The school is based on the pedagogy of Jasques Lecoq, the master and pioneer of physical theatre and creation. The aim of the school is to train actors/actresses developing their acting abilities and encouraging creation.
An important part of the pedagogy is dedicated to the study of the mask, the neutral mask in particular. Work with the mask favours the primacy of the gesture rather than verbal expression, major interaction with the public, more complete use of the stage space and the priority of the physical action over the word.
Angel Bonora, the director of TEATRACCIÓ International Theatre School. Completes his studies at The International Theatre School of Jacques Lecoq where afterwards realises LEM (Laboratory of the study of movement) (Paris, 1990 – 1994).
In 1994 graduates from the Institute of the Teatre Studies – Universidad Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris III, where he meets Bernard Grosjean the director of the company Entrées de Jeu specialized at the theatre of social intervention, with whom collaborates during 6 months providing artistic training of the actor´s team.
In 1997 he participates in the XIII stage de commedia dell’arte directed by Antonio Fava in Reggio Emília, Italy. At the same time, he participates as an actor in various productions presented in Spain, England and France.
His teaching experience starts at Maison de la Culture de Vincennes (France) where he works as a teacher of acting during 1991-1993. During this period he imparts theatre courses in Valencia, highlighting the course of the improvisation to creation at the International Exhibition of Mime in Switzerland, in collaboration with Jacques Lecoq.
During the period of 1995 – 2002 he imparts courses of Physical training, Analysis of movement and Stage space, and directs various workshops of Commedia dell’arte at the Institut del Teatre in Barcelona.
Since 1995 he has been a close collaborator of Berty Tovías and a permanent teacher at Escuela Internacional de Teatro Estudis Berty Tovías in Barcelona.
In 2000 Àngel Bonora stimulates the creation of the organization “Teatracció” and currently he is the artistic director of the company.
Harris Gordon was born in Canada. He completed his acting studies at East 15 Acting School in London and L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. Harris Gordon is a theatre actor (Teatre Nacional De Catalunya, Els Comediants, Georges Lavaudant…), a television actor (El Gran Nord, Hombres de Paco, Cuenta Atrás…) and a cinema actor (Perfume, Anna, Educación de las Hadas…).
He has directed 2 theatre plays, “Gulietta” with Pepa Plana and “Buscant Abraham” with Carles Chamarro and Toni Gonzalez. He is a member of the UK Professional Choreographers of Stage Combat and of the Ski Instructors Association in Canada.
For more than 20 years he has been a teacher at Estudis Berty Tovías –International Theatre School. At present he is a teacher at Teatracció International Theatre School.
Vanessa Segura completes her acting studies at l’École Jacques Lecoq in Paris and at Estudis Berty Tovías – International Theatre School in Barcelona. She also assists various intensive courses and seminars held by such directors as Alfredo Sanzol, Andrés Lima, Alejandro Catalán, Juan Carlos Corazza y Javier Daulte among others.
She worked in “El Quadern Daurat” at Theatre Lliure, “L’Omissió de la Familia Coleman” with Claudio Tolcachir, Theatre Romea. “Fairfly” by Joan Yago at La Villarrroel 2018, “L’Última nit del món” by Llàtzer Garcia at Sala Flyhard 2016, “Mars Joan” by Roc Esquius at Theatre Tantarantana 2016, “Al vostre Gust” with Pàrking Shakespeare Company 2015, “CaRRoussel” of La Reial Theatre at Festival Grec 2015, “Petits Monstres” by Marilia Samper at La Villarroel 2015, “Desig Jam” diricted by Neil LaBute at La Seca 2013, “L’Any que ve serà millor” directed by Mercè Vila Godoy at La Villarroel 2012 and “Petra, la mujer araña y el putón” of la Abeja Maya with Sol Picó Company at Theatre Lliure, Festival Grec 2011.
She participated in such TV sèries as “Nit i Dia”, “La Riera”, “La que se avecina” and the TV movie “Habitaciones cerradas”.
She is a member of teaching staff of Teatracció International Theatre School. She regularly gives classes of acting and physical training for actors at Laura Jou Studio and at Aules. For more than 10 years she has been a teacher at Estudis Berty Tovías – International Theatre School.
Anna Tereshchenko started her acting path in Ukraine at the Academy of Culture and Arts studying acting for theatre, cinema and television.
She completes her acting studies at Estudis Berty Tovías – International Theatre School (2015 – 2017, Barcelona) where afterwards realizes a pedagogic course of Jacques Lecoq pedagogy. She continues her studies at La Bobina – Acting school for theatre, cinema and television (2017 – 2019, Barcelona). Meanwhile she participates in various theatre productions and theatre creation projects.
Since 2019 she works as an actress in Teatracció theatre company and a teacher at Teatracció International Theatre School.
We count with the collaboration of Berty Tovías, a well known specialist in the methodology of Jacques Lecoq, who shares with us his rich experience.
Berty Tovías Wertheimer (1952, Barcelona) upon his graduation from the Institut del Teatre de Barcelona in 1976 became part of Dagoll Dagom (No hablaré en Clase, Antaviana y La Nit de Sant Joan), a company which grew to great renown and prominence in the Catalan Theatre scene. He studied acting at L’École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq in Paris. In addition to this training he also undertook the LEM (Laboratoire d’Etude du Mouvement) and a pedagogical course with Jacques Lecoq.
Since Paris Berty Tovías has focused his energies on teaching, and worked as the Director of Studies at Col·legi del Teatre from 1986 to 1997. Since 1989 to 2018 he taught at the Institut del Teatre of Barcelona.
His teaching project is consolidated in 1997 when he creates Estudis Berty Tovías, Escuela Internacional de Teatro. During its 20 years of existance more than 500 students from all over the world studied at the school and more than 80 projects were created and presented to the audience.
At present Berty Tovías combines his role as a teacher with coaching of actors («Innisfree» de J. L. Guerin, «El fotógrafo de Mathaussen» de M. Targarona). He also directs several independent productions such as “La Muerte de Marguerite Duras” by Tato Pavlosky, released in Buenos Aires, “Inferno” by Felipe Cabezas and “A life in the theatre” by David Mamet.
To apply for the professional studies you must submit a motivation letter, a CV and a passport-size photo.
To enroll in a course or a workshop you just need to fill in the application form.
The application is realized at school (St. Conveni, 51), it’s necessary to make an appointment so that we could attend you properly; o via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information don’t doubt to contact us by phone (+34) 933537619 (+34) 654905201