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Guillermo Calderón

Sala Beckett - Sala de Dalt   19/07 - 21/07

Present-day Chile is presented in a project that speaks of the conflicts caused today by the physical traces of the military dictatorship and the neoliberal legacy imposed by the Pinochet-era constitution.

One of Chile’s most internationally renowned playwrights was due to début at the Grec 2020 Festival de Barcelona with Dragón, the story of a group of artists dealing with opportunism and violence. But the pandemic made this impossible. His presence at the festival was limited to a few online talks or conversatorios. But this year, Guillermo Calderón is finally coming to the Grec with one of his most successful works: Villa. Three women debate a series of alternatives for the reuse of Villa Grimaldi, a famous detention and torture centre during the dictatorship. The discussion explores the conflict between groups defending the memory of the victims and the way the military regime dealt with the physical remains. The same play was performed less than a year ago, on 11 September, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the coup d’état in Chile, at the National Stadium in Santiago, one of the most famous detention centres of the Chilean dictatorship.

This is a great opportunity to get to know the work of Guillermo Calderón, a playwright, director, actor and scriptwriter born in 1971, trained in Chile, California and New York, who has written and directed shows such as Neva, Diciembre and Clase. Together with Pablo Larraín, he wrote the screenplay for El Conde (The Count), a vampire satire on the dictator Augusto Pinochet, which won the Golden Lion at the last Venice Film Festival.

Produced by the Teatro a Mil Foundation and International Festival.

Artistic card

Written and directed by: Guillermo Calderón. Assistant director: María Paz González. Performed by: Francisca Lewin, Macarena Zamudio, Carla Romero. Overall design: María Fernanda Videla. Production: María Paz González

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Discipline Theater

Dates and schedules Friday 19/7 - 20:30 H Saturday 20/7 - 20:30 H Sunday 21/7 - 19:00 H

Space Sala Beckett

Duration 70 min

Language Spanish

Price 11-22 €

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