Biography

Horacio espada2HORÁCIO MACUÁCUA. Mozambican dancer and choreographer. Started his work in the field of Mozambican traditional dance in 1996. Funding member of CulturArte, created in 1999, one of the first Contemporary Dance Companies in Mozambique, when he participated in different performances directed by Panaíbra Gabriel. He worked with international choreographers such as Frans Poelstra, Cristina Moura and Thomas Hauert among others. He is one of the favorite followers of David Zambrano with whom he keep working and developing flying-low technique, participating as performer in several works by the Venezuelan choreographer. He has been working as dance teacher for a long time giving classes in the best dance schools in Mozambique, Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Spain, Brazil and Portugal. Since 2006 he has been developping his own works like Comum, Oca, Canais, etc.

In 2009 he created the piece Orobroy, Stop! which have won the Great Prize PUMA Creative and the 1st prize of Danse L’Afrique Danse 2010, Bamako/Mali, and took the company to a big tour in Africa, Europe anda Brasil. In 2012, he concieved the project Smile if you can, which he toured in Europe recently. All these creations are being presented in many countries around the world at the moment.