Horacio proposes a very physical work that demands attention, interest and intensity more than a certain technical level, challenging the potentiality of each dancer to push beyond the limits of imagination and body expression to discover new and surprising possibilities.
The workshop evolves with what the group offers, since the ability to physically create and compose needs training and attention just as much 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 that of the whole group.
The Mozambican dancer and choreographer is the artistic director of the dance company that bears his name. Horacio Macuacua develops projects that aim to go beyond established forms. Mental flexibility and readiness to capture the moment instantly translate movement into complex and elaborate compositions, showing depth and playfulness, darkness and light. Each composition is a journey to reinvent itself and transform itself 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 teacher and mentor. As a teacher he has taught classes and workshops in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, USA, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, etc....