RIVER TO RIVER FESTIVAL: luciana achugar
An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love is luciana achugar’s continuing search for another kind of theater: one that connects us to our central desire to move and to the primal and basic, but profound desire to dance to and with music. As in all of achugar’s works, this piece is concerned with the post-colonial world – searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. It sets free a new “post-civilized” self that resists Western assumptions of beauty and order.
It is also a love letter to New York house music through a long form performance communion ritual, where the audience is moved from apathy to empathy by sharing the music and space with the performers and where they get to choose how to view or interact with the piece whether its sitting still, walking around, dancing or coming and going as they please. It is an occasion for communion and healing that viscerally activates the passive spectator. It is a ritual of growing into a sensational, connected and decolonized collective body, full of love and magic that grows into a ’post-civilized’ utopian collective for audience and performers.
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