© Albert Pons
April 1 – 2, 2023
Running time 75’
Led by visionary choreographer Marcos Morau, celebrated Spanish company La Veronal returns to FOG with a show inspired by the works and life of filmmaker Luis Buñuel, master of surrealist cinema. In a world in which everything loses meaning, a group of women seek an escape in pure irrationality and instinct, abandoning their bodies in free fall amid surreal and dreamlike scenarios. Playing with symbols from folklore, religion, cinema and art history – in a performance with movements of astonishing energy and hypnotic beauty – the corporeality of the dancers on stage becomes the channel for a rebellious primitive scream, in a journey between dream and fiction, between the human and the extraordinary. A masterful performance.
Founded in 2005 by Marcos Morau, La Veronal is a company formed by artists from a range of disciplines, including dance, film, photography and literature. Marcos Morau studied choreography at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, the Conservatorio Superior de Danza in Valencia and the Movement Research in New York. He has been awarded the National Dance Award 2013, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. La Veronal’s work has been presented in festivals and theatres worldwide, including: Théâtre national de Chaillot (Paris), Venice Biennale, Oslo Opera, Julidans Amsterdam, Tanz im August (Berlin), Roma Europa Festival, SIDance Festival Seoul, Sadler’s Wells (London), Internationale Tanzmesse (Düsseldorf). Marcos Morau won the Danza&Danza 2022 Award for best choreographer.
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The performance displays strobe lights, not suitable for photosensitive audiences Performance with surtitles in Italian and English
idea, artistic direction: Marcos Morau choreography: Marcos Morau (in collaboration with the dancers) dancers: Alba Barral, Angela Boix, Julia Cambra, Laia Duran, Anna Hierro, Ariadna Montfort, Núria Navarra, Lorena Nogal, Marina Rodríguez text: El Conde de Torrefiel, La Tristura, Carmina S. Belda répétiteurs: Estela Merlos, Alba Barral artistic and dramaturgical advice: Roberto Fratini vocal assistant: Mònica Almirall technical direction, lighting design: Bernat Jansà stage manager, props, special effects: David Pascual sound design: Juan Cristóbal Saavedra voice: María Pardo set design: Bernat Jansà, David Pascual costume design: Silvia Delagneau dressmaking: Ma Carmen Soriano millinery: Nina Pawlowsky masks: Juan Serrano (Gadget Efectos Especiales) giant maker: Martí Doy props: Mirko Zeni production, logistics: Cristina Goñi Adot production direction: Juan Manuel Gil Galindo coproduction: Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Grec 2020 Festival de Barcelona (Institut de Cultura Ajuntament de Barcelona), Oriente Occidente Dance Festival, Theater Freiburg, Centro de Cultura Conde Duque, Mercat de les Flors, Temporada Alta, Hessisches Staatsballett (in the frame of Tanzplattform Rhein-Main) in collaboration with: Graner (Fàbriques de Creació), Teatre L’Artesà with the support of: INAEM, Ministerio de Cultura y Deporte de España, ICEC, Departament de Cultura de la Generalitat de Catalunya beneficiary project of: PYRENART cross-border cooperation project, within the framework of the Interreg VA program Spain-France-Andorra POCTEFA 2014-2020 – European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) With the support of Instituto Cervantes Milán