Manolo Alcántara’s career has undoubtedly helped him to establish himself as one of the most interesting and genuine artists in the performing arts scene. Throughout his 25 years in the profession, he has collaborated with Comediants and Mont&Cia; he co-founded Circo Imperfecto touring for over five years with the show Genuinos Imperfectos. In 2006 he created his own company Solo Manolo. In 2010 he created the show Plecs, a co-production of CAER (Trapezi) and the Teatre Nacional de Catalunya. In 2014 he premiered RUDO, created and directed together with Xavi Erra. Déjà vu is his latest creation.
“I am self-taught, I consider myself more a craftsman than an artist. I create the shows entirely from intuition, play and curiosity (which leads me to think, sometimes, that I know nothing about the circus). I accept the risk of the circus and transform it to share it with the public. ” Manolo told us.
In his artistic career he has won various awards, such as the Award for “Best Street Show” of the Feria de Teatro de Tàrrega for “Aplaudiment Sebastià Gasch” (2001, 2006 and 2010), “Zirkolika Award for Best Circus Show” (2010) and “Award for Best Performance at the International Autumn Theatre Festival – FIOT” (2011). With RUDO he won the “Award for the Best Street Show of the Festival Umore Azoka in Leioa (2014), Zirkòlika Award for Best Indoor Circus Show (2015), and the FETEN (Feria Europea de las Artes Escénicas para Niños y Niñas de Gijón) Award for the best show of Noches Feten 2015. With Déjà vu he has just won the Premio FETEN for the Adaptation of Technical Circus and New Drama.