Marina Mascarell


Marina Mascarell (Oliva, Spain, 1980) is the Artistic Director of Danish Dance Theatre. She was Resident Choreographer at Korzo Theatre in The Hague between 2011-21, Associated Artist at Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona since 2018 and is the Founder and Artistic Director of MEI(s) Foundation.

In her art, the reflections, inquiries and concepts turn into a poetic fight, where thought transforms into corporeality and movement. Marina is interested in a rebellious body characterized by questioning ‘normativity’. In the dancing body as a form of resistance, deeply rooted in political and social action.

Besides her independent work, Marina has also been commissioned to create pieces by different institutions such as Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2, GöteborgsOperans Danskompani, Biennale de la Danse of Lyon with Lyon Opera Ballet, Skanes Dansteater, Dance Forum Taipei among others. She collaborates as well with fellow artists in the fields of visual arts, film, music and theatre.

Her work has been seen in The Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Spain, Italy, France, Greece, Taiwan, China, Korea, Brazil, Argentina and Chile. She has been recognised and awarded with several prizes along her career such as BNG Excellent Dans Award 2015.

She has recently published a book ‘embodying thought’ about her methodology and creative process with Coma Negra publishing company, Mercat de les Flors and Institut del Teatre, Barcelona.

Alongside her work as a choreographer, Marina has developed a practice which is strongly linked to her choreographic process. A method focused in movement research and the increase of body awareness. She teaches workshops at different festivals, and universities.

Marina has been a former member of Nederlands Dans Theater 1 and 2 and Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in New York City.

Click here to learn more about Marina’s vision as she created The Shell, A Ghost, The Host & The Lyrebird for the triple bill Ascent