Alejandra Guarin

Training

2016 - 2017 Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, MA Movement: Directing and Teaching
2011 - 2012 Universidad Central, BA Drama
1994 - 1997 Escuela de Formación de Actores del Teatro Libre, Actress

Productions at Central

2017 Movement Director - The Hunting of the Snark - Puppetry Tour (Steve Tiplady )

Experience

BA Acting, Universidad Central, Bogotá, Colombia

2016 Director - Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny by Bertolt Brecht. - 2nd Year Acting Students - Universidad Central, Bogotá, Colombia

2015 Director - The Wasps by Aristophanes - 2nd Year Acting Students - Universidad Central

2015 Director - The Doubted Damned by Tirso de Molina. - 2nd Year Acting Students - Universidad Central, Bogotá, Colombia

As a Performer at Teatro Libre Company, Colombia

2008 The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

2009 Demons by Fyodor Dostoyevsky.

2010 Divine Words by Valle Inclán.

2011 Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.

2012 Marat / Sade by Peter Weiss.

2012 Algún día nos iremos by Piedad Bonnett.

2013 The Name by Jon Fosse.

2014 Dojoji  based on a Japanese legend.

2014 Request Concert  by Franz Xaver Kroetz. 

2016 Man equals Man by Bertolt Brecht.

Biography

Alejandra is from Colombia. She has been an actress for more than 15 years in Teatro Libre Company in Bogotá, which has a BA Acting course run in conjunction with Universidad Central, Bogotá, Colombia. She has supported the design of the movement curriculum for the BA Acting course, and leads the 1st and 8th semesters movement courses.

Her movement background is influenced by theatrical games by Clive Barker (2004), and in psycho-physical training for actors in the lineage of Jerzy Grotowski (1999); Fernando Montes, Jairo Cuesta and James Slowiak.

The focus of her movement teaching is built on the relationships with the environment; others in the space; the terrain of spontaneity and activating body memory of childhood. Her background in psychophysical training for the actor has enabled her to work on liberating the energy of the performer and inner impulses through movement. 

Skills

Traditional Folk Colombian dances (Cumbia, Porro, Fandango, Bullerengue, Bambuco), singing and basic percussion. Caribbean dances (Salsa, Merengue). Acrosport. Theatre games. Movement devising. 

Email

maria.guarin-gutierrez@cssd.ac.uk

Website

teatrolibre.com/grupo-atristico/