Theater for the New City presents:

Broken Body

Directed by and Choreographed by Natalia Cuéllar
October 16 – October 16
Friday, 8PM EST

THEATER  FOR THE NEW CITY

Crystal Field, Executive Director, Presents:

In Association With

Vangeline Theater/ New York Butoh Institute

as part of

New York Butoh Institute Online Festival 2020

Friday, October 16 at 8PM EST

BROKEN BODY

RUTA DE LA MEMORIA (CHILE)

$5

Tickets to Zoom Screening 

Photo by Felipe Cona

Screening via Zoom of a performance of BROKEN BODYby CHILEAN BUTOH COMPANY RUTA DE LA MEMORIA

Live introduction by Director Natalia Cuéllar

Broken Body tells the story of three pregnant women who disappeared during the Pinochet dictatorship of Chile.

44 minutes

Directed  and Choreographed by Natalia Cuéllar

Performed in 2019 at the Camilo Henríquez Theater in Santiago, Chile

Lighting Design Raimundo Estay

Filmed by: Camera by Fabián Rueda / Edition by, Nicolás Medina

List of performers:

Ursula Campos

Belén Espinosa

Alvaro Pizarro

Natalia Cuéllar

Ruta de la Memoria, directed by Natalia Cuéllar, is a company from Santiago, Chile that mixes theater, butoh, and dance. Natalia Cuéllar, actress and choreographer, develops her artistic career in Butoh, with a language that investigates political discourse, to create her poetics and discursive aesthetics. Natalia Cuéllar, Actress and dancer, studied theater in Chile, and continued her artistic training in Europe, following the lineage of Grotowski. Later, she moved on to Butoh, studying with different masters such as butoh dancers Makiko Tominaga and Minako Seki. In 2008, she founded the Ruta de la Memoria Company in Santiago, Chile, a company that focuses on the issues of gender, human rights, and memory. Cuéllar’s works have been critically acclaimed in Chile and dubbed “amazing” (Fabian Escalona), “impressive” (Marietta Santi ), “intense and shocking” (Pedro Labra Herrera – El Mercurio), and “spine-chilling” (Leopoldo Pulgar Ibarra). Since 2014, she has directed and organized the celebrated International Butoh Festival in Chile (FIBUTOH). www.fibutoh.com

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.