DANZA Y FRONTERA

Endangered Human Movements Vol. 4
Amanda Piña (CL/MX/AT) / nadaproductions
Dance
© Hubert Marz 
Amanda
Piña

is a Mexican-Chilean-Austrian choreographer, dancer and cultural worker living in Vienna. Her choreographic work is concerned with the decolonization of art, focusing on the political and social power of movement, introducing non-western references and perspectives in contemporary performance.

Amanda Piña is interested in making art beyond the idea of a product and in developing new frameworks for the creation of and encounter with artistic aesthetic experiences. She dances among other in pieces by DD Dorvillier or Christine Gaigg.

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“This work is dedicated to those that have the courage to move, to those who’s  bodies carry borders.” — Amanda Piña

DANZA Y FRONTERA is the latest work in the series Endangered Human Movements and it is based on a dance that arises at the border between Mexico and the US. The dance from the neighbourhood of El Ejido Veinte of Matamoros, Tamaulipas (Mexico), is performed today in a context of extreme violence related to a border where narcotraffic, militarization, and cheap labour industries meet. The dance has its roots in an ancient pre-hispanic dance form that was later used by the Spanish Crown (Casa de Austria/Habsburg) to develop the conquest of Mexico as a “danza de conquista”, a conquest dance. It continued to transform itself till today and it can be understood as a form of resistance to colonial and later neoliberal forces. A contemporary pop-cultural appropriation in which indigenous practices, colonial narratives, Hip Hop culture and indigenous mysticism resonate.

DANZA Y FRONTERA explores this border choreography and brings its protagonists to Vienna in the context of the advancement of “Fortress Europe”. As border subjects, the performers inhabit a place in between, understanding its power and limitations, moving beyond all notions of borders be they cultural, national or aesthetic.

 

Credits

Choreography, direction
Amanda Piña
Choreography, teaching
Rodrigo de la Torre
Research, performance
Alma Quintana, Juan Carlos Palma, Alberto Montes, Paula Chaves
Performance
Rodrigo de la Torre, Matteo Marziano Graziano, Daphna Horenczyk, Dafne Moreno, Cristina Sandino, Antonio Raith, Dante Murillo
Research, theory
Nicole Haitzinger
Movement studies Feldenkrais
Joy Ackwonú
Technical coordination
Szymon Olszowski
Music
Christian Müller, Edgar Uriel Soria
Lights
Victor Duran
Video in the performance
Amanda Piña, Susana Ojeda, Hubert Marz
Costume
La mata del veinte / Julia Trybula
Video and photo documentation
Susana Ojeda, Hubert Marz – – estudio elgozo
Head of production
Angela Vadori
PR
Simon Hajós
Production assistance
Kira Koplin
Voluteer
Hannah Lejet
Production in Mexico
Alma Quitana, Amanda Piña, Juan Carlos Palma
A nadaproduction. In co-production with Tanzquartier Wien.
With support from the Municipal Department of Cultural Affairs, Vienna, the Austrian Chancellory (BKA), ImPulsTanz – Vienna International Dance Festival, Austrian Embassy in Mexico, Mexican Embassy in Austria, Escuela Nacional De Danza Folklorica de Mexico, Diplomado Como Encender un Fosforo – Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (INBA), Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo (MUAC), Museo Universitario del Chopo.
Amanda
Piña

is a Mexican-Chilean-Austrian choreographer, dancer and cultural worker living in Vienna. Her choreographic work is concerned with the decolonization of art, focusing on the political and social power of movement, introducing non-western references and perspectives in contemporary performance.

Amanda Piña is interested in making art beyond the idea of a product and in developing new frameworks for the creation of and encounter with artistic aesthetic experiences. She dances among other in pieces by DD Dorvillier or Christine Gaigg.

nadaproductions.at

 
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