Marc Carrera

© Marc Carrera

Marc Carrera studied Philosophy at the University of Barcelona. In parallel, he engaged in several political art/protest/action groups of the city starting at the same time his practice in physical theatre, contemporary dance, and Butoh dance. He took part in the three-year-long Transdisciplinary Theatre Workshop led by Derek Fenix, Samuel Núñez & Shaday Larios. Was founder member of two theatre companies: La Quadra Màgica by Pep Riera –political/satirical theatre–, and Microscopía Teatro by Shaday Larios –object/visual/experimental theatre. He also founded the electro-pop-art-band Zink Tank. Together with Pep Riera, they launched the Espai Navæ, a brick-factory-space entirely dedicated to performing arts which could last only 8 intensive months. Short after its closing in 2008, he decided to leave Barcelona and moved to Berlin to support Samuel Núñez grounding the Tatwerk Berlin. He took active part in the Tatwerk Ensemble besides to creating own short pieces and collaborating as performer, dancer, and actor in other’s projects. He was part of the Theaterkapelle team both as an actor and a graphic designer for two years. In 2012 - 2014, he took over the direction of Tatwerk Berlin and implemented the classes structure and the regular showings and residencies, turning the theatre studio into an artist-run space for theatre, dance, and performance. In 2013 he was awarded with the Jury Prize in the 100 Grad Festival Berlin Sophiensæle for his dance-theatre piece Tanz Europe Express: the dance of the non-dancers.. In 2017 he has completed his MA in Performance Studies at the University Hamburg. His work is strongly based in the physical and the choreographic, stressing and emphasising the political aspects and the discursive potential of the performative body on stage.