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AMANDA PIÑA

Amanda Piña is a choreographer, dancer and cultural worker living in Vienna, Austria and was born in Chile during military dictatorship from a Mexican-Chilean-Lebanese family. She studied Physical Theatre in Santiago de Chile, Theatre Anthropology in Barcelona and Classical, Modern and Contemporary Dance in Mexico, Barcelona, Salzburg (SEAD) and Montpellier, (Ex.e.r.ce Choreographic Centre Montpellier). Her choreographic work focuses on the political social and environmental agency of dance, introducing non-western cultural references and perspectives into contemporary performance. In 2006 she received the danceWEB scholarship and in 2007 the scholarship for Young Choreographers from Tanzquartier Vienna. Since 2013 she is a certified Feldenkrais practitioner applying the method to movement research in performance. She danced and performed in pieces by DD Dorvillier, Claudia Heu, Daniel Aschwanden, Frans Poelstra & Robert Steijn, Christine Gaigg. Since 2005, she collaborates with the visual artist Daniel Zimmermann under the label nadaproductions. Her work as choreographer includes the tetralogy “Self”, “You”, “WE” and “THEM” followed by “SOCIALMOVEMENT”, “It… Enjoyment Consumption and waste” followed by “TEATRO”, “NATURE” and “WAR”. She is co-founder of the performance art space nadaLokal and of the Austrian Ministry of Movement Affairs, (BMfB). Currently she works in the realisation of the project Endangered Human Movements.


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