Montserrat Gardó Castillo

Choreographer, dancer, performer

Montserrat Gardó Castillo is a choreographer, dancer and performer from Barcelona. She lives in Düsseldorf and completed her dance studies at the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona and at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen. Parallel to her artistic training, she completed a university degree in journalism. From 2009 to 2017, she worked as a dancer, performer and assistant on all pieces of the NEUER TANZ/VA Wölfl company. She is a sought-after performer in the contemporary dance and theater scene, performing in „Everything that happened and would happen“ by Heiner Goebbels and working with Alexander Giesche, Tino Sehgal, Costa Compagnie and Alexandra Pirici, among others. Since 2017, she has collaborated with Gintersdorfer/Klaßen and La Fleur.

She has been working with her partner Petr Hastik since 2013, including researching underground music and Curt Cobain as part of a residency program at the Goethe-Institut in Seattle and developing the music performance „The Future Was Us,“ in which they performed as singers* and musicians (2018, FFT Düsseldorf). She is interested in international pop and media cultures, contemporary art and politics and speaks Spanish, French, English and German.

She was nominated twice for the Förderpreis Darstellende Kunst of the city of Düsseldorf in 2013 and 2014. As a journalist, she collaborates with various publications from Spain and writes about dance, theater and performance.