Dirección Lemi Ponifasio
Intérprete Elisa Avendaño Curaqueo
Intérprete Natalia García-Huidobro

Country: Chile | New Zealand
Discipline: A multidisciplinary show | theater | dance| opera
Duration: 1 hour 10 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 ...


Elisa Avendaño Curaqueo This Mapuche artist hails from the Manuel Chavarría community in Lautaro in the Araucania region. She has dedicated her life to speaking and teaching Mapundungun and Mapuche medicine, as well as composing and playing traditional Mapuche music, collecting material that has become an important source for storytelling. Her work has ...


Natalia García-Huidobro A renowned Chilean flamenco dancer, she began her career in dance in Mexico in 1992, when she joined the Danza En Cruz company. Between 2007 and 2011, she was a guest performer with Arte Flamenco and with the Glimt Theater Contemporary Circus, both in Denmark and, in 2009, she performed ...


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 Barcelona