Martin GIL

Martin received a grant to participate in the Camping project organised by the Centre National de la Danse.


What is your artistic background?

I started to study dance in my village where I also drew inspiration from the context in which I grew up. Then I went to Córdoba, the capital of the region where I was born, for university training in contemporary dance, before starting to train at UNSAM, in Buenos Aires. From the beginning of my training, I also worked with independent choreographers. I then joined the National Contemporary Dance Company of Argentina, where I worked until 2016. 


How do you see your profession today? 

I see my profession as a superb tool for saying things. Through what I do, I feel that I'm in the right place to give substance to a lot of things, ideas, thoughts, sensations, questions, etc. Working with the body is unlimited work within the limits of the body itself. 


How do you see yourself in five years? In 10 years?

I can't know and answer this question because I don't know what my desire will be at that time. I try to be as close as possible to my desires at every moment.


This interview was conducted in 2017

Photo credit: Antonin Amy-Menichetti