WAR (Ein Kriegstanz)


The choreographic starting material for WAR are Polynesian dance forms that were reconstructed and developed on Easter Island during the 1980s and 1990s – among others Hoko, a famous war dance of the Rapa Nui. In an environment influenced by tourism, these “traditional” dance forms are both identity forming and survival strategies. With WAR, the division of art into contemporary vs traditional is addressed as a continuation of colonial relationships. Amanda Piña and Daniel Zimmermann use the Rapa Nui repertoire to transfer the motif of war to a global level. WAR is a danced manifesto about the advancing homogenisation of art and the world that stands for other oppressed, changed and lost perspectives. With a “post-exotic” approach, a connection is made between aggressive expansionist politics and the question of the potential resistance of the body.


23.07.2017 // ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Vienna, Austria
18.01.2016 – 20.01.2016 // Festival Teatro a Mil, Santiago de Chile, Chile
24.04.2015 // Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Austria
23.05.2015 // SPRING Performing Arts Festival, Utrecht, Netherlands
06.12.2014 // Siska! Festival, Ljubljana, Slovenia
29.11.2014 // Next Festival, Kortrijk, Belgium
10.10.2014 – 11.10.2014 // deSingel, Antwerpen, Belgium
04.08.2014 // ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Vienna, Austria
06.08.2014 // ImPulsTanz Vienna International Dance Festival, Vienna, Austria
06.12.2013 – 07.12.2013 // Tanzquartier Wien, Vienna, Austria
07.07.2020 – 08.07.2020 // Festival de la Cité , Lausanne, Switzerland


Artistic Direction
Amanda Piña & Daniel Zimmermann

Daniel Zimmermann

Pascual Pakarati & Amanda Piña

Choreography Assistance
Elisabeth Tambwe & Lina Maria Venegas

Dance & Performance
Alexandra Mabes, Pascual Pakarati, Amanda Piña & Elisabeth Tambwe

Ivo Gurschler & Amanda Piña

Victor Durán & Stefanie Willhelm

Composition & Sound
Christian Müller

Nicolás Spencer

Anke Philip

Krisztina Kerekes

Production Assistance
Ivo Gurschler

Line Producer
Paula Rossetti

Thanks to
Andrea Amort & Meinhard Rauchensteiner

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