About Sur Mundo
Making Dance Language
Sur Mundo Ensemble is, by definition, a cross-cultural Dutch-Argentinian New Theatre formation. Sur Mundo Ensemble holds a contemporary signature in making theatre grounding in the Tango universe. Here, interdisciplinarity and cross-culturalism converge on Sur Mundo performance creations and dramaturgic-choreographic residencies. Those can be booked by independent on-site venues, theater festivals, theatre workplaces, cultural events, and as well by theater and dance congresses.
Zuarez, in Sur Mundo’s performances, makes use of an eclectic language where the integrity of the spacial, motion, and sensorial is the cornerstone. That language gravitates tenaciously on the Tango realm, at the same time distilling its culture and crafting the ADN of this unique theatre company. The dramaturge and her ensemble work on the boundaries of the hybridizations being informed by several dramaturgical sources. The body as (choreographical) archive, dance identity, and activism, the making sense of theatre are Zuarez subjects for her theatre.
This versatile troupe Sur Mundo Ensemble is conformed by artists of diverse ages, backgrounds, and grounded experiences who work through artistic researches and residences to portray the company’s work. Influenced by the Argentinian roots and under the leadership of the dramaturge, the Sur Mundo troupe unfolds a deep bond, a strong sense of community, and earthly connective synergy.
Amsterdam-based artist, Gabriela Zuarez (NL/ARG) is the dance dramaturge leader of Cie Sur Mundo Ensemble. She collaborates with musician Gerardo Agnese (IT/ARG), the film-documentalist and archivist Celeste Franco (AR) , Light designer- scenarist Marnix Alting Carpentier (NL) and the artistic producer Micaela Tettamanti (IT/ARG). Zuarez’s interdisciplinary group also includes a number of dance artists and guests gathered in The Netherlands and Argentina, who have been following the dramaturge artistic processes and ideology of the company.