KDF professionals

17.07-23.07 (18 hours)

Kalamata Municipal Stadium

Horacio Macuacua


About the workshop

The inflexibility of the established paralyses movement, dims ingenuity, and casts a shadow over surprise. But life force makes us adaptable; it gives us the opportunity to transform space and to translate energy into matter, matter into its own evolution. The outline of the spontaneous is blurred to disappear, the margins of the predictable are softened and we know the interrogation point that questions automatic response. The body allows us to transcend. Horacio proposes a highly physical work that demands attention, interest and intensity rather than a certain level of technique, challenging the potentiality of each dancer to push the limits of body imagination and expression further to discover new and surprising possibilities. The workshop evolves with what the group offers, as the ability to create and compose physically requires training and attention as well as technique or style. Within the group process, the participants learn from each other through acceptance and transformation, collaboration and observation of their own dance and of the whole group. Let’s dive into the work, get the engines running and let your imagination flow! Let’s dance!



  • Participation Fee (4 workshops & 1 dance battle): €390.00.
  • Registration and information: workshops@kalamatadancefestival.gr
  • Registration is completed only upon payment of the participation fee.
  • Refunds are not accepted.
  • Registrations are accepted until all available spots are filled .
  • Workshop participants are eligible for a special discount for all festival performances at the 29th KDF.


About Horacio Macuacua

The Mozambican dancer and choreographer Horacio Macacua is the artistic director of the dance company that bears his name. He develops projects that aim to go beyond established forms. Flexibility of mind and availability to catch the moment translate movement instantly into compositions that are complex and elaborate, displaying depth and playfulness, darkness and light. Each composition is a journey to reinvent and transform within the parameters of meaning. He has presented the 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, whom he considers his mentor. As a teacher, he has given classes and workshops in France, Germany, Spain, Belgium, Holland, Cyprus, USA, South Korea, Brazil, South Africa, Mozambique, et al.