Roberto Leal Jiménez


Category: Actor
Birth Date: 22nd September 1956
Birth Place: Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Telephone: 651106371
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 Curriculum

He began to study theatre in Argentina in 1976. Two years later, he attended a course on theatre training and body language (Buenos Aires) and graduated in Theatre Direction at the National University of Buenos Aires in 1981. One year later, he also attended a seminar on group dynamics and a course on theatre direction in 1984. He also attended several courses and workshops organised by the Galician Institute of Scenic and Musical Arts and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Since 1985, he has been organising many workshops and theatre halls at schools, Secondary Schools and A Coruña University. From 1997 to 2000, he was theatre director of the Pedagogical Department of Eugenio Granell Foundation (Santiago). In 2002, he worked as a teacher at the Galician Association of Actors, Directors and Stage Technicians. Two years later, he organised a ‘Workshop’ on improvisation and movement in ‘Children’s games according to Bruegel’, Szkola TAK, Opole - Polland.

 Work & Activities

THEATRE:
1979: He carried out a teaching and advisory activity in several contemporary dance performances, Buenos Aires (Argentina).
1985: He directed ‘A cantante calva’ in ‘Xalgarete’ (As Pontes).
1987: He participated as an actor in the repertoire of ‘zarzuelas’ in the Spanish Lyric Company (Madrid).
1989: Actor in ‘Eche 20 centavos en la ranura’ (Ferrol).
1993: He directed ‘O xardín dos contos’ at ‘Teatro Galileo’ (Santiago).
1994: He directed and participated as an actor in ‘Mumbo Jumbo’ (a performance for the photographic exhibition of Alfredo Iglesias, Café Bolengo, Santiago).
1996: He participated as an actor in ‘Nenerías’ (‘Teatro Galileo’, Santiago) and ‘Un café con leite e unha ensaimada’ (‘Matarile Teatro’, Santiago).
1997: He participated as an actor in ‘Mata-lo tempo’ (As Crechas Pub, Santiago) and directed ‘Des-Contos’ and ‘Collage para un ultramarinos’ (‘Teatro Minerva’. Ultramarinos Pub, Santiago).
1997-2000: He participated as an actor and directed the plays of ‘Teatro Minerva’, all of them created for Eugenio Granell Foundation (Santiago de Compostela): ‘A Cámara Negra’, ‘Granell feiticeiro’, ‘Frank K’, ‘Entreacto’, ‘Alicia no país de Carballido’, ‘A estela do delirio’ and ‘Todo sen a pasta’.
1998: He directed ‘Intermezzo’ (Trebbo Theatre, Milan, Italy), participated as an actor in ‘Ultranoite Brecht’ (‘Sala Nasa’, Santiago) and ‘Leality Show’ (Ultramarinos Pub, Santiago) and assistant director in the performance ’Valle Inclán 98’ (Galician Dramatic Centre, Santiago).
1999: He participated as an actor in ‘Ametamenidioz’ by Jesús Carballido (‘Teatro Galán’, Santiago) and ‘Ultimamente non durmo nada’ (‘Teatro da Lúa’, Santiago).
2000: He participated as an actor in ‘Acción seica nº 4’ by Xesús Carballido (Litonor, Santiago), ‘Primeiro movemento para figuras brancas’ with ‘Matarile Teatro’ in ‘Millenium Festival’, a summer festival to celebrate ‘Capitalidad Cultural Europea Compostela 2000’ (Plaza de la Quintana, Santiago), ‘Matar a Sísifo’, dramatized reading organised by the AADEEG (‘Salonteatro’, Santiago), ‘Cen contos, ou sexa, un plan incumprido’, by Jiry Suchi (‘Teatro Minerva’, Ourense) and ‘Terra firme’, by Markus Werner in the Conferences on Swiss Literature, organised by the University of Santiago de Compostela.
2001: He participated as an actor in ‘A longa agonía das centolas’ (‘Teatro da Lúa’, Santiago) and ‘Teño moitísima présa’ (‘Matarile Teatro’, ‘Teatro Galán’, Santiago).
2002: He participated as an actor in ‘Palabras, palabras, palabras...’ (‘Dado-Dadá’, Santiago), ‘A brazo partido’ (‘Teatro Galán’, Santiago), voice in ‘Anxélica no ombral do ceo’ (‘Monicreques de Kukas’, Santiago) and actor in ‘Quen te quere, quen te chama’ (‘Matarile Teatro’) and dance in ‘En Pé de Pedra’ (Santiago).
2003: He participated as an actor in ‘Acto seguido’ (‘Matarile Teatro’, ‘Teatro Galán’, Santiago), ‘Curto de vista’ (‘María a Parva’, ‘Teatro Galán’, Santiago) and ‘Indignos’ (‘María a Parva’) and directed the Literary Conferences with Andrés Neuman.
2004: He directed ‘Tornasol’ (‘Teatro Galán’) and collaborated as an actor in ‘Indignos’ (‘María a Parva’).

CINEMA AND VIDEO FILMS:
1995: ‘Televapor’, a short by Ricardo Llovo and Paco Carballés.
1996: ‘Bos modais’, a short by Teté Rocamonde and Inés Peleteiro and ‘1996’, a short by Montse Calvo.
1997: ‘O pranto’ by David Santamaría.
1998: ‘Maitines’, a short by Toño López and ‘A los que aman’, a film by Isabel Coixet.
1999: ‘Sei quen es’, a film by Patricia Ferreira.
2002: He presented the First Short Exhibition in Noia (A Coruña) and participated as an actor in ‘Dejà vu’, a short by María Caramés (Galician TV), ‘ O partido’, a short by Xosé Moure and ‘Autopsia’, a film by Milagros Bará.
2003: ‘O Camino: A orixe’ by Jorge Algora and ‘Tres formas diferentes de comerse un tomate’ by Carolina Castro.

TELEVISION:
He participated as an actor in the following serials: ‘A familia Pita’ (Galician TV, 1998); ‘Pratos Combinados’ (Galician TV, 1999-2000); ‘Lluvia’, by Isabel Coixet (Canal +, 2000), he is also the producer; ‘Galicia Express’ (Galician TV, 2000, in three episodes); in the AGAPI Gala (2000), ‘Fíos’ (Galician TV, 2002, 17 episodes) and ‘Rías Baixas’ (Galician TV, 2004).

RADIO:
1985: Actor in ‘25 horas de radio’, Onda Obreira (Ferrol).
1999 / 2000: Actor in ‘La Casa de la Tralla’, M-80 Galicia, Cadena Ser.

PLAYWRIGHT:
1980: ‘Fotografías’, a text included in ‘Entreacto’, first performed in 1998 at ‘Eugenio Granell’ Foundation (Santiago de Compostela).
1981: ‘Será por eso que la quiero tanto’, first performed in 1981 at ‘Club Unión y Progreso’, Tandil (Argentina) and ‘Diana’, a text included in ‘El show es mi historia’, first performed in 1981 at ‘El teatrillo’ Exhibition Hall, Tandil (Argentina).
1982: ‘Circus’, an adaptation first performed in 1982 at ‘Norma’ Exhibition Hall, Tandil (Argentina).
1983: ‘Liberación’, a text included in ‘Entreacto’, first performed in 1998 at ‘Eugenio Granell’ Foundation (Santiago de Compostela).
1985: ‘Mirar fotos en revistas’, a text included in ‘Alicia no país de Carballido’, first performed in 1998 at ‘Eugenio Granell’ Foundation (Santiago de Compostela).

 Other Interesting Aspects

In 1979, he founded ‘Acuario’ Theatre Group, in which he participated as an actor and director (Buenos Aires - Argentina). In 2002, he was a member of the panel at the ‘Romaría Vikinga’ Theatre Prize, organised by the City Council of Catoira and the University of Santiago de Compostela. He participated in many conferences with reports, publications and lectures all around Galicia and Asturias.