Son of flamenco artists, Andrés Marín’s connection with the art form began at an early age, having come into close contact with dance through his father’s dance school, and song, of which he is a devoted aficionado and thorough connoisseur. If there is one feature that defines his career, it would be that of independence, and his lack of involvement with any particular company or school other than his father’s, from which he separated to continue his development autonomously. His career as a professional dancer began in 1992, and he worked as soloist and choreographer on various projects before forming his own company in 2002. Since then, his creations have been featured in the principal circuits of flamenco and contemporary dance in Europe. Today Marín is considered one of the greatest innovators of the genre.
In all of Marín’s work there is risk and experimentation, elements which the artist considers essential for the regeneration of flamenco.
For the creation of his latest show, Tuétano, Marín draws inspiration from the writings of Antonin Artaud and calls upon the visceral talents of artists Concha Vargas and la Macanita. Coproduced and premiered in France in the Festival Montpellier Danse 2012 and presented for the first time in Spain in the 17th Bienal de Flamenco in Seville, Tuétano is ‘a journey towards the depths of our being, a return to our most organic nature’.
Marín gives way to his dual passion, that of innovating and of being faithful to tradition at the same time, in La Pasión Según Se Mire. The show, featuring the impeccable contributions of guest artistsLole Montoya, Concha Vargas, and José de la Tomasa, premiered in the XIV Festival de Jerez in 2010 to great acclaim. Following its presentation in the 16th Bienal de Flamenco in Seville, La Pasión Según Se Mire was awarded with 2 Giraldillo prizes. In 2011, the workwas featured in venues such as the 18th Festival de Nîmes, the Maison des Arts de Créteil, or the Lucent Danstheater.
El Cielo De Tu Boca, which premiered at the 15th Bienal de Flamenco in Seville in 2008, features Marín dancing to music created from the bells of experimental composer Llorenç Barber. The work was chosen to inaugurate the 2nd Dutch Flamenco Biennale, travelling subsequently to contemporary venues such as the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, the festivals MiRA!, Montpellier Danse 2009 or the Festival de Danse de Cannes in France. El Cielo de tu Boca was featured in the 12th edition of Flamenco Viene del Sur in Granada and Málaga, the Teatro Falla in Cádiz , the 17th Festival de Nîmes and the Sala Pleyel, among other events. Fruit of this fertile encounter between Marín and Barber is Somos Sonos, a show that explores the territory of performance, an open dialogue between the artists, raw and stripped of artifice.
Taking as a starting point the freedom of expression that characterises his career, Andrés Marín presents Vanguardia Jonda and Op.24, two intimate shows that serve as creative laboratories for the artist, which have been featured in events such as the Festival de Mont de Marsan, the Bienal de la Danza in Lyon, or the Festival Paris Quartier D’Été.
Other works by Marín include Asimetrías and El Alba del Último Día, both created for Seville’s Bienal de Flamenco, in 2004 and 2006 respectively. His first piece Más Allá del Tiempo was premiered in 2002 at the Maison de la Danse in Lyon.