World Premiere: The Walker Center, 1750 Hennepin Ave Minneapolis, MN 55403
February 27th-March 1st 2014
New York Premiere: New York Live Arts, 219 W 19th Street, New York, NY 10011
April 2nd-5th 2014
OTRO TEATRO ("another/other theater") is a solo created and performed by achugar takes place metaphorically in the ruins of a collapsed theater. Through ritualized movement and singing, achugar and her collaborators rebuild another kind of theater, using dance as a ritual of becoming and an occasion for communion with the audience.
The creation of OTRO TEATRO was supported, in part, through a commission from New York Live Arts’ Studio Series program with support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs; by the Jerome Foundation; the Multi-Arts Production Fund; Creative Capital; The Field’s 2013 Field Dance Fund, supported by the Mertz Gilmore Foundation; and by 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 by 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.