MANIFESTO POETICO

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]

 
 
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CO-DIRECTOR

& DRAMATURGE

 

PAIGE ALLERTON

Paige Allerton is an international performing artist and anthropologist born in Canada. She trained at the School of Jacques Lecoq, the Laboratory for the Study of Movement (LEM) in Paris, at the University of Toronto and with Manifesto Poetico.

Now she is Co-Director of Manifesto Poetico and directs the department of Anthropology and Content Creation, and co-directs the project Poetics of Survival. Paige is also the LEM Laboratory Assistant at the School of Jacques Lecoq and assistant of Pascale Lecoq.

She is a movement teacher and performs with masks internationally. She is currently touring her solo show “Good Boy” which premiered in Cyprus June 2017.

She has toured with the Company in Montreal, Toronto, Owen Sound (Canada), Lisboa, Oporto (Portugal), Nicosia (Cyprus), Haarlem, Amsterdam, Arnhem, Amersfoort (The Netherlands), Paris (France), Madrid (Spain), and Florence (Italy) for pedagogic, performance and research activities. Some of these activities include the Buffer Fringe Festival in Nicosia, training program for the Operação Nariz Vermelho, training Cliniclowns-NL, and co-creating and assisting direction of Klassiek van de Toekomst in The Philharmonie of Haarlem (NL).

She is starting work directing a new Manifesto Poetico show, In the Name of Humanity to be performed by Carlos García Estévez.

She has been co-editor for Manifesto Poetico of several chapters on Devised Theatre and Contemporary Commedia dell’Arte published by Routledge. 

She has also studied Clown with Leah Cherniak, Butoh Dance and Linklater Voice Technique with Denise Fujiwara and Gerry Trentham (Fujiwara Dance inventions) and Devised Theatre with Banuta Rubess. [MORE]

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ARTISTIC TEAM

 
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PAULO SERANTES (SP)

Paulo Serantes is a stage director, actor, musician, trainer and theatre researcher.

He works with Manifesto Poetico as Assistant Director, Music Director, Actor, Musician and Light Designer, photo and a video editor in countries such as United States, Malaysia, France, The Netherlands, Italy and Spain.

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OLMO HIDALGO (SP)

Olmo Hidalgo is an actor and theatre researcher.

With Manifesto Poetico he collaborates and trains with Carlos García Estévez and Paige Allerton. Most recently he has assisted in Manifesto Poetico’s Pedagogic work MASK 3D, Clown: Theatrical Architecture and Spatial dramaturgy as well as participated as a contributing artist in the process of making “GOOD BOY”. 

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PASCALE LECOQ (FR)

Pascale Lecoq is an architect, a movement and plastic arts teacher, as well as set designer. She is the director of the Jacques Lecoq International Theatre School and Laboratory of Movement Study (LEM).

With Manifesto Poetico Pascale participated as an artistic adviser. She collaborates with Manifesto Poetico on research projects.

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DAVID MCDONALD (USA)

David McDonald is a theatre Professor at Wagner College Theatre in New York city. he is a stage director and a specialist in text, speech and voice.

With Manifesto Poetico David has participated in research projects, workshops, masterclasses, and stage directions in New York, Barcelona, Amsterdam,  Arnhem (NL), Arezzo (IT) , Padua (IT), Ankara (TK), and Paris (FR).


Advisory Board

Manifesto Poetico has the support of an advisory group that helps to give continuity to their artistic research.

 
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PAUL VAN TONGEREN (NL)

Philosopher [MORE]

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TONI GONZALEZ (SP)

Consultant for the mobility in arts and internationalization of culture - Escena Internacional [MORE]

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YBO BURUMA (NL

Judge [MORE]

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WOUT OR TONGEREN (NL)

CHAIR

Dramaturg & Editor at Dutch National Opera & Ballet, Amsterdam [MORE]

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MIQUEL BARCELO (IRE)

Actor, director, musician and theatre activist [MORE]

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FRANS WEISZ (NL)

Film director [more]

 
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PASCALE LECOQ (FR)

Architect. Director School of Jacques Lecoq, Paris [MORE]