HOME

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. 


    Selection 2016
 

MARRAFA vzw


Is a Brussels based dance company founded in 2012 by the choreographer/dancer Luis Marrafa and the 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 vzw is a non profit organization.

Marvel

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”.


Compilation of some Solos directed by Luis Marrafa

Music, video, edition by Luis Marrafa

Clavícula

A new way of expression.

Concept / Music / Camera / Editing by Luis Marrafa

It is an honor that Alain Platel is part of this dance project Ghost as an artistic advisor. The creation process has started and a new update will come.

Premiered on was on the12th & 13th of May 2021 at CCB - Centro Cultural de Belém in Portugal.

SNOW premiered on the 23rd of September in Teatro Camões in Lisbon.

Choreography by Luis Marrafa for National Ballet from Portugal:

Through the invitation from the cultural association ArQuente from Faro. Luis Marrafa is creating CREDO, with the premiere on the 21st January 2022.

TRÍADE

new creation debuts December 2023

By and with

ANTÓNIO M CABRITA, LUÍS MARRAFA, MIGUEL RAMALHO

SYNOPSIS
The idea came from three people moved by the curiosity to explore disparate subjects, to cause controversy in different discursive fields - in religion, philosophy, politics, art, etc. Having the Identity/New binomial as the main research axis and the notions of Transformation/Mutation as a transversal theme, this trio reveals processes of negotiation and sharing between bodies whose first approach is movement. The approximation of different universes forces an internal and external mutation, which is significantly violent, and which simultaneously provokes the discovery of an unlikely harmony and harmony.
TRÍADE explores the movement of the body in relation and reaction with other bodies and with the environment. It traces an allegory of the incessant game of successes and adaptations that crosses our relationships in society. A task, in which bodies meet and mismatch, driven by a sense of duty and obligation, continually feinting time and light.

ARTISTIC AND TECHNICAL CREDITS

// DURATION 70 min. || m/ 6 years
// CHOREOGRAPHY AND INTERPRETATION :: António M Cabrita, Luís Marrafa, Miguel Ramalho
// LIGHT DESIGN :: (to be defined)
// COSTUMES : : (to be defined)
// MUSIC :: ( to be defined )
// ADMINISTRATIVE DEPARTMENT : : José Teixeira
// TECHNICAL DIRECTION :: Cristóvão Cunha
// COMMUNICATION :: Liliana Rodrigues
// EXECUTIVE PRODUCER :: Hugo Gonzales

// PRODUCTION : : PLAY FALSE, Cultural Association (PT)

// INTERNATIONAL PARTNER :: MARRAFA vzw (BE)

// PREMIERE DECEMBER 2023