Brujx

by luciana achugar

(2017/19 BAX Artist In Residence)

Friday & Saturday, June 22-23, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

General Seating, Sliding Scale: $20 / $15 / $10 [here

Brujx ritualizes the labor of the dancers, exposing it and then transcending it to unearth the powerful and primal magic brujx within them. As in all of achugar’s work it proposes DANCE as the necessary transformational healing for our time.

Brujx resists western assumptions of beauty and hierarchical order to set free a new feminist-post-civilized-decolonized self by freeing the dancers both of their role as workers in the power structure within the creative process and of any shame they carry of being animal sexual powerful instinctive creatures.

 

Artist Bio

luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Uruguayan contemporary dance communities. She has been making work in NYC and Uruguay independently and collaboratively since 1999. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. She is a two-time Bessie Award recipient and was nominated for a 2016 Outstanding Production Bessie for her work An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love. Other accolades include a Guggenheim Fellowship, Creative Capital Grant, Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council President’s Award, and two NYFA Fellowships. In 2017 she received the Alpert Award for Dance and a 2017-18 Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist Residency and she will continue on at BAX for a second year Residency during which she will continue working on Brujx and will further develop her ongoing The Pleasure Project in different iterations.