Daniel Mariblanca is the founder of 71BODIES, a transgender inclusive dance and performance company based in Bergen. Since 2016, the company continues to naturally evolve in a sustainable way whereby one project inspires the other and the next and so on. Its core intention is to work with and in particular communities where the body is at the center of the discussion. The interest of 71BODIES is centered on generating artistic expressions through the personal stories and lived experiences of people that exist beyond mainstream society. With every production, we create other ways of expressing what beauty is.

Born in Barcelona, Spain, Daniel Mariblanca began his professional dance career immediately after graduating from the L’Institut del Teatre in Barcelona. After 17+ years of dancing professionally around Europe, Daniel moved to Norway to join Carte Blanche The Norwegian National Company of Contemporary Dance. After seven years of working with CB, Daniel has taken on the full time responsibility of Artistic Director of 71BODIES.

To date, Daniel has received two nominations for the Pernilleprisen Audience Award for 71BODIES 1DANCE by 71BODIES (2018) and Time With You Is Precious w/ Carte Blanche (2020). He has also garnered the award for Artist of the Year from Bergen Kommune (2018), received BTs Critics’ Award in Pernilleprisen for the full production of In First Person by 71BODIES. Most recently, received a nomination as a best director and was awarded with the first HEDDA prisen award in the category of dance & performance for the production, In First Person 2020-2022.

The productions 71BODIES 1DANCE, NORMAL for DKS, A True Story, and My Body My Home are all currently fulfilling national and international tours with scheduled performances. The Basement will have its world premiere at Dansens Hus Oslo from the 29th of August unti the 1st of September 2024. The work is scheduled in several venues both nationally and internationally during 2024. The upcoming world premiere of the production; Made In Self by 71BODIES, will happen in Oslo during CODA Festival in October at MUNCH  .