contempo-traditional indigenous knowledge. The latter encompassing not only contemporary shamanism but also oral transmitted knowledge, social knowledge, knowledge about the body, about healing, about plants, about perception, and also diplomatic knowledge applied to the relationships with beings other-than-human. In a space where different forms of knowledge can enter in dialogue without the habitual hierarchies between them, The School of the Jaguar is brought about by the convergence of a group of people coming from anthropology, visual arts, choreography, philosophy, dance science, dance and somatic practices and contemporary indigenous shamanism. The School of the Jaguar proposes a variety of formats, including the performative, the experiential, the discursive and the visual.

 

 


Credits

CONCEPT + CHOREOGRAPHY + ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Amanda Piña
DIRECTION + AUDIOVISUAL CONCEPT: Daniel Zimmermann
PERFORMANCE + CHOREOGRAPHY: Linda Samaraweerová, Amanda Piña
COSTUME + STAGE DESIGN: Lise Lendais
MUSIC: Christian Müller
SONG: Daniel Zimmermann – For as long as I lived
LIGHT: Victor Duran
DRAMATURGICAL ADVICE: Angela Vadori
CHOREOGRAPHIC ASSISTANT: Paula Chaves
STAGE MECHANISM: Victor Duran, Christoph Freidhöfer
SOUND SUPPORT: Gustavo Petek
RESEARCH TEAM: Angela Vadori, Amanda Piña, Marie-Christine Baratta
PROJECT MANAGEMENT: Sarah Blumenfeld
EDITING + MANAGEMENT CONSULTING: Marie-Christine Baratta
PRODUCTION: nadaproductions.at
COPRODUCTION: EN-KNAP productions – Ljubljana, STUK Leuven, Tanzquartier Wien
COOPERATION: Hellerau – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste, and nadaLokal Wien, Österreichisches Kulturforum Mexiko
SUPPORT: Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien (MA7), Bundeskanzleramt Kunst und Kultur
The Forest of Mirrors is a production by nadaproductions, co-produced by EN-KNAP Productions, Ljubljana, and Tanzquartier Wien in cooperation with Hellerau – European Centre for the Arts, STUK Leuven and nadaLokal Wien, and is supported by the Culture Department of the City of Vienna. The project Endangered Human Movements Vol. 3 is also realized in cooperation with deSingel, Antwerp, and Impulstanz – Vienna International Dance Festival.
THANKS TO: Rosa Marie Castro Valle und Gustavo Torres (Mexikanische Botschaft in Wien), Gabrielle Cram, Georg Grünberg, Eleno Guzman (Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea CEPRODAC), Jack Hauser, Wolf Lamsa, Carmen Mehnert, Johannes Neurath (Museo Nacional de Antropología – Inah), Cuauhtémoc Nájera (Coordination Nacional de Danza de Mexiko), Yasamin Nikseresht, Alma Quintana, Suehay Romo und Oleg Soulimenko

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