LA VERONAL x MARIA KOCHETKOVA PÅ GLYPTOTEKET

LA VERONAL x MARIA KOCHETKOVA x GLYPTOTEKET

/ 16. March 2024

Seize the unique opportunity to experience the meeting between one of today’s most influential choreographers of our time, Spanish Marcos Morau, his dance company, La Veronal, and one of the world’s best ballet dancers, Maria Kochetkova. 

LA VERONAL x MARIA KOCHETKOVA PÅ GLYPTOTEKET

The performance can be experienced in The Glyptotek’s beautiful Central Hall, for only two days. 

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About the performance
The performance consists of two choreographies by the award-winning Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau. ‘Equal Elevations’ (2016), featuring four of La Veronal’s dancers, was originally created for the Museo Reina Sofia for an exhibition of Richard Serra’s sculptures, and has since toured the world. ‘Degunino’ is danced to music by composer Alexander Knaifel, who was blacklisted by the Soviet Union in 1979 for writing ‘degenerate music’. After the fall of the Soviet Union, he was rediscovered and acknowledged as a genius. 

In the meeting with Maria Kochetkova, Marcos Morau for the first time transfers his language of movement to a ballet dancer, and the result is an innovative take on the technique of ballet in the future. An outcome that is as beautiful as it is sometimes absurd.  

When the acts are performed together in Copenhagen, they are exclusively adapted for the Glyptotek’s Central Hall. The audience will be seated around the stage where they will be able to hear the dancers’ breathing and the movements of their feet on the stage floor. Sounds that blend into the tones of e.g. Steve Reich’s iconic ‘Clapping Music’ and Alexander Knaifel’s ‘Oh Heavenly King’. Both works reveal the feelings that only the body can describe. And that is exactly what Marcos Morau’s distinctive dance style ‘KOVA’ achieves by exploring the body like a labyrinth at a pace that leaves the audience almost breathless. 

About the artists
La Veronal is a spanish contemporary dance company, that has many works on regular tour worldwide.  This show will be the first time since 2014 that the company visits Denmark. Marcos Morau is artistic director and choreographer for La Veronal, his career kicked off at the Copenhagen Choreography Competition in 2011, and the Spanish choreographer has since had a special connection to Denmark, where he has created works for both the Royal Ballet and the Danish Dance Theatre. Since 2023 he has been Artist in residence at the Berliner Staatsballett. 

Maria Kochetkova is one of the most sought-after and innovative ballerinas of her generation, who insists on challenging ballet and its technique. Maria Kochetkova has a long career behind her as a solo dancer with companies such as the San Francisco Ballet and the American Ballet Theatre. In addition to guest apperences on the world’s biggest stages, she has danced in Denmark at both the Chamber Ballet (2021 and 2022) and the Copenhagen Summer Dance (2021) at Ofelia Plads. 

When
Saturday 16 March at 12-13 and at 15-16
Sunday 17 March at 12-13 and at 15-16
Duration 1 hour including an artist talk (in English) after each performance.

Choreography: Marcos Morau in collaboration with the dancers
Dancers: La Veronal and Maria Kochetkova
Music: Steve Reich, Alexander Knaifel and others
Photo credit: Tom McKenzie 

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The tickets are not refundable but may be passed on.
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Thank you for your generous support
The performance is realized by choreographer Sebastian Kloborg with generous support from F. A. Productions, William Demant Fonden and Fritz Schur Gruppen.

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