Carlos García Estévez

International artist born in Spain. He is an actor, stage director, theatre researcher, pedagogue and specialist in Contemporary Commedia dell’Arte and mask performance.

Artistic director of Manifesto Poetico. He is an associate artist and teacher at LEM (École Jacques Lecoq) in Paris.

He trained with Jacques Lecoq for three years, both at his École Internationale de Théâtre and at L.E.M. (Laboratoire d’Etude de Mouvement).

Carlos performed with Simon McBurney – Complicite in A Dog’s Heart and The Magic Flute

He participates as a movement director at DNO (Dutch National Opera Academy) and Hollands Diep Muziektheater. And with Manifesto Poetico he directs his own shows and research projects in Europe, South America, United States and Asia such as Tito’s Dream (USA, 2014), Nama Kamu Atas Perahu (Kuala Lumpur, 2013), Bogota In Action (Bogota, 2015), New York Lands (New York, 2016) and Klassiek van de Toekomst (Philharmonie in Haarlem, NL, 2017). He directs, together with François Lecoq, the project Manifesto In Action.

He is currently touring his solo performance “Solo dell’Arte.” And it has been in Spain, France, The Netherlands, Argentina, Romania, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.

Other artists with whom he worked include Donato Sartori, Gennadi Bogdanov, Pierre Byland, Alain Gautré, Eric de Bont, Kevin Crawford and Kaya Anderson (Roy Hart – Voice technique), Mario Gonzáles (Theatre de Soleil) José Luís Gómez (Teatro de La Abadía, Madrid) and Tapa Sudana (Tribuana master and a former actor of Peter Brook’s company).  

For a good number of years he has been a collaborator of Donato Sartori as a movement teacher and an actor. There he began his exploration of the architecture of gestures and the anthropology of the mask. 

As a writer, he collaborated with the Routledge Publisher with several texts about Contemporary Mask Performance, Commedia dell'Arte of today, Devised Theatre and other aspects related with the Pedagogy of Jacques Lecoq.  

Carlos teaches and performs in English, French, Italian and Spanish. 


 

CURRICULUM VITAE

ACTOR AND THEATRE DIRECTOR

Own productions (Manifesto Poetico and Teatro Punto)

2016 - New York Lands (writer and director) New York (USA)
2015 - Bogota In Action (co - director) Bogota (CO)
2014 - Your name on a boat (writer and director) Amsterdam (NL)
2014 - Tito’s Dream (writer and director) Storrs (CT) USA
2014 - Un muerto muy vivo (writer and director) Clown show. Madrid (SP)
2013 - Nama Kamu atas perahu (Director) Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
2013 - The jewel of Cairo (writer and director) Clown show. Madrid (SP)
2012 - Sergio Monteccini (writer and director) Clown show. Madrid (SP)
2008-15 - Solo Dell´Arte (actor-director) Mask performance, Spain, France, Holland,
Argentina, Romania, Austria, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Greece, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
2008 - A la de tres! (actor-director) Mask Improvisation Show, NL
2007 - Völlerei (actor) Contemporary Commedia, NL
2007 - Paradise (actor-director) Modern Commedia, NL
2007 - Refugi (actor-director) Modern Commedia, NL
2005 - Amleto (Hamlet) (actor and co-director) Commedia dell´Arte, SP and NL
2004 - Jester’s Tale (actor and co-director) Commedia dell’Arte, IRE
2004 - May Day (actor and co-director) Clown Street Performance, IRE
2003 - Solo (actor and co-director) Mask-Showcase, IRE
2003 - It’s too Arty… (actor and co-director) Clown-Burlesque, IRE
2003 - Don’t Sleep! (actor and co-director) Commedia dell’Arte, IRE
2002 - Two or Three? (actor) Clown, IRE and FR
2002 - Muirsin’s Melody (actor and co-director) Buffoon, IRE
2001 - Más allá de los girasoles (actor) Commedia dell’Arte, SP
2001 - Una vida dues vides (actor and co-director) Commedia dell’Arte, SP and IRE
 
With other Companies
 
2013 - 15 - The Magic Flute (actor) Amsterdam (NL) (Dir. Simon McBurney - Complicite)
2010 - A dog’s Heart  (actor) UK and NL (Dir. Simon McBurney - Complicite)
2003 - Belgrade Theatre, (actor) UK (Dir. Kathy K.)
2003 - Baboro Festival (Clown Parade) IRE (Dir. Carlos Garcia)
2002 - 03- Theatre du Sagittaire, (actor) France (Dir. Pascal Viet)
2002 - Macnas, (actor) Ireland (Dir. Judith Higgins)
1997 - Macnas, (actor) Disneyland-Paris (Dir. Macnas)
1994 - 96 - Pigmalion II, (actor) Madrid (Dir. Víctor Ruiz)
1995 - Taedra, (actor) Madrid (Dir. Víctor Ruiz)
 

ASSISTANT
 
1999-00- Assistant at the Conservatoire Nationale de Art Dramatique of Paris
With Mario Gonzales. Mask Master and former actor from Théâtre du Soleil.
 
2000- Assistant of Tapa Sudana. (Balinese Master and former actor of Peter Brook), Madrid.
 
2000-01- Assistant director of José Luís Gómez .
Training Centre Teatro de La Abadía, Madrid.
 
2004-08 - Movement teacher and assistant of Donato Sartori.
Centro Maschere et Struttura Gestuali, Abano Terme - Padova ITA
 
2004- Mask player with Donato Sartori at his conference “La maschera e l´attore”
At University of Padova- DAMS project
 
2004- Assistant and performer at “Mascharamento Urbano” (Urban Mask).
Dir. by Donato Sartori. Piazza della Gran Guardia, Padova ITA
 
2004- As an actor in “Tartaglia secondo Carlos García” at “Arte della Maschera nella Commedia dell´Arte”. Dir. Centro Maschere – D. Sartori. Abano Terme ITA
 
2008- As an actor-pedagogue at the Demonstration of the International Seminary of the Arte of the Mask in the Commedia dell´Arte. With the masks of Pantalone, Tartaglia and the Neutral Mask. Dir. Centro Maschere D. Sartori. Abano Terme, ITA
 
RESEARCHES AND LABORATORIES
 
1998-16- The tragic depth in Commedia dell’Arte. Personal Research
2005- The actor’s training and the collective work, Can Zannone I, Barcelona (SP)
2005- The neutral mask and F. G. Lorca, Can Zannone II Barcelona (SP)
2006- Equilibre du Plateau and mask acting, Can Zannone III Barcelona (SP)
2007- Multiculturalism and Mask Symbolism, Can Zannone IV Barcelona (SP)
(With mask maker Den Duran)
2008- From Mimodinamique mask to Expressive mask, Can Zannone V Barcelona (SP)
2009- The voice and the mimodynamic mask at Roy hart Center, (FR) (With Kaya Anderson)
2011-15- Contemporary Commedia dell'Arte Laboratory, Paris (FR)
2011- Dynamics of text II (in Dutch) Rotterdam (NL)
2011- Research on new language, Arnhem (NL)
2012- Space of Lorca, Amsterdam (NL)
2012- Space of the chorus, Glasgow (UK)
2012- Dynamics of text I (in Turkish) Ankara, (TK)
2013- The space of clown, Dallas (TX)
2013- Research Tragedy ‘Romance de La Dezarpa’, Paris (FR)
2013- ZOOMING - Cinematographic language on the Stage, Amsterdam (NL)
2014- Space of Medea Research, Glasgow (UK)

OTHERS
 
2005- Director / Adviser of “La meva mare” clown show. Performed by Begoña Gómez
Former clown of Cirque du Soleil.

2004- Assistant / Translator of Pascal Viet at the Conference “Théâtre comme action social”
II International Encounter of Oppress Theatre. Org. by Patothom, Barcelona
 
2002- Short movie “Drum” as a Demon. Direct by Michael Murphy – Macnas, Galway IRE
 
2002- “Mask Documentary Project” at Maison d´Arrêt d´Amiens (Youth Prison)
Dir. Pascal Viet – Théâtre du Sagittaire, Amiens FR
 
1994/00- Socio-Cultural director in “Integration Work Camps”
With YMCA Madrid, Valencia and San Pablo CEU School, Spain

 

PEDAGOGUE
Movement theatre, devising theatre and mask performance.

THE NETHERLANDS
2012 - Muziektheater Hollands Diep, Dordrecht
2013 - Dutch National Opera Academy, Amsterdam
2011 - 14 - De Acteerschool, Rotterdam
2015 - Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam
2009 - Fontys Academie, Tilburg
2008 - ROC, Amsterdam
2008 - 09 - F. Sanders MusicTheatre School, Amsterdam
2005 - 15 - ARTEZ, Arnhem
2005 - 10 - CODARTS Rotterdam Conservatorium
2005 - Stella Duce Theatre, Venlo
2005 - Drie Naakt Mens, Amsterdam
2005 - Tiramisu Theatre Company, Amsterdam
2004 - 14 - HKU School of Arts, Utrecht
2004 - Drang Theatre Company, Dan Haag
2004 - 09 - Teatro Punto Prof. Training, Amsterdam
 
IRELAND
2001 - 04 - Macnas, Galway
2003 - Youth Theatre, Galway
2003 - Youth Theatre, Sligo
2002 - 03 - Youth Theatre, Limerick
 
NORTH IRELAND
2002 - Youth Theatre, Ennyskilen
 
ITALY
2005 - 08 - Accademia Dell’Arte, Arezzo
2004 - 08 - Centro Maschere et Struttura Gestuali-Sartori, Abano Terme - Padova
 
SPAIN

2016 - Escuela Internacional del Gesto, Madrid
2013 - Theatre School Paso de Valverde, A Coruña
2005 - 08 - Teatro Punto Lab CanZannone, Barcelona
2004 - 05 - Escuela Patothom, Barcelona
2004 - Los Deméndez, Girona
2000 - 01- Training Centre Teatro de La Abadia, Madrid
2000 - 01- Escuela Arte Noble, Madrid
2001 - Escuela A. Vázquez de Castro, Madrid
2000 - La Guindalera, Madrid
1996 - 97 - YMCA, Madrid and Valencia
 
FRANCE
2012 - 15 - LEM – Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris
2014 - Mask Collective, Paris
2005 - Théâtre Elixir, Amiens
2002 - 05 - Théâtre du Sagittaire, Amiens
2003 - 05 - CAJ, Freville Scarbotin
 
UNITED STATES
2014 - UCONN, CT
2010 - 11 - Association for Theatre in Higher Education ATHE. LA and Chicago
2009 - 11 - Association of Theatre Movement Educators. NYC, LA and Chicago
2011 - University of Redlands, Redlands, CA
2011 - Whittier University, Whittier, CA
2010 - 11 American Academy of Dramatic Art, New York City, NY
2011 - American Academy of Dramatic Art, Hollywood, LA
2009 - Piccolo Theater, Chicago, IL
2008 - UNC, Chapel Hill, NC
2008 - TCU, Fort Worth, TX
2008 - SMU, Dallas, TX
2008 - UVA, Charlottesville, VA
2008 - PACE University, NYC
2008 - Belmont Academy, Belmont MA
2006 - 16 - Wagner College, Staten Is. NY
2006 - 08 - Boston University, MA
2006 - Brown University, Riverside, RI
2006 - Gallatin School NYU
2006 - FIU, Miami FL
2006 - Sarah Lawrence Co., Bronxville NY
2006 - Concord Academy, Boston MA
2006 - Simmons College, Boston MA
2006 - Hartford University, CT
2006 - MUW, Columbia MS
2006 - UARTS, Philadelphia PA
2006 - Milton Academy, Boston MA
2006 - Smith College, Northampton MA
2006 - UMASS, Amherst MA
2006 - Muhlenberg College, Allentown PA
2006 - Rhodes College, Memphis TN
2006 - Hendrix College, Conway ARK
2006 - Trinity College, Hartford CT
2006 - TUFTS University, Boston MA
2006 - 08 - VCU, Richmond VA
2006 - Richmond University, Richmond VA
2006 - W&M College, Williamsburg VA
 
AUSTRIA
2013 - Institut fur Musikpadagogik at Universitat fur Musik and Darstellende Kunst, Vienna.

UNITED KINGDOM
2010 - 11 - East 15 Acting School at University of Essex, Loughton,
2011 - Rose Bruford University, Bexley, 
2013 - 14 - Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), Glasgow.
 
CANADA
2011 - 13 - Toronto University, Toronto
2012 - 13 - Windsor College, Windsor

2012 - Glendon College at York University, Toronto

2016 - Upper Canada College, Toronto
 
ROMANIA
2010 - Teatrul Masca, Bucharest
 
GREECE
2013 - Theater of Changes Acting school, Athens.
 
ARGENTINA
2013 - Belisario Acting School, Buenos Aires
2013 - IN Teatro Acting School, Buenos Aires
2013 - Contemporary Dance Laboratory (LEM), Buenos Aires
 
TURKEY
2008 - Trabzon Devlet Tiyatrosu, Trabzon
2013 - Bilkent University, Ankara
2014 - Kadir Has University Stage, Istanbul

COLOMBIA
2015 - Teatro Nacional. Bogota
2015 - Universidad Javeriana, Bogota
 
CYPRUS
2008 - Rooftop Theatre Group, Nicosia

2016 - Home of Cooperation-Buffer Festival (Nicosia)

PORTUGAL

 2016 - Operação Nariz Vermelho (Lisbon and Porto)

NORWAY
2014 - Floating Theatre, Ås

MALAYSIA

2013 - Kakiseni, Kuala Lumpur