Angel Elizondo


He was born in El Pucará, Rosario de Lerma, province of Salta, son of Alberto Elizondo and Antonia Teresa Quiroga. Married to Isabel Larguía in 1958, son Sebastián, and then with Maria Julia Harriet in 1972, daughter Julia Elena. He spent his early childhood on horseback at the estate of his grandmother Silveria Gutierrez, then in the villages of Rosario de Lerma, Joaquín V. Gonzalez, where his father was destined, perhaps in fulfillment of another of his cultural legacies: being a railroad , For love and tradition, and especially Campo Quijano where he acts and directs theater in a spontaneous, vocational and independent way. In that place he became “emeritus” goalkeeper of the football club “UNION HUAYTIQUINA” and found, despite his stature, a basketball club (sport that did not exist there): Sportivo Social Quijano. It integrated the greater selected of the soccer league of the Valley of Lerma to the 17 years.

Later it approached and was part of the group popularly called “The crazy Dávalos”, children of great salteño poet Juan Carlos. In this group he met and became friends with the painters Ramiro Dávalos and Roberto Ciro Bustos, the poet Raúl Araoz Anzoátegui, the poet Ervar Gallo Mendoza, the Cuchi Leguizamon, members of the Chalchaleros and Fronterizos, the journalist César Perdiguero, Barbarán Alvarado, the poet Manuel Castilla, the Pajita Garcia Bes, the poet Jacobo Regen, the fat Flores, etc. And of course Jaime, Arturo and Chiquilín Dávalos.
An anecdote: Not long ago Dalmiro Saenz asked Angel Elizondo if he had ever had scholarships. He said no. With the development of the conversation, after recalling that time, Dalmiro said to him: “how did you not have scholarships ?, what is it?”.
He later settled in the jungle (Colonia Santa Rosa) where he works as a school teacher, thanks to the qualification given to non-teaching stakeholders for border areas, desolate or dangerous and the intermediation of the poet Don Juan Carlos Dávalos .

In 1954 he traveled to Buenos Aires with the aim of studying the art of theater. Shortly after his arrival he is fortunate to be part of the theater of the Moon, where he begins to learn the trade practically. Intervening as an actor in: “The blacksmith and the devil” by Juan Carlos Gené directed by Roberto Duran and José María Gustierrez in the “Theater of the Moon”, “Tango” by Rodolfo Kusch, directed by Carlos Gandolfo and E. Lopez Perttierra in the “Theater of the Mask”, “Margarita” by Madeleine Badulée, directed by Roberto Durán, in different places of the Capital, programmed by the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires, “Lords and ladies of the time before” Juan Carlos Gené and Eduardo Fasulo, direction of Juan Carlos Gené, in different places of the Capital programmed by the Municipality of the City of Buenos Aires.

In 1957 he travels to Paris, France, where he studies Mimo, Pantomime and Body Expression with Etienne Decroux and Jacques Lecoq. He worked for three years in the Company of Maximilien Decroux participating in the year 1959 in the Festival of the Vanguard that takes place in Paris. He directs the “Popular Ballets of Latin America”, touring cities of France, Finland, Lebanon, etc. He performs the choreography of “La Grande Machine” by Jean Jacques Azlanian in “Théâtre de Plaisance”, Paris and the mimicry of “Ping Pong Players” by Saroyan in the “Center USA”, Paris. Interviewed in a show about “Poet in New York”, by García Lorca, directed by Sara Pardo. This show won the “Out of Competition Award, Congratulations of the Jury” at the Theater University of the Nations – Paris 1962. He is part of the Argentine Delegation at the Paris Biennial – 1963. He performs a show at the “Théâtre de l’Etoile “Whose first two-month contract was extended twice depending on its impact.

In 1964 he returned to Argentina and settled in Buenos Aires where he founded the “Argentine School of Mime, Pantomime and Body Expression”, the first of its kind in the country. Today this school is called “Argentine School of Mime, Expression and Corporal Communication”.

He performs experimental work at Borda and Moyano Neuropsychiatric Hospitals with Dr. Jaime Rojas Bermúdez. He is invited to numerous meetings and congresses of Psychodrama, others of Psychotherapy, Psychology or Psychiatry. She teaches at the Argentine Association of Psychodrama and Psychotherapy Group, Buenos Aires and La Plata, National School of Dramatic Arts, Bahía Blanca Theater School, La Plata High School of Dance, National School of Theater of Peru, etc. In 1973 he is founding partner of the Argentine Association of Mimo. Participates in “Tango Comunicando” show created and directed by Edmund Valladares, along with Astor Piazzola, Lucio Demare, Ciriaco Ortiz and others.

With Alberto Sava and Carlos Palacios he directs the “2nd Congress and Latin American Festival of Mimo”

Angel Elizondo
Angel Elizondo

Add your link now

All submissions are human-edited.