Samuel Núñez is a theatre director and teacher specialized in physical theatre, transdiscipline, theatre anthropology and emotional expression. For more than 25 years he has been exploring and developing techniques for the direction and training of artists.
After studying theater in Santiago de Chile he works as a teacher, actor, director, writer, dramatic adviser and choreographer of different laboratories and companies, exploring transgressive theatre as suggested by Antonin Artaud and Jerzy Grotowski. He focusses especially on body language and emotion, investigating their use in the field of theatre while also studying intensively the methods of Stanislavski, Brook, Barba, Jodorowski and Meyerhold.
Inspired by the technique "alba emoting”, which had been developed by neurologist Dr. Susana Bloch as a therapy for emotional blockages and other psychological problems, Samuel designes techniques (such as emotional resonance), that serve the authentic embodiment of emotions and complex psychological states. Moreover he immerses himself into disciplines of different cultures that deal with the human body and mind, such as anthropology, noh theatre, butoh, yoga, taoism, zen, mindfulness and western psychology. Samuel merges his insights with more known and own techniques from dance, theatre and visual arts. Transdisipline becomes the framework of his methodology which has the central aim to help artists at becoming very familiar with their main instrument, the body, and to free themselves from that which obstructs their natural ability of expression.
Today, Samuel is working as a teacher and director, moving mainly between Barcelona, Berlin and the Cologne area while he continues his research in different projects.