SEEDS 2019

Tanzlabor mit Iván Pérez und Cooperativa Maura Morales

  • From 04.09.19
  • to 07.09.19
  • Produktionszentrum Tanz + Performance e.V.

The SEEDS Dance Lab with Workshops & More for professional dancers will take place for the second time from 04.09.-07.09.2019 at the PZ. 

This year's guests are the director of the Dance Theatre Heidelberg Iván Pérez and the Cooperativa Maura Morales, with the renowned choreographer Maura Morales and the composer Michio Woirgardt. The internationally established artists will meet for the first time and share their working methods with each other and with the participants during the lab. During four workshop days, they will explore, train, educate themselves and exchange ideas. The dancers will be able to familiarise themselves with the work of Maura Morales and Iván Pérez Cooperative in joint laboratory workshops as well as individual coaching sessions.

The results from the dance lab will be presented a public showing on Saturday, 07.09.2019 at 8.30 pm. On Tuesday, 03.09.2019 at 6.30 pm, interested parties can get to know the working methods of Maura Morales and Iván Pérez better and ask the two artists questions at a "Get to know the choreographers" event. The evening will be hosted by Stuttgart-based choreographer Juliette Villemin.

Fee and Registration
Workshop (4 days): 180,- €
Reduced fee for students, associated (PZ) etc: 150,- €

Limited space. Please apply by sending your contact and CV to
Deadline for registration: 05.08.2019

More about the artists 2019

Cooperativa Maura Morales was founded in 2010 and consists of the dancer Maura Morales and the composer Michio Woirgardt. 

Maura Morales studied dance in Cuba. She was a soloist at different state theatres in Cuba, Germany and Switzerland. Since 2008 she´s working as a freelance dancer and choreographer. She won numerous prizes such as the 2nd prize for best choreographer at Solo-Tanz-Festival in Stuttgart, the audience award for best solo at the International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands – MASDANZA and best solo at Internationaler Tanzwettbewerb Hannover. In 2013 she received the prestigious Kurt-Jooss-Preis for her piece Wunschkonzert as well as the jury prize for the best dance performance at the internationals dance fair in Huesca/Spain. 

Michio Woirgardt is currently one of the most sought-after composers and live musicians for ballet and contemporary dance. He received his education at the renowned University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, as well as at the Saarland University of Music and Performing Arts. His compositional approach is also in the fusion of musical parameters, which at first glance seem completely contradictory. Michio has created a very personal style in recent years, which appeals to the choreographers of the ballet ensembles of state theatres, as well as contemporary ensembles of the independent scene.

Iván Pérez born in Alicante, is a Spanish choreographer. He is the artistic director of the new Dance Theatre Heidelberg (DTH) at Theater und Orchester Heidelberg. His career as a dancer began with IT Dansa before he joined the Netherlands Dans Theater (NDT) in 2004. After his debut choreography for the Netherlands Dance Theatre 2 in 2011, he fully committed himself to the creation of new works. As an associate choreographer of the Dutch production house Korzo numerous choreographies were created in the following years. Having worked freelance, he created and set work for international companies such as Balletboyz, Ballet Moscow, Compañía Nacional de Danza and Dance Forum Taipei amongst others. With his company in Heidelberg he fosters the growth and outreach of contemporary dance in the region and artistically explores the Millennial-Generation in a trilogy of work at the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg.