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Dance Arts Faculty > Artists and Teachers > Marcos Marau

Country: Spain
Company: La Veronal

Trained in photography, movement and theatre in Barcelona, Valencia and New York, Marcos Morau (Valencia, 1982) constructs imaginary worlds and landscapes where movement and image meet and intertwine. He obtained the highest possible score for his graduation project and the Grand Prize for Creation of the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. His artistic talents are not limited to dance but extend to other disciplines such as photography and dramaturgy; in addition, he has completed a master’s degree in dramaturgy at UAB, Pompeu Fabra University and Institut del Teatre.

For more than 10 years, Marcos directed La Veronal as a director, choreographer and designer of sets, costumes and lighting. He has traveled all over the world to present his works in festivals, theaters and various events around the world: Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, Biennale di Venezia, Festival d’Avignon, Tanz Im August in Berlin, Roma Europa Festival, SIDance Festival in Seoul, Sadler’s Wells in London, among others.

In parallel, Marcos Morau has worked as a guest artist for various companies in theaters around the world where he has developed new creations, always halfway between theater and dance: GothenburgsOperans Danskompani, Ballet du Rhin, Royal Danish Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Carte Blanche, Ballet de Lorraine, Compañía Nacional de Danza and the Tanz Luzerner Theater, inter alia.

The youngest artist to receive the National Dance Award in Spain, Marcos Morau’s language is the legacy of abstract movement and physical theatre. A powerful body language based on the annihilation of any organic logic that dissects movement and transforms it into a single identity. Marcos Morau also received the FAD Sebastià Gasch Award, awarded by the FAD Foundation for Arts & Design, and the TimeOut Award for Best Creator. He has won prizes in numerous national and international choreographic creation competitions such as the Hannover International Choreographic Competition, Copenhagen Choreographic Competition, Madrid and Masdanza.

Marcos Morau is also a teacher. , he gives courses and leads workshops on creative processes and new dramaturgies in conservatories and universities: Institut del Teatre, the University of Arts of Strasbourg and the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.

Marcos Morau is opening up to new forms, new languages where the boundaries between opera, dance and physical theatre are blurring more than ever, in search of new ways of expressing and communicating in today’s world, a time of turbulence and change.