Portrait of Carmen Beuchat by Alfonso Barrios. 
December 27, 1941|
Santiago de Chile, Chile
|Lives in||Quetroleufu, Chile|
Carmen Beuchat (1941) is a Chilean artist and choreographer.
She migrated to the USA in the late 1960s, where she participated actively in the New York scene during through the 1980s. A founding member of the Natural History of the American Dancers, Carmen Beuchat has developed a connection between her visual and choreographic work with a strong emphasis on spatial compositions, inserting mobile structures into her pieces.
In Chile, she is recognized as first source of contact improvisation and composition techniques related to North American postmodern dance. She held dance workshops in the midst of the Chilean dictatorship, initiating a process of transformation, not only in formal terms, but also in terms of a philosophy about the body in motion.
Since the 1990s she lives in Chile working as head of several dance schools and developing creative and educational programmes in Santiago and Valparaíso. She lives in Quetroleufu, south of Chile, in the middle of a forest, where she receives constant visits from students, dancers and artists.
Trío 65 (Carmen Beuchat, Gaby Concha, Rosa Celis) in the Sala Lex at the Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Chile, October 1965. 
Members of the Natural History of the American Dancers (Carmen Beuchat, Cynthia Hedstrom, Barbara Dilley, Rachel Wood (Lew) and Judy Padow) photographed in Carmen Beuchat's loft, located in Wooster St., New York, August 1974. Photo: Michael Moneagle. 
- Jennifer McColl Crozier, Carmen Beuchat: modernismo y vanguardia, Providencia, Chile: Cuarto Propio, 2010, 130 pp.  (Spanish)
- documents and archival items
- La danza del universo, dir. Macarena Alvarez, 2016, 35 min. Trailer.
- Carmen Beuchat Project, est. 2009.