Maricel Álvarez stars in "Biutiful" as Marambra.

Maricel Álvarez began her career studying acting and contemporary dance. A decade ago, Álvarez began collaborating with Emilio García Wehbi, in the contemporary opera "Sin Voces," followed by such works as "Cuerpos Viles" ("Vile Bodies"), "Los Murmullos" ("The Murmurs"), "Hamlet," Büchner's "Woyzeck," Elfriede Jelinek's "Bambiland," Sophie Calle's "Dolor Exquisito" ("Exquisite Pain") Thomas Bernhard's "Heldenplatz" and the serial performances project "El Matadero" ("The Slaughterhouse").

Álvarez was a guest performer in two productions by El Periférico de Objetos: "La Última Noche de la Humanidad" ("The Last Night of Mankind") and "Manifiesto de Niños" ("Children's Manifesto"). Other renowned work in the acting field includes Euripides' "Ifigenia en Áulide" ("Iphigeneia at Aulis") directed by Rubén Szhuchmacher, "Prometeo Olvidado" ("Prometheus") directed by Laura Yusem, Ramón del Valle-Inclán's "Luces de bohemia" ("Bohemian Lights") directed by Villanueva Cosse and Hejduk's Project: "The Mask of the Medusa" directed by Laura Yusem.

Álvarez's credits as a choreographer and/or co-director include "Red Lights for Dr. Faustus," "Moby Dick oder der Weisse Wal," "Chacales y Árabes" ("Jackals and Arabs"), "El Matadero 5: Aullido" ("Howl") and "El Matadero 6: Ciudad Juárez." In addition, Maricel Álvarez has worked with the innovative theater group the Philoctetes Project in Vienna, Buenos Aires, Berlin, Kyoto and Kracow. Maricel Alvarez has been a visiting artist at the Goethe Institute in Berlin in 2002 and guest artist at the 2007 Theatertreffen-Internationales Forum in Berlin. Álvarez also teaches in Argentina and abroad (Ludwig Maximilian Universität, Centro Helénico México D.F., Kyoto University of Arts and Design, Freie Universität Berlin and Universidad Nacional de Colombia). Maricel Álvarez is a Teatro del Mundo Award (Buenos Aires University) nominee for her work in "Bambiland," "Woyzeck" and "Manifiesto de Niños"; and a Trinidad Guevara Award nominee for her performances in "Dolor Exquisito" and "Heldenplatz."

Álvarez has shown her work in several international Festivals, including: Festival de México en el Centro Histórico; Riocenacontemporanea; Krakowskie Reminiscencje Teatralne; VI Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires; Encuentro Internacional, Centro Cultural Helénico, México D.F; Kunsten Festival des Arts; SpielArt München; Festival Internacional de Teatro de Quito y Guayaquil; Kyoto University of Arts and Design; Festival de Otoño de Madrid; Spielzeiteuropa I - Berliner Festspiele; Edinburgh International Festival; SESC Sao Paulo; Festival Internacional Sao Jose do Rio Preto; Wiener Festwochen; Porto Alegre em Cena; and Festival Internacional de Buenos Aires. stars in "Biutiful" as Marambra.

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