He obtained the highest grade possible for his undergraduate final year project and the grand award for creation from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona. His artistic knowledge is not limited to dance, and extends to other disciplines such as photography and dramaturgy; he studied a Master’s degree in Dramaturgy at the UAB, the Pompeu Fabra University and the Institut del Teatre.
For more than ten years, Marcos has led La Veronal as a director, choreographer and designer for sets, costumes, and lighting. He has travelled the world presenting his works at festivals, theatres, and various international contexts such as the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, the Biennale di Venezia, Festival d'Avignon, Tanz Im August in Berlin, the Roma Europa Festival, the SIDance Festival in Seoul and Sadler's Wells in London, among many others.
In addition to his work with La Veronal, Marcos Morau has worked as visiting artist for various companies and theatres around the world where he develops new creations, always halfway between the performing arts and dance: GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Ballet du Rhin, Royal Danish Ballet, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Carte Blanche, Ballet de Lorraine, Compañía Nacional de Danza and the Tanz Luzerner Theater among others.
Being the youngest person to receive the National Dance Prize in Spain, Marcos Morau's language is an inheritance of abstract movement and physical theatre. A powerful body language based on the annihilation of all organic logic, one which dissects movement and turns it into a unique identity.
Marcos Morau was also awarded the FAD Sebastià Gasch prize, awarded by the FAD Foundation for Arts and Design, and the TimeOut prize for the best creator, among other awards. With his creations, he has managed to win prizes in numerous national and international choreographic competitions such as the Hannover International Choreographic Competition, the Copenhagen Choreographic Competition, Madrid and Masdanza.
In addition to his creative side, Marcos Morau also teaches, he combines his creations with training and gives classes and workshops on creative processes and new dramaturgies in conservatories, further education courses and universities, and at the Institut del Teatre, the University of the Arts of Strasbourg and the Sorbonne Nouvelle in Paris.
The future of Morau opens up to new formats and languages where the lines between opera, dance, and physical theatre blur more than ever, seeking new ways of expressing and communicating in our current turbulent and changing times.
Photography ©Vanessa Gómez