‘Pachamama’ reanimates the rituals of an extinct Argentine people

Anabella Lenzu is bringing dance back from the dead.

The Argentine choreographer and folklore enthusiast combines both of these roles in her newest dance piece, “Pachamama: Mother World,” which will open at Williamsburg’s Center for Performance Research on Dec. 12. The work borrows elements from the male rituals of the Selk’nam, an indigenous people from Tierra del Fuego in Argentina. The Selk’nam met their demise in the 1970s, leaving only descendents of partial ancestry behind, and Lenzu believes she can help preserve some of their traditions through her art form.

Continued on The Brooklyn Paper.

 Dance-ropology: Argentine choreographer Anabella Lenzu’s new work, “Pachamama: Mother World,” is inspired by the Selk’nam people of Argentina. Photo © Todd Carroll.

Dance-ropology: Argentine choreographer Anabella Lenzu’s new work, “Pachamama: Mother World,” is inspired by the Selk’nam people of Argentina. Photo © Todd Carroll.

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