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BIOGRAPHY: TERESA MARTIN

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Teresa Martin studied classical and contemporary Dance at the Academy of Ballet of Amsterdam. As a daughter of the composer Frank Martin, Teresa grew up in a creative surrounding of music and theatre. Upon finishing her studies, being a great admirer of Spanish Dance, Teresa went to Spain to be taught by the most important teachers from various backgrounds: Enrique el Cojo, Paco Fernandez, Matilde Coral, Maria Magdalena, Ciro, Manolete (flamenco), Juanjo Linares, Pedro Azorín (folklore) and Victoria Eugenia (classical).
She has danced with several Spanish companies, such as Compañía de Raúl (with choreographers José Granero, Pedro Azorín and Aurora Pons), as well as with Carmen Mora, Andres Batista and Ana Mercedes. She created and interpreted her first choreography, Fantaisie sur des rythmes Flamenco, on one of her father’s compositions. This would be followed by many others, always respecting the roots of Spanish dance, while discovering new horizons. With these productions she has toured many European countries and South America.
In 1984 Teresa Martin became co-founder of the company Flamencos en Route, under the artistic direction of dancer and choreographer Susana (dance partner of José Udaeta) and the composer and pianist, Antonio Robledo. Besides dancing with the company she has made a number of choreographies for Flamencos en Route.
In Switzerland she has created the choreography for the opera La Vida Breve by Manuel de Falla, Don Quixote by Massenet, and Bizet’s Carmen.
For Compañia Sol she has created Andanza (premiere: Schauspielhaus, Hamburg in 2007). As a result of this piece a flow of ideas based on the same theme (flamenco - modern dance – the spoken word) emerged. This resulted in ¡VOY! for the Madrid based flamenco group DanZarte (performences in Spain in 2009 - 2011).