Malaga, Max 2020 Stage

The gala of the XXIII Max Awards for the Performing Arts will take place on June 29 at the Cervantes Theater

It is the fifth time that these awards have been in the Andalusian Community

The SGAE Foundation and the City of Malaga announced today at a press conference the Stage in which the XXIII edition of the Max Awards for the Performing Arts, the greatest recognition of the talent of theater and dance professionals in our country. The tables of Cervantes Theater of Malaga will host the award ceremony of these awards, which will be held on June 29, 2020.

The SGAE Foundation and the City of Malaga have signed today the collaboration agreement for the XXIII gala of the Max 2020 Awards at an event held at the Consistory of Malaga and open to the media, in which all have also been presented The news of the new edition. In the meeting the mayor of Malaga, Francisco de la TorreHe recalled that the Max Awards ceremony will coincide with the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Cervantes Theater: "The gala will be a stimulus for the Performing Arts of Spain and the creative and emerging theater activity in Malaga, which will be given visibility It is a very special year for Malaga and the Cervantes Theater. We hope it will be an unforgettable gala. "

For its part, Pilar Jurado, president of the SGAE, has highlighted the support of the session, his love and commitment to culture "believing in it and making it a way of life. All this work has turned Malaga into a cultural capital of reference. The theater is a of the oldest arts that we have today still makes us reflect and think about the future.The Max Awards are a showcase of creators, of people who leave their legacy for future generations.We thank you for welcoming us and we hope that these awards have the brightness that theater deserves, "he explained.

Juan Ramón Arnáiz, president of the SGAE Foundation, has stressed the importance of holding the Max Awards: “Re-celebrating the Max awards in Andalusia is very important. It is a unique framework in which we enjoy a perfect climate, it also serves to draw attention to the work done by the creators and artists of the Performing Arts in this autonomous community. We can only thank, on this occasion, the Malaga City Council for their love and attention towards the scenic sector. We are sure that the enthusiasm with which the Max awards have been received by the Malaga City Council will help make this next edition one of the most remembered in the future. ”

In the meeting they have been present Francisco de la Torre, mayor of Malaga; Pilar Jurado, president of the SGAE; Juan Ramón Arnáiz, president of the SGAE Foundation; Noelia Losada, Councilor for Culture and Sports of the City of Malaga; Juan Antonio Vigar, di-rector-manager of the Cervantes Theater, and Veronica Repiso, director of the SGAE in Andalusia.

For the fifth time, the Max in Andalusia

The itinerant nature of the Max Awards has taken them throughout their 23 editions through different theaters of the Spanish geography. With this there are now five occasions when these awards to theater and dance professionals come to Andalusia (in 2000 at the Teatro de la Maestranza in Seville, in 2008 at the Lope de Vega Theater in the same city, in 2011 in the Great Theater of Córdoba, and in 2018 at the Cartuja Center CITE of Seville). However, it will be the first time that the great festival of the Performing Arts takes place in Malaga.

Spanish Performing Arts have outstanding professionals from Malaga, whose work has been deservedly recognized in the Max. This is the case of the company El Espejo Negro by Ángel Calvente and Carmen Ledesma, who received the Max for Best Children's Show in 2009 for The life of a louse called Matthias and in 2012 by The fantastic journey of Jonah the sperm. Also, another great winner has been the choreographer and dancer Rocío Molina, who won the Max for Best Choreography in 2015 by Burning forest, in the same category in 2017 by Fallen from heaven, for which she was also winner as Best Female Dance Performer, and as Best Dance Show in 2019 for Shout pelao, which also won the award for Best Sound Space. In the category of Best Supporting Actor, he won the Max Pepón Nieto in 2015 for The Eunuch and Ángel Ruiz did the same for Miguel de Molina naked, in 2017, this time as Best Leading Actor.

Between the Malaga finalists El Espejo Negro and Rocío Molina have appeared on many occasions in recent years, but other renowned figures have also been nominated. This is the case of creators of the stature of actress Kiti Mánver, who was selected as Best Leading Actress in 2014 by The wounds of the wind and in 2018 by Sensitive, or choreographer Luz Arcas (Cía. La Pharmaco), who entered the list of nominees in 2013 for Exodus: first dayin 2017 by Kaspar Hauser. The orphan of Europe, and in 2019 by A great political emotion, where she was nominated in the categories of Dance Show, Choreography, Female Performer and Musical Composition.

The Andalusian Community He has received more than twenty Max Awards. Thus, it is worth mentioning the work of a lifetime of Salvador Távora, which received the Max Award of Honor in 2017, and that will be released with the Max a Carmen as a Show with Greater International Presence. Or many others, related in many occasions with dance and flamenco, such as Antonio Canales and his flamenco ballet in 1998 with Gypsy as Best Dance Show, or with Bengues Variations on the house of Bernarda Alba Y Guernica Suite, as Best Male Dance Performer the following year, which he also repeated in 2001 for Cinderella; Cristina Hoyos, in 2000, as Best Female Dance Performer for Arsa and take; the Flamenco Ballet of Sara Baras as Best Dance Show and Best Choreography for Juana the Mad in 2001; Eva Yerbabuena, who has won the Max for Best Dance Show with Lime and song (2005), Rain (2010), When I was (2012), and Best Female Dance Performer on many other occasions, as in Oh in 2014, Appearances in 2018, and in the last edition by Sugar tales; o Israel Galván, winner of the Best Male Dance Performer in 2011 for Wrestling returns to Price or in 2012, where he also won the Max for Best Choreography for The curve and in 2014 by The real / Le réel / The real.

They also obtained the precious apple Andalusian appointments such as the International Flamenco Biennial of Seville (2015) or the Month of Dance (2009) scheduled in the Andalusian capital, the Golden Age Theater Days of Almeria (2013) as well as Axioma Theater ( 2005), the Teatro Central de Sevilla (2014), Laví e Bel for Best Musical Show for Liquid Cabaret in 2009, or professionals and companies such as Alejandro Cruz Benavides, Best Musical Direction for The Left Barrada of Laví e bel (2012), Manuel Liñán, Best Male Dance Performer for Cup to cup (2013) and Reversible (2017), as Daniel Doña by Psyche in 2019, La Maquiné by Grimm Forest (Best Children's Show 2014), The Funamviolistas de 8co80 Cultural Management (Best Revelation Show 2014), or Alberto Conejero (Best Theater Author for The Dark Stone, 2016), among others.

Other cities such as Barcelona, ​​Bilbao, Córdoba, Guadalajara, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Madrid, Seville, Valencia, Valladolid, Vigo or Zaragoza have also received these awards in previous editions.

Collaboration agreement

The collaboration agreement signed between the Cervantes Theater and the SGAE Foundation states that the theater will contribute the amount of 170,000 euros (taxes not included) for the realization of the gala and the SGAE Foundation undertakes to take care of all the expenses derived from the organization of the same that were necessary for its realization and that were not supported by the Cervantes Theater, both parties being able to seek sponsors for the gala.

About the Max Awards

Organized by the SGAE Foundation since 1998, the Max Awards, whose award is designed by the poet and plastic artist Joan Brossa (Barcelona-1919/1999), promoter of one of the renovating groups of Spanish postwar art, have consolidated throughout these years as the broadest recognition in the field of performing arts in the Spanish state.

In recent years, the Max Awards for the Performing Arts have established themselves as the benchmarks of the sector, reaching a growing number of followers and awakening the interest of companies of all types and throughout the national territory. In its last edition, held on May 20, 2019 at the Calderón Theater in Valladolid, around 3,000 professionals attended and 359 shows were registered.

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