55 rue faubourg st denis
75010 Paris

We are an international company based out of Paris and Amsterdam. Manifesto Poetico comes from the 20 years of research and productions done internationally by its Artistic Leader and founder Carlos García Estévez. He is a teacher at L’École Jacques Lecoq in Paris in the Laboratory for the Study of Movement (L.E.M.) where he is an associate artist and co-contributor to the unique research undertaken there. He has also performed and directed in over 20 different countries. During his time working with Complicite and Simon McBurney he developed further his research into multi-style mis-en-scene, inter-disciplinary productions and devised theatre that is contemporary. The success of his subsequent work and the enthusiastic response from the audience comes from a constant reinvention of traditional-popular theatre. As he learned from Dario Fo, Carlos keeps the spirit of popular theatre in order to create new contemporary theatrical languages that speak to audiences today.
His work is supported by Manifesto Poetico’s Assistant Director, Paige Allerton, a Canadian theatre maker and anthropologist who brings local investigatory processes, with collaborative, ground-up dramaturgy to our work. Together they have written two chapters for Routledge publications, “Mask Performance for a Contemporary Commedia dell’Arte” for The Routledge Companion to Commedia dell’Arte and “Auto-cours, Enquetes, Commandes. A theatre practitioner's perspective'” for The Routledge Companion to Jacques Lecoq, after being invited based on their international experience as theatre practitioners.
In addition to their shows and pedagogic work, one of their activities that has received much acclaim is called the TransPoetico Projects. These projects are the unique collaborative-creation, devised shows of Manifesto Poetico commissioned by theatres, festivals, performing art centres and theatre academies around the world. In these projects Manifesto Poetico is engaged to create and direct a show with a cast of local artists. With this group Manifesto Poetico uses its’ unique collaborative creation process to make a new theatrical language on the spot for and with the group and their audience. This process then results in a production that is ready to play and tour. One of our recent projects was produced by the Philharmonie of Haarlem (The Netherlands). With a performing cast of 80 Musicians, and 40 actors/dancers, we received a tremendous response from the audience. Other recent projects include shows in Kuala Lumpur, New York, and Bogota (Columbia). You can see more about our past TransPoetico Projects here: http://www.manifestopoetico.com/transpoeticolab/
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