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 is a project of the Santiago Off Foundation internationalization program, originated in the context of the Covid-19 world pandemic and the impossibility to put out performing arts shows around the world. In this context the idea of generating small format audiovisual portfolios is born to allow to visualize internationally national artists linked to different areas of the scenic creation, accordingly, 8 audiovisual capsules from two male stage designers and two female stage designers, a male musician and a female musician and a national director, all of them with really rich esthetics and creative worlds and with high possibilities of exporting their knowledge or creative services in a short or medium term. In this way the Santiago Off Foundation renews enriches the possibilities to make Chile public as a creative country and with performing arts created by professionals qualified to share their creative process around the world.
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.
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 #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 #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 #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 #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 #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.