HALLO:Festspiele

23.5.– 1.6.2019

All artists

Luciana Achugar

Luciana Achugar: Brujx, photo: Ian Douglas

The NYC-based choreographer Luciana Achugar is the winner of the Bessie Award and holder of a Guggenheim scholarship. Through her work, she engages with decolonization by means of physical exhaustion and ecstasy. Her newest play BRUJX will celebrate its European premiere at the HALLO: Festspiele. In it, Achugar thematizes capitalist imperialism and traces its impact upon the macro-domain of human societies all the way down through to the individual.

Besides, Luciana Achugar will offer her workshop Pleasure Practice (becoming uncivilized). This workshop draws on Achugar’s own practice developed through years of making performances. Via this practice the workshop investigates ways of uncovering what’s already present (but perhaps repressed or suppressed/oppressed) in ourselves, and how to create the conditions to let it manifest and appear on its own: “A practice of growing a new body; a connected body; an anarchic body; a utopian body…by becoming uncivilized with a practice of being in pleasure” (Luciana Achugar)

lachugar.org

Conceived and directed by Luciana Achugar
Created and performed by Luciana Achugar, Molly Lieber & Sarah White-Ayón
Music by Efraín Rozas
Lighting by Madeline Best

Brujx
Thursday, 23.5., 8:45 PM
Saturday, 25.5., 8:45 PM
Sunday, 26.5., 8:45 PM  –  Kraftwerk Bille

Pleasure Practice Workshop (open class for dancers and non-dancers)
Friday, 24.5., 4:00 PM  –  Kraftwerk Bille