Marcat Dance is the artistic home for award-winning Spanish Choreographer Mario Bermudez Gil and American co-founder Catherine Coury.
The Spain-based company is dedicated to sharing their creativity and joy of movement through performance, creation, and teaching opportunities around the world. Marcat Dance believes in the power of the imagination, creative risk-taking, and continuous research towards dynamic physicality. Marcat Dance connects to the human spirit and finds inspiration from world cultures, rituals, and landscapes.
Since its founding in 2016, the company has performed and taught at renowned venues and festivals across the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and America including Festival Italica (Spain), Jacob’s Pillow (USA), Vanguard Body (China), Festival Prisma (Panama), and Inbal Theater (Israel). Marcat Dance has an expansive repertory including three evening length works, two half evening length works, and eight short pieces that have received First Prize in Choreography from four different international choreographic competitions including Certamen Internacional de Coreografia Burgos – Nueva York (2019), Festival Internacional de Danza Masdanza (2018), and Certamen Coreografico Distrito de Tetuan Madrid (2017); and have received production prizes from Rotterdam International Duet Choreography Competition (2018) and Copenhagen International Choreography Competition (2016).
Marcat Dance has received generous support through creative residencies at ACASA Scenario Pubblico in Sicily (2020), The Croft Residency (2018), Centro de Danza Canal in Madrid, Spain (2017), Dancers Workshop in Jackson Hole, Wyoming (2017) and ongoing support from Teatro Miguel Hernandez in Vilches, Jaen (2016-Present). The Company regularly teaches at prestigious venues including Ballet Preljocaj in Aix-en-Provence, France; The National Dance Company of Wales, UK; Wee Dance Company in Gorlitz, Germany; and the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, USA among others. In 2018 Marcat Dance launched University of Michigan’s first ever study abroad program for the Department of Dance.