Oscar Naters + Ana Zavala
Choreographers Oscar Naters (Lima, Peru) and Ana Zavala (Lima, Peru) will research and develop a new interdisciplinary creation based on Andean syncretism and the persistence of Peruvian myths. They will build bridges between the initial experience of miscegenation of the past and the perceptual experience of the present as a constant revision of the reality in which we live.
Leadership support for BAC has been provided by Altman Foundation, Anonymous, James H. Duffy, The Enoch Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Danny Kaye and Sylvia Fine Kaye Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York State Council on the Arts, Princess Grace Foundation-USA, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Blanchette Hooker Rockefeller Fund, Stavros Niarchos Foundation, Thompson Family Foundation, and Dance/ NYC’s New York City Dance Rehearsal Space Subsidy Program, made possible by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
The Ford Foundation provides leadership support for international residencies.
Lead support of dance programming at BAC is provided by the Rudolf Nureyev Endowment.
Director, choreographer, visual artist, lightning designer, performer and founder of INTEGRO Oscar Naters’ work has always been oriented towards experimentalism and integration of the arts, and he bases his creations upon interdisciplinary work dynamics that incorporate media and languages.
His recent interest lies in hybrid performances in which the creative process assembles elements from several cultures and different cultural sources. Naters received a Master in Fine Arts from the Institutul de Arte Plastice Nicolae Grigorescu (Bucarest, Romania), and an American Dance Festival Choreography Scholarship at Duke University in North Carolina. He studied at the Armando Robles Godoy Video and Cinematography Workshop (Lima, Peru). Since 1984 Naters has created 24 theater and dance productions with INTEGRO and, independently in 2001, directed Fog Zone in the shell of the burnt Municipal Theater of Lima before it was rebuilt. Between 2001 and 2004 he created eleven performances in Peru, Spain, and Germany. Under his leadership, INTEGRO has participated in 43 national and international festivals between 1986 and 2015 and has received 10 awards in Peru, USA, Colombia, India, The Netherlands, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina.
Ana Zavala is an interdisciplinary dance artist who focuses on movement, narrative, history, and emotion. Her work tends to tell stories in which tradition and modernity meet, and where local and global concerns touch. She is particularly interested in pre-Colombian myths and contemporary Latin American cultural contexts.