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summer | main event
running from the 1st to the 30th of july 2023

b12 summer main event


location: eden***** studios


Horacio Macuacua


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The inflexibility of the established paralyses the movement, dims the ingenuity, and casts a shadow over the surprise. But life force makes us adaptable, giving 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 to discover new and surprising possibilities. The workshop evolves with that which the group offers, as the ability to create and compose physically needs training and attention, as well as technique or style. Through 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!

please be aware of our early bird special offer for this workshop! you can apply for this offer up until the 24th of march 2023. after the 24th the regular workshop fee applies. applications are accepted up until one day before the workshops starts.

HORACIO MACUACUA (ES/MOZ), 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; The 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! (1st Prize and Puma Creative Prize at Danse l’Afrique Danse Festival 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, who he considers to be his maestro and mentor. As a teacher, he has given classes and workshops in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, the USA, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, etc.


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