Marcos Morau & Artistic Team
Marcos Morau (Valencia, Spain, 1982) studied choreography at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, the Conservatorio Superior de Danza in Valencia and the Movement Research in New York, obtaining the highest score on the final project and the extraordinary award of the Institut del Teatre. He made his choreographic assistantship project in the Nederlands Dans Theater II and the company IT Dansa directed by Catherine Allard. His artistic skills are not limited to dance but extended into disciplines such as photography and drama, studying the Master in Theory of Drama.
In 2005 he created La Veronal, company formed by artists from the dance, film, photography and literature. The artistic team purpose lies directly on a constant search for new expressive media, for cultural references – cinema, literature, music and photography, mostly – to bet on a strong narrative language with the intention of forming global art spaces.
La Veronal’s works frequently take as starting point a country or city in the world, creating an analogy between dance and geography. The pieces do not intend to become as documentary films that describe the country directly, but makes use of the elements that the name provides to carry out the development of an idea, an argument. This imagery has led the company to differentiate itself on the map of international contemporary creation as an own voice.
Marcos Morau has been awarded with the National Dance Award 2013, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and Sebastià Gasch Award, an important prize granted by the FAD Foundation for Arts and Design. With his creations has managed to win awards in all national and international choreography competitions in which there have been: International Choreography Competition Hannover, Choreography Contest in Copenhagen, Madrid Choreographic Competition, Masdanza / International Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, Best show in Fira Tarrega for Los Pájaros Muertos, and the “Butaca” Award for Siena, Islandia and Voronia consecutively, an annual prize granted by the theatregoers to the Best Dance Show in Barcelona.
Marcos Morau is also exporting his seal to other companies of international reputation, creating new pieces for the Compañía Nacional de Danza of Spain, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Göteborg Operans Danskompani, Les 7 doigts de la main, Carte Blanche, Skånes Dansteater, Ballet de Lorraine, Ballet du Rhin, among others.
La Veronal’s work is present in some of the most important festivals and theatres in the world as the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, the Biennale di Venezia, Oslo Opera, Julidans Amsterdam, Tanz im August Berlin, Roma Europa Festival, SIDance Festival Seoul, Sadler’s Wells in London or the Internationale Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, the most important dance showcase in Europe.