HORACIO MACUACUA (ES/MOZ)
The Mozambican dancer and choreographer is the artistic director of the dance company which bears his name. Horacio Macuacua develops projects that aim to go beyond established forms. Flexibility of mind and availability to catch the moment translate movement instantly into compositions that are complex and elaborated, displaying depth and playfulness, darkness and light. Each composition is a journey to reinvent and transform within the parameters of meaning. He has carried out his projects: COMUM, Canais, Orobroy, Stop! (1st Prize and Puma Creative Prize at Danse l’Afrique Danse Festival 2010), Smile If You Can!, Fighting room, Convoy, Paradise is not in the sky! and Theka. Horacio has collaborated with choreographers Cristina Moura, Thomas Hauert, George Khumalo, Wim Vandekeybus/Última Vez … and David Zambrano, considering him his maestro and mentor. As a teacher he has given classes and workshops in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, USA, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, etc….
FLYING LOW – TECHNICAL CLASS (Week 41 & 42)
This work focuses mainly on the dancer’s relationship with the floor. The class consists in partnering work and movement phrases, which explore the primary laws of physics: cohesion and expansion. Simple movement patterns that involve breathing, speed and the release of energy throughout the body activate the relationship between the center and the joints, moving in and out of the ground more efficiently maintaining a centered state. The focus on the skeletal structure helps to improve the dancers’ physical perception and alertness. The technique was developed by David Zambrano, 野外 ポルノ with whom Horacio has been working for more than 19 years. They continue to develop it and to exchange on all levels of dance work.