An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love
World Premiere: Gibney Dance, Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center, 53A Chambers, New York, NY 10007
December 10th-December 19th, 2016
An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love furthers achugar’s search for another kind of theater; performance as ritual. An occasion for communion and healing that viscerally activates the passive spectator. A ritual of growing a sensational, connected, and decolonized collective body, full of love and magic; of growing a ’post-civilized’ utopian collective body for audience and performers.
An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love is a co-production of Gibney Dance and The Chocolate Factory and was developed in part through a Jerome Foundation Grant; a MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; an LMCC Artist Extend Life Residency for 2014 and ’15; a Creative Residency development at Mt. Tremper Arts 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 made possible with major funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Photos by Scott Shaw