The Workshop is directed by Carlos García Estévez with participation of Pascale Lecoq. 

Assisted by Paige Allerton and Paulo Serantes

Masks by Pak Pono

Dates: 10th to 14th of July 2017

Price: 650 Euros, excluding 21% tax
(Food and Accommodation are included)

All the meals that we will serve are VEGETARIAN.
Only 16 participants will be able to attend the workshop.

The nature of the workshop is international and it will be taught in English

Work sessions can be translated in French, Italian and Spanish.


The workshop will take place at Lees Lecoq Studio a countryside residence in the Vexin Region run by the School of Jacques Lecoq in Paris. The residence is just 50 min by train from Paris.

To apply send email to manifestopoetico@gmail.com with your CV, photo and letter of motivation. Applicants will then be selected.

MASK 3D

The playfulness behind building three-dimensional theatre 

This workshop relates to all styles and territories of theatre, as it deals with the permanencies of perspective, three dimensionality, abstraction, transposition and composition. 

We will practice the observation of reality and explore a language to speak about movement, space and time. 

Mask performance will be our vehicle for this study. 

Carlos’ research was initiated in 1997 when theatre pedagogue Jacques Lecoq provoked him to explore the tragic depth in Commedia dell’Arte and mask performance. From this initial orientation the research has gradually developed into a study of dramatic spaces ...masked spaces.

Over 20 years of research Carlos has arrived at a new view of Contemporary Mask Performance that makes the Commedia and all mask performance relevant to the 21st century, both in terms of application to scripts, devising new theatre and approaching physical play.

Through imagination, intellect, observation and experimentation, the laboratory will explore new heights with masks.

Manifesto Poetico Laboratory develops new theatrical languages, where the body and the space are the basis of storytelling and emotional communication. 

This workshop is open to actors, dancers and performers exploring the physical and acting skills of Mask Performance and Three-Dimensional Theatre. The participants will be exposed to a deep study of the mask dimension of contemporary theatre.

The workshop approaches the basic elements involved in Mask Performance such as:

- Spirit of play and celebration

- Gestures as architecture on the space

- The inner structure of the mask

- Construction of your own dynamic mask

   and its exploration on the floor

- Improvisation

- Movement technique, musicality and timing

- Everyday stories through human passions