Meredith L. Boggia
Independent Creative Producer
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luciana achugar

luciana achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Uruguayan contemporary dance communities. She has been making work in NYC and Uruguay independently and collaboratively since 1999. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out. 

I worked for luciana as a project and tour advisor and administrative support lead from 2013-16. She is singularly brilliant.

more on luciana here.

luciana achugar's 'OTRO TEATRO'

Artist: luciana achugar

Project: OTRO TEATRO

Project Description: OTRO TEATRO ("another/other theater") is a solo created and performed by achugar takes place metaphorically in the ruins of a collapsed theater. Through ritualized movement and singing, achugar and her collaborators rebuild another kind of theater, using dance as a ritual of becoming and an occasion for communion with the audience.

Services: tour and project manager, booking agent, fundraiser/grant manager, engagement coordinator.

Sites:

Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)

Fusebox Festival at The Lang Performing Arts Center (Austin, TX)

New York Live Arts (New York, NY)

Festival de Soleil (Montevideo, UY)

New England Foundation for the Arts Touring Award and a Guggenheim, Creative Capital, MAP Fund awards


luciana achugar's 'The Pleasure Project

Artist: luciana achugar

Project: ‘The Pleasure Project’

Project Description: A public space intervention created from a practice of being in pleasure and giving our bodies a voice. A practice to 'unsocialize' ourselves and our normative social behavior to get closer to a post-civilized utopian state, with a brain that melted down to the flesh, the bones, the guts, the skin... a practice of growing a new body, as one would grow a plant; a utopian body; a sensational body; a connected body; an anarchic body; a body full/filled with pleasure, with love and with magic……

Services: tour and project manager, booking agent, fundraiser/grant manager, engagement coordinator

Sites:

Le Mouvement-Performing in the City Festival, Biel/Bienne Switzerland

Paths to Pier 42 with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

lucaiana achugar's 'AN EPILOGUE FOR OTRO TEATRO: True Love' (CONTEXT VIDEO)

Artist: luciana achugar

Project: An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO, True Love

Project Description: An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love furthers achugar’s search for another kind of theater; performance as ritual. An occasion for communion and healing that viscerally activates the passive spectator. A ritual of growing a sensational, connected, and decolonized collective body, full of love and magic; of growing a ’post-civilized’ utopian collective body for audience and performers.

Services: tour and project manager, booking agent, fundraiser/grant manager, engagement coordinator

Sites:

Gibney & The Chocolate Factory Theater (New York, NY)

Bessie Nomination


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luciana achugar's 'Carnal Church'

luciana achugar's 'Carnal Church'

artist: luciana achugar

Project: carnal church

Project Description: ‘carnal church’ furthers achugar’s search for another kind of theater; performance as ritual. An occasion for communion and healing that viscerally activates the passive spectator. A ritual of growing a sensational, connected, and decolonized collective body, full of love and magic; of growing a ’post-civilized’ utopian collective body for audience and performers.

Services: project advisor

Sites:

American Realness Festival 2015

Image: Ian Douglas

funding: developed in part through a Jerome Foundation Grant; a MAP Fund, a program of Creative Capital, primarily supported by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and additional funds from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation; an LMCC Artist Extend Life Residency for 2014 and ’15; a Creative Residency development at Mt. Tremper Arts and The Hatchery Project, a collaborative residency initiative between The Chocolate Factory, Live Arts Brewery/Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography at Florida State University, and Vermont Performance Lab made possible with major funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts.