The Commedia brought to new heights. Ingenious and innovator. At once stunning and moving.
His story telling makes the life within each mask not only amuse and engage the audience, but also grab them by the throat and jerk them into the world on stage and, by extension, the world we live in.
— Sara Romersberger, ATME, USA
So rich and so subtle. At once a doddering old man, a dog-like macho, a sexy strip-tease dancer. The stories were to the point. There was never a dull moment.
— Sevgi Sanli - Black Sea Theatre Festival, Turkey
He reinvented human comedy. Beyond clichés, touching the great human emotions. Intelligent, open-minded and touching.
— Pascale Lecoq, École de théâtre de Jacques Lecoq, Paris
Extraordinary actor, interpreting the masks of our contemporary theatre.
— Donato Sartori - Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali

 

Solo dell’Arte

Created and performed by Carlos García Estévez and Paige Allerton.

Solo dell’ Arte is an introduction to the audience of one of the most ancient types of theatre, the Commedia dell’ Arte, and the presence of this art into our days as a Contemporary Theatre. The actor performs the show in the purest sense of the Popular Tradition: 'a theatre for and with the audience'.

In this show there is an empty space, masks, an actor and the audience. And two stories: The moon of Santiago, Lola ‘La nuit’. 

The Moon of Santiago is the love story of Manuel Lopez de Baranda, a solitary old man born in the south of Spain. Everything happened fifty years ago the night of the celebration, the Night of Santiago.

" Do not trust the full moon on summer nights! It drives people crazy..."

Lola 'La Nuit' is an artist who works in a Parisian nightclub, two streets away from the famous Moulin Rouge. Lolo works in a all-night convenience store and every night makes a pizza delivery to Lola. 

Masks: Donato Sartori and Den Durand. 

Costume: Amelia García and Angeles Estévez.

Light design: Manifesto Poetico

Solo dell'Arte has been performed in Spain, France, Holland, Germany, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, Austria, Canada, Argentina, Greece, United Kingdom and United States.

It can be performed in French, Spanish, Italian and English.