Sparkling imagination – Improvisation workshop
by Horacio Macuacua
The inflexibility of the established paralyses the movement, dims the ingenuity, casts a shadow over surprise. But life force makes us adaptable, it gives us the opportunity to transform space and to translate energy into matter, matter into its own evolution. The outline of the spontaneous is blurred to disappear, the margins of the predictable are softened and we know the interrogation point that questions the automatic response. The body allows us to transcend.
Horacio proposes a highly physical work that demands attention, interest and intensity rather than a certain technique level, challenging the potentiality of each dancer to push the limits of body imagination and expression further to discover new and surprising possibilities.
The workshop evolves with what the group offers, as the ability to create and to compose physically require training and attention as well as technique or style. Through the group process the participants learn from each other through acceptance and transformation, collaboration and observation of their own dance and of the whole group.
Let’s dive into the work, get the engines started and let the imagination flow! Let’s dance!
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 Panaibra Gabriel Canda/CulturArte, 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….
Mondays till Fridays
Times of this workshop:
11.00-13:00 and 14:30-17.30
Price of the workshop:
500 400 Euro
Registration fee of 150 euro required (as part of the 400)
Thursday 24 March 2022
19:00 solo improvisation by Horacio Macuacua (30-60 min.)
free for the participants, 5€ donation minimum for general public
Note: Open classes of Zumbakuakua !!
From 9:30-10:30 the same 2 weeks Horacio Macuacua will teach Zumbakuakua. These classes are included in your workshop fee and you can join for free.
It is a dance style that is born out of the curiosity for reinventing warming up the body in a joyful way and a great vibe. It is inspired by traditional African dances, afro dance and all influences Horacio has picked up in his career. The class is hot and sweaty, the dance steps and moves are aerobic, rooting deeply, creating an invocation of your own spirit. A treat which has become an inspiring dance formula to be shared once more, and more.