Colloquium with Remedios Zafra and Alfredo Sanzol: «Recovering enthusiasm (so that it ceases to be the artist's sole livelihood)»


Next Thursday, May 14, the director of the National Dramatic Center, Alfredo Sanzol, will meet the writer and essayist Remedios Zafra, Anagram Essay Prize 2017 for The enthusiasm, an already essential book in which he addressed the problems of precariousness and creative work in the digital age. The colloquium will take place on our channels Youtube and Facebook.

It will be a unique opportunity to address issues such as the coexistence between the virtual and art, the future of theater as a paradigm of the non-digitizable, the stage community versus networked individualism or the future relationship of the cultural worker with the public and with the public . "They are not the creators of the time," writes Remedios Zafra in The enthusiasm– Those who allow themselves to be rocked like puppets for the times they live, but those who are able to face their difficulties and make them thoughtful, even make them shared.

Remedios Zafra is an essayist, professor and researcher. He guides his work to the critical study of contemporary culture. He has obtained, among others, the Anagrama Essay Prize, the El Público Literature Prize, the Málaga Essay Prize, the Carmen de Burgos National Essay Prize and the Meridiana Culture Prize. His essays include The enthusiasm. Precariousness and creative work in the digital agel, Eyes and Capital and A connected own room.

Alfredo Sanzol is an author and theater director, with a degree in Law from the University of Navarra and in Stage Direction from RESAD. The leadership of the CDN, as of January 2020, represents a new step in a trajectory in which titles such as playwright stand out as Yes but i am not, On the moon (Award for best theatrical author in Spanish 2013), Super days (Best Theater Author in Spanish 2012), The magical calm, Tenderness (XII Valle-Inclán Theater Award) and Bravery, among others. Sanzol was distinguished in 2017 with the National Prize for Dramatic Literature for his work The breathing. He has also received the Max Prize for Performing Arts five times.



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