NAME: Marco Flores
PLACE OF BIRTH: Arcos de la Frontera, Cadiz, 1981
STUDIES: After starting almost as an autodidact, he perfected his training in Sevilla
with Javier Latorre, Antonio Canales and Javier Barón.
CAREER: His professional experience began in tablaos and Andalusian festivals. In 2001 he joined Sara Baras’s Company in the show "Juana la Loca" (Juana the Mad). Also that year he participated in the production "Amargo" in Rafael Amargo’s Company.
In 2002 he moved to Madrid and joined Sara Bara’s Company. He was part of the dancers cast in Rafaela Carrasco’s Company, in which he released performances such as Una Mirada del flamenco (A glance of Flamenco). He also participated in A Poet in New York as a soloist and accompanist in Rafael Amargo’s Company.
In 2003 he began his solo projects. He founded the ESS3 Movement Dance Company with Olga Pericet, Daniel Doña and Manuel Liñán.
In 2004 he participated in the showRomancero Gitano under the direction of Paco Suárez in the Sevilla Bienal. He was a special collaborator in the showDibujos en el aire (Paintings in the Air) and Gestos de Mujer (Women’s gestures) by Mercedes Ruiz’s Company.
He released with Manuel Liñán in August of 2005 the work created by the both of them, Dos en Compañía (Two in Company) in the VII Flamenco Festival Tío Luis el de la Juliana, a show that they presented in 2006 in the Flamenco Festival in London and in the Jerez Festival.
In 2005 he released also La Otra Mirada del Flamenco (The Other Sight of Flamenco) in the cycle of the Pradillo Theater which was acclaimed by the audience.
He was a guest artist in the show Cámara Negra by Manuel Liñán and Olga Pericet. He participated as a soloist in the Autumn Festival of Jerez. He was also a guest artist in Miguel Ángel Berna’s Resident Company together with Maite Bajo and Olga Pericet.
As a soloist he danced in the Flamenco Festival in Lepe, in the International Music and Dance Festival in Granada and he also participated in the gala for the 50th Anniversary of the Corral de la Morería.
In 2007 he created En Clave with Manuel Liñán and Olga Pericet and participated in the Flamenco Festival of New York and London in which they got an excellent feedback from the audience and the press, in the Jerez Festival and the Flamenco Days Festival of Tel Aviv.
Together with Olga Pericet and Daniel Doña he created Chanta la Mui that was released in the Pradillo Theater in Madrid. With this show they got an invitation for the Actors Union 20th Anniversary Gala sharing stage with Enrique Morente.
In the Spanish tour with Chanta la Mui they got an invitation for the Valencian Dance Festival, the Al-Bustan Festival in Beirut and in Amman and Damascus.
His last works have taken him to a tour in Australia and China with the show En Clave. Moreover, he uses to work in the tablao Las Carboneras in Madrid.
FESTIVALS: Sevilla Bienal, VII Flamenco Festival Tío Luis el de la Juliana (2005), Jerez Autumn Festival, Flamenco Festival in London (2006), Jerez Festival (2006), Flamenco Festival in Lepe, International Music and Dance Festival in Granada, Flamenco Festival in Nueva York and London (2007), Jerez Festival (2007) and Flamenco Days Festival of Tel Aviv (2007), Valencian Dance Festival, Al-Bustan Festival in Beirut.
AWARDS: He has gained the awards Antonio Gades, Mario Maya, Carmen Amaya and the Dance Prize in the National Contest of Flamenco Art of Cordoba 2007.