Photo: Albert Pons
Between Barcelona and New York, Marcos Morau studied photography, movement and theatre. He builds worlds and imaginary landscapes where movement and image meet and shallow one another. For over ten years, Marcos runs La Veronal, as director, choreographer, and set, light and wardrobe designer. He’s travelled the world presenting his pieces at festivals, theatres and international contexts.
Apart from his work with La Veronal, Marcos Morau is an invited artist for various companies and theatres to develop new creations, always half way between scenic arts and dance, with special attention to dramaturgy.
As the youngest National Dance Award winner in Spain, his language is part of a heritage, from abstract movement and physical theatre, blended together in a surrealist and dark amalgam. A powerful body language based in the annihilation of any organic logic, dissecting movement and making it into a unique identity.
His work is present and supported by major theaters and international festivals, Avignon Festival, Sadler’s Wells, Rome Europe, Tanz imAugust among many others. Marcos Morau is also a guest creator in many top international companies: NDT, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Göteborgs Operans Danskompani among many others. In the Netherlands, Marcos previously made works for Scapino Ballet Rotterdam.
His last pieces for La Veronal, Opening Night (2021), Sonoma (2020) or Pasionaria (2018), reflect human beings of today, before their fears, questioning the world and the world and their destiny.
In season 2021-2022, Marcos created his debut for the company with the NDT 2 dancers, Folkå. In 2023-2024, he will return to create a work with NDT 1.