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“A harrowing artistic response to Chile’s recent wave of social unrest, Oasis takes nightmarish and surreal contemporary events as starting points for provocative theatrical explorations. …. [and] raised uncomfortable questions about power, art and ethics.” – A. J. Goldmann, The New York Times
Chile’s Teatro La Re-sentida returns to NYU Skirball with Oasis of Impunity, cited by The New York Times as one of the top European productions of 2022 when it was performed at Berlin’s Schaubühne. Hailed as “brilliant and harrowing,” the rigorously choreographed exploration of state violence is one of those extreme works of art that is all the more disturbing for the delicate artistry of its execution.
Oasis of Impunity is a choreographic reflection on the nature of the State’s violence that has linked police force with citizens in a permanent dialectic throughout history. It examines the systemic and personal motivations of those performing such violence, and raises issues related not only to Chilean society but to all democracies now questioning their history. Performed in Spanish with supertitles.
La Re-sentida (The Resentful) is a collective of young Chilian artists who regard theater as a critical instrument with major political responsibility. Their work embodies the pulses, visions and ideas of their generation and assumes as duty the desecration of taboos, and reflection generated from provocation. Their works give theatrical creation great political responsibility, understanding it as an instrument of critique, reflection and construction, and have been performed in more than 17 countries.
This work contains nudity and graphic depictions of violence.
NYU Skirball’s programs are made possible in part with support from the National Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature; and by Howard Gilman Foundation; FUSED (French U.S. Exchange in Dance), a program of FACE Foundation in partnership with Villa Albertine; General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the USA; Collins Building Services; Korean Cultural Center New York, Marta Heflin Foundation; Harkness Foundation for Dance; as well as our valued donors through memberships, commissioning, and Stage Pass Fund support.