luciana achugar
PURO TEATRO: a Spell for Utopia
co-commissioned with PICA and NYU Skirball Center For The Performing Arts

November 11-15, 2021
Thursday – Saturday at 8pm

Added Performance: Monday, November 15 at 8pm

PURO TEATRO: A Spell for Utopia furthers luciana achugar’s mission of making work as a practice of constructing a new theater – a utopian theater – as a practice of growing a collective utopian uncivilized body with the audience. It asks our bodies directly, intimately and collectively: what do we need now, and what can carry us through and give us hope? PURO TEATRO: A Spell For Utopia considers the possibility of the theater inherent in the intimacy of our own experience within the spaces of our bodies, our homes and our communities. A theater without theater. An embodying spell. An intimate incantation for our dystopian reality.

Conceived and Directed by luciana achugar. Created and Performed by luciana achugar, Molly Lieber, Antonio Ramos and Sarah White-Ayón. Music by Efraín Rozas. Lighting Design by Madeline Best.

This project was made possible through a Movement Research Residency, funded by the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. luciana achugar is a Movement Research Resident Artist supported by the Rosin Fund.

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“Review: Sensation and Skin, in a Theater Housed in Bodies” – Gia Kourlas, New York Times.