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luciana achugar

OTRO TEATRO, Walker Commission/World Premiere

“Wow. Luciana is a trip. From the dark and creepy exorcisms of Puro Deseo to the psychedelic freakout that is Feel … Form, she knows how to make a scene.” —CultureBot

Brimming with rage and desire, the post-apocalyptic world of OTRO TEATRO is a vigorous and surprising investigation of the pleasure of simply being. Uruguayan/New York–based choreographer luciana achugar and her collaborators, including Minneapolis’ own Zenon Dance Company, create a hypnotic work that upends “civilized” notions of beauty through ritualistic movement, feral physicality, and unabashed passion. Note: performance contains nudity. Run time 130 minutes, no intermission.

The evening is presented in partnership with Zenon Dance Company.


OTRO TEATRO is commissioned by the Walker Art Center with support provided by the William and Nadine McGuire Commissioning Fund, the Andrew W Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the National Performance Network (NPN). OTRO TEATRO is a National Performance Network (NPN) Creation Fund project created in partnership with the Walker Art Center, New York Live Arts, and NPN. The Creation Fund is supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Ford Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (a federal agency).

Additional support provided by the Jerome Foundation; the Field’s 2013 Field Dance Fund (supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation); MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital; the Multi-Arts Production Fund; 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 New York Live Arts’ Studio Series, with a commission from the Dance Theater Workshop Commissioning Fund; 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.

The Walker Art Center’s Dance Season is sponsored by Pine River Capital Management LP.