Siena by La Veronal Dance Company in Ottawa
Spanish dance company La Veronal presents “Siena” at the National Arts Center of Ottawa, 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.
La Veronal’s signature dance pieces are sophisticated and slyly humorous. Siena serves as a geographical point of reference for a provocative, abstract reflection on the concept of the human body in art and time. The dancers use their bodies as malleable maps to meaning in a meticulously reproduced gallery space dominated by a giant blow up of Titian’s luxuriously sensuous Venus of Urbino.
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.