By Skånes Dansteater


In ‘Djurens karneval’ (Carnival of the Animals) a magical universe full of imaginative creatures awaits. To the tones of Camille Saint-Saëns’s classical masterpiece ‘Le carnaval des animaux’, these spectacular beings welcome you to a place outside our world, where fantasy and reality can meet.

Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau and Skåne Dansteater’s dancers borrow details from reality to pick them apart and force them together, creating new truths. Get inspired by the ingenuity of Marcos Morau’s peculiar movement language and Silvia Delagneau's fantastic costumes. But stay on your toes, in ‘Djurens karneval’ the step from loving animals to nasty beasts is teeny-tiny.


Direction: Marcos Morau

Choreography: Marcos Morau in collaboration with Lorena Nogal and the dancers

Choreographer’s assistant: Lorena Nogal

Music: Camille Saint-Saëns, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

Stage Design, Costume Design: Silvia Delagneau

Lighting design: Joakim Engstrand

Dancers: Jing Yi Wang, Patrick Bragdell Eriksson, Riccardo Zandoná, Sarah Bellugi Klima, Tiemen Stemerding

Djurens karneval is a coproduction by Danssamverkan Sydsverige consisting of Regionteatern Blekinge/Kronoberg, Byteatern Kalmar, Rum för Dans Halland, Smålands Musik & Teater, Skånes Dansteater, with support from The Swedish Arts Council.

Duration: 45 mins

Rec from 8 years.

Marcos Morau, choreographer

Spanish choreographer Marcos Morau has won several national and international choreography competitions with his creations. He has been awarded with the Butaca Award of Best Dance Performance

2015 and the National Dance Award 2013, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Culture. In 2005 he created the highly acclaimed dance company La Veronal, formed by artists from the fields of dance, film, photography and literature, aiming to create a strong narrative language and forming global art spaces.

Marcos Morau has worked in Sweden on numerous occasions with Skånes Dansteater Och jord ska du åter vara (2014) and GöteborgsOperans danskompani Rothko Chapel (2017). He has worked with Beijing Dance Theatre, National Dance Company Wales among others.

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