May 5-7, 2023

Interactive Installation & Live Performance

Llontop by Anonymous Ensemble

An original multimedia theater production, Anonymous Ensemble‘s Llontop celebrates Andean culture and language through an interactive installation of Peruvian heirlooms and a live performance featuring song-poems in Quechua. For its creation and development, the project brings together four core members of Anonymous Ensemble—Lucrecia Briceño, Eamonn Farrell, Liz Davito, Jessica Weinstein, director Ashley Tata, composer Paul Pinto, and poet Irma Alvarez-Ccoscco. In its conception and design, Llontop welcomes diverse in-person and virtual audiences alike.

Llontop is an evening-length, real space, and live streaming performance that layers music, poetry, and interactive media set in a wool, steel, and light installation of Peruvian heirlooms. Both before and after the performance, Llontop invites the audience to use their own mobile devices to frame and “recognize” heirlooms which causes the objects to tell stories, creating an individualized audio journey of discovery led by voices from throughout the Andean diaspora.

In the performance portion of the work, Irma Alvarez-Ccoscco’s haunting song poems are set in specific moments in Quechua history from the brutal conquest of the Incas in 1532 through the eighteenth century indigenous uprising of Tupac Amaru II, and on up to the present burgeoning of Quechua empowerment. The poems are performed using Anonymous Ensemble’s signature “live film” aesthetic with projections, music, and a simultaneous live stream of the performance to Zoom audiences throughout the world.

Each performance is followed by a conversation between the Llontop artists and audiences in real space and throughout the Andean diaspora via Zoom. Ultimately, Llontop is a powerful community experience that bridges divides between co called North and South America and honors the people of the Andes, their language, their culture, their history, and their future.

In-person performances at PREGONES THEATER (575 Walton Avenue in The Bronx)

Friday, May 5: Preview Performance @7:30pm, Doors @6:30pm

Saturday, May 6: Opening Night @7:30pm, Doors @6:30pm

Sunday, May 7: Closing Performance @3pm, Doors @2pm

Come early for Peruvian food and to experience the installation and bring headphones for your mobile device! The performance and installation are in multilingual Spanish/English/Quechua format. A conversation with the artists will follow each performance.

All performances are FREE with reservation. In-person seating is limited; Zoom option available. RESERVE NOW ON AIRTABLE:

More About the Production – Click To Open

Poetry and Performance by Irma Alvarez-Ccoscco
Directed by Ashley Tata
Lighting Design by Lucrecia Briceño
Video Design by Eamonn Farrell
Paul Pinto – Musician
Liz Davito – Musician
Jessica Weinstein – Performer
Adrian Cameron – Digital Systems
Eliana Yost – Stage Manager
Eduardo Reséndiz – Sound Engineer

Production photos by Bob MacDonald

Llontop was made possible with funding by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Theater Project, with lead funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and additional support from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, by Net/TEN, and by the A.R.T./New York Small Theatres Fund with Production design support provided by the Edith Lutyens and Norman Bel Geddes Design Enhancement Fund, a program of the Alliance of Resident Theatres/New York (A.R.T./New York). The production has been developed through generous residencies at Royal Family Theater, Coffey Studios, Mayday Space, Eastern Mennonite University, The Princeton Quechua Workshop, The Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology at Connecticut College, and two ASAP Artist Space at Pregones Residencies at Pregones/PRTT.

More About The Artists – Click To Open

Anonymous Ensemble was founded in 2001 and has created new work every year since. We have presented work throughout New York City and the United States, as well as in Greece, England, Scotland, Norway, Germany, and Australia. We value creating community wherever we are and we ask how the audience can be co-creators of each performance event. Prior works include Flight, Songs from a Tall Room, LIEBE LOVE AMOUR!, Turing, Ship of Fools, Braid, I Land, The Return, Troop Troupe, a Wonderland, Wanderlust, and The Best. Learn more at

Irma Álvarez-Ccoscco is a Quechua poet from Apurímac Perú. She is also a song-poem (taki) performer, a language activist supporting the use of indigenous languages in software environments (L1), as well as a translator, educator, and an interpreter of visual art to written forms. Selections of her poetic work can be read in both print and digital magazines from the United States and Perú, such as Ínsula Barataria, Atuqpa Chupan, and And Then 21. Álvarez-Ccoscco has participated in projects focused on the localization of various software programs, including: educational games for children Tux for Kids and the Chamilo e-learning environment. She also participated in the implementation of the first offline dictionary for indigenous languages, Simidicand has worked on podcast projects such as Llaqtaypa Rimaynin, and together with the Kichwa community of NYC, she has recently contributed to Amaru Taytakunapak. On social media she manages @hablemosquechua, a bot that shares tweets in Quechua. Álvarez-Ccoscco was a fellow of the Smithsonian Artist Leadership Program and undertook research at the Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC within the Quechua community archives. Under the auspices of the Campesino Animation program (Animación Campesina) at the Centro Bartolomé de las Casas in Cusco, she led Quechua community workshops such as L1 “Runasimipi Qillqaspa”. In her career as a poet-performer, she writes in Quechua without translation or generates bilingual and multilingual creations, including: “Kawsaq” and “Abyayala”.

Our Esteemed Funders – Click To Open

This program is also made possible, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council, and the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of the Governor’s Office and the New York State Legislature. For a full list of our funders, visit

Directions to Pregones Theater in The Bronx – Click To Open

Pregones Theater
575 Walton Avenue 
(b/w 149th & 150th Streets)
The Bronx, NY 10451

Trains # 2, 4, 5 to 149th Street & Grand Concourse

For more information call us at 718-585-1202


Event Details

  • Location

    Pregones Theater in The Bronx

  • Date & Time

    May 5-7, 2023

    Performances at 7:30pm, 3pm

  • Collaborators


    Irma Alvarez-Ccoscco
    Ashley Tata
    Lucrecia Briceño
    Eamonn Farrell
    Paul Pinto
    Liz Davito
    Jessica Weinstein
    Adrian Cameron
    Eliana Yost
    Eduardo Reséndiz – Sound Engineer