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)
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.
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.
Foto: Michael Maurissens
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 [...] ”
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
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
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
Cooperativa Maura Morales in Thailand
Here are some impressions of the artist residence at “South fest Thailand” in Songkhla / Thailand.
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.
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.
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.
Successful Premiere of PHOBOS at Ringlokschuppen / Ruhr
Here are a few impressions in picture and text of the successful premiere of PHOBOS, the new piece by Cooperativa Maura Morales.
[...] One year after the beginning of the Metoo debate, the choreographer Maura Morales brings a highly explosive as well as disturbing dance theater on the Ringlokschuppenbühne, which at the same time evokes shame and yet full of strength and resistance. [...] (Dennis Vollmer, WAZ) -> zum vollständigen Artikel
[...] Maura Morales has presented nothing more than a masterpiece. With her exciting language of movement, she has touched the human soul. This choreographer deserve really a bigger audience from now on. [...]
The fact that Maura Morales can build power or energy fields, she has already proven several times. But with Phobos, she excels herself. Here, fears and solution offers are proclaimed without being able to capture them. The seemingly sparing and almost taboo handling of the bodies of her dancers Anila Mazhari, Latisha Sparks, Elena Valls and Paula Serrano is of an intensity that causes goose bumps more than once. For an hour you can hardly breathe. [...] (Michael S. Zerban, O-TON) -> zum vollständigen Aritkel -> zur Fotogellerie
Cooperativa Maura Morales is creating “Phobos”
At the moment Cooperativa Maura Morales is in the middle of the production phase of “Phobos”, a piece for five female dancers and one live musician about fear from a feminine perspective.
Premiere is on 12.10.2018 in Ringlokschuppen / Ruhr
Successful premiere of the outdoor production “Grace and dignity”
The Cooperativa Maura Morales has created the piece “Grace and Dignity”, commissioned by the Cultural Office of the City of Krefeld, in the plane grove of Krefelder Schönwasserpark. -> Press comments
Midsummer in the Russian Yekaterinburg in the eastern Urals
The Cooperativa Maura Morales creates a short piece for the contemporary dance company “Provincial Dances Theater” in Yekaterinburg / Russia and gives master classes during the summer school
Summer time is festival time
This summer, Cooperativa Maura Morales will perform at a number of prestigious international festivals. In June we will go to “Ulm Moves!”, followed by “Tanz Moderne Tanz” in Chemnitz. Afterwards we go to “Provincial Dance Theater” in Yekatarinburg / Russia. In July, the Cooperativa will be performing at the “Asphalt Festival” in Düsseldorf, at “Move in town” in Krefeld, as well as at the “Fringe Festival” in Reading U.K.
Here is the official trailer of “Ulm Moves!”:
The trailer “What remains of us” is online
The trailer of the piece “What remains of us”, a commissioned work for the Ballet Magdeburg in the context of “Tanbegegnungen 7″ is now online
Maura Morales in Santo Domingo
In February, Maura is a jury member of the international dance competition “Gran Premio de Danza Quisqueya”. She will also be presenting her solo “Wunschkonzert” at the 11th “Charity gala of stars” and giving workshops in Santo Domingo
Maura is jury member in St. Petersburg
Maura will be visiting St. Petersburg in March, where she works as a jury member as well as a workshop leader for choreography at the “Sila Bezmolvia” – Festival of Contemporary Choreography.
The Cooperativa Maura Morales is choreographing for the Ballet Magdeburg
The Cooperativa Maura Morales creates a commissioned work for the Ballet Ensemble of the Theater Magdenburg during “Tanzbegegnungen 7″. Premiere is on 18.5.2018
Choreographic Residency in Malmö/Sweden
During January 14th to 31st, the choreographer and dancer Maura Morales, along with musician Michio Woirgardt, will be in Malmö for the residence KID – Konstnärsnämndens Internationale Dansprogram.
During the residence, Morales along side colleague Michio Woirgardt will be working on the concept: The Sound of the Moving Body” – through body and movement Maura produces the sound – Michio will be processing and sampling them – she is both the instrument and the player.
Photo: Sofia Wickman
The Official Trailer of “Exceso de la nada” online
The official trailer of Maura’s current solo dance piece “Exceso de la nada – Abundance of Nothingness” is now online.
Exceso de la nada- Plentifulness of Nothing Premiere at FFT-Juta
The new solo dance piece of the Cooperativa Maura Morales celebrates its premiere on the 8th of November 2017 at the FFT-Juta in Düsseldorf
Blinzeln, Zwinkern und Drehen- official trailer
After the successful premiere of “Blinzeln, Zwinkern und Drehen” created by Cooperativa Maura Morales for the Vorpommern Ballet Company at the TanZZeiT 2017, here is the official trailer and press review of the 35 minute dance piece
-> press review
Maura Morales choreographing for the Vorpommern Ballet
The Cooperativa Maura Morales currently creates the piece “Blinzeln, Zwinkern und Drehen” for the Vorpommern Ballet.
Premiere is on 22.4. 2017 as part of the “TanZZeiT 2017″ at the Theater Greifswald