From 22 to 31 July, Universitat de València’s theatre company, Escena Erasmus, organizes Festival de Dins, an event created this year to bring theatre closer to the hinterland regions of Comunitat Valenciana. It will gather four of the theatre companies that have taken part in Las Huellas de la Barraca tour, a programme organized by Acción Cultural Española (AC/E).
Festival de Dins, created by the UV’s European theatre company, Escena Erasmus, has the cooperation of Acción Cultural Español (AC/E), and it is funded by Diputación de Valencia, Universitat de València – the Offices of the Vice-Principal for Culture and International Relations –, and the towns where the performances will take place.
Throughout ten days, the four companies will tour simultaneously several towns in La Costera, La Vall and La Canal regions, being some of these towns affected by the recent forest fires. This is the reason to sell – though entrance is free – donation tickets available to those who wish to contribute to the restoration of burnt areas. There is a bank account available: 2038 9651 60 6400000520 (Bankia).
Besides Escena Erasmus, other companies are taking part of this tour: Aula de Teatro de Arquitectura of Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Aula de Teatro of Universidad de Alicante and Escuela de Teatro of Facultad de Filosofía y Letras at Universidad Autónoma de Nuevo León (Mexico). These performances, which have been promoted by AC/E for the programme Las Huellas de la Barraca, carry on the legacy of the theatre company headed by Federico García Lorca. This company tried to bring theatre closer to the Spanish towns interpreting works by Spanish Golden Age’s authors like Cervantes, Lope, Tirso, or Calderón. As it was done then, the companies are made up of university students who work as actors in exchange of board and lodging.
Other activities will be undertaken in Festival de Dins: exhibitions, workshops, round tables, meetings, etc. The festival has, thus, the goal of both to bring theatre closer to people and to contribute to tourist and cultural promotion of La Costera, La Vall and La Canal.
Last update: 23 de july de 2012 09:33.News release