Our Internationalization program seeks to promote national performing arts in the world, working in association with public institutions such as ProChile, Imagen País, Santiago Chamber of Commerce and Directorate of Foreign Relations.
EXPORT in the current context of the global pandemic due to Covid-19 and the impossibility of circulating performing arts shows around the world. The idea was born of generating small-format audiovisual portfolios that would allow national artists linked to different areas of stage creation to be made internationally visible, this is how 8 audiovisual capsules of two stage designers and two stage designers are created, of a musician and a musician and a director and a national director, all with very rich aesthetics and creative worlds and with high possibilities of exporting their knowledge or creative services in the short or medium term. In this way, the Santiago Off Foundation renews and enriches the possibilities of making Chile known as a creative country and with performing arts created by professionals trained to share their creative processes around the world.
Export 2021 #02 – Carla Zúñiga
Outstanding and award-winning playwright on the contemporary national scene with more than fifteen works premiered nationally and internationally. Carla is an actress, playwright and a graduate professor at the ARCIS University, she has also been invited by the British Council to participate in the Royal Court workshop held in Chile in conjunction with Argentina and Uruguay. Co-founder of the company “La Niña Horrible” with Javier Casanga, among her texts are “I prefer to be eaten by dogs” (Work awarded as Best Dramaturgy by the 2018 critics circle), “I also want to be a white man heterosexual ”(Prize for the best literary works of the year 2019),“ A bunch of witches flying through the sky ”(Work awarded as Best Dramaturgy by the critics circle 2020). In her work, the reflection on gender identity and marginality stands out, from a grotesque and farcical imaginary, treated with an exquisite black humor and elements of the absurd, giving way to unhinged, lucid and endearing characters.
Look for her on Instagram as: @carlipaloma
Export 2021 #01 – Marco Ignacio Orellana
Stage artist, dancer, teacher and choreographic director with a long career, he has worked as a performer and director with various national and international choreographers in dance, opera and cinema, in addition, directed choreographies in music video clips, fashion events and television shows.
As an interpreter, his participation in the performance “LA NOCHE OBSTINADA” by Argentine Pablo Rotemberg, in the opera “La Gioconda” by director Konstantin Chudovsky and the film project “Ema” by Pablo Larraín stands out. He has also directed various audiovisual projects including “Cuesta” (2019) DanceFilm, premiered in Rennes, France and the dance short film “Próximo” (winner of the Manchester Experimental Film 2020 and Best Experimental Oxford International Film Short).
In confinement he directed the Experimental Dance Video “Pandemia”, summoning 72 artists and dancers from all over the world, also “Bios” and “Pleamar”, two Dance-films for the Professional Dance Company “En Avant” of the city of Guayaquil , Ecuador. Finally “AMATEUR” Dance Film, digital residence of the Valparaíso Cultural Park. Chili.
Export #06 – Ángela Acuña Vera
Composer, teacher, pianist and cellist, educated since an early age, in 1983 enters the musical institute of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile to the piano lecture and two years later, and at the same time, at the same university, begins her studies of violoncello. In 1996 she meets the prominent Director of the Teatro Chileno Andrés Pérez, founder of the Gran Circo Teatro, joining as musical director in several stagings carried by the deceased Director. As a soloist she has two records, “Caverna” form 2011 and “Musica de Ángela” from 2016, in these works she has compiled her compositions for cinema, theater and TV. Winner of the Pulsar-2020 awards for best musical creation for audiovisuals, for the soundtrack of the movie “El Príncipe” of Sebastián Muñoz.
Export #05 – Marcello Martínez Zúñiga
Chilean composer, arranger and producer. Formed as a self-taught musician, in particular and in the Art school of the University of Chile, he has develop most of his creative activity in music applied for performing arts. As a producer and applied music composer, has worked and design the sound in more than a hundred theater stagings, choreographies, dramatized readings and audiovisual projects.
As a producer and manager, he has worked with the musical groups; Fulano, Inti-illimani Histórico, Mauricio Redolés and Jorge Campos Cuarteto; and in performing arts he has worked with Alfredo Castro, Jaime Vadell, Alejandro Sieveking, Rodrigo Pérez, Cristián Figueroa y Vivian Romo.
Export #04 – Elizabeth Pérez Neira
Stage Design BFA from the University of Chile. She has been working as a costume designer and director in various productions since 2010. She has done prominent work alongside «La niña horrible» theatre company where she has had the opportunity to develop her own style based on experimenting with makeup and hairdressing, using references ranging from the Victorian period to transvestism, moving away from conventional realism. By manufacturing her own designs, she has been able to create her own textiles, improvising, solving and controlling the process to the last detail.
Export #03 – Catalina Devia Garrido
Born in Santiago, she is a Stage Designer graduated from the Universidad de Chile. President of the National Association of Stage Designers, she has had a vast and impressive career in the national theatre scene, working with Chile’s most prestigious actors and directors. A permanent member of the Teatro La Provincia theatre company since 2002 and of the Teatro Niño Proletario Company since 2005. She has worked successfully in different mediums such as her frequent collaborations with filmmaker José Luis Torres Leiva and her work with choreographers José Luis Vidal, Carolina Cifras, Claudia Vicuña and Francisca Sazié, among others. She has been in academia for over nineteen years.
Export #02 – Pablo De La Fuente Gálvez
De la Fuente Gálvez holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in Theater Design from the University of Chile. He has devoted the larger part of his career to the research and development of designs for street theater. Since 2002, he has served as co-founder and art director to the La Patriótico Interesante theatre company and as a designer for the La Resentida Art Collective since 2010. La Resentida, has provided him with the privilege of touring throughout the most important theater festivals of the world. He has also worked as a professor at the Universidad de Chile teaching the Scenic Design workshop for the third year Theater Design students, (among other courses). He has also taught in different cultural centers and institutions such as the Universidad Finis Terrae, Academia de Humanismo Cristiano, Escuela Superior de Artes de Maipú and the Trashumantes theatrical training project.
Export #01 – Pedro Gramegna Ardiles
Stage designer (university of Chile). Has evolved as a costume designer and as a prop producer for diverse big magnitude scenic productions. “Tragicomedia del Ande” (Tryo Teatro Banda), “En un lugar de Calatrava” (Francisco Sánchez. Teatro de Almagro, Spain), “La Pérgola de las Flores” (Héctor Noguera, GAM 2019), “Ayudándole a Sentir” (Juan Peragallo, GAM 2017) stand out among others. From the interest around the performance language and the scenic phenomenon in public and non-conventional spaces, the performance collective “Complejo Conejo” is originated in 2011, in which he is Director and performer, being its most significant work “Exterminados como Ratones”, “TRANSandinos” (Egypt tour 2017), “Proyecto Selk’nam” and “PECES CAMINANDO!”
Export #00 – La Fulana Teatro presents: Venganza Animal
“Animal Revenge” is an audiovisual creation, thought and elaborated among the first days of quarantine. The job was done remotly by the company La Fulata Theater and Management, which members were in different cities around the world.
La Fulana Theater and Management, founded in the year 2004, has carried out for fifteen years a continuous task in the artistic and cultural management field pursuing the rescue, academic training and reevaluation of the cultural identity of our country. Among its main landmarks we find the creation of important events such as dramatized reading seasons, La Rebelión de las Voces, The Santiago Off Extension Network, The Santiago Off International Festival and sociocultural intervention workshops in vulnerable and geographically isolated zones, putting emphasis in increasing theatrical activities as an opportunity for research and investigation around social phenomena.