Freedom, tradition and modernity at the XXII Max Performing Arts Awards

The gala will take place this Monday, May 20, at 8 pm, at the Teatro Calderón in Valladolid

Concha Velasco will receive the Max de Honor Prize in her hometown

TVE will broadcast the gala live and in high definition by La 2, within a special program dedicated to theater

"The party of freedom" This is the motto on which the XXII edition of the Max Awards which will take place next May 20 at the Teatro Calderón in Valladolid, a gala that will highlight the Castilian-Leonese culture through the arts, tradition and the avant-garde. The gala will be broadcasted by La 2 of Radio Televisión Española live and for the first time in high definition, from 20 hours.

Organized by the SGAE Foundation, with the collaboration of the City Council of Valladolid and the Foundation of Universities and Higher Education of the Junta de Castilla y León, the awards for excellence of the Spanish Performing Arts will run for a holiday in which it will be celebrated before all freedom.

"This is a freedom with responsibility and vocation," said Ana Graciani, president of the SGAE Foundation, at the presentation of the gala before the media, held today in Madrid. The act was also attended by Óscar Puente, mayor of Valladolid; Urbana Gil, director of the Culture and Society area of ​​TVE; José María Viteri, artistic director of the Calderón Theater in Valladolid; Ana Zamora, director of the gala, and actor Fernando Cayo.

"We want the Max Awards to be a celebration of freedom, to give voice to all people and groups, always with respect, and to remind us that art, in any of its forms, should not be persecuted," Graciani explained. , which highlights that the gala is not just an awards ceremony, it is a unique show with a specific theme.

For his part, the Mayor of Valladolid, Óscar Puente, thanked the SGAE Foundation for "having trusted in our city to host this important event. Be assured that Valladolid will be up to the level that the Max Awards deserve. "

The great celebration of the Performing Arts arrives, for the first time, to Castilla y León, because "it was already time for the Max Awards to come to Valladolid, a city that has amply demonstrated, and continues to do so, that it is a city of theater and in which this weekend the Max Awards coincide with the 20th edition of the International Festival of Theater and Street Arts of Valladolid ".

The feeling of vindication of the Castilian art, to which Bridge has made reference, is the one that has prevailed at the time of fitting all the artistic proposals of the gala. The scenic director Ana Zamora leads a luxury team, consisting of Elisa Sanz as the stage designer, winner of seven Max Awards, and Deborah Macias as costume designer and costume designer. Wheat, blue and gold colors will turn a sober proscenium into a brilliant field of Castile. A predominantly female team for prizes in which "this year women represent 53% of the finalists", as Ana Graciani explained.

"The gala will be a holiday, from dawn to night," Zamora clarified. "The commitment of the SGAE Foundation to give it a theme and creative freedom when developing it has allowed us to build a party in which we have a group of people who are committed to an idea to transmit some principles from the scenic and the theatrical. "

On stage, as master of ceremonies, will be the Valladolid actor Fernando Cayo who will lead the gala at its various moments: morning, afternoon and evening. "It is a pride to present a gala that has personality and content, a celebration that celebrates the Performing Arts without copying the strategies of galas of cinematographic awards from other countries," he said.

A festival of the arts capable of combining tradition and avant-garde through recitals and performances that go from the dulzaineros and cabezudos to contemporary dance and pop today. Outstanding are the performances of Sílvia Pérez Cruz, the Burgos group LA MODA, Amancio Prada, Eliseo Parra, Julia de Castro, New Mester de Juglaría, the Let the children play Big Band and in memory figures such as Agapito Marazuela, Luis Rosales or Miguel Hernández .

A gala, the mayor has continued, to be held at the Teatro Calderón, "we are delighted that our most emblematic scenic space, which celebrates 155 years of life and 20 since its rehabilitation, welcomes with that reason to the most beautiful of the Spanish scene ". And he also wanted to accentuate the vallisoletano flavor that will give to this event two natives of the city: his presenter, Fernando Cayo, and Max de Honor, Concha Velasco.

The artistic director of the Teatro Calderón, José María Viteri, has highlighted this space as "the theatrical heart of Valladolid, a city that loves theater with 6 rooms that have continuous programming, and that celebrates the best way the 20 years since its rehabilitation : with the Festival of Performing Arts ".

Special broadcast in the Sala Berlanga

For the first time, fans of the Performing Arts have the opportunity to follow the Max 2019 Awards gala live (for streaming, next May 20 from 20 hours) from the Sala Berlanga in Madrid (c / Andrés Mellado, 53. Limited capacity).

The SGAE Foundation has enabled the broadcast of the gala on the big screen for all fans of theater and dance who wish to live live the excitement of the award ceremony. A perfect occasion to meet in a room equipped to enjoy the most awaited ceremony of the year for the professionals of the world of Performing Arts, accompanied by the finalist companies.

To attend, it is necessary to register in advance through the e-mail address, before May 17, 2019. At the end of the broadcast, there will be a raffle among the attendees to attend as a public the Max 2020 Awards (travel and stay for two people).

Special programming in La 2 de RTVE

Televisión Española will broadcast the XXII edition of the Max Awards in rigorous direct and for the first time in high definition. A gala that can be enjoyed on May 20 from 20 hours on La 2 and on

Urbana Gil explained that RTVE will continue betting on prizes with which they have toured many cities in Spain since 1998, because they have "characteristics and importance within the Performing Arts that makes us very proud of this content"

Thus, the emission of the gala is included in a special program in which you can also see the interviews of Fernando Cayo and Concha Velasco in the program Attention Works! on May 16 and 23, respectively, in addition to the traditional special that this program dedicated each year to the awards.

In addition, the program History of our cinema from Friday 17 will broadcast two films, adaptations of plays: Yerma, by Federico García Lorca, and Almost a gentleman, José María Forqué's film, starring Concha Velasco, who will attend the program as a guest at the colloquium.

By last, Spanish version will emit this Sunday 19 Girlfriend, adaptation of Paula Ortiz for the big screen of the applauded text Blood Wedding of Lorca. The program will be completed with a symposium dedicated to the poet from Granada and the theater in which Jaime de los Santos, Councilor for Culture of the Community of Madrid, will participate; Carlota Ferrer, playwright and director of the Fall Festival; and Irma Correa, member of the Young Company.

Three special prizes

Organized by the SGAE Foundation since 1998, the Max Awards, whose award is designed by the poet and artist Joan Brossa (Barcelona-1919/1998), promoter of one of the renewing collectives of post-war Spanish art, has consolidated over these years as the broadest recognition in the field of Performing Arts in Spain, reaching every time a greater number of followers and arousing the interest of companies of all types and throughout the national territory.

These awards celebrate 23 years keeping their three special awards: Max honor award, that this year has distinguished the figure of Concha Velasco as a pioneer of Spanish musical theater; the Max Amateur or Social Prize, which in their XXII edition share ex aequo the company from Alicante Taules Teatre and the riojana The Garnacha Theater, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Performing Arts; and the Max Public Award, granted to Genovese of Groc Teatre, by adding the highest number of votes through the online application #VotaMax.

The Organizing Committee of the XXII edition of the Max Performing Arts Awards is composed of Ana Graciani, president of the SGAE Foundation; Pilar Jurado, president of the SGAE; the dramatists Juan Luis Mira, Paloma Pedrero Y Óscar Castaño 'Garbitxu' (president of the Territorial Committee of SGAE in Euskadi); and the members of the School of Great Law of the SGAE Eduardo Galán, Yolanda García Serrano and the choreographer María Pagés.

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