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 About  Workshops

The pedagogic work is at the core of Manifesto Poetico research. We considered it a Pedagogy of Risk, Exploration, Enlightenment, Collaboration and Craft. Manifesto Poetico's original research and pedagogy has its roots in the School of Jacques Lecoq and his Pedagogy of Movement and at the Laboratory of Movement Study - L.E.M. where Carlos is an associate artist and a professor.  

Manifesto Poetico workshops offer an insight into the Laboratory’s working/research processes. Manifesto workshops, special commission workshops, lecture demonstrations and research residencies take place all over the world with artists from different disciplines, interests, abilities and backgrounds, from professionals and students, to young people within and without the theatre community.


MANIFESTO WORKSHOPS: when the Laboratory is interested in a subject, Manifesto Poetico proposes an open workshop to which individuals can apply. 

SPECIAL COMMISSION WORKSHOPS: when people or groups want the laboratory to work with their group on a particular subject, Manifesto Poetico will make a custom tailored workshop based on the groups interests and needs.

RESEARCH RESIDENCY: Manifesto Poetico opens its research on a residency basis and invites artists from different disciplines to share a time of reflection, research and immersion into the Laboratory's insights and content. Participation is under invitation. For more information contact us

LECTURE DEMONSTRATION: about Contemporary Mask Performance and Manifesto Poetico's approach to Commedia dell'Arte.



Over the last two decades and much travel Carlos has developed and refined an international pedagogy based in movement research and cultural study.  

Carlos’ research and pedagogy incorporates different artistic disciplines (music, architecture, painting, dance…) and science (anthropology, philosophy, physics, geometry…) with the everlasting goal of developing and exploring new theatrical languages, influenced by the study of human movement, its' society and especially the essence and abstraction of "the mask".


The pedagogic work of Manifesto Poetico engages committed artists and students in rediscovering 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 appears only in the imagination of the audience.



Carlos has taught in more that 20 different countries, over 40 American Universities, and in notable places such as Hollywood (AADA), Dutch National Opera Academy, Teatro de La Abadia in Madrid, Brown University, Wagner College and Sarah Lawrence in New York, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (RCS), East 15 in London, Toronto University, Teatro Nacional in Bogota, In Teatro in Buenos Aires, among others.

Since 2011 he is an associate artist and a regular teacher at the L.E.M. (Laboratory of Movement Study) at the School of Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

Every workshop has a different theme but has in common the dramatic impact of the body on the space through everyday stories.