Endangered Human Movements Vol. 5
Climatic Dances is the name of the fifth volume of the Endangered Human Movements* , a long-term research carried out by choreographer Amanda Piña on the current loss of planetary cultural and biological diversity.
Climatic Dances explores the way the notions of earth have transformed through time and through different historical genealogies and ontologies. In this piece the biographical landscape of the artist, a particular mountain in the central Andes in Chile, which is today being destroyed by Neo-extractive forces, becomes a place from where to share grief and fury, to mourn and stand up. Climatic Dances is an embodied visual effort to practice new ancestral ways of relating with the living world.
* Endangered Human Movements is the title of a long-term project, started in the year 2014, focusing on human movement practices which have been cultivated for centuries all over the world. Inside this frame a series of performances, workshops, installations, publications and a comprehensive online archive are developed which reconstruct, re-contextualise and re signify human movement practices in danger of disappearing, aiming at unleashing their future potential.
Artistic direction, choreography
Juan Carlos Palma
Amanda Piña, Lina Venegas, Denisse Palmieri
Music/ sound composition
Integral design, light & stage design
Xavier Gibert Mateu
Alessandro Questa, Amanda Piña, Juan Carlos Palma
Cristina Sandino, Juan Carlos Palma, Amanda Piña
International distribution, tour management
Something Great (Berlin)
Angela Vadori (SMart)
A coproduction by
Tanzquartier Wien, deSingel (Antwerp) and Tanzhaus NRW.
Amanda Piña / nadaproductions is funded by Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs (Vienna) MA7. With the support from FONCA Programa Nacional de Creadores Escénicos the BKA, Mexican Embassy in Austria, The National School of Folkloric Dance of Mexico, Museo del Chopo, Mexico, Skanes Danstheater (Malmö), DAS THIRD – Amsterdam University of the Arts and La Caldera Barcelona in the form of a technical residency.