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summer main event

research or die.

© arnauld beelen

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Horacio Macuacua

david zambrano / thomas hauert / ultima vez



The inflexibility of the established paralyzes the movement, dims the ingenuity, casts a shadow over surprise. But life force makes us adaptable, it gives us the opportunity to transform space and to translate energy into matter, matter into its own evolution. The outline of the spontaneous is blurred to disappear, the margins of the predictable are softened and we know the interrogation point that questions the automatic response. The body allows us to transcend. Horacio proposes a highly physical work that demands attention, interest and intensity rather than a certain technique level, challenging the potentiality of each dancer to push the limits of body imagination and expression further, in order to discover new and surprising possibilities. The workshop evolves with what the group offers, as the ability to create and compose physically need training and attention, as well as technique or style. in the group process, the participants learn from each other through acceptance and transformation, collaboration and observation of their own dance and of the whole group. Let’s dive into the work, get the engines started and let the imagination flow! Let’s dance!

some workshops offer group improvisation or partnering. these workshops elements may or may not be possible and the teachers and choreographers will modify their workshops accordingly in line with the health and safety measures required at the time. please stay flexible. thank you!

HORACIO MACUACUA, The Mozambican dancer and choreographer, is the artistic director of the dance company which bears his name. Horacio Macuacua develops projects that aim to go beyond established forms. Flexibility of mind and availability to catch the moment translate movement instantly into compositions that are complex and elaborated, displaying depth and playfulness, darkness and light. Each composition is a journey to reinvent and transform within the parameters of meaning. He has carried out his projects, COMUM, Canais, Orobroy, Stop!, which received 1st Prize and Puma Creative Prize at Danse l’Afrique Danse Festival in 2010, Smile If You Can!, Fighting room, Convoy, Paradise is not in the sky! and Theka. Horacio has collaborated with choreographers Cristina Moura, Thomas Hauert, George Khumalo, Wim Vandekeybus/Última Vez, and David Zambrano, considering him his maestro and mentor. As a teacher, he has given classes and workshops in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, USA, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, and more.



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