Hola, bienvenidos a A Cuerpo / Hello, welcome to A Cuerpo
A Cuerpo is a Leicestershire based theatre company that creates and delivers theatre, storytelling, videos, workshops and activities that will immerse the audience in the Spanish language and culture.
Designed by Spanish native speakers specifically for UK children aged 4-11.
We aim to produce exceptional quality work that will engage and inspire children and support their Spanish language learning, knowledge of Spanish culture and other National Curriculum subjects, such as History, Art, Geography, etc...
At present we are offering our Xmas story and workshop. Click on the link for further information.
To watch our past production "El viaje de Matilde"
Follow our blog to see the new work we are developing
For more information click on the link below
Pronounced Ah Ku-er-po "o" as in orange
Spanish expression meaning exposed to the elements
A Cuerpo is born from my two passions, love of languages and theatre.
I strive to create good quality, interactive, engaging and inspiring theatre for children that immerses them in the Spanish language and culture with enough vocabulary for them to recognise and plenty of visual aids to follow the story.
My children have been raised bilingual (and so was I) and I am a firm believer that starting early is crucial for language learning, as well as offering material that interests them and provides a context.
I am half English and half Spanish. I was brought up in Spain and have lived in England for 20 years. I have always felt very fortunate to speak two languages, special thanks to my mum for that gift, and to belong to two cultures, particularly at Xmas when we celebrated Nochebuena (Xmas Eve) and Xmas Day!!! Yum!!!
I studied drama in Santiago de Compostela, Spain and Performing Arts at Leeds University where I was able to follow my interest in theatre and media and gained a First Class degree.
A Cuerpo was born sometime later and I collaborated with other artists and technicians from both Spain and the UK to create "El viaje de Matilde", our first production, which was supported by Arts Council funding.
At present I am very interested in using new technologies, such as VR (virtual Reality), AR (Augmented Reality) and 360 video, as well as traditional video.
I am very happy to announce that I shall be developing a range of theatre products using these new technologies in the near future and I shall be telling you all about it through my blog. Click below to read the blog!
Susan Paez Founder of A Cuerpo