C. E. C.
“Body Space Devising”

A space for Investigation and Scenic Creation

The C.E.C. is the most ambitious pedagogical project of the ESCUELA INTERNACIONAL PABLO IBARLUZEA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL. It is a space for Research and Devising for performers we and other invited professors apply all our knowledge.


Our goal is to create a space for inquiring and searching for new languages and artistic forms. A mixture of disciplines to train heterogeneous creators and artists with a unique character who are capable of finding their own style in their creations for the scene.


To submit your candidature, send us your CV accompanied by a short covering/motivation letter.


Fill in our registration form or send us an email to pabloibarluzea@gmail.com


DEADLINE: October 5th

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Theater is action, verb and movement. We will analyze the Movement, its dynamics and motors in order to learn how to apply them into a theatrical language.


The Analysis of Movement is focused on encouraging the precision in the students’ proposals and on improving their body-spatial consciousness and their expressive capacities on stage. This work allows them to recognize the necessary body impulses and motors for the creation of characters and / or situations.


The Movement teaches us to be able to assimilate “external” structures from us, which are essential sources for the creation of characters.


It is one of the axes on which we want to impact in a special way. We understand the space as a fundamental element of our training.



In our journey as educators we have discovered the importance of forms and structures, the directions of emotions, the architecture of passions … We train artists with the ability to use the Space and the different dramaturgies that it offers. We will recognize the directions of passions, emotions and characters in the space.



We conceive the Masks as an essential pedagogical tool for the training of anyone related to the Performing Arts and for the study of the Body, Space and Movement. At the same time, we will support ourselves on the analysis of structures, shapes and volumes, first in a simple way, but progressively with more complexity.


The collective creation is also a fundamental part of the researching work that we do at the Pablo Ibarluzea International School. Students will be constantly confronted with processes of collective creation during the course. This will force them to search for solutions to the problems that they are finding, sometimes as individuals and sometimes with the support of their peers.



The student thus learns to propose and defend their own ideas and to accept the different proposals of others. This exchange of ideas is necessary in the creative process, it helps us to analyze the work and encourages us to show our critical spirit.



Promoting this critical / constructive spirit in the student means to provide tools in order to be self-sufficient in their future projects.


1st Term:

October – December

In this first term we will establish the foundations of the work and delve into the territories and styles with the greatest dramatic weight. It is the time to discover the great emotions: The universality of the Neutral Mask, the shout to heaven of the Greek Tragedy and the visit to the entrails of the earth with the Buffoons…


  • Physical Theater
  • Neutral Mask
  • Greek Tragedy
  • Architecture and Dramatic Space
  • Larval Masks
  • Mythology and Mystery
  • Dynamics of materials and elements
  • Buffoon…

2nd Term:

January – April

In this second term we will attack the scene with the action mime and we will enter into the text work with the Melodrama. We will create characters and make passions explode with the Commedia half masks. We will end up discovering our most ridiculous part in Clown’s work. We start the course working on the universal, we will end it by discovering our individuality…


  • Action Mime
  • Melodrama
  • Text dynamics
  • Theater of objects
  • Creation of characters
  • Full expressive masks
  • Human Commedia and Commedia dell’Arte
  • Clown…

Individual projects

and final presentations

This 7-month trip ends with the final presentations where each student must present an individual project in which they will have worked during the last two weeks of the course. They will be able to count, or not, with their classmates for it. During the course we will invite different active professionals who will contribute their knowledge in areas such as: Dramaturgy, Costumes, Lighting, Production… These professionals will complete the artistic training with other fields of the scene, helping to enrich these final presentations.


  • Dramaturgy and staging
  • Costumes and Scenography
  • Production and Technique in Performing Arts
  • Presentations to the public…

Dramatic Space

The aim of the course

I feel a religious emotion when, while reading poetic works, I discover, beyond the virtues of fullness, harmony, and correctness, the initial vagueness of a germinating style, the first vague smile of a new young muse. It is the promise that the world will be increased for us.


José Ortega y Gasset


The performing arts are currently in a process of profound transformation. The public seeks unique, exclusive, unforgettable experiences … Artists, more than ever, must be able to adapt to different environments and develop very personal styles with their own, unique touch.


To that end, without neglecting the work of scenes and theatrical styles, we focus on training creators. The C.E.C. is an education that mixes areas such as physical theater, mask work, text analysis, and theatrical styles with other areas as diverse as architecture, movement, painting, site-specific creation…


We want to train actors and actresses, but not only as mere interpreters; rather, as creators capable of analyzing scenes and using distinct tools for each situation. Our intention is not to offer classically styled training, yet we will provide students the necessary tools to face any theatrical project.


We seek to train the actor-creator, capable of seeking out their sources of inspiration, recognizing the dynamics and the way to transpose them into a theatrical language through Movement and the use of Space. We give actors the ability to be self-sufficient in their work, whether for the creation of a character or for a scene or play.


Actor, Director, Playwright and Theater Pedagogue with extensive experience in the international field. Graduated from École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq (Paris) and Estudis Escénics El Timbal (Barcelona). Professor of Movement, Clown and Neutral Mask at l’École Philippe Gaulier (Paris).

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She is graduated in Classical Dance from the Superior Conservatory of Dramatic Art and Dance of Valencia. She completes her training in different contemporary dance techniques with Peter Goos, Saburo Tesiwaguara, Carmen Werner, Cesc Gelabert and David Zambrano and others. Also in flamenco courses with Elvira de Andrés, creative dance with Eric Tharmes, African dance with Koffi Koko and Afro-Cuban with Arnaldo Patterson.

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Oriented to:

Due to its heterogeneous content, dedicated to the study of the bases of Movement and Space, it is a training addressed to anyone related to the Performing Arts (Actors, Directors, Stage designers, Playwrights, Dancers, Choreographers, Pedagogues, Puppeteers, Acrobats and others coming from the field of Circus…) as well as others who come from other fields related to the study of the Body, Space and Movement (Painters, Sculptors, Architects, Gymnasts…).


Have a minimum physical condition and have no mobility problems.

This type of course requires a certain maturity and vital experience, thus, the advantages of it can be taken deeply. Therefore, it is essential to be over 20 years of age to participate.

Practical Information


To submit your candidature, send us your CV accompanied by a short covering/motivation letter.

You can fill in our registration form or send us an email to pabloibarluzea@gmail.com and we will contact you.


From October 17th 2022 to April 28th 2023 (BILBAO)


Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 14:00 (*)
TOTAL: +650 teaching hours


(*) Attendees will sculpt their own masks and produce some of the necessary elements for their creations, so at certain times during the course, they will need to spend a few hours (in free hours) out of this programmed schedule.


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