Cooperativa Maura Morales is currently creating in beautiful backdrop of Bröllin Castle.
“Law of Ice” is the name of the dance collage by “Mecklenburg-Vorpommern tanzt an” as part of “TANZPAKT Stadt Land Bund”.
Premiere is on 2.9. in Greifswald
Cooperativa Maura Morales is in the process of the first rehearsal phase of the new production “In-Side Sense” at the FFT Düsseldorf.
Here are a few impressions!
Premiere is 1 + 2 + 3 December 2023 at the FFT
On 5 July, Cooperativa Maura Morales presented the current piece “Epic Dermis” at the “Dletebre en Dansa” festival in Spain.
Review by Michael Mayer for the Ostsee-Zeitung:
Wow! They dare to do something in Mecklenburg Vorpommern! Ballet that gets down to the nitty gritty. Where conventional viewing habits are shredded. [...] Respect, one would have rather located this in Hamburg or Wuppertal. But Stralsund?
Maura Morales is currently directing and choreographing the operita “Maria de Buenos Aires” for the Theater Vorpommern at the Stralsund Theatre. It is a cooperation with the Festspiele Mecklenburg Vorpommern.
Here are some impressions by Peter Van Heesen
Maura Morales is currently directing and choreographing her first opera for Theater Vorpommern. It is the operita “Maria de Buenos Aires” by Astor Piazzolla after the libretto by Horacio Ferrer.
Premiere is on 22.06.2023
Here are a few rehearsal impressions:
Two days until the premiere of Cooperativa Maura Morales’ new creation for ITZ-Intranzyt Cia at the beautiful theatre “Casa das Artes de Vila Nova de Famalicão” in Portugal
As part of the “tanzNRW23″ festival, Cooperativa Maura Morales will perform its current piece “EpicDermis” on 13.5 in the Festhalle Viersen and on 14.5 in the Pumpenhaus Münster.
Here are some impressions of the creation process of the choreography of the new contemporary dance piece by Cooperativa Maura Morales for ITZ-Intranzyt Cia in Famalicao Portugal.
Maura Morales is a member of the pre-jury of the 37th International Competition for Choreography Hanover of the Ballet Society Hanover.
There were 400 applications from more than 50 countries for the international competition for choreography in Hanover. From these, the pre-jury selected 20 entries.
New Start in Gießen
[...] For Giessen, Maura Morales and four dancers have created a breathtaking dance piece in just under four weeks, whose title “My body a stranger that protects me that kills me” is programmatic.
Dagmar Klein, tanznetz.de
Self-assertion in a hostile world
An intense dance piece by Cuban Maura Morales celebrated its acclaimed premiere in the Kleines Haus of the Stadttheater.
[...] It begins cautiously, with an almost imperceptible twitching of the shoulder blades. Then the first groping movements follow, before the curled-up, only scantily veiled body straightens up. It is a kind of awakening of consciousness that dancer Maja Mirek shows to soft electric sounds. But in the following 55 minutes, this develops into an incredibly intense, energetic piece in which a total of four young women defend themselves with strength and elegance against a threatening outside world. It is the new piece by Cuban choreographer Maura Morales, which premiered under the title “My body a stranger that protects me that kills me” on Friday evening in the Kleines Haus of the Stadttheater and was enthusiastically received by the audience.
Maura Morales has created the piece “My Body a Stranger, that protects me that kills me” for the dance ensemble of the Giessen City Theater.
Here is the official trailer:
The official trailer of the current production “Epic Dermis”, a full-length piece for five dancers, is now online.
On September 23rd + 24th the premiere of the new production “Epic Dermis” took place in front of a sold out audience at Ringlokschuppen Ruhr.
Also our guest performance on 30.9. at Fabrik Heeder in Krefeld in the context of the international dance festival “MOVE!” was enthusiastically received by audience and press.
We would like to thank the whole team, our great audience, our co-production partners Forum Freies Theater- FFT/ Düsseldorf, Pumpenhaus Münster, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr, as well as our supporters Fonds Darstellende Künste from funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Cultural Office of the State Capital Düsseldorf for this unforgettable experience.
Cooperativa Maura Morales is currently creating a contemporary dance piece in Dar Es Salaam/Tanzania for the dance company of MuDa- Africa.
Here is a short insight into the rehearsal process.
The premiere will take place on 3.7. 2022 as part of the Asphalt Festival in Dusseldorf
Further performances are on 4.+5.7. also as part of the “Asphalt Festival” and on 9.7. as part of the dance festival “TanzModerneTanz” in Chemnitz
[...] “Verwandlung/Fremdkörper” captivates as a breathtaking dance evening, in which the ensemble throws itself into the dance almost unreservedly with all its strength and without shying away from self-exposure.
This dancing power outshines the depressive thematic grounding and seduces to fight for the upright walk even in adverse times.Great applause and bravos for the ensemble of TanzTheaterMünster, which masters the extremely demanding, power-sapping choreography of Cooperativa Maura Morales with its innovative movement vocabulary in a rousing way.
Hanns Butterhof, tanznet.de
[...] “Verwandlung/Fremdkörper” shows with a wonderfully choreographed ensemble what dance and movement are capable of. [...] What Cuban choreographer Maura Morales brings to the stage in her new dance theater piece “Verwandlung/Fremdkörper” uses a highly unusual and very unique dance vocabulary. It is so hard and brutal, so expressive and powerful, that one seems to feel and comprehend the pain and despair of the protagonists in their own bodies [...]
Jörg Bockow, Westfalium
Here is the official trailer of the full-length commissioned choreography “Verwandlung/Fremdkörper” by Maura Morales, a dance piece based loosely on Kafka for the 11-member ensemble of TanzTheaterMünster at Theater Münster
As part of the Double Bill evening “Millennials” together with Macos Morau, Maura Morales created the piece “Reyuela” for the ensemble of the MIR Dance Company at the Theater im Revier in Gelsenkirchen. Here is the trailer and press reviews
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Here’s a sneak peek into “Millennials” rehearsals at the Musiktheater im Revier, where Maura Morales is currently creating the piece “Rayuela” for the MIR dance company
The official trailer of the new production “Prelude of Cold”, a full-length piece for six dancers and a live musician is now online.
After a successful premiere of the theater-dance-piece “Der Widersprüchliche- Begegnungen mit Alexander von Humboldt”, at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin here now the trailer.
Cooperativa Maura Morales is honored to be part of the opening campaign of the new venue of its Düsseldorf parent company, the FFT, at KAP1
On December 3rd, 4th and 5th the premiere of the new production “Präludium der Kälte” took place in front of a sold out audience in the new venue of the FFT at KAP 1 in Düsseldorf.
We would like to thank the whole team, our great audience, our co-production partners Forum Freies Theater- FFT/ Düsseldorf, Pumpenhaus Münster, Ringlokschuppen Ruhr,
as well as to our sponsors Fonds Darstellende Künste from funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the Cultural Office of the State Capital Düsseldorf for this unforgettable experience.
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
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.
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! [...]
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!
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