Grant Recipient Details


Culver City, CA

Project Title
Agua Furiosa
Fiscal Year Awarded
Grant or Program
National Dance Project Production Grant
Grant Amount

Ana Maria Alvarez, in collaboration with director Michael Garces and a team of musicians and designers, creates a new Urban Latin Dance Theater work. Inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, Agua Furiosa uses multiple water themes and imagery of Oya, the Afro-Cuban warrior goddess of wind and storms, to invite audiences to face the gruesome contradictions of color, poverty, and immigration in the U.S. and seeks to invent new paradigms for how we think about and live inside of this shifting conversation about race in America. Estimated artist fee: $20,000/performance, $30,000/week (plus housing and travel).

Tour Coordinator
Sophie Myrtil-McCourty, President
Lotus Arts Management
tel 347.721.8724

Presenter Partners
Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA (Los Angeles, CA)
Dance Place (Washington, DC)
Orpheum Theater (Memphis, TN)

Photo: Kerville Cosmos Jack