Andreu Carandell Gottschewsky

Field of Practice:

Performing Arts

City, Country:

Barcelona, Spain


Jan 2000 - Apr 2000

Born in 1965.

Andreu Carandell Gottschewsky holds a degree in German philology from the University in Barcelona and a degree in dramatic art from the Theater Institute of Barcelona. He studied flamenco and classical dance with various masters.

Presently, he attends a doctorate program in scenic arts at the Autonomous University of Barcelona. Andreu Carandell Gottschewsky founded the theater companies »Respectacle« (1989) and »Turruquena« (1998). He wrote and directed three plays: »Turruquena,« »Peça per a persones,« and »A-dicció.« He wrote a biography of the dancer Emma Maleras and translated several plays and critical writings on theater.

Other projects were: the opera »La bufa« (director), the play »Bodas de sangre« (Blood Wedding) by Federico García Lorca in South Korea (director), the play »Això és una cadira« (This is a chair) by Caryl Churchill (actor), »Ritter, Dene, Voss« by Thomas Bernhard (as actor).

Andreu Carandell Gottschewsky worked with various dance and theater companies, for instance, »La fanfarra,« »Teatre Curial,« »Comediants« (closing ceremony of the Olympic games in Barcelona 1992), »Heura Modern Dance Company,« and »Ballet Paco Romero.« He participated in several TV programs and in the movie »Germanes de sang« (2001).

Andreu Carandell Gottschewsky taught dramatics and flamenco dancing at the Theater Institute of Barcelona, the Rosita Mauri school and El Timbal Center, held workshops in Korea, Japan, Brazil, and Germany and works for the NGO »Clowns without borders« in theatrical projects in Nicaragua, El Salvador and Namibia.

He has received grants from the Goethe Institute and from the National Theatre of Catalonia for the creation of theatrical texts in the Catalan language for his play »A-dicció.«