A circle closes- Maura Morales choreographs at Graz Opera


“I came to Austria 26 years ago, my first stop in Europe. The opportunities for artistic development appealed to me and I decided to stay, even though I was here illegally. My dreams were in inverse proportion to reality, but when you are born in Cuba, the challenges are very similar. I got a job washing plates in exchange for a place to sleep and two meals a day, I harvested potatoes to save money and to get a visa. I only spoke Spanish and didn’t understand the system. Now, 23 years later, I’m back in Austria, and this time to create a piece for the Graz Ballet at the Graz Opera. I’m celebrating the retrospective.” (Maura Morales)
Photo: Lorenzo Galdeman
Foto: Lorenzo Galdeman