Tuesdays & Thursdays 12PM-2PM
We will connect to a sensual state in our experience of moving through anatomical imagery explorations, connecting the parts of our whole and using imagination and intention to move more fully and with lusciousness. We will dance improvising and learning material from my work, old and new. (Some dance training required)
luciana achugar is a Brooklyn based choreographer originally from Montevideo, Uruguay. In 1995 she graduated from CalArts and moved to NYC. There, she danced professionally with several choreographers including Luis Lara, Jeremy Nelson, John Jasperse Company and ChameckiLerner.
She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez, and in 2002 she started working independently. Since then she has created seven works that have been presented by most venues showing contemporary dance in NYC as well as PS1 Contemporary Art Center; in Cambridge, MA at the Green Street Studios; in Minneapolis at the Walker Art Center and The Southern Theater and in Uruguay at the Festival Iberoamericano de Danza, Teatro Solis and the Centro Cultural de España en Montevideo; and at Portland’s Institute of Contemporary Art during their Time-Based Art Festival. achugar has also made several commissioned pieces for Barnard College, George Washington University, The New School and Minneapolis’ Zenon Dance Company.
She was one of Dance Magazine’s 2011 “25 to Watch” and in 2010 she was selected for the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant. She received two New York Dance BESSIE Awards for choreography; one for PURO DESEO (2010) and the other one for her first full-evening length show Exhausting Love at Danspace Project (2006). In 2009 she received a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council President’s 2009 Liberty Award, and in November 2008 she accepted a Brooklyn Arts Exchange “Passing it on” Award from renowned choreographer Tere O’Connor. Her work has received and continues to receive support from several Foundations, including Creative Residencies from organizations such as Movement Research in NY and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography in Florida. Achugar was a Brooklyn Arts Exchange Artist in Residence from 2009 to 2011 and is currently their Artist Advisor. She is a 2012 Alpert Award Nominee.