THIRD - Cohort 3
Amanda Piña is Mexican-Chilean and Viennese, working in choreography and dance related research. She curates and teaches in the frame of performing and visual arts, writes and edits publications currently on endangered movement practices. Since 2008 she works as artistic direction of the association nadaproductions and of the art space nadaLokal, in Vienna. She lives between Vienna and Mexico City.
Her choreographic work is interested in the political and social power of movement, featuring non-western references and perspectives. She is interested in developing new frameworks for the embodiment of a decolonial aesthesis.
Her current research and artistic project Endangered Human Movements, is dedicated to dances and cultural practices that have already vanished or are threatened with extinction. Four volumes of research have been already realized, including three publications featuring essays on the topics of movement, decoloniality, traditional and contemporary art, shamanism and First Nations forms of relating with animals plants and the earth.
More infos on her research here at DAS: Dances of Global Warming / Decolonial dance and the “post human” in first nations ancestral weather related bodily practices.