Direction Lemi Ponifasio

Country Chile | New Zealand
Discipline A multidisciplinary show | theater | dance| opera
Duration 70 minutes
Recommended for +15
Languages Mapudungun and Spanish
Please note involves onstage nudity

Love to Death (Amor a la muerte) brings together two Chilean artists - singer and Mapuche composer, Elisa Avendaño Curaqueo and contemporary flamenco dancer, Natalia García-Huidobro. Their voices and bodies weave together in a ceremony reflecting their own stories: two lives that reflect both Chile’s history and the search for a future. This new creation by renowned Samoan artist Lemi Ponifasio - with MAU Mapuche, the company he formed in Chile in 2015 - touches on topics such as the reality of the Mapuche people, the relationship between people and nature, the ‘female being’ and the balance of power, as well as questioning identity and destiny. This is Ponifasio’s third time that he returns to deepend in the Mapuche culture, after creating I am Mapuche (2015) and Ceremonia Performance MAU Mapuche (2016).


Lemi Ponifasio Internationally renowned for his work in theater and dance, this Samoan director, designer and choreographer has been a frequent visitor to Santiago a Mil (taking part in 2013, 2015 and 2016). In 1995, he founded MAU, a platform for critique and creativity for artists, students, activists, intellectuals and communities. A pioneer in developing theater and contemporary dance in the Pacific, he stands out for his radical approach to these disciplines, with productions that move between and transcend the conventional ideas of theater, dance and activism. His work has been performed at some of the world’s most important theaters and festivals, including the Theâtre de la Ville in Paris, the Holland Festival, the Lincoln Center in New York, the Festival d’Avignon and the Edinburgh International Festival.


Director Lemi Ponifasio | Cast Elisa Avendaño, Natalia García-Huidobro | Choreographies Lemi Ponifasio and Natalia García-Huidobro | Sound and music Elisa Avendaño Curaqueo and Lemi Ponifasio | Coproduced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation and Grec Festival.

Only available for producers and cultural managers interested in supporting the circulation of this show.

Touring team 7
Rooming list 7 singles
Per diem $40 USD
Performance fee $8.000 USD gross fee
Copyright 15%

Andrés García