Founded in 2005, the interdisciplinary company, La Veronal, has found success with allegorical and complex works. She draws her inspiration from theater, cinema and the visual arts. Marcos Morau, its artistic director, composes worlds which are so many distorting mirrors of ours. With Pasionaria, he unveils a new “planet”, where the utopia of our present has turned into a nightmare: the very texture of the world has become artificial, and technology ends up cutting humans off from their emotions. With his disjointed and theatrical dance that makes every muscle vibrate, the Spanish choreographer plunges us into a powerful and dark universe, supported by a polished scenography. Here he delivers a metaphorical reflection on alienation and the role of passion in our existence.
Source: Maison de la Danse de Lyon
Marcos Morau studied choreography at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona, the Conservatorio Superior de Danza de Valencia and at Movement Research in New York, obtaining the highest score on his final project and an award from the Institut del Teatre. He was an assistant for Nederlands Dans Theater II as well as for the company IT Dansa directed by Catherine Allard. He also studies photography and drama, working toward a Masters in Theory of Drama.
In 2005 he created La Veronal, a company formed by artists in dance, film, photography and literature. They are constantly searching for new means of expression, for cultural references in cinema, literature, music and photography, creating a strong narrative language toward the formation of global art spaces. La Veronal is creating a series of works in which the starting point is a country or city, creating a link between dance and geography. The pieces are not meant to be documentaries describing the country directly, but instead use certain elements in its name to develop an idea, an argument. This imagery characterizes the unique voice of the company.
Marcos Morau was awarded the National Dance Award in 2013 from the Spanish Ministry of Culture, as well as the Sebastià Gasch Award, an important prize granted by the FAD Foundation of Arts and Design. He has also won awards at the International Choreography Competition Hannover, the Choreography Contest in Copenhagen, the Madrid Choreographic Competition, Masdanza / the International Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, Best show in Fira Tarrega for Los Pájaros Muertos, and the “Butaca” Award, the audience prize given to the Best Dance Performance in 2013 for Siena.
Marcos Morau and his team have also begun working with other international companies ; during the upcoming seasons they will create new pieces for the National Dance Company of Spain directed by José Martínez, the Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Skånes Dansteater and Norrdans in Sweden, the Ballet Teatres of the Generalitat Valenciana and the Royal Danish Theatre among
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More information : www.laveronal.com
Born in 1977, Fabien Plasson is a video director specialized in the field of performing arts (dance , music, etc).
During his studies at the Ecole Nationale des Beaux-Arts de Lyon (joined in 1995) Fabien discovered video art. He was trained by various video artists (Joel Bartoloméo Pascal Nottoli , Eric Duyckaerts , etc) .
He first experimented with the creation of installations and cinematic objects.
From 2001 to 2011, he was in charge of Ginger & Fred video Bar’s programming at La Maison de la Danse in Lyon. He discovered the choreographic field and the importance of this medium in the dissemination, mediation and pedagogical approach to dance alongside Charles Picq, who was a brilliant video director and the director of the video department at that time.
Today, Fabien Plasson is the video director at La Maison de la Danse and in charge of the video section of Numeridanse.tv, an online international video library, and continues his creative activities, making videos of concerts, performances and also creating video sets for live performances.
Sources: Maison de la Danse ; Fabien Plasson website
More information: fabione.fr
In 2005 Marcos Morau created La Veronal, company formed by artists from the dance, film, photography and literature. The artistic team purpose lies directly on a constant search for new expressive media, for cultural references – cinema, literature, music and photography, mostly – to bet on a strong narrative language with the intention of forming global art spaces.
La Veronal’s works frequently take as starting point a country or city in the world, creating an analogy between dance and geography. The pieces do not intend to become as documentary films that describe the country directly, but makes use of the elements that the name provides 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 creation as an own voice.
Source: La Veronal
More information: http://www.laveronal.com
Artistic direction / Conception
Àngela Boix, Chey Jurado, Ariadna Montfort, Núria Navarra, Lorena Nogal, Shay Partush, Marina Rodríguez, Sau-Ching Wong
Artistic consultancy / Dramaturgy
Roberto Fratini, Celso Giménez
Silvia Delagneau, María Carmen Soriano
Juan Cristóbal Saavedra
Production / Coproduction of the choreographic work
La Veronal / Teatros del Canal, Madrid ; Théâtre National de Chaillot, Paris ; Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg ; Sadler’s Wells, Londres ; Tanz im August/HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlin ; Grec 2018 Festival de Barcelone, Institut de Cultura Ajuntament de Barcelona ; Oriente Occidente Dance Festival, Rovereto ; Mercat de les Flors, Barcelone
Production / Coproduction of the video work
Maison de la Danse de Lyon - Fabien Plasson, 2020