Siena by La Veronal Dance Company in Montreal
Spanish dance company La Veronal presents “Siena” at Théâtre Maisonneuve in Montreal, with choreography by Marcos Morau.
Director Marcos Morau and his collaborative team are gaining international attention for work that fuses cultural references drawn from cinema, literature, music and photography.
- On Thursday, February 8 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
- On Friday, February 9 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
- On Saturday, February 10 at 8 pm. Buy tickets.
In a hyper realistic museum room setting, a woman immerses herself in the contemplation of a painting. A man watches him. The public sees both. The show follows questions about art and its representation, about the human body and its projections. On the set, the gesture oscillates between sets of dancers in unison and moving miniatures. Morau draws a thread that goes from Titian’s Venus of Urbino to David Lynch’s film. A labyrinth of danced sensations that carries the viewer beyond the mirror. Siena is a living painting.
About Marcos Morau
In 2005, Marcos Morau created La Veronal, a company made up of artists from dance, cinema, photography and literature. Morau has received the 2013 National Dance Prize, awarded by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and the Sebastià Gasch Prize, a major prize awarded by the FAD Foundation of Arts and Design. His creations have won awards in numerous national and international choreographic competitions, including in Hanover, Copenhagen, Madrid and Masdanza / International Canary Dance Festival. Siena received the Butaca Award from the public for the best performance in 2013.