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Andres Garcia Martinez

biography

I started dancing at the Conservatoire in my home town of Saragossa in Spain. In 2010, I studied contemporary dance at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts, dancing in pieces by William Forsythe, Hofesh Shechter, Jiří Kylián and Georg Reischl, and in 2014 I joined Folkwang Tanzstudio under Rodolpho Leoni and worked with David Hernandez and Emanuel Gat.

I decided to audition for the Ballet National de Marseille after seeing the work of Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten on the internet. I loved their way of using the body and their very physical approach to movement that ultimately serves to build a very fine choreographic language.

When I think of “the body in revolt”, their central theme, for me it’s the intuition of the body before the control of the mind that comes into play. Movement allows the realisation of what exists deep down in us. I also think of the way in which the bodies share the space and become a community with a real identity. It’s precisely because of this that I find my own singular approach, with feelings buried inside me that I was unaware of ultimately emerging. The revolt of the body is inside me; it allows me to perceive other people and myself.