Carlos Garcia Esteves. Spain
Founder and co-artistic leader of Teatro Punto and the director of Manifesto Poetico (International Laboratory of Theatre Research), Carlos Garcia Estevez trained with Jacques Lecoq for three years, both at his École Internationale de Théâtre and at LEM (Laboratoire d’Etude de Mouvement) (97-99).
Since 2012 he is a guess teacher at LEM in Paris.
He is an actor, theatre pedagogue and stage director.
Motivated by Lecoq, he began his life-long investigation of the tragic depth that resides in the Commedia dell’Arte. In 1999 he studied with Donato Sartori at the Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali (Padova). There he began his exploration of the architecture of gestures and the anthropology of the mask. For several years he has been a collaborator of Donato Sartori as a movement teacher and an actor.
Other artists with whom he trained include Gennadi Bogdanov, Pierre Byland, Eric de Bont, Antonio Fava, Kevin Crawford and Kaya Anderson. Estevez has worked with a number of important artists, such as Mario Gonzáles (Conservatoire Nationale de Art Dramatique, Paris; Théâtre du Soleil, Vincennes), José Luís Gómez (Teatro de La Abadía, Madrid) and Tapa Sudana (a former member of Peter Brook’s Parisian company).
Estevez performed in A Dog’s Heart and The Magic Flute with Simon McBurney.
He is currently touring his one-person performance piece, “Solo dell’Arte,” in Spain, France, Holland, Romania, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus, the UK, the USA and Canada.
Dynamic of the body on the space
Manifesto Poetico is an International Laboratory of theatre research. It is dedicated to the research and creation of new languages of theatrical expression.
Its starting point of the workshop is the body of the actor and its impact on the space.
The principal working method of the workshop is the observation of the relation between the space and the body in its different physical actions.