Born in El Salvador, Rodrigo studied the bachelor of Dramatic Arts from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina (2010); and have since immersed himself into directing, teaching, performing, and investigating different movement-based forms that potentialize the possibilities of the performer's body as a communicative and political tool.
For the last 11 years he has worked in a range of different theatre productions, arts festivals, films, and as a facilitator in educational-projects in Argentina, Australia, El Salvador, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Panama and United States.
At the beginning of his career, he intensively experimented with César Pineda the ritualistic nature of theatre. An experience that deeply inspired him to continue investigating the expressive possibilities of the actor's body, to create a ceremonial gathering. Rodrigo's theatrical practice focuses in the building of a community. This philosophy led him to explore a diverse range of movement-based forms: Asian Shamanic Trance Dance, Butoh, Baris dance, Chekhov's Technique, Gaga-Dance, Javanese traditional dance, Meyerhold's Biomechanics, Neutral Mask, Panic Theatre, Raung Jagat, Suzuki Method for Actor's training, among others.
After four years extensively working in El Salvador he emigrated to Melbourne, Australia where he currently resides. Rodrigo is a collaborator of The Thursday Group ensemble, an ongoing theatre laboratory of Tadashi Suzuki’s theatre technique; Tony Yap Company, an experimental dance theatre company transforming ancient Asian Shamanic Trance Dance practice into a post-modern medium; and part of the 5AngryMen, an extremely physical plein-air theatre company committed to commentary on contemporary culture, human nature and relationships by manipulating universally clear symbols.
Most recently, Rodrigo is working in his first written solo-work HE, a reckoning with the waters of troubled masculinity in a sleepy coastal town; and co-creating with The Thursday Group, Orpheo Machine, a re-imagination of the Orphean fable, in which Ovid's muse and poet find an equal voice.
photo by Oscar Socias