LETTERS OF FRIENDSHIP was a documentary performance made in 2012 by Amanda Piña and Andrey Andrianov based on the exchange of letters between the kids Juan Ramos and Iván Kamarov.
At the beginning of the 1970s there was a program of international mail called “Letters of Friendship.” The idea of the program was to promote peace and friendship between the children of the so-called “Socialist Block.” In this context, Ramos, of Chilean nationality, and Kamarov, Soviet, exchanged letters between 1970 and 1973, when they were 12 and 11 years old, respectively.
The work will again be featured, this time exhibiting the letters in Juan Ramos’ childhood room of the beginning of the 1970s in Yungay District.
The room will function as a sound, historical, fictional and intimate space in which the public may plunge into the fantastic story of the world at this time seen through the imagination of the children, Ivan and Juan.
Amanda Piña (Santiago, 1978) choreographer and dancer based in Vienna, Austria, born in Chile during the military dictatorship in a Mexican-Chilean-Lebanese family. She studied Physical Theatre in Santiago, Chile, Theatrical Anthropology in Barcelona and Classical, Modern and Contemporary Dance in Mexico, Barcelona, Salzburg (SEAD) and Montpellier (Ex.e.r.ce Centre Chorégraphique de Montpellier).
Her choreographic work focuses on the social and political potential of movement, introducing references and non-Western cultural perspectives in the field of contemporary art.
In 2006 she received the danceWEB scholarship and in 2007 the Young Choreographers of Tanzquartier scholarship in Vienna. Since 2013 she has been a certified teacher of the Feldenkrais method, applying it to her investigation of movement in dance. She has worked as an interpreter in works by choreographers DD. Dorvillier, Claudia Heu, Daniel Aschwanden, Frans Graham and Robert Steijn, and Christine Gaigg. Since 2005 she has collaborated with visual artist Daniel Zimmermann, with whom she founded nadaproductions.
His work as a choreographer includes the tetralogy “Self,” “You,” “We” and “Them,” followed by “Socialmovement,” “Theatre,” “Nature,” “WAR,” and “Dance and Resistance.”
Amanda Piña is a co-founder of the creative performance space of creation nadaLokal and the Minister of Affairs of the Movement of Austria (BMfB). She is currently working on the realization of the project Endangered Human Movements, whose second phase “Dance and Resistance” was a creation residency in NAVE in September 2015 and will be released in Belgium in December 2015.
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