Mariano Gedwillo

Clown and juggler

Mariano, better known by his stage name Cronopio, is a clown, director, tightrope walker and juggler from Argentina. He started his career in the art world in 1997, performing in Argentina and other South American countries, as well as in Europe.

In 2002, he founded the clown theater company Compañía de Trabajadores Kallejeros, so that clowning would reach not only big cities, but also small towns and villages. Mariano’s search for a true and authentic Clown character is based on the realities of life, so he is interested in interacting with very different audiences – rich and poor, young and old, serious and funny, interested and skeptical.

“I believe in the transformative power of art, and that each of us is gifted with the ability to learn the language of art in order to share our unique vision of the world.”

Mariano teaches clowning and juggling at the Riga Circus School as a guest trainer, and his sparkling personality is what makes children look forward to Mariano’s next time to teach a lesson.

Mariano performs as a solo artist with clown performances. To inquire about Mariano’s performance opportunities at events, write to