Àngels Margarit has dedicated her career to the world of dance, as a choreographer, dancer, pedagogue and entrepreneur. She belongs to the first generation of contemporary dancers appeared in the early 80’s in Barcelona. In 1985 she formed the company Àngels Margarit / cia. MUDANCES In December 2016, her project for Mercat de les Flors dance house was selected by public tender and she has temporarily abandoned dance creation to manage this centre fulltime. Margarit has received the Grand Prix du Concours Choregraphique de Bagnolet in 1988, the Premi Nacional de Dansa de Catalunya three times in 1986, 1991, and 1999. The Premi Ciutat de Barcelona d’Arts Escèniques in 1993, and the Dance national award by the Ministry of Culture (2010), among others. She conceived and was artistic director for Tensdansa, the international dance festival of Terrassa, between 2003 and 2007. **Photo © Rafael Vargas_petita**
After more than twenty years of history, the Barcelona public theatre of the Mercat de les Flors has entered a new period that will lead to it becoming the Consorci Mercat de les Flors/ Dance House, in a project jointly integrated to equal parts by Barcelona City Council and the Government of Catalonia with the collaboration of the Ministry of Culture. The goal of the project is to make the Mercat a reference point for all those artistic disciplines related to movement, principally dance but also visual and gestural theatre, circus, and so on. **The current director is Àngels Margarit.** **Photo © Pau Fabregat**
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