Photo by Michael Mahalchic
luciana achugar is a Brooklyn based choreographer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. Her work is a meditation on the relationship between ideology and aesthetics. She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez in 1999, and in 2002 she started working independently. Since then she has created seven works that have been presented by most venues showing contemporary dance as well as in PS1 Contemporary Art Center in NYC; in Cambridge, MA at the Green Street Studios; in Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center and The Southern Theater; at Portland’s Institute of Contemporary Art during their Time-Based Art Festival and in Uruguay at the Festival Iberoamericano de Danza, Teatro Solis and the Centro Cultural de España en Montevideo. achugar is a two-time New York Dance Bessie Award recipient; she was one of Dance Magazine’s 2011 “25 to Watch” and a 2010 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee. Her work has received support and recognition from several Foundations including the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Foundation, the Multi-Arts Production Fund, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council 2009 President’s Award and a Brooklyn Arts Exchange “Passing it on” Artist Award from Tere O’Connor. She was a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence from 2001-2003 and a BAX Artist-in-Residence from 2009-2011 and she is currently their Artist Advisor.
FEELingpleasuresatisfactioncelebrationholyFORM will premiere in May 2012 at Abrons Arts Center’s Playhouse Theater as a co-production with The Chocolate Factory
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