Felipe Ortiz is a performer, director, and teacher interested in exchanging, interacting, playing, and sharing experiences with different artists worldwide. He is passionate about the body in movement and its possibilities; and explores it through acrobatics, improvisation, clowning, physical theater, and object manipulation to create new expression forms in performing arts. Since 2003, he’s been touring the world with different projects in festivals, companies, and artist collaborations. He is well-known in the international scene as an improv, physical theatre and clown teacher.
Magical Realism became one of Felipe`s research fields in 2012, and he has created different improvisational formats, workshops, and circus shows inspired by this beautiful genre. He´’s currently working as a clown, acrobatics, and improv teacher at the Javeriana University in Bogota. He has been the artistic director of La Gata Cirko (new circus) for 18 years. He has directed different shows like the World Games opening ceremony in Cali and the closing ceremony of the Football FIFA World Cup in Bogota.
He will be the teacher of the masterclass “Magical realism“.