Amanda Piña (Vienna | Santiago de Chile | Mexico-City)

entrance € 18,00 | reduced € 9,00


22.10. 19:00 – 20:00

23.10. 21:00 – 22:00

24.10. 16:00 – 17:00

Artist talk after the performance on 23.10., moderated by Sarah Bergh (in English)

No language skills required

  • Rollstuhlgerecht

DANZA Y FRONTERA is based on a dance that arises at the border between Mexico and the US. The dance 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, to develop the conquest of Mexico as a „Danza de Conquista“, a conquest dance. It continued to transform itself until today used 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 in the context of the advancement of Fortress Europe. As border subjects, the performers inhabit a place in between, understanding its power and limitations, dancing beyond all notions of borders be they cultural, national or aesthetic.

The piece corresponds to the fourth volume of the research on ENDANGERED HUMAN MOVEMENTS, a long-term project dedicated to the re- appearance of dances and cultural practices. Five volumes of research in the scope of this project have been already realised which include performances, Installations, Videos, publications, curatorial frames, workshop and lectures.

Dance Performance  

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Artistic Direction | Choreography Amanda Piña Art Design Michel Jimenez Choreography | Transmission danza de Matamoros Rodrigo de la Torre Coronado Research Juan Carlos Palma Velasco | Amanda Piña Performance Matteo Marziano Graziano | Daphna Horenczyk | Dafne del Carmen Moreno | Juan Carlos Palma Velasco | Rodrigo de la Torre Coronado | Lina María Venegas | Marie Mazzer Maraviesky | Carlos María Romero aka Atabey  Mamasita | Jorgue luis Cruz Carrera Music Christian Müller Live Percussion Jorge Luis Cruz Carrera Research | Theory | Dramaturgy Nicole Haitzinger Costume La mata del veinte | Julia Trybula

Amanda Piña is a Mexican-Chilean-Austrian choreographer, dancer and cultural worker living between Vienna and Mexico City. Her work is concerned with the decolonisation of art, focusing on the political and social power of movement. Her works are contemporary rituals for temporarily dismantling the ideological separations between modern and traditional, the human, the animal and the vegetal, nature and culture. Her pieces have been presented in renowned art institutions such as Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain in Paris, MUMOK Museum of Modern Art, Tanzquatier Wien and ImpulsTanz Festival in Vienna, Royal festival Hall London, Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City and HAU – Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. Since 2008 she leads the gallery space specialized in expanded choreography and performance nadaLokal in Vienna which she founded together with the Swiss Visual Artist Daniel Zimmermann, with whom she also founded nadaproductions. She currently works on the realisation of the long-term project ENDANGERED HUMAN MOVEMENTS.

Production Management nadaproductions | International distribution  | tour management Something Great (Berlin) | Senior Adviser Marie–Christine Barrata Dragono Management Angela Vadori Smart.at Co-production Volume 4: Tanz Quartier Wien, Kunsten Festival des Arts, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Arts Finland and Asphalt Festival Düsseldorf Funded by the City of Vienna (Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien). With the support of the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the National School of Folkloric Dance of Mexico, INBA, National Institute of Fine Arts Mexico.