Originating from El Salvador, Rodrigo studied the bachelor of Dramatic Arts from Universidad del Salvador in Buenos Aires, Argentina and have since immersed himself into directing and investigating different physical art forms.
For the last 10 years he has been working as an actor, director and teacher in a range of different theatres, festivals, film productions and educational projects in Argentina, Australia, El Salvador, Indonesia, India and Malaysia. At the beginning of his career he experimented with a theatre that has its origins in the actor’s physicality and the ritualistic nature of theatre, this has lead him to continue with this ongoing investigation.
In 2016, he directed his first show in Australia, Night Sings its Songs by Jon Fosse, with two consecutive sold out seasons at LaMama Theatre; he has performed with the Tony Yap Company in Light in Winter (2015), Traces of Transformation (2016) and Shadow's Light (2018) as part of the Mapping Melbourne Festival; he has performed in the Malacca International Performing Festival, Malaysia-2015/2017, Pelem Arts Festival, Indonesia-2016 and Delhi Festival, India-2017 ; he 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 researching Asian Shamanic Trance Dance ; and part of the 5AngryMen theatre group, they have recently performed a 12 hour show, THE BELLS, at White Night Melbourne and WOMADelaide/2019.
Since moving to Melbourne in 2015, he has followed his passion in theatre through exploring a diverse range of training methods such as: Butoh, Neutral Mask, Gaga Movement, Raung Jagat, Suzuki method, Javanese Trance and Asian Shamanic Trance Dance.
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