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Fernando Martins
Performer, Director, Scenographer, Mask Sculptor and Physical and Visual Theater Trainer 

Co-founder and artistic director of the Mask Research Center (Madrid - Spain). He studied at Scuola Paolo Grassi and at Centro Maschere e Strutture Gestuali with Donato Sartori. He constantly conducts research on theatrical masks in Europe and America. Also studied commedia dell'arte and physical theater with Fabio Mangolini, Ana Vasquez de Castro, Antonio Fava, Thommas Leabhart, among others.

Fernando runs workshops and laboratories in European institutions, as well as in international companies and schools. He also creates and develops leather masks for artists and theater schools in Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Brazil, Italy, Japan, the United States, and Germany.

At the Mask Research Center, he has directed several plays and taught courses on mask pedagogy, including neutral, larval, and expressive masks, as well as human comedy and commedia dell'arte. He also annually conducts an international laboratory on leather mask making.

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