CLAUDIO VALDÉS KURI
Artistic and General Director
Mexican director and playwright with great international acclaim. He is founder and director of the interdisciplinary company Teatro de Ciertos Habitantes, a benchmark of Latin American avant-garde theatre. In addition, he has directed opera and large-format spectacles. His work has been successfully staged in more than 200 cities in the five continents. He has received multiple awards and great praise from critics around the world.
Some of the most important institutions that have commissioned and coproduced his work include: The Edinburgh International Festival, Theater der Welt (Germany), Wiener Festwochen (Austria), Kunsten Festival des Arts (Belgium), Writers Theatre (USA), Festival Internacional Cervantino (Mexico), National Institute of Fine Arts (Mexico), National Autonomous University (Mexico), among others.
His professional artistic training began at an early age, as an actor with Susana Wein and as a musician with Erika Kubacsek. He graduated with a degree in directing from the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. He was part of the Austrian group Carpa Theater. He was founding member and singer of the early music vocal quartet Ars Nova.
He is a member of the Sistema Nacional de Creadores de Artes (National System for Arts Creators). The journal Líderes Mexicanos has named his as one of the 300 most influential leaders in Mexico.