Matute Alvarez

Actor, Clown & Bullet Man

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"Matute is one those who is moving forward, beyond tradition, without losing the roots of spontaneous play. Matute is more than a stereotype. He is neither a mask nor an actor doing "clown things." No. He is one expressed by the stupidity of being joyful in any situation. The opportunity to meet Matute is the opportunity to participate in the birth of the smile."

Jef Johnson

“Au programme du 25ème Festival de Massy. A seulement 26 ans, Matute a déjà tout d’un grand. Enfin un clown de la jeune génération qui démontre que l’art clownesque est bien vivant, se perpétue et évolue ! Il a voyagé à travers le monde pour se former auprès des plus grands clowns de la planète. En Amérique du Sud, en Inde et en Russie il se frotte à toutes les autres disciplines de la piste : mime, danse, acrobatie. Ce jeune touche-à-tout a même présenté un véritable numéro d’homme-canon sous le chapiteau de l’American Circus du Chili. Souvent qualifié de « feu follet virevoltant », ce clown muet mais bruiteur utilise un langage corporel moderne et rafraîchissant. Il dit volontiers qu’il a pris pour modèles Charlie Chaplin, Jim Carrey et aussi Jango Edwards. Grimaces expressives, acrobaties surprenantes marquent le public entraîné malgré lui dans son univers déjanté. Grâce à son énergie et à son originalité, la profession le considère comme l’un des plus talentueux clowns internationaux du moment, c’est pourquoi, après Fumagalli, David Larible et Belo Nock, le Festival de Massy est fier de le faire découvrir au public français.”

Festival Cirque de Massy

Omar Alvarez Santana or also known as MATUTE was born in Chile on April 6, 1990 in the capital Santiago. After a life charged to sport and theater Graduated in 2009 from the prestigious School of Theater La Mancha based on the method of Jacques Lecoq.
In 2011 he moved to the circus of his family to start a career full of joys and learning. In 2014 he is discovered by Genis Matabosch and is invited to participate in the circus Festival of Figueres in Spain where he is awarded the clown prize "Totó". After this begins to rotate throughout Europe making known his internal world qualified as fresh and fresh, this is how he quickly earns the comment of his colleagues as one of the most outstanding clowns of the moment being selected by the Russian state company RosgosCirk among the 5 best clowns of 2015 and also awarded the Golden Star at the prestigious European Circus Festival of Liege in Belgium in 2016.

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Matute is currently touring Switzerland
with the oldest circus of the country,
the Great Circus NOCK.

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