AndrÃ©s MarÃn is one of the most singular dancers of the current flamenco scene. His productions have focused on the flamenco tradition and specifically on the classical songs, but not from a conventional perspective, but through a very personal style and an aesthetic of absolute contemporaneity. Choreographer, artistic and musical director of his own company, his creations reflect the expressive freedom of a deep artistic research. From there is born a poetics rich in suggestive images, at the service of his commitment to art and to himself. He is currently one of the great renovators of the genre.
AndrÃ©s MarÃn was born in Seville in 1969. The son of flamenco artists, he has lived the art since he was a child, both through dancing at his father's school, as well as singing, of which he is a great fan and profound connoisseur. If there is a trait that defines his career, it would be that of independence and non-attachment to any company or school beyond his father's teaching. Self-taught and unclassifiable, he began his professional career in 1992 as a soloist and choreographer for different shows and events until he founded his own company in 2002.
In all of AndrÃ©s MarÃn's works, experimentation and risk reign, elements that the artist considers essential for flamenco art to stay alive: MÃ¡s allÃ¡ del tiempo (2002), AsimetrÃas (2004), El alba del Ãºltimo dÃa (2006), Vanguardia Jonda (2006), El cielo de tu boca (2008), La pasiÃ³n segÃºn se mire (2010), Op.24 (2011), TuÃ©tano (2012), Ad Libitum (2014), Yatra (2015), Carta Blanca (2015), D.Quixote (2017), La Vigilia Perfecta (2020) and Ãxtasis Ravel (2021). His creations have been welcomed by the main European circuits, both in the flamenco genre and contemporary dance among which are the Maison de la Danse de Lyon, the Teatros del Canal de Madrid, the ThÃ©Ã¢tre National de Chaillot in Paris, Sadler's Wells in London, the Biennale de Flamenco in Seville, Montpellier Danse, the MusÃ©e National Picasso-Paris, the Opera de Lille, the Lucent DansTheater in The Hague, the National Opera of Latvia, the ThÃ©Ã¢tre de la Ville de Paris, the MC2: Grenoble, Festival de Danse de Cannes, the Biennale d'Art Flamenco de Paris, the Festival de NÃ®mes, the Festival de Jerez, Flamenco Viene del Sur, the Sala Pleyel in Paris, the Festival Â¡Mira! Festival and the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona.
A restless artist, always in search of new ways to submerge the flamenco tradition in uncharted waters, AndrÃ©s MarÃn has collaborated with artists from various disciplines throughout his career in the conviction that flamenco can dialogue without complexes with other arts:
Pilar AlbarracÃn, visual artist. Action for video "BailarÃ© sobre tu tumba" (2004).
Blanca Li, choreographer. "Poeta en Nueva York" (2007-2008) Nominated for the Max Awards for Best Male Dance Performance for his role as Lorca.
LlorenÃ§ Barber, experimental composer (bells). âEâl Cielo de tu Bocaâ (2008-2011).
Bartabas, director of the equestrian and musical theater ZÃngaro. "Golgota" (2013-2016).
Kader Attou, hip-hop dancer and director of the National Choreographic Center of La Rochelle (CCN). "Rencontres" (2014) and "Yatra" (2015-2018).
Ensemble Divana, musicians from Rajasthan. World Sacred Spirit Festival 2016, Jodpur (India).
Laurent Berger, playwright and director of contemporary theater. "D.Quixote" (2017-2019).
Marie-AgnÃ©s Gillot, dancer Ãtoile. Christian Rizzo, choreographer, audiovisual artist. "Magma" (2019-2021).
JosÃ© Miguel PereÃ±Ãguez, visual artist. âLa Vigilia Perfectaâ (2020), âÃxtasis Ravel" (2021)
The artist combines his choreographic and artistic activity with the direction of AndrÃ©s MarÃn Flamenco Abierto, a production office and his own dance studio based in Seville.