Marcos Morau (Valencia, Spain, 1982) studied choreography at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona, the Conservatorio Superior de Danza in Valencia and the Movement Research in New York, obtaining the highest score on a final project in his final year and as well as earning the award of the Institut del Teatre.
His artistic skills are not limited to dance, but extend into disciplines such as photography and drama, as he studied his Master in Theory of Drama. In 2005 he created La Veronal, a company formed by artists from dance, film, photography and literature. The artistic team's purpose is a constant search for new expressive media, for cultural references – cinema, literature, music and photography, mostly – to bet on a strong narrative language with the intention of forming global art spaces.
Marcos Morau also exports his seal to other companies of international reputation, creating new pieces for the Compañía Nacional de Danza of Spain, Scapino Ballet Rotterdam, Skånes Dansteater, Göteborg Operans Danskompani, Ballet de Lorraine, Ballet du Rhin or Carte Blanche Norway, among others.
La Veronal’s work is present in some of the most important festivals and theatres in the world as the Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, the Biennale di Venezia, Oslo Opera, Julidans Amsterdam, Tanz im August Berlin, Roma Europa Festival, SIDance Festival Seoul, Sadler’s Wells in London and the Internationale Tanzmesse in Düsseldorf, the most important dance showcase in Europe.
Marcos Morau has been awarded with the National Dance Award 2013, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture, and Sebastià Gasch Award, an important prize granted by the FAD Foundation for Arts and Design. With his creations, he has won awards in a great number of national and international choreography competitions, namely: International Choreography Competition Hannover, Choreography Contest in Copenhagen, Madrid Choreographic Competition, Masdanza / International Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, Best show in Fira Tarrega for Los Pájaros Muertos, and the “Butaca” Award, an annual prize granted by theatregoers for the Best Dance Show in Barcelona, for Siena, Islandia and Voronia in consecutive years.