I am an actor, zen master, a yoghi (47 years practising yoga) writer for children and youth and an activist for the rights of the children.
I love to teach acting (Popular theatre and the Method from the Actor's Studio), and hata yoga. Also I love to prepare "acting studies" (plays) made out with the kids ideas and concerns, looking for a solution of an individual and a social dilemma. I focuse my attention and work on improving individually and socially.
I have more than 30 years experience in Latin America and 8 in Canada. Former Writer in Residence supported by PEN Canada sice 2002 more or less..
Thoughts about art and community:
Toronto is really a marvelous space where a mix o hearts and minds share many things and basically: our humanity.
Art is always a mean to reach those hearts and minds and, in the case of my proposals, in their highest way. People sharing with people the best. Individuals, families, groups, neighbourhoods, municipalities, countries and so on.
If we open spaces, and plant seeds of arts everywhere in our neigbourhoods, it is really possible that we can defeat the ogliness of misery (spiritual and material), that takes the forms of: violence, discrimination, sikness and tensions.
Inside, outside. From the people to the society. Both, together.