I am a choreographer, researcher, and performer.
Currently, I am developing a research project —of an epistemological and critical nature— on the arts of movement. Stemming from choreographic and performative creation and conceptually overflowing into different discursive genres and their implementation, such as: writing, performative conferences, work processes accompanied by laboratories and work groups, research group activation and development, seminar development, or the accompaniment of training itineraries in different universities. In my projects, I work with Octavio Mas (lighting and technical direction) and Sabela Mendoza (production and mediation).
I started off as a resident artist at the Galán Theatre in Santiago de Compostela (Galicia, Spain) in 2005, while I was studying Chemistry at the Faculty of the USC, specialising in Quantum Mechanics. Since then, I have created more than 30 pieces —including fifteen stage shows— such as the most recent ‘Figuras del umbral’ (2021, co-produced by CCG Centro Coreográfico Galego), ‘Teorema‘ (2020), ‘SOMA’ (2019, co-produced by CDG Centro Dramático Galego), ‘Método negro‘ (2018), ‘La exforma‘ (2017), ‘Control‘ (2015, co-produced by Artibus and MUN – Museo Universidad de Navarra) or ‘Symptoma‘; and more than twenty short pieces, special collaborations, site-specific projects or performances for unconventional spaces, such as Anthesis (2018), Púlsar (2017), Metopio (2017) or ‘Oximórica‘ (2015). I have presented my work in Spain, Portugal, France, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, Uruguay, and Guatemala.
I have performed and worked in venues such as Alexandrinsky Theatre, St. Petersburg; Azkuna Zentroa, Bilbao; Theatro Circo, Braga; MUN Museo Universidad de Navarra; Museo del Chopo, Mexico; Teatro Solís, Montevideo; Centro Cultural Conde Duque, Madrid; GogolFest, Kiev; Auditorio de Tenerife; Rosalía Castro Theatre and Colón Theatre, A Coruña; Museo Reina Sofía, Madrid; CCCB, Institut del Teatre and Centre d’Art Santa Mònica, Barcelona; Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris; Xesc Forteza Theatre and Centre Pompidou, Málaga; Salón de Danza UNAM, Ciudad de México; Teatro de Quetzaltenango, Guatemala; TEM Teatre El Musical, Valencia; UC3M Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Teatro Principal and Sala Galán, Santiago de Compostela; Filarmónica Theatre, Oviedo; Centro Párraga, Murcia; CEPRODAC Centro de Producción de Danza Contemporánea, Ciudad de México; Universidad Complutense de Madrid; CIMA Centro de Investigación Médica Aplicada, Pamplona; Clunia Theatre and Principal Theatre, Burgos; UDC University of A Coruña; Teatro Principal, Ourense; MEH Museo Evolución Humana, Burgos; Salón Teatro, Santiago de Compostela; Museo Barjola, Gijón; RESAD, Madrid… amongst other theatres and art centres. I have done so receiving support from entities such as the European Cultural Foundation, INAEM Spanish Ministry of Culture, Acción Cultural Española AC/E, AECID Agencia Española de Cooperación, Instituto Cervantes, AGADIC Axencia Galega das Industrias Culturais, CDG Centro Dramático Galego, CCG Centro Coreográfico Galego, CGAC Centro Galego de Arte Contemporáneo, Deputación da Coruña —amongst others.
I have also been a resident artist in venues such as: L’animal a l’esquena, Girona; EIRA, Lisbon; Kannon Dance House, St. Petersburg; Centro de Danza Canal, Madrid, or MUN (Museo Universidad de Navarra) and Teatro Colón in A Coruña. I have collaborated with artists from different fields on several projects, such as musician Oleg Karavaichuk on the project ‘Symptoma‘, photographer and filmmaker Tono Mejuto on the dance piece ‘Qviasma‘, percussionist Luis Casanova on ‘Púlsar‘, sound artist Artur M. Puga on ‘Anthesis‘, visual artist Marta Verde on RŪGA (commissioned by Curtocircuíto IFF), sculptor Joaquín Jara on SOMA, or the contemporary music ensemble Vertixe Sonora on ‘Brumario’. In 2017 MUN published Javier Martín – Cuaderno de creación, the first monographic catalogue of my artistic work.