Foto: Albert Pons
Marcos Morau: Choreographer of the Year

«tanz» magazine's yearbook 2023 elects Morau.

First performed in late September 2022 by Ballet Zurich, Morau's production Nachtträume received particular acclaim. It was commissioned by our new artistic director, Christian Spuck. Emphasising the choreographer's «fascinating body cascades and frescoes», the critic Bettina Trouwborst writes:

«Marcos Morau galvanises his audiences with surreal pictorial canvases illustrating historical as well as current social crises in a uniquely grotesque fashion. To quote the 40-year-old man himself, it is ‹out of monstrosity and beauty› that he composes an aesthetics that can, on occasion, be shocking in its relentlessness. It is moulded out of dance, music, visual art, literature, film, and photography.»

This season, we are excited to welcome Marcos Morau as our artist-in-residence. He'll celebrate his Staatsballett debut on April 28, 2024 with the world premiere of his creation Overture.