Matilde Javier Ciria

              Javier Ciria
Matilde Javier Ciria

Nationality: Spain

Address: Madrid - Spain
Website: www.

Born in Murcia, 1979.
Multidisciplinary artist.

Started his career on stage in 2003 after studying and working as computer programmer. Started studies in Carampa circus school in Madrid, specialising in partner acrobatic and focusing on clown. Has been broadening his studies in movement field; Contact Improvisation, Dance Improvisation, Theatre Improvisation and Physical Theatre (Ester Forment, Sebastian García Ferro, Cristiane Boullosa, Ramon Roig, Katie Duck, Shahar Dor, Isaac Álvarez, Johnny Torres, Floris Koot, Elias Cohen, Cía DeHecho, José Casasús, Juan Gutierrez y Cesar Rossi among others) and worked in different projects and companies.

Matilde Javier
              CiriaIn 2007, there has been a turning point with the discovery of Butoh dance with Rocío Fernández and Yumiko Yoshioka. Since then all his work revolves around the technic and philosophy of Butoh dance. He has studied with different Masters (Yumiko Yoshioka, Masaki Iwana, Moeno Wakamatsu, Tadashi Endo, Atsushi Takenoushi, Minako Seki, Yuko Kaseki, Imre Thromann, Yukio Waguri, Hisako Horikawa, Dai Rakuda Kan, Midoh Omura). Since 2010 he is working in TenPenChii company (Choreographer, Yumiko Yoshioka) and also works since 2013 in Shahar Dor Company.

Since 2010 starts Solo creation merging different stage languages;
’Historias Excéntricas’: Impro story telling and Physical theatre. 2010.
’Pringle’: Butoh & Clown. 2011.
’Lapsus’: Butoh & Clown. 2011.
’Pinza’: Butoh & Physical Theatre. 2012.
‘Le Septieme’: Butoh. 2012

In 2012 starts the Direction of pieces based  in Butoh dance:
2012.‘Esperanza’: 3monos Group, Project Entolearte.
2012.‘La leyenda de doña’: 3monos Group, Red Museística de Lugo.
2012.’Adamastor’: 3monos Group, Festival Kojoteki2012.
2012.’7*Haiku’: 3monos Group, Festival Kojoteki2012.
2013.’Haikus’: 3monos Group, Festival Kojoteki2013.
2014.’Corpo em Crise’: TEUC (Teatro dos Estudantes da Universidade de Coimbra), winner of Jury prize in MITEU(Orense) and the prize City of Lisbon to Innovation FATAL(Lisboa).

Matilde Javier CiriaFrom 2005 he has been also teaching. Presently his work is based in research of the essence of movement and presence in a physical, mental and emotional level as base to stage creation and development of the different technics and tools of every student/performer, either for improvisation and choreography for conventional stages or ‘site-specific’.

In 2012 and 2013 he directed the Kojoteki festival (Lugo) of Butoh and experimental dance. Also collaborate in the coordination of DanceToMeetYou – RipollEsDansa festival en 2012, 2013 and 2014.

“I look for the essence of movement and expression. The authenticity of every being as his way of communication with the world and with itself.
I ask myself again and again questions as
Why do I move? From where do I express? What do I dance for? What do I dance?”

“I face myself through every creative process, I face my existence questions and my comprehension of society. Creation must be an intense challenge.”