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Eröffnung der Valeska Gert Gastprofessur Amanda Piña

17.04.2024 | 19:00 - 20:30

Amanda Piña © Bea Borgers

Amanda Piña © Bea Borgers

Die Choreographin Amanda Piña übernimmt im Sommersemester 2024 die Valeska-Gert-Gastprofessur an der Freien Universität Berlin. Die international renommierte Tanzkünstlerin wird anlässlich ihrer Gastprofessur ihre künstlerische Arbeit in zwei öffentlichen Veranstaltungen in der Akademie der Künste vorstellen. Zur Eröffnung der Gastprofessur wird Amanda Piña am 17. April in der Akademie der Künste über transatlantische, diasporische Tanzkulturen und den Ozean als Aufbewahrungsort des Wissens der Vorfahren sprechen.  Die Veranstaltung findet in englischer Sprache statt, der Eintritt ist frei, die interessierte Öffentlichkeit ist herzlich eingeladen.

Vortrag (auf Englisch)

On the re-appearance of ancestral forms of movement

For the opening event at Akademie der Künste on April 17, Amanda Piña will speak about her  long- term artistic research titled Endangered Human Movements* which deals with the re-appearance of ancestral forms of movement. This re- appearance is understood as a way of knowing through embodiment and metamorphosis, as a form of re-existence and as another episteme of art, dance and performance. 

 *Endangered Human Movements is the title of a long-term project, initiated in the year 2014, focusing on the re-appearance of ancestral  human (and non-human), movement practices. Within  this frame, a series of performances, workshops, films, installations, talks, publications and a comprehensive online archive are developed, in which ancestral embodied practices -movements, dances and forms of world-making – re-appear in the context of the theatre, the museum and beyond. The artistic research practice entails a movement towards understanding the implications of the narratives of modernity still present in arts and culture by introducing critical perspectives from the fields of anthropology,  decolonial theory and  contemporary Amerindian and Afro-diasporic knowledge traditions as present in Abya Yala, (the American continent), the latter encompassing not only contemporary shamanic practices but also orally transmitted knowledge, social knowledge about the body, about dance, movement and touch, about healing, about plants, about perception, about the interconnectedness of life forms and about ritual diplomatic knowledge applied to the relationships with other beings.

The event will be held in English, admission is free and interested members of the public are cordially invited.

Zeit & Ort

17.04.2024 | 19:00 - 20:30

Akademie der Künste, Hanseatenweg 10, 10557 Berlin

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Dr. Lindsey Drury
Postdoc, Tanzwissenschaft


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