luciana achugar

2017/18 Artist In Residence: Dance

luciana achugar is a Brooklyn choreographer from Uruguay who has been making work in NYC and Uruguay independently since 1999. She is a two-time “Bessie” Award recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow, Creative Capital Grantee and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee, amongst other accolades. She was one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch” in 2012 and her Bessie Award winning work PURO DESEO was named one of 2010 TimeOUT NY’s “Best of Dance”. She received the 2015 Austin Critic’s Award for Best Touring work for OTRO TEATRO, after being presented at the Fusebox Festival, and having premiered in 2014 at the Walker Art Center and NYLA. Her latest work, An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love, premiered at Gibney Dance in December 2015 and received a nomination for a 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production. Most recently, she received a 2016 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Choreography.

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