La Veronal (ES)

In the museum hall there is a woman sitting, observing a painting. Near the door there is a man standing, observing the scene. This is the starting point for the new project of La  Veronal, which travels to the Italian city of Siena to start a reflection on the idea of the human body. This represents and has represented the passing of the centuries, and art has committed human matter in so many ways and has been seen conveniently, while artists have taken advantage of the body as a container and significant projector.

The piece is immersed in an approach to the history of Italian art, in a journey that begins in the Renaissance, when man returned consciousness to itself, and reaches the contemporary world.

Siena gets lost in this way to take us to a timeless space and in a strange game of ekphrasis, the verbal representation of an actual visual portrayal or fictional. There it mixes with the represented body and the real body, the dead body and the living body, obliging us to pause a moment to decipher each of them. A space in which memory and imagination mingle and the body as an object, its appearance, its fragility, mortality and the contradistinction of the body opposed as an individual against the mass.

Siena is the constant need and the absolute of human beings to contemplate the man himself. To observe it, to recognize its forms, its actions, its presence, because after all, Siena is the will of wanting to observe eternally, even until confusing oneself. This new work continues to rely on references from other artistic disciplines such as film and literature. In this sense, the work of Pasolini as linked to the human has also been an inspiration to build a disturbing trial on the centrality of the body on stage, something that also contributed to the language of El Conde de Torrefiel, regular collaborator of La Veronal.

Marcos Morau was born in Valencia. He forms in choreography at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia, the Choreographic Centre of Teatres de la Generalitat Valenciana and Movement Research in New York, obtaining the highest score on the final project. In recent years he made his choreographic assistantship project in the Nederlands Dans Theater II and the company IT Dansa.

His artistic skills are not limited to dance but extended into disciplines such as photography and drama, studying the Master in Theory of drama, where makes an assist with choreographer Cesc Gelabert.

Its main trainers are Tomás Aragay, Hilde Koch from William Forsythe’s, Kazuko Hirabayashi, Roberto Fratini, Laura Marini from Rui Horta, Avelina Argüelles, Moreno Bernardi and others.

In 2005 he created La Veronal, company formed by artists from the dance, film and theater. 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 that shape the inner world of their pieces.

Marcos Morau has won many prizes at national and international choreographic contests. First prize at the choreographic contest of Madrid, Fira de Tàrrega prize, award at MasDanza; Maspalomas International Choreographic contest, prize at the International Choreographic Contest of Copenhagen and a special mention in Huesca’s International Dance Fair, special appearance at the International Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and shortly he is going to be the guest choreographer at the Cross Connection Ballet of Copenhagen, descendant company of the prestigious Royal Danish Theater.

He has recently released his latest show in Barcelona, Iceland, with critical and commercial success and last year he premiered the prize-winning Russia at the Mercat de les Flors of Barcelona in collaboration with the Spanish filmmaker Cesc Gay.

His repertoire includes the works Sweden (2008), Maryland (2009), Finland (2010), Russia (2011) and Iceland (2012).



Rendezés / Direction Marcos Morau
Koreográfia / Choreography Marcos Morau in collaboration with the dancers

Szöveg és dramaturgia / Text and Dramaturgy Pablo Gisbert – El Conde de Torrefiel,
with the collaboration of Roberto Fratini.
Előadók / Dancers Monica Almirall, Laia Duran, Cristina Goñi Adot, Anna Hierro, Ariadna Montfort, Lorena Nogal, Lautaro Reyes, Manuel Rodríguez, Marina Rodríguez and Sau-Ching Wong
Segédrendező / Assistant Director Tanya Beyeler
Tanár / Teacher Cristina Facco
Tér- és világítástervezés / Space and Lighting Design La Veronal & Enric Planas
Fényképezte / Photography Jesús Robisco, Edu Pérez & Quevieneelcoco
Jelmez / Costume Octavia Malette
Narráció / Voice-off Victoria Macarte & Benjamin Nathan Serio
Gyártásvezető / Production Manager Juan Manuel Gil Galindo

A La Veronal, a barcelonai Mercat de les Flors (Spanyolország) és a helleraui Európai Művészeti Központ, Drezda, (Németország) koprodukciójában. / Siena is a coproduction of La Veronal, Mercat de les Flors (Barcelona) and Hellerau European Center for the Arts (Dresden).
Az El Graner, La Caldera, Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve - Faro (Portugália), Duncan Dance Center – Athén (Görögország), Dance Ireland - Dublin (Írország) közreműködésével / In collaboration with El Graner Barcelona, La Caldera, Centro de Artes Performativas do Algarve Faro (Portugal), Duncan Dance Center Athens (Greece), Dance Ireland Dublin (Ireland).
Támogatók /  With the support of INAEM – Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte de España and ICEC – Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
Készült a Modul Tánc Európai Projekt keretében, az EU Kultúra Program támogatásával. / Created in the framework of the European project modul-dance, with the support of the EU Culture Programme.

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