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luciana achugar

luciana achugar is a Brooklyn choreographer from Uruguay who has been making work in NYC and Uruguay independently since 1999. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out through embodied healing rebellion practices. She is a two-time “Bessie” Award recipient, a 2017 Alpert Award recipient, 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 previous work, An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love received a nomination for a 2016 Bessie Award for Outstanding Production. She is currently working on Brujx a trio whose first iteration premiered at NYU’s Skirball Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Marx Festival in September 2018; second iteration was presented in May, 2019 at the HALLO: Festspiele in Hamburg, Germany and most recently at CANADA Gallery in NYC.

Upcoming Classes & Events


Past Classes & Events

Morning Class

Mon, Oct 7 – Oct 28, 2019
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Morning Class

Mon, Jun 10 – Jun 24, 2019
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Morning Class

, 2018
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[CANCELED] Morning Class

March 26, 2018
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Morning Class

Mon, Mar 12 – May 21, 2018
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MELT—Embodied Rebellion (becoming uncivilized)

Jan 22 – Jan 26, 2018
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Morning Class

Fri, Oct 6 – Dec 22, 2017
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MELT "Movie" Night

August 08, 2017
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MELT - Embodied Rebellion (becoming uncivilized)

Aug 7 – Aug 11, 2017
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Morning Class

Mon, Wed & Fri, Feb 8 – Feb 17, 2017
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Morning Class

Mon, Wed & Fri, Dec 5 – Dec 16, 2016
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MELT "Movie" Night

August 09, 2016
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MELT—The Art of Not making Dances (We reap later than we sow)

Aug 8 – Aug 12, 2016
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