Valladolid will be the scene of the Max 2019 Awards

The award ceremony will take place next May 20 at the Teatro Calderón

It is the first time that Castilla y León hosts these awards

The motto of the gala will be the party of freedom

The SGAE Foundation announced today at a press conference the Stage in which will take place the XXII edition of the Max Awards for Performing Arts, the greatest recognition of the talent of the theater and dance professionals of our country. The tables of the Calderón Theater in Valladolid will host the awards ceremony that will take place on May 20.

The SGAE Foundation and the City Council of Valladolid have signed a collaboration agreement for this edition. In the meeting with media, the mayor of Pucelano, Óscar Puente, pointed out that "the presence of the Max Awards in Valladolid was a must. It's the first time it's been held here, but we've amply demonstrated that we're a theater city. "

On the other hand, Ana Graciani, president of the SGAE Foundation, has highlighted the support of the session: "It is essential that public institutions are involved in the development of culture, which is a basic foundation for the growth of a country." In addition, Graciani has highlighted the motto of this gala: the party of freedom.

"This year we want to celebrate – so that we do not forget for a moment – that the philosopher's stone of creation, the only way for the scenic act to be something sublime, is freedom. That's why we call this celebration of freedom. To be very aware that a society without full freedom in its artistic expressions, is condemned to be a sick society, "he stressed.

Finally, José María Viteri, artistic director of the Teatro Calderón, said: "We thank the SGAE Foundation for having had our theater precisely in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its reopening, recognizing the important work done by this municipal theater, its stable programming and high quality ". And he concluded: "Being the headquarters of the Max Awards is a prize in itself and also a recognition for the public from Valladolid. I think together, SGAE Foundation, Max Awards and Calderón Theater of Valladolid, we can make an unforgettable work. "

In the act of presentation, Graciani and Puente have signed the agreement of collaboration between both entities. The event was also attended by Ana Redondo, Councilor for Culture and Tourism of the City Council of Valladolid and Rubén Gutiérrez, general director of the SGAE Foundation.

For the first time, the Max in Castilla y León

The itinerant character of the Max Awards has taken them throughout its 21 editions through different theaters of the Spanish geography. However, it is the first time that the Festival of the Performing Arts comes to Castile and León, a community that has received more than a dozen Max Awards.

Thus, it is worth mentioning the work of Lola Herrera, who received the Max de Honor Prize in 2016 and the Max for Best Actress She stars in 2006 for Solas; Emilio Gutiérrez Caba, winner of a Max also in 2006 for his work in A Electra, feels well the mourning, or Concha Velasco, who picked his own as producer of the musical Hello, Dolly! in 2002.

Also the scenographer Elisa Sanz who, since 2005, has won seven Max Awards for Best Costume Design and Scenography; José Luis Alonso de Santos, who received the Max Award for Best Theater Work Adaptation in 2005; the company Puppets of Maria Parrato, which won the Max Award for Best Children's Show in 2007, the actor Nacho Sánchez, who won the Best Actor award last year, or two Max Awards for Revelation for Teatro Corsario and Rayuela Producciones Theaters, in 2007 and 2011, respectively.

The Spanish Performing Arts have outstanding professionals from Castilla y León such as Fernando Cayo, Roberto Enríquez, Juan Antonio Quintana, Veronica Ronda, Óscar de la Fuente, Roberto Chapu, Pablo Rodríguez, Inés Acebes, Beatrice Fulconis and Lola Eiffel.

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

From left to right: Ana Graciani, president of the SGAE Foundation, Óscar Puente, mayor of Valladolid, Ana Redondo, councilor for Culture and Tourism of Valladolid, and José María Viteri, artistic director of the Calderón Theater.

On February 14, announcement of the candidates for the XXII edition

In this XXII edition of the Max Awards a total of 359 registered shows and more than 3000 Performing Arts professionals attended. It will be next February 14th when the candidates of this edition are announced.

Organized by the SGAE Foundation, the most prestigious Performing Arts awards in the national sphere celebrate 22 years, maintaining their three special awards: Max honor award, which will distinguish the trajectory of a person by his contribution, delivery and defense of the Performing Arts, the Max Amateur or Social Prize, which encompasses projects in favor of integration and social projection and to amateur companies with an outstanding contribution to Performing Arts, and Max Public Award, that will be granted to the show that obtains the greater number of votes of the public through the online application #VotaMax.

In recent years, the Max Performing Arts Awards have established themselves as the benchmarks of the sector, reaching a growing number of followers and attracting the interest of companies of all types and throughout the national territory. In its last edition, held on June 18, 2018 at the Cartuja Center CITE in Seville, 3,370 professionals attended and 394 shows were registered.

About the Max Awards

Organized by the SGAE Foundation since 1998, the Max Awards, whose prize is designed by the poet and artist Joan Brossa (Barcelona-1919/1999), promoter of one of the renewing collectives of post-war Spanish art, have been consolidated as over these years as the broadest recognition in the field of Performing Arts in the Spanish State.

The organizing committee of the 22nd edition of the Max Performing Arts Awards is composed of Ana Graciani, president of the SGAE Foundation, Pilar Jurado, institutional director of Performing Arts of the SGAE Foundation, the playwrights Eduardo Galán, Yolanda García Serrano, Juan Luis Mira, Paloma Pedrero and the choreographer María Pagés (members of the School of Great Law of the SGAE).

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