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Frontera | Border – A Living Monument

  • Venue: Other Space
  • Duration: 90 mins
  • Age Guidance: -
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    This is a seated performance on the top level of an outdoor car park covered by a canopy. There is lift access to the top.

  • Other: Top Level of Victoria Leeds Multi Storey Car Park, 44 Victoria Gate, Leeds LS2 7AU
  • Languages: There is no speech in this show.
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The Victoria Leeds Multi Storey car park, top floor

Frontera I Border – a Living Monument by the Mexican-Chilean choreographer Amanda Piña is rooted in a dance that emerged from the neighbourhood of El Ejido Veinte of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, on the border between Mexico and the United States. Performed by young people at risk from an extremely violent environment, this dance has continually evolved, seen as a form of resistance to colonial forces.

By exploring a choreography of borders in which hip-hop culture, colonial tales, native practices and mysticism intertwine, Amanda Piña’s highly visual, poignant performance and monumental dance is a homage to the power and resilience of those whose bodies carry borders, to those who dare to cross.

In a truly one-of-a-kind presentation, the UK premiere of Frontera I Border – a Living Monument will be presented at an extraordinary rooftop location overlooking the city of Leeds.

A dance of resistance and an exuberant celebration. A powerful performance’ – Der Tagesspiegel

Amanda Piña is a Mexican-Chilean-Austrian artist. Her work is concerned with the decolonisation of art, focusing on the political and social power of movement. Since 2014, she has been developing her long-term project Endangered Human Movements, focusing on traditional dances and human movement practices which have existing for centuries but are today in danger of disappearing.

A nadaproductions (Vienna) production. Co-produced by Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), KIASMA – Museum of Contemporary Art (Helsinki) and Asphalt Festival (Düsseldorf). Management and Distribution: Something Great (Berlin). Funded by the City of Vienna (Vienna) and Supported by The Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Mexico City), the National School of Folkloric Dance of México (Mexico City), INBA – Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes (Mexico City)

Photography by Dajana Lothert.

Presented as part of Transform 21-22 –


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