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Sparkling Imagination

Coordinated by Horacio Macuacua
  • Part of International Dance Month

April 1-5 – 10:00-14:00

05.04.2024

Friday

10:00

CNDB – Sala Stere Popescu (Bd. Mărășești 80)

Info

Contemporary Creative Dreamers organizes the intensive workshop “Sparkling Imagination” supported by teacher Horacio Macuacua between April 1-5 2024, in Bucharest, at The National Center for Dance.

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!

Biography

Horacio Macuacua, 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….

Main media partner
Guerilla Radio

Media Partners
Radio Romania Cultural, TVR Cultural, Arta Magazine, Zile și Nopți, ELLE, Happ.ro, The Institute, ISCOADA, Zeppelin, Feeder, Agerpres, LiterNet, Golan Magazine, Metropolis Newspaper, Visit Bucharest

Strategic partners
Cinema Union

Special mentions

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the course starts.

01.04.2024

Monday

10:00

Monday

10:00

Sparkling Imagination

Coordinated by Horacio Macuacua

Sparkling Imagination

02.04.2024

Tuesday

10:00

Tuesday

10:00

Sparkling Imagination

Coordinated by Horacio Macuacua

Sparkling Imagination

03.04.2024

Wednesday

10:00

Wednesday

10:00

Sparkling Imagination

Coordinated by Horacio Macuacua

Sparkling Imagination

04.04.2024

Thursday

10:00

Thursday

10:00

Sparkling Imagination

Coordinated by Horacio Macuacua

Sparkling Imagination
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