Premiere of the new production “Präludium der Kälte” at FFT Düsseldorf

We are very much looking forward to the upcoming premiere of our new production “Präludium der Kälte” at the wonderful new venue of the FFT Düsseldorf.
We are also looking forward to the further performance dates
3.12.21 FFT Düsseldorf (Premiere)
4.12.21 FFT Düsseldorf
5.12.21 FFT Düsseldorf
24.2.22 tanzOFFensive EISFABRIK Hannover
25.2.22 tanzOFFensive EISFABRIK Hannover
26.2.22 tanzOFFensive EISFABRIK Hannover
1.4.22 LOT-Theater Braunschweig
2.4.22 LOT-Theater Braunschweig
15.4.22 Pumpenhaus Münster
16.4.22 Pumpenhaus Münster

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Maura Morales creates at the Humbolt Forum in Berlin

Another prestigious project is lined up for the coming months: Together with director Clemens Bechtel, Cooperativa Maura Morales will develop the piece Diner mit Alexander von Humboldt (AT) for the Humboldt Forum in Berlin. The piece for 3 dancers and 4 actors will premiere at the Humboldt Forum on 9 December 2021 and can be seen on the following dates: 10, 11, 17, 18, 19 and 20 December 2021.

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“Efecto Mariposa” at EISFABRIK Hanover as part of the tanzOFFensive 2021

After a successful “In the theatre with a real audience” premiere at the LOT Theatre at the beginning of July and an open air performance at the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, the current production “Efecto Mariposa” was shown last weekend at the Theater in der Eisfabrik as part of the tanzOFFensive 2021 in Hanover.
The Ballett Gesellschaft Hannover e.V. was on a visit and commented on the performance as follows:
[...] What a wonderful evening! MAURA MORALES, who has long been known and often celebrated in Hanover, with her company as part of the “tanzOFFensive” in the EISFABRIK: Hanover premiere of “EFECTO MARIPOSA” . . . slowly, quietly beginning, it rises more and more to the powerful (live) music of MICHIO WOIRGARDT: a wonderful unity between music and movement, which the 5 dancers present sensitively and with more and more power. A great performance that captivated the audience from the beginning and was enthusiastically celebrated by the audience! [...]

 

 

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Rehearsal Start of “Präludium der Kälte” at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr

The first rehearsal week of Cooperativa Maura Morales new production “Präludium der Kälte” at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr is nearly over. Thanks to the whole team for this inspiring and motivated atmosphere!

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The “Verweile doch, du bist so schön!”-Trailer is online now!

Here is the trailer of the piece “Verweile doch, Du bist so schön”, a dance solo with live music, which has been premiered at the 19th Krefelder Tanztage “MOVE!” at Fabrik Heeder in Krefeld.
A piece about the lost and gained moments during the pandemic

 

 

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tanzNRW21 unfortunately only online

Due to the pandemic, this year’s edition of “tanzNRW” will unfortunately only take place online.
The Cooperativa Maura Morales would have been represented there with two productions at three venues on four different days.

Here are the links to the online events:
-> Cherchez la femme
-> Efecto mariposa

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Maura Morales creates “Verwandlung/ Fremkörper”

Here’s a sneak peak into Maura Morale’s rehearsal work at Theater Münster, where she is currently creating the full-length play “Verwandlung/Fremdkörper” for the 11-member ensemble.

Cooperativa Maura Morales at “tanzNRW21″

Cooperativa Maura Morales is pleased to perform four times at this year’s festival “tanzNRW21″ with two pieces in three different theaters.

1.May “Cherchez la femme” at the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr
5.May “Efecto Mariposa” at the Pumpenhaus Münster
6.May “Efecto Mariposa” at the Pumpenhaus Münster
8.May “Cherchez la femme” at the Festhalls Viersen

Here is the trailer:

 

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Maura Morales choreographs at Theater Münster

Currently Maura Morales is creating a commissioned choreography for the 11-member company of Tanztheater Münster at Theater Münster. It is a full-length piece entitled “Verwandlung/Fremdkörper” based on Franz Kafka’s novel “Verwandlung”

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The official trailer of “Efecto Mariposa” is online

The official trailer of the current production “Efecto Mariposa”, a full-length piece for 5 dancers and live musicians is now online.

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“Efecto Mariposa” Premiere without audience

Unfortunately, the Corona situation didn´t allow us to premiere this piece for an theatre audience yet but thanks to the support of

Ringlokschuppen Ruhr and FFT Düsseldorf we were able to finish this piece “Efecto Mariposa”

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A production of Cooperativa Maura Morales in co-production with FFT Düsseldorf, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, Theater im Pumpenhaus Münster This project was part of the residency programme of schloss bröllin e.V., funded by the Ministry for Education, Science and Culture of the State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and the district of Vorpommern-Greifswald.

-> more pictures of “Efecto Mariposa” by Klaus Handner

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“Wunschkonzert” goes on tour again in 2020

After 83 performances in 15 different countries, Maura Morales will be touring Germany this summer and fall 2020 with her award-winning solo:

5. + 6. 6. – Ringlokschuppen Ruhr
11. + 12. 9. – Pumpenhaus Münster
4.10. – internationales Tanzfestival Erfurt
10. +11.10. – Staatstheater Darmstadt
24.10. – internationales Solotanzfestival Bonn

-> to the press reviews of “Wunschkonzert

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Artist Residency at Schloss Bröllin

In the second half of September, Maura Morales and her ensemble will be working on their current production “Efecto Mariposa” during an artist residency at Schloss Bröllin.

Photo: Peter Van Heesen

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-> more photos of the show by Peter Van Heesen

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Start of rehearsals of the new production “Efecto Mariposa

Since August 1st, the Cooperativa Maura Morales has been working on her new production “Efecto Mariposa” at the Ringlokschuppen Ruhr. Premiere will be ths 27th of November at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr

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Wir können wieder zurück ins Theater!

Nach 3 Monaten Bühnenabstinenz öffnet der „Ringlokschuppen Ruhr“ wieder seine Pforten sowohl für Künstler als auch für Zuschauer!
Für die besondere Ehre, die erste Vorstellung machen zu dürfen, sind wir sehr dankbar.
Und zwar mit “Wunschkonzert”, einem Stück, das in diesen Zeiten wieder überaus aktuell geworden ist.

Wir können wieder zurück ins Theater!

Man könnte meinen, dass dies, verglichen mit der existenziellen Situation, in der wir uns momentan befinden, in der es ehr darum geht, Gesundheit und Freiheit in Einklang zu bringen, die eigene Existenz zu retten, oder einfach nicht in Isolation sterben zu wollen, doch eigentlich nichts Besonderes ist.
Mit „Wunschkonzert“ auf die Theaterbühne zurückzukehren und diese in ihren vier Wänden eingesperrte Frau, die sich eine Zukunft wünscht, eine Vergangenheit beklagt und auf der Bühne der Gegenwart festsitzt, zu tanzen, wird für mich ein unendliches Vergnügen- aber auch eine große Verantwortung sein, denn:
Wie tanzt man den Verlust so vieler verlorener Leben?
Wie kann man die Unschuld des Tanzens auf der eigenen Couch wahren?
Wofür nutzt die Kunst, wenn der Tod ein Wächter ist?
Ach, Terpsichore, wieviel Katharsis es zu erzählen und zu verstehen gilt!
(Maura Morales)

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Wir freuen uns, diese Produktion, für die Maura Morales 2013 den renommierten „Kurt-Jooss-Preis“ erhalten hat, nach 83 Gastspielen in 15 verschiedenen Ländern endlich wieder „zu Hause“ in NRW zeigen zu können.
Wir heißen Euch alle herzlich willkommen, Ihr werdet es genießen und der Ringlokschuppen und wir werden auf Euch aufpassen.

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Portrait of the Cooperativa Maura Morales

Here is a little portrait of the Cooperativa Maura Morales by iDAS NRW.

Full Evening Commissioned Choreography in Tanzania

The first research period with the African dance company “Muda Africa” begins in February in Da es Salam, Tanzania.
This is a full-length commissioned choreography that will be premiered at this year’s “Asphalt Festival” at the end of July 2020 in Düsseldorf.

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Foto: Michael Maurissens

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Vielbejubelte Premiere von “Cherchez la femme”

The official trailer of the current production “Cherchez la femme” is now online. Here is a press review of the sold out premiere of Michael S. Zerban for the cultural magazine “O-TON”:
“[...] And with the final scene, Morales sets another high point that upsets the viewer in its ambiguity. She managed to create a new masterpiece with which she created a timeless monument to photographer Francesca Woodman [...] ”

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Cooperativa Maura Morales creates “Cherchez la femme”

The Cooperativa Maura Morales is currently in the middle of the production process of “Cherchez la femme”, a piece for three dancers and a live musician about the American photographer Francesca Woodman
The premiere is on November 20, 2019 at the FFT-Juta in Düsseldorf
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On Tour Germany- Russia

The Cooperativa Maura Morales is looking forward to showing the solo piece “Exceso de la nada” in St. Petersburg on the 3rd and 4th of October and is honored to present the same piece from October 10th to 13th during the This year’s “Dusseldorf Days in Moscow” to represent the dance department of our state capital. In Germany, the piece will again be on October 24 in the Schwankhalle in Bremen and on 26 October in Eintanzhaus in Mannheim.

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Commissioned Work for the “Strado Compagnia Danza”

The Cooperativa Maura Morales has created a commissioned work for the “Stado Compagnia Danza” as part of “TanzGedichte”. Premiere is on 1.8.2019 at Stadthaus Ulm.

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Cooperativa Maura Morales in Tanzania

In July, the Cooperativa Maura Morales performed with the piece “Exceso de la nada” at the international dance festival Haba Na Haba in Dar Es Salam in Tanzania

Here are a few impressions of the performance:

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Cooperativa Maura Morales in France

In the first week of July 2019, the Cooperativa performed and gave workshops Maura Morales at the “Dansez Maintenant Festival” in the “Chateau de Vetets” in France.

Here are a few impressions apart from the official program:

 

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The Official КОЖА-Trailer is online now

Here is the official trailer of the full-evening piece “КОЖА- From Skin to Skin”, which Cooperativa Maura Morales created for the 12-member contemporary dance company “Provincial Dances Theater” in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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That Russian television reports on the Cooperativa

The Russian TV is reporting on the piece КОЖА, a commissioned work by Cooperativa Maura Morales for the contemporary dance company “Provincial Dances Theater” in Yekaterinburg, Russia.

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Cooperativa creates a full-evening piece in Yeakaterinburg / Russia

The Cooperativa Maura Morales is currently creating a full-length piece for the 12-member contemporary dance company “Provincial Dances Theater” in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Here’s little appetizer in the form of a teaser

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Cooperativa Maura Morales in Thailand

Here are some impressions of the artist residence at “South fest Thailand” in Songkhla / Thailand.

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MAURA received the award for BEST FILM

The short documentary “MAURA” by Jaqueline Hochmuth and Manfred Borsch with the music of Michio Woirgardt received the award for BEST FILM at the Experimental / Music / Dance Festival in Toronto / Canada.

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Documentary Film about Maura

In this short documentary / dance film, she explores her own history, the concept of home as well as the current socio-cultural situation in her former homeland.

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The official PHOBOS trailer is now online

“I set out to create a piece about fear and wound up making a piece about bravery!” (Maura Morales)
The official trailer of the new dance piece PHOBOS is online now.

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