Laboratory of Theatre Research - Manifesto Poetico

Carlos’ research was initiated in 1998, when theatre pedagogue Jacques Lecoq provoked him to explore the tragic depth in Commedia dell’Arte. From this initial orientation, the research has gradually developed into a study of dramatic spaces. Carlos named his laboratory after his Artistic Manifest: Manifesto Poetico.

Manifesto Poetico became the source of Carlos’ work as a pedagogue, stage director and actor. The Laboratory travels internationally and it works with international collective of contributing artists (Professional actors, dancers, architects, filmmakers, designers, philosophers and theatre students). It has his base in Paris.

An important part of this research has been carried out at L.E.M. (Laboratory of Movement Study – Ecole Jacques Lecoq). Carlos is an associate artist of L.E.M., Paris.




Pedagogy & Research

Manifesto Poetico organizes workshops for actors, dancers and performers to explore the physical and acting skills of Manifesto Poetico Research and Pedagogy. Every activity has a different theme and all of them have in common the dramatic impact of the body on the space through everyday stories.


The pedagogical activities of Manifesto Poetico engage committed artists and students to rediscover ways to:

serve the contemporary actor,

compose and frame the dramatic space,

articulate the emotional journey of the characters for an audience of today,

make a set that we could not possible imagine but just in the imagination of the audience.

'We believe in a constant development of society. We aim to mirror this development with stories where society can recognize itself; including all races, social classes, ages, genders, religions, sexual orientations, national origins, and abilities'. 

Manifesto Poetico proposes workshops and projects such as: Contemporary mask performance and  Commedia dell’Arte | A journey of (e)motion | Devised Theatre | Manifesto In Action | Poetics of Survival

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