a dance by luciana achugar
October 19, Friday, 7:30 pm
NYU Skirball, 566 LaGuardia Place
luciana achugar, choreographer
Brujx, a world premiere, ritualizes the labor of the dancers, exposing and transcending it to unearth the powerful and primal magic brujx within them. As in all of luciana achugar’s work it proposes DANCE as the necessary transformational healing for our time. Brujx resists western assumptions of beauty and hierarchical order, freeing the dancers both of their role as worker in the power structure within the creative project and of the universal shame of being animal-sexual-powerful-instinctive creatures. This piece is recommended for ages 16+.
After Brujx, join us for Let Us Eat Cake: a dance party and marathon reading of Marxist texts in the NYU Skirball lobby, in celebration of Marx’s 200th birthday. This birthday party will feature DJ AndrewAndrew, spinning the finest Marxist tracks, plus readings from the masterworks Das Kapital and The Communist Manifesto, performed by a revolving cast of thinkers, artists, Marxists and celebrities. (Stop by even if you can’t make it to the show!)
Let Us Eat Cake dance party: featuring DJ AndrewAndrew and special guests
luciana achugar, a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay, has been making work in NYC and Uruguay independently and collaboratively since 1999. She is a two-time Bessie Award recipient and was nominated for a 2016 Bessie for Outstanding Production for her latest An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love. She was a 2017 Alpert Award recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee, amongst other accolades. She was one of DanceMagazine’s 2012 “25 to Watch” and her Bessie Award-winning work PURO DESEO was named one of 2010 Time Out/NY’s “Best of Dance.” Her works also include The Pleasure Project and OTRO TEATRO.
Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality; and Skirball Center.
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