A short film
about the foundation of the
Austrian Ministry of
Movement Affairs (BmfB).
Präsidentschaftskanzlei Hofburg Wien.
(l. → r.)
• Amanda Piña, adviser for choreography and dance, BMfB
• Dr. Heinz Fischer, Federal President of Austria
• Daniel Zimmermann, adviser for visual arts and film, BMfB
• Wahiné Tobua,
Yanomami Wisdom Keeper
Inspired by interviews with the
indigenous peoples of South
America and following the
advice of a member of the
awajun tribe, nadaproductions
international saw the necessity
to initiate a ministry in Austria
which is dedicated exclusively
to movement affairs.
• Julian Ukuncham Yampis,
intensive effort in advocating
the idea, nadaproductions international, in cooperation
with the Austrian government,
finally founded the first, and so
far only, ministry for
movement affairs in world
• Amhe Ebú,
Emawene Nawe Hunter
The ministry has existed in its
current structure since June
8th, 2009. It is responsible for
support, care taking and
preservation of the free
movement of bodies in space,
as well as for initiatives
towards the transformation of
codified movement patterns in
society. The core task of the
BmfB is to foster the potential
of movement as a means for
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Federal Ministry of Movement (BMfB)
The BMfB is the youngest ministry in Austria, and so far the only one of its kind in the world.
The 9 New Austrians will enhance well-being in Austria by way of transforming typical Austrian activities into sequences of exercise. The exercises foster health and support a relaxed way of dealing with Austrian myths, history and everyday life.
As a result of industrialization and the digitalization of the means of production many traditional crafts, rites, rituals and celebrations are ceasing to exist or have already vanished in the face of globalisation.
The Dept. of Movement Affairs if the Swiss Confederation (EDfB)
In the framework of the “Plan for the International Promotion and Distribution of the Activities and Principles” of the BMfB the initiative for the founding of a Department of movement Affairs of the Swiss Confederation was launched.
Movement Affairs (INAM) belongs to the first initiatives supported in the framework of the ‚Plan for the International Promotion and Distribution of the Activities and Principles‘ of the BMfB with the objective of creating an International Network of Movement Development Administrations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In the last 5 years the Austrian Ministry for movement Affairs has been present in numerous events focusing on cultural policies in Europe and abroad, lobbying for the existence of an updated discourse on body and perception in the political field.