Amanda Piña

Frontera | Border – A Living Monument


Duration 90 min

“Frontera | Border – A Living Monument”, by Mexican-­Chilean-­Austrian choreo­grapher Amanda Piña, has its roots in a dance that emerged at the border between Mexico and the United States. The dance, originally devised as a conquest dance by the Spanish to depict the Christian victory over the Muslim conquerors and in which pre­-Hispanic traces can also be recognised, evolved over time and later became seen as a form of resistance to colonial and neoliberal forces. In a choreography that mixes hip-hop culture, colonial tales, native practices and mysticism, Piña reminds us that the bor­der is not only mapped on the land but is also inscribed in certain bodies more than in others.

“Frontera I Border – A Living Monument” is the fourth volume in Amanda Piña’s “Endangered Human Movements” project. The performance “Frontera I Border – A Living Monument” will be accompanied by an exhibition at Haus der Statistik, showcasing video works and costumes created in the context of the research for "Endangered Human Movements Vol. 4, Danza y Frontera". The exhibition will be open for free from August 20 – 22, 3pm - 11pm. Free entrance.

  • Cast

    Artistic Director & Choreographer

    Amanda Piña

    Art Design

    Michel Jimenez

    Choreography transmission

    Rodrigo de la Torre Coronado


    Matteo Marziano Graziano, Daphna Horenczyk, Paula Andrea Chaves Bonilla, Dafne del Carmen Moreno, Juan Carlos Palma Velasco, Cristina Sandino, Rodrigo de la Torre Coronado, Lina María Venegas


    Juan Carlos Palma Velasco, Amanda Piña

    Research, Theory, Dramaturgy

    Nicole Haitzinger

    Senior Adviser

    Marie-Christine Barrata Dragono

    Live music & Composition

    Christian Müller

    Live percussion

    Julio Cesar Cervantes Herrera


    La mata del veinte, Julia Trybula

    Production Management

    nadaproductions, Janina Weißengruber, Daniel Hüttler

    International distribution & Tour management

    Something Great (Berlin)


    Angela Vadori



  • Credits

    Production: nadaproductions. Co-production: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Kiasma Museum of Contemporary Arts Finland, asphalt Festival Düsseldorf. Funded by: City of Vienna. Supported by: The Austrian Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, the Civil Service and Sport, Section IV – Arts and Culture. The research of EHM Vol.4 Danza y Frontera was developed with the support of: The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexican Embassy in Vienna the National School of Folkloric Dance of México, INBA, National Institute of Fine Arts México.

    In cooperation with Haus der Statistik.

Dates of production

German premiere

Fri 20.8.

from 20:00 to 21:30Haus der Statistik

Sat 21.8.

from 20:00 to 21:30Haus der Statistik

Sun 22.8.

from 20:00 to 21:30Haus der Statistik