Compañía Nacional de Danza
FÜRTH (Germany). Stadttheater Fürth
March 25–29, 2015
NIPPON-KOKU. Marcos Morau & La Veronal
“Art belongs to a system which comes out innocent while the politic action takes the responsibility as main objective”
Imagine a group of leaders from a stranger, supposed powerful army, but no one to lead or to command, no soldiers or civilians or hostages orservants. Isolated from any idea of civilization, theses anonymous leaders are out of play, outside the idea of the battle. Everything is now useless because the war that never comes to be should be the real and direct action; meanwhile, in this floating island of defused militaries, the action is as unreal as a hallucination that takes place in a constant state of scepticism. The emblematic figure of Yukio Mishima and its close relationship with the ideas of fascism and beauty helps to understand that perhaps there is not much difference between us and that imaginary neutralized war group. Perhaps we are all restless waiting a last world like a last abandoned quarter: training us for a next step we are looking forward to but which at thesame time terrifies us .Being without knowing, responsible for the course of events….Without properly being a documentary work, Nippon-Koku walks around the idea of society and authority to question who we are, where we are and the nature of our behaviour in the social game of which, wanting it or not, we are absolutely accomplices.
Direction: Marcos Morau&La Veronal
Coreography: Marcos Morau & La Veronal in collaboration witb CND`s dancers
Music: Luis Miguel Cobo
Coreographer ´assistant: Lorena Nogal
Drama: Pablo Gisbert
Sets: Enric Planas
Costumes: David Delfín
Light Design: Albert Faura
Artistic assistant: Roberto Fratini
World premiere by Compañía Nacional de Danza on February 8th 2014 at Naves del Español – Matadero Madrid.
Kabuki: "Toheganse" - Hideo Osaka Ensemble / "Ninin Wankyû" - Ensemble Kineya/ "Shakuhachi" - Japan Tradictional Music
Marcos Morau graduated in Coreography with the highest rating and first in his class at Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and New York Movement
Make his project assistantship in the prestigious choreographic NederlandsDansTheater II of the Netherlands and the company IT Dansa in Barcelona under the direction of Catherine Allard.
His artistic skills are not limited to dance; Marcos Morau’s educated in photography and drama.
In 2005 he created La Veronal, collective comprised of artists from dance, film, literature and photography. The purpose of his artistic team resides directly on a constant search for new expressive media and cultural references - movies, literature and photography- betting mainly for narrative language with the intention of forming global art spaces.
La Veronal is creating a series of works that take as their starting point a country or city in the world, creating an analogy between dance and geography. Pieces not have the aim to be as documentary films describing the country directly, but serve as the elements that the name provided to carry out the development of an idea, an argument. This imagery has led the company to differentiate itself on the map of international contemporary art as a voice.
Recently Marcos Morau received the Time Out Award for best creator given every year and considered SebastiàGasch Award from the FAD
(Fundación de las Artes y el Diseño )
With his creations has been awarded in many national and international choreography competitions: International Choreography Competition
Hannover, Choreography Contest in Copenhagen, Choreographic Competition Madrid, Masdanza / International Dance Festival Canarias, Best show in FiraTàrrega, Valencia Crea, International Biennial of Young Artists from Europe...
Marcos Morau and his team have begun exporting to other companies its seal of international reputation and the schedule for the next few seasons will create new work for the Compañia Nacional de Danza de España directed by José Martínez, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam,
SkånesDansteateryNorrdans both in Sweden, Ballet Theatres of the Generalitat Valenciana and Royal Copenhagen DanishTheatre CarteBlanche
National Dance Company of Norway among others.
ABOUT LA VERONAL
EL PUNT AVUI
La arquitectura de la pieza, los zurcidos de la edición emergen orgullosos, por otro lado, en diferentes momentos y forman parte de una magnífica partitura-marco que se sitúa en un nivel superior, multidisciplinar, multirreferencial.
LA REPPUBBLICA - Italia
EL PUNT AVUI
El trabajo de La Veronal logra mucha sensibilidad y tiene un gran potencial.
TANZNETZ – Alemania
Pics in Hig Res
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