“fast Jane and slow John, they should never marry or work together”

Is a dance project starting in 2018 and is involving a precious group of artists like the Portuguese musicians Rui Lima and Sérgio Martins, and the Israeli dancer Roni Chadash. The concept/idea is from the Portuguese choreographer Luis Marrafa.

How to become ‘home’? The idea can be paradoxical - home is solid in our memories, but its colours fade and we forget details over time. Our bodies adapt to new places, new rules - we thrive on curiosity. HOME takes all these ideas and draws on the deep-rooted experiences of five dancers, creating a detailed, agile and rhythmic dance vocabulary driven by a pulsating, urgent soundscape composed by the choreographer. 

Home is a project for five dancers in which the concept generates movement, from the most simple to the more complex. Every motion has a deep-rooted desire for communication.

Choreography / Concept - Luis Marrafa

Dancers - Petra Van Gompel, António Cabrita, Jessica Morgado, Catarina Gonçalves,

Marcia Liu, Luis Marrafa

Original music: Luis Marrafa

Additional music: Hauschka

Lights: Horácio Fernandes

Production: MARRAFA vzw.

Co-Production: Culturgest, O Espaço Do Tempo.

Support: Wolubilis, TAKT’Dommelhof, StairCase.studio Brussels

MARRAFA company

Is a Brussels-based dance company founded in 2012 by Portuguese choreographer/dancer Luis Marrafa and Belgian dancer Petra Van Gompel; both performing artists with an individual artistic path. This international collaboration focuses on research in dance and on cultural exchanges, inviting dance audiences to engage with them through an open working process in which artistic visions are exchanged. The collective works with artists and networks from different disciplines and creates a structure to produce projects and share knowledge and ideas. MARRAFA company is a non profit organization.

“everyday robots” work in progress

Choreography  interpretation & music by Luis Marrafa

Through the invitation from the dance company, Companhia de Dança de Almada, in Portugal. Luis Marrafa created Marvel. for the 25th anniversary of their dance platform “Quinzena de Dança de Almada”.