Yolanda Morales (1984), is a choreographer, dancer and performer based in Hamburg, Germany since 2016. Originally from Chiapas, in Southern Mexico, Yolanda Morales completed the Master in Performance Studies at the University of Hamburg in 2018.

She received her dance education at the Universidad de Ciencias y Artes in Chiapas and at the Universidad in Puebla (BUAP) (Acap-INBA) both in Mexico. 

 

Her work focuses on the dystopic/utopic space as a space of resistence, the development of fictitious bodies responding to politcal, social and enviromental issues of this contemporary world from a feminist approach.  She works as well with the reconstruction, recontextualization and reinterpretation of movement as a form of social and political resistance. She dedicates her work to current political and social issues, especially from Latin America that resonate worldwide. Her productions have been invited to festivals in Germany and internationally. Her production 2666 co-produced by K3 Kampnagel Hamburg and funded by the Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg and the Hamburgische Kultur Stiftung,  was invited to the Epicentro Festival in February 2020 in Oaxaca, Mexico, Hauptsache Frei Festival Online 2020 in Hamburg and OUTNOW Festival 2021 in
Bremen. 

 

In 2021, Morales has her second dance production NERVEN at Lichthof Theater (Supported by Ministry of Culture and Media Hamburg and the Hamburgische Kultur Stiftung. The piece was performed on the stage of Ringlokschuppen Ruhr as part of the Hundertpro Festival in September 2021. October 2021 she has her third production HORSES, funded by BKMH and Fonds Darstellende Künste, at Kraftwerk Bille.

 

In cooperation with the Markk Museum and supported by the program #TakePart from the Fonds Darstellende Künste, Morales has developed the project MOVING IMAGINATIVE BODIES. Moving Imaginative Bodies is a format of open rehearsals and workshops. Together with a group of six
dancers and live music, Morales has performed eight dates at the museum from August to November 2021. dates at the museum. The aim was to give the audience a glimpse into the process of her new dance piece HORSES through the mediation of choreographic material.
offered.  She showed her solo works on different stages and in galleries of Mexico and Germany (Hamburg, Ulm, Freiburg and Munich). Among others, she works with the choreographers Patricia Carolin Mai, Yolanda Gutiérrez, Fernanda Ortiz, Barbara Schmidt Rohr, Juan Dominguez and Arantxa and José Vidal. Recently she has worked as a choreographer with the artistic collective POOL by YOVO! YOVO! and the Theater Peripherie directed by Ute Bansemir in Frankfurt. 

 

Yolanda Morales