AMANDA PIÑA & CRISTINA SANDINO
What if we imagine that our body is not made of organs, bones and muscles but of mountains, rivers and cities? We try to learn from the earth about this climatic body and use eco-somatic practices to observe how it changes in motion. We learn ancestral dances from Masewal origin in order to become the mountain.
ARTISTBIO: Amanda Piña
Amanda Piña is a choreographer, dancer and cultural worker living in Vienna, Austria. Her choreographic work is concerned with the decolonisation of art, focusing on the political and social power of movement, introducing non-western references and perspectives in contemporary performance. Amanda Piña is interested in making art beyond the idea of product and in developing new frameworks for the creation of and encounter with artistic aesthetic experiences. She studied Physical Theater in Santiago de Chile, Theater Anthropology in Barcelona and Classical, Modern and Contemporary Dance in Mexico, Barcelona, Salzburg (SEAD) and Montpellier (Ex.e.r.ce Choreographic Centre Montpellier) with – amongst others – Mathilde Monnier, João Fiadeiro, 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. 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, Christine Gaigg and Andrei Andrianov. She studied Curating in the Scenic Arts, a postgraduate programme at the Salzburg and Munich Universities. Currently she curates NadaLokal, a gallery specialised in performance in the Viennese 15th district and works in the realisation of the project Endangered Human Movements.
Last update: 10.04.2018
ARTISTBIO: Cristina Sandino
Cristina (Nina) was born in Nicaragua in 1986. She studied there at the Universidad nacional de Ingeniería and received her Master of Architecture. In Vienna she received her BA in contemporary dance education at the MUK, Musik und Kunst Universität (formerly KONS, Konservatorium Wien).
Since 2007 she is a dancer in the Ballet Folklórico Tepenahuatl, the national folklore ballet of Nicaragua . She has danced in Theaters like Festspielhaus St. Pölten, Münchner Kammerspieler in Munich, and Halle G and E in Museumsquartier Wien. Participated in dance festivals like Burgenländische Tanztage in Oberwart, Austria and ImPulsTanz in Vienna, Austria performing at the Modern art museum of Vienna, MUMOK. Invited to present a solo piece in Udine, Italy for ADEB Contemporary Dance Festival (Associazione Danza e Balletto) and in Berlin, Germany at Ufer Studios.
Christina worked with musician and theater director Schorsch Kamerun and with the choreographers Amanda Piña and Doris Uhlich. Currently she is working with Amanda Piña on Climatic dances, to be presented on TQW in december 2020.
Her choreographic and pedagogical engagement led to projects with Tanz die Toleranz in Austria and Moldova, with the International Charity Children Flotilla Kids for freedom in Turkey, and TANZ 60 PLUS for Festspielhaus St. Pölten.
Last update: 01.07.2020