Manuel Rodríguez is a choreographer, performer and visual artist currently based in Barcelona. Born in Úbeda (Andalusia), he studied classical ballet and contemporary dance at the Royal Conservatory of Dance in Madrid and visual arts at “Escuela de Arte número 10” in Madrid.
Currently, he is developing his own work in a multidisciplinary way, his practice proposes a “contemplative catharsis” as an essential tool to reach a profound and honest understanding. He is interested in exploring the limits of the corporeal and how we are affected or how we affect our material environment. Throughout his career he has collaborated with companies such as La Veronal, James Thierrée, Provisional Danza, Emmanuel Eggermond and Sharon Fridman, among others.
Manuel has received awards in several choreographic contests such as Burgos-New York, Certamen Coreográfico de Madrid, Copenhagen International Choreography Competition, Gdansk International Dance Contest or MasDanza (Canary Islands, Spain). He was nominated twice as a performer and choreographer for the Critics’ Awards and Butaca Awards in Catalonia. He has been supported by institutions and platforms such as the Instituto Cervantes and Ramon Llull, Fundació Catalunya-La Pedrera, Graner, Acción Cultural Española, Centro Danza Canal, MACBA, Lavanderia a vapore from Torino and Kyoto Art Center in Japan.