Mario Glez

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Choreographer | 2023 Creative Residency

Mario González is a performer and choreographer from Badajoz, who grew up in the city of Seville and is currently based in Madrid. He began his dance studies in 2008, traveling around Spain to discover and learn about the urban dance scene.

Subsequently, he decided to continue his studies at the Centro Andaluz De Danza, delving into the world of contemporary dance, which allowed him to explore and identify with new forms of movement while still building upon his previous studies.

His passion for learning led him to travel and work in countries such as Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Italy, France, Germany, Luxembourg, Sweden and the United Kingdom, where he collaborated with artists from different backgrounds, helping him to broaden his horizons and discover new and emerging forms of expression.

Currently, Mario is living in the capital of Spain, although he travels throughout Europe focusing on developing his interest in teaching. He trains the new generation of dancers at the 180 dance school, in addition to teaching in a multitude of national and international workshops. His drive for creation has led him to generate dance pieces such as "Phase" (a solo piece created in 2018 and performed in several festivals such as SoloDos (Ourense, Spain) or ID Night (Hereford, UK), "Club" and "Si la cabeza hablase" (Creations for 180LAB), "Overthinking" and "Relation" (both Video-dance with trajectory in various international film festivals such as "Queer Mvmt Fest'', "DanzaTTack" or "Choreoscope" among others), "La Tarde'' (performed at the DanseEncore festival in Canada), as well as other creations for companies like DhhD Milano (Italy) or Padova Danza (Italy). He has also choreographed commercial events for well-known brands such as Oracle, L'Oréal or Coca-Cola, as well as music videos for artists like Orovega or Cepeda.

On the performing side, Mario has worked with Elias Aguirre Company (Spain) on pieces such as “Pez Esfinge", "FlowerHeads" and "Empusa Poem”, Hani Dance & Cía Z art Company (Germany & Luxembourg) on "Out of Range”. He has also danced for artists like Aitana (at the Los 40 Music Awards) and worked in TV shows like VSO (choreographed by Iker Karrera).

As an artist and creator, Mario thrives on living new experiences, collaborating with professionals in the art field and challenging himself, aiming to generate content that inspire and impact those who receive it as well as himself