Biography

Maria Keck
Artist

 

Graduated in modern choreography at the Hungarian Dance Academy and Master of music therapy at the University of Alcalá de Henares. 

Maria develops her own method of teaching dance based on achieving a balance through learning mixed dance languages (flamenco, contemporary) and on free, creative and personal expression in a therapeutic way. 

She worked five years as a professor using her method in the Exploring Center of the dance and flamenco art of Novi Sad (Serbia), in the Flamenco Association of Pécs (Hungary) in the Octopont Dance Academy (Budapest, Hungary) and she has been holding short flamenco workshops and seminars in Serbia, Hungary, Croatia, England, Germany,  Norway, Japan and Spain since 2002. 

Maria has been the creator and director of “Nuestro aire” company since 2007 and ”De Cobre” company since 2010. In both projects she participates as choreographer,dancer, singer and music composer. Since 2011 she is a member of Miguel Reyes Sextet and also creates “Ethnómada “ with Trio Olivares. Since 2013 she is a  co-founder of  “Flamenco Nuevo “ project with the contemporary and experimental singer, Evelin Tóth. 

She currently lives in Madrid where besides of developing her actual projects, works as a flamenco dancer in different flamenco tablaos.

Dance Studies :

  • folk dance from Moldova and Gyimes 
  • Hungarian gipsy folk dance
  • pantomime 
  • Isadora Duncan dances
  • contemporary-limón technics
  • contemporary funky 
  • contact improvisation
  • contemporary expressive dance and improvisation
  • the method of Laban, improvisations, excercises 
  • flamenco dance (Fernando Galán, Concha Jareño, Manuel Reyes, Elsa Rovayo La Shica, La Truco, Carmen La Talegona)

CHOREOGRAPHER in theatrical plays „The house of Bernarda Alba”, National Theater of Niš (2009),   „Crumbs” and „Sighs” Theater MU, Trafó, Zsámbék (2003, 2002).

SINGER  in danceplays „Lorca”, „Tapas de flamenco”, „Noche flamenca” . Compañía Flamencorazonarte. National Dance Theater, The House of Traditions /Budapest. Dance Panorama of Keszthely/Keszthely. Dance Festival of Győr/Győr, etc. (2007-2008).

DANCER, singer and choreographer  in her own Company Nuestro aire. Mediterranian Festival, VIII. POSZT, The House of Arts and Literature /Pécs. Festival Fringe- Theater Millenaris, Festival Fringe - Theater Marczibányi (Fringe Prize), Bálint Ház, A38, Theater Merlin/Budapest. Foundation Ilija M. Kolarac/Belgrade. XIV. INFANT /Novi Sad. The Cultural Center of Apatin /Apatin. „Festők Városa Hangulatfesztivál”/Kaposvár. National Theater of Niš / Niš, Gyula Castle Theater/Gyula (2007-2010).

Dancer, singer and choreographer  in her own Company DE COBRE (www.myspace.com/decobre ,https://www.facebook.com/decobrefusion ). Artebar, La Boca del Lobo, Entredós, Espacio Ronda,  La noche de los teatros – Las Tablas, Vestiario, Centro Cultural Príncipe de Asturias /Madrid. „Novosadsko muzičko leto”/Novi Sad. Centro Municipal Integrado El Coto/Gijón.  Múseo Etnográfico/Valencia, Pécsi Szabadtéri Játékok/Pécs,  Budapesti Nyári Fesztivál (Városmajori Nyári Színpad)/Budapest (2010-).

Singer in Ethnómada. Yemaya, Espacio Ronda, La Escalera de Jacob, Zanzíbar, Vaciador, Vestiario/Madrid, Babel Sound Festival/Balatonlelle (2011-).

http://ethnomada.jimdo.com/

Dancer and singer:

- in Miguel Reyes Sextet. El Local, La Escalera de Jacob, Espacio Ronda, Casa Cultural Galileo, Festival de las Vistillas, Festival de Sinergia, Café Berlin/Madrid (2011-).

https://www.facebook.com/MiguelReyesSextet

http://www.miguelreyessextet.com/

 –in Flamenco Nuevo. Patyolat, Műcsarnok/Budapest, MASZK/Szeged, EXIT Festival/Novi Sad (2013-).

Flamenco dancer in various projects and performances. X. Berlin Flamenco Festival/Berlin-Pfefferberg (2005). Artebar, El Local, El Barco, La escalera de Jacob, Caldero de Cobre, Cuidad Flamenca, El Cortijo, El Pueblo Inglés in Casa Patas, Cat’s, Café Berlin /Madrid. El Cortijo/Stuttgart. Ronnie Scott’s, Costa Dorada/London (2010-2012). Flamenco dancer and professor in the Academy 'Alma de Flamenco' in Fukuoka and Osaka, Japan (May - September 2012).