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Ballet

"The Nutcracker" choreography by M. Petipa.
"Fernando Moraga, best known for his virtuoso turns and jumps"
Die Wochenschau. Münster, 2011

"The Nutcracker" choreography by M. Petipa.
"Fernando Moraga showed great jumps and spins, together with Tina Vasilaki
brought both the romantic as well as the playful side of the "Nutcracker" on stage."
Isabell Steinböck Kultur. Münster, 2011

"Cleopatra" choreography by Ben Stevenson.
"What began to anchor the performance was the entrance of Caesar, Fernando Moraga
with his strong, elegant stage presence and clean technical dancing. The stage receded,
and dance began to pull the focus."
Tara Mitton Catao, Palm Beach Daily News. March 09, 2008.

"Cleopatra" choreography by Ben Stevenson.
"Moraga’s high powered Antony was as fiery as he was passionate"
Lawrence Budmen, Sun-Sentinel. March 2008.

"Percussion for Six Men" choreography by Vicente Nebrada
"...Moraga's strong apparently effortless turns..."
Ballet Talk. Feb 2007.

"The Nutcracker" choreography by Marie Hale
"while Fernando Moraga was a balletic whirlwind, especially in his solo variation"
Lawrence Budmen, Sun-Sentinel. Dec 27 2007.

"The Nutcracker" choreography by Allison Norton
"Fernando Moraga and Mauricio Canete, portraying the Nutcracker and the Mouse
King, wowed the audience with their amazing jumping abilities and thrilling sword
fight scene."
Treva Bedinghaus, About.com. Dec 2007.

“Former Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Soloist Fernando Moraga lent his clean, crisp
lines to the movement”
Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Jan 2005.

A Midsummer Nights Dream” choreography by G. Balanchine.
“...And while the quarreling lovers and especially Fernando Moraga all had their moments
and the dancing was pristine...” Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. April 2004.

Cinderella” choreography by Ben Stevenson.
“...Fernando Moraga was a suitably stuffy Dancing Master...”
Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. March 2003.

Ghost Dances” choreography by Christopher Bruce.
“...It was sensationally danced and earned a heartfelt standing ovation. Dominic
Walsh, Fernando Moraga, Zdenek Konvalina were the awesome Ghost Dancers,
flying and fighting to the sound of wind”
Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. May 2003.

Alice in Wonderland” choreography by Ben Stevenson.
“...Fernando Moraga was a smooth Cheshire Cat...”
Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. Jun 2003.

The Nutcracker” choreography by Terrence Orr.
“...Blessed with an air of nobility and a clarity of attack, Mr. Moraga is a welcome
addition to the soloist ranks...”
Jane Vranish, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Dec 2003.

 “Aqui se Habla Espanol” Hispanics Dancers.
“...And at Houston Ballet, there’s Carlos Acosta (Cuba), and Fernando Moraga (Chile)”
Dance Magazine. 2002.

Madame Butterfly” choreography by Stanton Welch.
“...Fernando Moraga was entertaining as Yamadori...”
Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. Sept 2002.

Five Poems” choreography by Ben Stevenson.
“...Mauricio Canete and Fernando Moraga had a magical and playful duet, much of it
in unison, for the second poem...”
Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. March 2001.

 “The Snow Maiden” choreography by Ben Stevenson.
“...The high flying athletic trio of Parren Ballard, Fernando Moraga and Mauricio
Canete as villagers in act two”
Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. Sept 2000.

The Nutcracker" choreography by Ben Stevenson.
“...Sally Rojas, Fernando Moraga and Julie Gumbinner brought mature cleanness
to the dance of the Mirlitons”
Molly Glentzer, Houston Chronicle. Dec 1999.

Romeo y Julieta” choreography by John Cranko.
“... Buen Trabajo de Fernando Moraga, notable como Mercucio”
La Tercera 10 de Julio 1997.

Choreography

„Das Gleis – ein Spiel des Lebens“ choreography by T. Vasilaki - F. Moraga.
"ist der Titel dieses ausdrucksstarken Liebes-Pas-de-deux, mit dem Tina Vasilaki und Fernando Moraga (Dimensions Dance Company) im Großen Haus begeisterten. Ihr modernes Ballett zählt zu den schönsten Momenten des 22. Münsteraner Tanzfestivals
Translation:
"The Platform - A game of life" is the title of this expressive Love Pas-de-deux, with Tina Vasilaki and Fernando Moraga (Dimensions Dance Company). Their modern ballet was one of the most beautiful moments of Münster 22. Dance Festival.
by Isabell Steinböck. Münstersche Zeitung. Münster, 2014

Mozart's Requiem" choreography by T. Vasilaki-F. Moraga.
"When the music starts, and Mozart's "Requiem" begins, they show a dance that takes virtuosity in itself".
"Classic lines combined with contemporary movement vocabulary, dancers impress with long legs, big jumps and beautiful elevations. If they drop, roll on the ground or kneeling with arms stretched on the ground, the fragility of their existence was felt".
"Succeed, many strong moments when soloists turn in the light cone, the ensemble posing in a geometric formation or show couples graceful pas de deux".
by Isabell Steinböck. Westfälische Nachrichten. Münster, 2014

"In Between" choreography by T. Vasilaki-F. Moraga.
"Zu den Highlights des Abends zählte „In Between“, ein Pas de deux von Tina Vasilaki
und Fernando Moraga, der die Eleganz des klassischen Balletts mit der Dynamik des
Modern Dance zu einer harmonischen und virtuos getanzten Synthese brachte"
Translation:
"Among the highlights of the evening was one of "In Between",
a pas de deux by Tina Vasilaki and Fernando Moraga, who brought the elegance of
classical ballet with the dynamics of modern dance to create a harmonious and
masterfully danced synthesis"
Von Helmut Jasny. Münstersche Zeitung. Münster, 2013

"In Between" choreography by T. Vasilaki-F. Moraga.
"Wunderschön-lyrisches Ballett zeigte Tina Vasilaki und Fernando Moraga als
Dimensions Dance Company "
Translation:
"Beautifully-lyrical ballet showed Tina Vasilaki and Fernando Moraga as Dimensions
Dance Company"
Von Isabell Steinböck. Westfälische Nachrichten. Münster, 2013

"Sonata for Two" choreography by T. Vasilaki-F. Moraga.
"...with all their artistic qualities revealed, Tina Vasilaki and Fernando Moraga in an inspiring "Pas de Deux“...”
by Axel Engels. Westfälische Nachrichten. Münster 2013

Opera

"Le Nozze di Figaro" by W. Amadeus Mozart at the Palm Beach Opera
"The fandango in the third act was elegantly choregraphed by Fernando Moraga"
Greg Stepanich, Palm Beach ArtsPaper. Feb 28, 2009.

"Le Nozze di Figaro" by W. Amadeus Motzart at the Palm Beach Opera
"...while Chilean choreographer Fernando Moraga made the dances look classy..."
Rex Hearn, Palm Beach ArtsPaper. March 2, 2009.

"La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi at the Palm Beach Opera
"Dancer Fernando Moraga was a hit as the swaggering, cape-wielding matador"
R. Spencer Butler, Palm Beach Daily News. March 30, 2008

"La Traviata" by Giuseppe Verdi at the Palm Beach Opera
"the best non-singer was dancer-toreador Fernando Moraga"
Sharon McDaniel, Palm Beach Post. March 30, 2008.