Luciana Achugar is a Brooklyn-based choreographer from Uruguay who grew as an artist in close dialogue with the NY and Montevideo contemporary dance communities. She began making work collaboratively with Levi Gonzalez in 1999, and she has been making dance in NYC and Uruguay independently since 2002. Her work is concerned with the post-colonial world, searching for an undoing of current power structures from the inside out.
She is a two-time “Bessie” Award recipient, a Guggenheim Fellow, Creative Capital Grantee and a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grantee, amongst other accolades. Her ongoing project The Pleasure Project, a public space intervention project, has been seen in NYC as guerrilla performance and through LMCC’s Paths to Pier 42 Program, at Le Mouvement-Performing in the City in Biel/Bienne, Switzerland. Her previous work, OTRO TEATRO, premiered in 2014 at the Walker Art Center and NYLA and toured to Uruguay and Fusebox Festival for which she received the Austin Critic’s Award for Best Touring work. Her latest work, An Epilogue for OTRO TEATRO: True Love, premiered at Gibney Dance in December 2015 and will be part of the River to River Festival in June 2016.