Bio · Marta Botana

1980, Madrid

As artist and researcher, I explore the body possibilities in different and changing spaces. Interested in collective creation I work with artists from different fields such as sound art, photography, video art and philosophy. The research diffusion is made in national and international forums, like past “Digital Storytelling”, organized by Kapodistrian University and celebrated in Athens.

As performer I studied contemporary dance at the Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza de Madrid, and received a PhD degree from the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid in 2010, with the thesis “Space analysis in theatrical dance”. This research was directed by Inma Álvarez who is developing her academic career at the Open University, United Kingdom.

In my professional carrer, I have been teaching contemporary dance and improvisation during four years at the Escuela Profesional de Danza de Castilla y León. In that school I have been also leading the contemporary department, which has designed and started the guest teachers project witch allows the school to invite active choreographers such as Attila Kun (Rambert), Laura Arís/ Jorge Jáuregui (Ultima vez), Leonardo Centi (Galili D.C) and Daniel Abreu.

Nowadays I ́m coordinating the Dance Degree at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, where I teach Contemporary Dance and Choreographic Analysis. At the same time I write in the specialized journals SusyQ and 12notas and concurrently I ́m working in scenic creations.