“Carla Barragan’s choreography is a subversive mix of rigorous modern dance and delicate physical allusion. (SANDRA KURTZ performance picks Seattle Weekly, 2004) ON SENTATA



“to finish the evening, Carla Barragán brilliantly closed the evening with Susurros. The piece precisely conjugated ethnic dances, minimalist movement and video.”

(El Comercio, Ecuador, 2003)



"Five artists offered their bodies to create a mosaic of Andean experiences as well as the chaotic beauty of any Latin American metropolis. A piece with a post-modern taste, Birlibirloque conjugates several techniques in this project."
(El Comercio 9/21/02)

"The piece counts on several resources that make it unique: an attractive set that adapts itself to a town, a cantina or a market. The use of color also adds vitality, and in equal manner the giant puppets visibly contrast with the actors and small puppets."
(El Hoy 9/24/02)



Latin American magical realism meets international modern dance and puppetry in this eventful . . . hybrid performance by Birlibirloque Dance
(Joe Adcock, The Seattle P-I 5/02)

"In Eruption . . .we saw gorgeous images of dancers becoming tecnonic layers, shifting and re-shifting to the rythm of an unknown wisdom."
(Sofia Guerrero, El Universo. Ecuador, 2000)

"Carla Barragan created a piece inspired Pichincha volcanoe´s Eruption. The contained alusions were clear and ocassionaly humorous. Eruption was an explosion of expressive possibilities."
(Cesar Carrion, El Comercio. Ecuador, 2000)

Previous quotes on other work:

"In the solos and group work, Carla Barragan displays a high professionalism that involves the audience in a game of movement, music and lights. Carla manages to generate, through her choreography, the meaning of her companyŐs name: magic."
(letters to the editor, El Comercio. Ecuador, 1991)

Barragán as a performer in Senta Driver´s Harry... "In "Us Do Part" Michael Blake and Sam Costa, with Carla Barragan, Holly Humble, Kathryn Millostan-Egus and Kollen Martinsen roll out on the floor and dance with alternately bulky and light steps. The dancers«dexterity and stamina are exceptional."
(Anna Kisselgoff, The New York Times. New York, 1991)

"Birlibirloque´s four women choreographers share a flamboyant feminism, an obsession with damning details, and a tendency to launch poetic ambushes out of nowhere"
(Eva Yaa Asantewaa, The Village Voice. New York, 1992)

"A women´s show that talks about women being held by images and movements that purify them, releasing them of guilt, religions, love and hate."
(Amparo Valencia, 15 Dias Magazine. Ecuador, 1993)

"Birlibirloque gives back to us that the forgotten sense of love and tenacity, of search and dirsovery."
(Natasha Salguero, Hoy. Ecuador, 1994)

"In Ballad for a woman who forgot,, (choreographed and danced by Barragan) the whole dance breathes a strong personal expressivity, movement unfolds assymetrically and with energy ready to burst. The show brings about a feeling of renovation in the artistic ambience. "
(Alfredo Breilh, Hoy. Ecuador, 1997)

About Carla Barragan.. in "Movimientos" "the dancer's performance decomposes into cuasi-abstract geometry until it sinks In her skins' texture and it becomes an animated landscape with micro seismic oscillations before the human figure returns to movement- something between lightness and pure energy"
(Marc Saint Upery, El Universo. Ecuador 4/98)