Amanda Piña

Amanda Piña is a Mexican-Chilean-Austrian choreographer, dancer and cultural worker living between Vienna and Mexico City. Her choreographic work is concerned with the decolonisation of art, focusing on the political and social power of dance, understood as a social-environmental movement. Her performances are contemporary rituals for temporary dismantling the ideological separations between modern and traditional, the human, the animal and the vegetal, nature and culture. Amanda Piña is interested in making art beyond the idea of a product and in developing new frameworks for the creation of sensual experiences.

Her work has been presented in renown art institutions such as TQW, MUMOK and ImpulsTanzFestival in Vienna, Fondation Cartier, Paris, DeSingel Antwerpen, Royal festival Hall London, ImpulsTanzFestival Vienna, STUK Leuven, Buda Kortrik, Beurschowburg Brussels, Tanz NRW, Düsseldorf and HAU, Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin, NAVE and Festival Internacional Santiago a Mil in Chile.

She studied Physical Theater in Santiago de Chile, Theater Anthropology in Barcelona and Contemporary Dance and Choreography in Mexico, Barcelona, Salzburg (SEAD) and Montpellier (Ex.e.r.ce Choreographic Centre Montpellier) with – amongst others – Mathilde Monnier, Joao Fiaideiro, Xavier Le Roy, Olga Mesa and Julyen Hamilton. In 2006 she received the danceWEB scholarship and in 2007 the scholarship for Young Choreographers from Tanzquartier Wien. In 2018 she was awarded with the Fonca grant from the Mexican Government for Scenic Creation. Since 2013 she is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner applying the method to movement research in performance. She danced and performed in pieces by – amongst others – DD Dorvillier, Claudia Heu, Ewa Bankowska, Daniel Aschwanden, Frans Poelstra & Robert Stejin, and Christine Gaigg, among others. She finished the international post graduated studies in curating in the performing arts at the Salzburg University with prof. Nicole Haitzinger and Sigrid Gareis.

 

Amanda Piña är en av våra KID residenstagare och kommer vara här på Danscentrum 2/12-11/12.

Övriga happenings:

Artist talk tisdagen den 3/12 kl.9-10.30

Sharing session torsdagen den 5/12 kl.11.15-13.15

Climatic Dances, on the embodiment of Earth beings!

On this sharing session I will pass on the knowledge I have about Climatic Dances in the context my research on Endangered Human Movements and will share exercises on embodiment towards the creation of new climatic Dances.

Residensvisning här på Danscentrum 11/12 kl.18.00

Climatic Dances
Work-in-Progress Performance

Climatic Dances is the name of the fifth volume of the Endangered Human Movements series, a long-term research carried out by choreographer Amanda Piña on the current planetary loss of cultural and biological diversity.
The piece is inspired by the work of Mexican anthropologist Alessandro Questa, on two “traditional” dances of the Northern Highlands of Puebla performed by indigenous Masewal people in a context of climate change and mining exploitation in the region.
The work is an essay on the possibility of thinking the world from the periphery, leaving behind an anthropocentric perspective.

Credits:
Artistic Direction / Choreography / Performance: Amanda Piña
Sound creation and performance : Christian Mueller

 

Photographer: Marc-Domage