Sunday, May 2, 5pm
Curated by Matthew Lyons
In PURO DESEO, choreographer luciana achugar returns to the tradition of the proscenium stage. Embracing the darkness of the cavernous black box and its inherent magic and mystery, achugar draws inspiration from paranormal phenomena, the occult, and representations of monstrosity in Gothic film and literature. Through a visceral and intuitive experience of sound, movement, and the exaggerated presence of light, long-time collaborator Michael Mahalchick and achugar build their performance as an incantation.
Conceived and Directed by luciana achugar. Created and Performed by luciana achugar and Michael Mahalchick. Lighting Design by Madeline Best. Costume Design by Walter Dundervill.
The Kitchen's presentation of PURO DESEO is made possible with support from The Greenwall Foundation, The Harkness Foundation for Dance, the Jerome Foundation, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation,and with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.
PURO DESEO was created, in part, with support from the Multi-Arts Production Fund; the Jerome Foundation; the Abrons Arts Center Workspace Program; and through the Artist in Residence Program at BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange.
Photo: Michael Mahalchick