Teatro Hugo & Ines
Performed by Ines
Pasic and Hugo F. Suarez
This presentation is made in conjunction with The Suitcase Fund, an initiative created by The Dance Theater Workshop
This program was made possible by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with New York State Council and the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
TEATRO HUGO & INES was founded in 1986, and uses pantomime as the common basis for their collaboration. Through their intensive work together, they have created an unusual theatre of the absurd in which the body and its gestures become puppet characters having fascinating lives of their own. Hugo Suarez was born in Lima, Peru and Ines Pasic was born in Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina. Their paths crossed in Italy where Hugo was performing mime on the streets. Ines, a trained pianist from the conservatory of Sarajevo, began to study pantomime with Hugo and quickly discovered that her dexterity on the keyboard had provided her with tools that would be useful in mime as well as music. Drawing on principles of mime, dance and puppetry, Hugo and Ines transform various body parts into a riot of characters with little more than a handful of props.