Programme for Fri 6. Dec. 2013:
AMANDA PIÑA (CL/AT) / DANIEL ZIMMERMANN (CH/AT) / nadaproductions

WAR
Ein Kriegstanz

Première

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.

#traditional dance #war dance #Easter Island #resistance

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ARTISTIC DIRECTION: Amanda Piña & Daniel Zimmermann
DRAMATURGY: Daniel Zimmermann
CHOREOGRAPHY: Pascual Pakarati, Amanda Piña
CHOREOGRAPHICAL ASSISTANCE: Elisabeth Tambwe, Lina María Venegas
DANCE & PERFORMANCE: Alexandra Mabes, Pascual Pakarati, Amanda Piña, Elisabeth Tambwe
TEXT: Amanda Piña, Ivo Gurschler
LIGHT: Stefanie Willhelm, Victor Durán
COMPOSITION & SOUND: Christian Müller
VISUALS: Nicolás Spencer
COSTUMES: Anke Philip
DOCUMENTATION: Krisztina Kerekes
PRODUCTION ASSISTANTE: Ivo Gurschler
LINE PRODUCER (EASTER ISLAND): Paula Rossetti
THANKS TO: Andrea Amort, Meinhard Rauchensteiner

PRODUCTION: nadaproductions, www.nadaproductions.at
COPRODUCTION: Tanzquartier Wien
WITH FRIENDLY SUPPORT by ImPulsTanz, Weltmuseum Wien (Steven Engelsman & Jani Kuhnt-Saptodewo), CNCA: Rat für Kunst und Kultur Chile (Macarena Oñate Paublo, Osterinsel),
Konsulat / Republik Chile (Teresita Alvarez, Wien)
SUPPORTED by MA7 – Kulturabteilung der Stadt Wien, Dirac – Amtfür kulturelle Angelegenheiten (Aussenministerium), Republik Chile und Rathaus Hanga Roa, Osterinsel

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