About Sur Mundo

Making Dance Language

The Concept

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.

The Goal

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.

Visualise the tango universe

In Sur Mundo Ensemble works Zuarez visualises why the universe of tango becomes “theatre” far away from the cliché of exoticism and extravagancy.

Corporeal communication

Developing performative text and dance’s presence from the genuineness of the subjective performer. The body of the tango and its raw physical principles to produce a personified language to locate the pure human emotion while shaping ‘other’ visuals for a new dramaturgy


Decrypted Argentinian culture into modernity by means of contemporary expression: resilience, exploitation, migration and diaspora, female empowerment and social- gender equality consumption and post/de-colonialism.



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.

Gabriela Zuarez

Artistic leader, dramaturge & choreographer

Celeste Franco

Documentalist, film-maker and editor

Gerardo Agnese

Musician and composer (Bandoneon)

Marnix Carpentier Alting

Light designer and scenarist

Damian Rosenthal

Guest dancer

Koos Hageraats

Content editor in communication




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