Gestures are not necessarily international. Each country has its own movements with distinct nuances, characteristic gestures. And every generation, community, profession, sport, family and person has a particular visual vocabulary. Part of my job as a mime, a communicator without words, is to constantly enlarge my gestual dictionary.

My pieces have a Spanish stamp of identity but at the same time they are all created with the international technique of mime enabling them to be understood around the world.

My work takes me to many places and I delight in observing the beauty and richness of different cultures. I enjoy the vibrancy that a country offers at a first glance and I savour the small details that emerge with time. Then as a mime actor I am privileged to discover, analyse and absorb new forms of non-verbal communication.

But at the same time, I feel the responsibility of offering my spectators the very best repertory. My mime stories are my loyal travel companions and my imaginative translators. On stage they take over and communicate for me.

From all my pieces I have created a show, which following my intuition, will best help me create an open and sincere dialogue especially with audiences who may not be familiar with my work. The program contains many of my most emblematic pieces and received the prize of honour, voted by the audience as the best show, of the XXI Almada Theatre Festival, Portugal.

This selection is titled: Hand Made.

Carlos Martínez

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1. My First Flight
2. The Barber
3. The Rose
4. The Butterfly
5. The Stone
6. Alone in the Kitchen
7. The Bus Stop
8. The Mirror
9. The Pocket Watch
10. The Olympic Games
11. Little Red Riding Hood

Carlos Martínez reserves the right to make changes in his program.


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Carlos Martínez Management

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