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Marcos Morau - Folkå

Nederlands Dans Theater / NDT2

CREDITS

choreography

Marcos Morau


This work was created in collaboration with  the dancers of NDT 2

assistants to the choreographer

Nuria Navarra,

Shay Partush

rehearsal assistants

Lydia Bustinduy,

Ander Zabala

lights

Tom Visser

scenography

Marcos Morau

costumes

Silvia Delagneau

music

New composition & sound design by Juan Cristobal Saavedra.


New compositions: Condividiamo La Luna & Whisper including Vocal coaching by Kim Sutherland.

The London Bulgarian Choir led by Dessislava Stefanova: Mor’f Elenku, trad.; Izgreyala Yasna Zvezda, trad. arrangement by Dessislava Stefanova; Razbolyal Se E Mlad Stoyan by Kiril Todorov.

with

14 dancers

duration

26 minutes

premiere

4 November 2021,

Amare, Den Haag (NL)

 

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Folkå by Marcos Morau is an evocative journey that celebrates life and the ritual of transformation. This compelling work is a collective force that moves us into a mythic passage through the human psyche.


“The frenetic pace of contemporary life elicits us to stop for a moment and collect the legacy of time. Human beings, from their solitude, face the awareness of their finitude and the drama of not finding their definitive place in this world. This difficulty is in turn the gift that allows us to express ourselves and transmit our concerns from one generation to the next.

The person who leaves the cave versus the person who leaves their apartment in the 21st century is the same person that builds fictions where they do not find the answers that calm their spirit, asking themselves the same questions about life and death generation after generation. All fictions, from primitive rites to their manifestation in updated images, are developed in communion with the group.

Folklore is the expression of the customs and traditions of the peoples, it is the celebration of life and the honor of death through music, dance, symbols, legends or superstitions.

Folkå acts as a ceremony of our time that looks to the past to remind us that we continue to celebrate life, through mystical rites, here bathed in the fury of contemporaneity, where we continue to be part of an endless cycle.

Folkå is a song to life, a night of offering and celebration.” – Marcos Morau

MARCOS MORAU

Between Barcelona and New York, Marcos Morau studied photography, movement and theatre. He builds worlds and imaginary landscapes where movement and image meet and shallow one another. For over ten years, Marcos runs La Veronal, as director, choreographer, and set, light and wardrobe designer. He’s travelled the world presenting his pieces at festivals, theatres and international contexts.

Apart from his work with La Veronal, Marcos Morau is an invited artist for various companies and theatres to develop new creations, always half way between scenic arts and dance, with special attention to dramaturgy.

As the youngest National Dance Award winner in Spain, his language is part of a heritage, from abstract movement and physical theatre, blended together in a surrealist and dark amalgam. A powerful body language based in the annihilation of any organic logic, dissecting movement and making it into a unique identity.

His work is present and supported by major theaters and international festivals, Avignon Festival, Sadler’s Wells, Rome Europe, Tanz imAugust among many others. Marcos Morau is also a guest creator in many top international companies: NDT, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Göteborgs Operans Danskompani among many others. In the Netherlands, Marcos previously made works for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.

His last pieces for La Veronal, Opening Night (2021), Sonoma (2020) or Pasionaria (2018), reflect human beings of today, before their fears, questioning the world and the world and their destiny.

In season 2021-2022, Marcos created his debut for the company with the NDT 2 dancers, Folkå. In 2023-2024, he will return to create a work with NDT 1.

DATES

 

4 November 2021 - Amare, Den Haag (NL)

5 November 2021 - Amare, Den Haag (NL)

6 November 2021 - Amare, Den Haag (NL)

10 November 2021 - Stadsschouwburg, Haarlem (NL)
12 November 2021 - Flint, Amersfoort (N
L)
14 November 2021 - Stadsschouwbu
rg, Utrecht (NL)

15 November 2021 - Stadsschouwburg, Utrecht (NL)

17 November 2021 - Amare, Den Haag (NL)

18 November 2021 - Amare, Den Haag (NL)

24 November 2021 - Wilminktheater, Enschede (NL)
26 November 2021 - Parktheater, Eindhoven (NL)
29 November 2021 - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)

30 November 2021 - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)

1 December 2021 - Internationaal Theater Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)

4 December 2021 - Stadsschouwburg, Groningen (NL)
8 December 2021 - Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht (NL)

10 December 2021 - Schouwburg, Amstelveen (NL)

11 December 2021 - Schouwburg, Tilburg (NL)
17 December 2021 - De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda (NL)

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