The National Institute of Movement Affairs of Mexico was created in order to support the construction of a social awareness of the importance of body and its movements in human development. Since its founding in 2013, it has generated cooperation programs between various social agents, contributing to the development in areas of art, health, education and culture.
In 2013, the dancers and Mexican choreographers Diana Bayardo, Paula Gonzalez and Gervasio Cetto started a process of exchange with the Chilean-Mexican choreographer Amanda Piña and the Swiss visual artist Daniel Zimmermann, founder of the Ministry of Affairs of the Movement of Austria BMfB. As a result of this exchange is released on February 21, 2014 the artistic project National Institute of Movement Affairs of Mexico INAMM, which establishes art social projects that contribute to the enhancement of body movement as an essential part of the integral development of every human being.
The first initiative proposed by the team of INAMM was the Endagered Human Movements investigation frame work, resulting in a collection of body movements linked Mayan traditional activities that are missing due to the impact of neoliberal policies in the region. Examples of body movements collected in Yucatan: activities of henequen, traditional Mayan massages the ka'ax; harvest oregano; childish games, among others. The movements gathered in these activities, allowed the creation of choreographic proposal "Wíinkilil Art of Defense" (FONCA Young Creators 2015), a work that imagines how would yhe Mexican martial art be? by rethinking the movements of traditional Mayan work in self defense sequences, establishing a link between contemporary art, tradition, health and identity empowerment. Due to the initial success of these projects, the interest aroused nationally and internationally and its potential for long-term growth, have undertaken to expand to other states in Mexico.
Develop, support and promote projects focused on the appreciation of body and its movements, as an inherent part of any human activity, thereby contributing to the creative solution of problems facing contemporary society.
Become a leading institution in charge of support, care for and preserve the free movement of bodies in space, by implementing creative models that value the human capital of knowledge, above production processes of neoliberal policies.