ELEFANTE
ELEGANTE



Elefante Elegante was created in 2007 by María Torres and Gonçalo Guerreiro in the city of Coruña in Galicia. The company was born from the necessity of creating a plastic, poetic and universal language which did not rely exclusively on text.

We create visual performances, based on the rigorous investigation of gestures, suggestions of the movements and the eloquence of the images.

The Elefante Elegante finds its origins in an experimental project which began in the year 2000 under the name of Teatro Escondido. This project traveled seven years between Belgium, Galicia and Portugal and included artists from various European countries. On stage each actor spoke his own language, which led us to develop the dramatic situations through physical attitudes . These years of experimentation with the universality of the theatrical language established the base for the birth of the Elefante Elegante Theatre. 

Nowadays the Elefante Elegante still collaborates with artists of different origins so as to keep alive the dialogue and interchange of different mindsets.

Our creations have been warmly received in Galicia, Portugal, Belgium, Switzerland, Italy, and France.

Maria Torres

actress, co-diretor


María Torres was born in 1975 in Palma de Mallorca and came to Galicia when she was nine months old. She graduated from the University of Coruña in Business. In 1998 she participated in a post-doc program in Drama organized by the University of Santiago de Compostela. She has worked as an actress in companies such as Teatro da Bufarda, Catrabucha Teatro, Espello Concavo, Trinke Trinke and Teatro do Alacrán. In 1999 she began a seven year european trip which brought her into contact with important teachers: she studied Commedia dell’Arte with Antonio Fava in Italy and Theatre Anthropology with Eugenio Barba in Seville and Poland. Thanks to a grant from the Deputación da Coruña she graduated from the École Lassaad in Brussels, specialized in the teachings methods of Jacques Lecoq based on the study of movement. In film she has worked with the directors Rosana Vazquez, Pablo Llorca and Batriz del Monte. María Torres is actress and co-director of the Elefante Elegante Theatre.

Gonçalo Guerreiro

Actor and co-director


Gonçalo Guerreiro was born in Lisbon in 1974. He finished his training as an actor in the Escola Superior de Teatro e Cinema of Lisbon, one year of which he spent with a grant at the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático of Madrid. He has worked as an actor in the Portuguese companies A Barraca and Teatro do Montemuro. He directed shows for the companiesTeatro Escondido, and in Belgium for the Compagnie Imagerie and Compagnie Blablablah. He is a graduate of the École Lassaad of Brussels, specialized in the teachings methods of Jacques Lecoq based on the study of movement and has also studied Commedia dell’Arte with Antonio Fava in Italy and Theatre Anthropology with Eugenio Barba in Poland, Danmark and Portugal. As well as being a teacher, Gonçalo Guerreiro is actor and co-director of the Elefante Elegante Theatre.