Carlos ‘Gandúl’ Torres López is the artistic Co-director of “Y No Había Luz,” a contemporary theater company founded in 2005 in Puerto Rico that provides communities a firsthand experience with visual and scenic arts through workshops, theater, and other cultural offerings. Its mission is to offer interdisciplinary artistic experiences that awaken sensibility, beauty, creativity, social conscience, and solidarity in public. Carlos has a bachelor’s degree in dance theater from the University of Puerto Rico. For the past 10+ years, he has danced with Hincapié, a university group directed by Petra Bravo dedicated to contemporary dance. Carlos has worked performing and creating masks and puppets with the great mask maker, puppets creator, and performer Deborah Hunt. He understands that joining efforts, making bridges, building partnerships, and fostering community will make our world and Puerto Rico better. To that, he has dedicated the last 16 years of his life.