Placed metaphorically in the ruins of a collapsed theater, OTRO TEATRO is achugar’s current search for another kind of theater; a ritual of becoming; an occasion for communion. OTRO TEATRO, a solo created and performed by achugar, is a dark rite of passage from destruction to rebuilding. It is a dance that is meant to be felt as it is seen, giving voice to the arcane spirit and desire of our uncivilized bodies.
Apr 3 at 6:30pm Come Early Conversation: Voicing the Spirit of OTRO TEATRO moderated by Marya Warshaw, Founding Executive Director of Brooklyn Arts Exchange
Apr 4 Stay Late Discussion: Theater of Ritual and Desire, Ralph Lemon in conversation with luciana achugar
OTRO TEATRO is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund Project co-commissioned by New York Live Arts in partnership with the Walker Art Center and NPN. This project is made possible in part by support from the NPN Performance Residency Program. Major contributors include the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency). For more information: www.npnweb.org.
At New York Live Arts, OTRO TEATRO is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, and by contributors to the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund. It was developed, in part, through the New York Live Arts' Studio Series.
OTRO TEATRO is also supported, in part, by the Jerome Foundation; The Field's 2013 Field Dance Fund; the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital; and the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and additional funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
OTRO TEATRO was developed, in part, through an LMCC commission and an artist residency in 2013 and 2014 as part of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council's Extended Life Dance Development program; and the Hatchery Project, a collaborative residency initiative between The Chocolate Factory, Live Arts Brewery/Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, and Vermont Performance Lab, and is made possible with major funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and additional support by the National Endowment for the Arts.