RAUL MARTINEZ (El Salvador)
Graduated from the Taller Nacional de Danza – Conservatorio El Barco – in Costa Rica in 2009 and is a certified personal trainer since 2013. He is the founder of the collectives/ projects Nanana, Cla, Los INnato and VAYA as well as the festivals La Machine in Costa Rica and Nómada in El Salvador. He has worked in many projects as a dancer and performer like The National Dance Company of Costa Rica and ADN Dialect in Switzerland amongst others. As a choreographer he has received residencies in Spain (L´Struch Le pettit Mon de Sabadell), Brasil (Primera Residencia Nucleo Vila Dança, Salvador de Bahia) and Mexico. And has created pieces for the National Company of Dance in Costa Rica, the National Company of El Salvador, Núcleo Viladanca in Brasil and the University of Veracruz amongst others. Raul has been awarded with various prizes such as National Prize of Dance from the Costa Rican Government in the category Best Dancer Of The Year 2011. He won an international tour with his pice Eterea by the festival SoloDos en Danza in 2013. With his own creations he has toured Mexiko, Costa Rica, Brasil, Spain, Argentina, Chile, Panama, Switzerland, Italy and El Salvador and the Check Republic. Raul has been invited to numerous institution and festivals as a guest teacher like in Deltebre Danza, Corpo(a)Tera, Conservatory of dance in Burgos in Spain, University of Veracuz in Mexico , University of Costa Rica, amongst others. Currently he continues to develop his investigation of the human movement through physical training and martial arts on the one hand and the management and production of projects on the other.