Founder & Artistic Director
CARLOS GARCIA ESTEVEZ
Carlos García Estévez is an international artist born in Spain. Carlos is an actor, stage director, theatre researcher, pedagogue and specialist in Contemporary Commedia dell’Arte and mask performance.
He is the Artistic Director of Manifesto Poetico as well as an associate artist and teacher at L.E.M. (School of 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. 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.” that 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, Yoshi Oida, 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).
He has been a collaborator of Donato Sartori as a movement teacher and an actor for 12 years. There he began his exploration of the architecture of gestures and the anthropology of the mask.
As a writer, he has collaborated with Routledge Publishers 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. [more]