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Frontera/ Procesion – Un ritual del Agua


Breathing Rivers Festival at Radial Systems, Berlin, Germany, July 28th, 2023

Frontera/Procesion – Un ritual del Agua (Border / Procession- A ritual of Water) is the latest piece by Amanda Piña and Rodrigo DeLaTorre, rehearsed and performed at the Breathing Rivers festival at Radial Systems Berlin. The choreographic research of this performance has its roots in a dance that emerged from the nieghbourhood of El Ejido Veinte of Matamoros, Tamaulipas, at the border between Mexico and the United States, danced today in a context of violence related to the liminal space of a border, where drug trafficking, militarisation, and cheap labor industries meet. 

Director, Amanda Piña works with diverse associations in Berlin, oriented to strengthen solidarity with and between women in diverse situations of vulnerability, young and old, born in Germany and elsewhere. By exploring a border choreography in which hip-hop culture, colonial narratives, indigenous practices and mysticism intertwine, we are reminded that the border is not only a place but is also inscribed in the bodies.  This new ritual of water envisions a feminist political order, through which the future is cared and repaired. Water in our bodies and environments establish the path for new forms of solidarity, flowing through and beyond all notions of borders be they cultural, national or aesthetic.

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