Martin Del Amo
Martin del Amo, originally from Germany, is a Sydney-based dancer and choreographer.
He is best known for his full-length solos, fusing idiosyncratic movement and intimate storytelling. These include It’s a Jungle Out There (2009), Never Been This Far Away From Home (2007) and Under Attack (2005), all of which received significant critical acclaim. In recent years, Martin has extended his practice to choreographing group works and solos for others including Anatomy of an Afternoon (2012), Mountains Never Meet (2011) and various solos for his ongoing multi-part choreographic project, Slow Dances For Fast Times.
Martin regularly teaches for a wide range of arts organisations and companies and has extensively worked as mentor and consultant on projects initiated by young and emerging artists. He also writes and regularly contributes to RealTime magazine.
Martin has been nominated for two Australian Dance Awards – Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance (2010) and Best Male Dancer (2005). His work has toured nationally and internationally (UK, Japan, Brazil).
His Helpmann Award-winning Anatomy of an Afternoon, a solo for Paul White, which premiered at the Sydney Opera House in the 2012 Sydney Festival, was presented with great success at Southbank Centre London in 2014. Martin’s work has toured nationally in Australia and internationally to the UK, Japan and Brazil. Martin is a recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Creative Fellowships.
Martin del Amo is supported by Managing and Producing Services (MAPS) NSW, a joint initiative supported by the Australia Council and Arts NSW. MAPS NSW is managed by Performing Lines.