Sparkling Imagination – Improvisation Workshop with Horácio Macuacua in Portugal

Where: Tavira, Algarve, Portugal

When: 7, 8 9 and 10th of May 2021

Deadline for applications: 25th April

Sparkling Imagination – Improvisation WORKSHOP

The inflexibility of the established paralyzes 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 compose physically need
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!

Hours: 20h Total – 5h per day
cost: Early Bird – 150 euros until the 25th of April
Where: Estúdio YUCCA, close by Tavira, Algarve, Portugal

Accomodation is not included but can be provided in a farm house, located in the same land where the workshop is taking place with un extra daily cost.

info & Inscriptions:

7th : 14h – 19h
8th: 10h – 15h
9th: 10h – 15h
10th: 10h – 15h

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….

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the inscription is only valid after the payment of half price of the workshop, via bank transfer. Please send us an email and we will send you the bank information.

Costs for participants: 150 euros

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