Yesterday the spring program of Cuatro Estaciones Magazine as part of the celebration of the 40th anniversary of said Consortium. Act in which the president of the Albacete Provincial Council and the Albacete Cultural Consortium, Santi Cabañero, participated.
Spring programming of Cuatro Estaciones Magazine
The mayor of the city, Emilio Sáez; the Councilor for Culture of the capital, Vicente Casañ. As well as the provincial delegate of the JCCM, Pedro Antonio Ruiz; and the manager of Cultural Albacete, Ricardo Beléndez.
During the event, the details and news of these cultural proposals for the coming monthshighlighting the ‘Festival XXV Years of the Teatro de la Paz’, which will commemorate the creation of this space, dependent on the provincial institution, in June 1983.
“This event is very important for the Provincial Council and for Cultural Albacete, because this Theater is created as the headquarters of the Consortium itself and, in fact, it was for a time until it moved to the Teatro Circo”, explained Cabañero, praising the role that this venue has had and still has in the province, “another great cultural coliseum converted, on its own merits, into one of the great stages of our territory”.
A space where school performing arts campaigns promoted by the institution itself coexist, “which some 6,000 students have been able to enjoy this 2022”, with many other initiatives, among which, the provincial head of state, has highlighted the solidarity shows for which this scenario is given.
The consortium’s anniversary celebration will be held in two parts
In addition, it has detailed that the celebration of this anniversary is going to be divided into two parts (with the aim of not coinciding in time with the Chinchilla Classic Theater Festival that is traditionally held in June).
And the first of them will take place in April, with four large top notch theatrical performances (‘Bad times for poetry’; ‘To be or not to be’ directed by Juan Echanove; ‘El Brujo. Comedian’; and ‘The wind is wild’, which received the Max Award for Best New Show in 2020). Postponing the second until September.
Cabañero points out that the 40th anniversary of Cultural Albacete comes at the best moment for the Consortium
In fact, Cabañero has pointed out that the Diputación works to “celebrate culture with more culture”, with new and original proposals, but always with nods to our idiosyncrasies, and, of course, betting on “the highest quality”, in allusion to this and other innovative proposals included in the spring program to also commemorate the 40th anniversary of Cultural Albacete.
A date that, how could it be otherwise, is permeating the cultural offer of this 2023 and that, as the president of the Provincial Council has pointed out, comes at the best time for the Consortium, “when it is already an institution in the province”affirming that it has more than met its objectives and solvency, while ensuring that this celebration is going to be a party in capital letters in the path of what these four decades have been hand in hand with initiatives such as the Cuatro Estaciones Magazine itself.
Cabañero values ”collaboration and coordination” between administrations
Congratulating Ricardo Beléndez and the entire Cultural Albacete team for the great work they do to make each new program a success, Cabañero also highlighted “the collaboration and coordination” between the Provincial Council itself, the JCCM and the City Council of the capital, as well as the rest of the Albacete Town Halls, making it clear that the sum of efforts generates a “multiplier effect” of quality cultural offerings and an “optimizer” of public resources.
In this sense, he has also appreciated the confidence that the Government of Spain places, through the Ministry of Culture, in this programming, as evidenced by the great support (through the Platea program) which makes it possible for many of the productions included in this Magazine to reach Albacete.
The National Dance Company, Concerts at the C-LM Botanical Garden or film screenings at the Teatro Circo
In total, this edition of Cuatro Estaciones has more than 50 shows. Among which the provincial head of state has highlighted the performance, on April 28 and 29, of the National Dance Company, “which joins the anniversary of the Consortium and will celebrate International Dance Day from our province”, at the same time that it has been remembered that the National Orchestra will star, on February 25, the central act of this commemoration.
Likewise, Cabañero has advanced that, in coordination with the C-LM Botanical Garden, seven concerts have been organized in its greenhouse during different days of February, March and April (with free admission) by the Royal Professional Conservatory of Music and Dance of the Diputación de Albacete and the Professional Conservatory of Music ‘Tomás de Torrejón y Velasco’, dependent on the JCCM. An initiative with which the work carried out from each of these areas is made known and valued.
Likewise, and also coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the reopening of the Teatro Circo, this coliseum will once again be a cinema during the month of May with ‘The greatest hits screen’, which includes the projection of 5 films selected by the journalist and film writer José Fidel López in collaboration with the Filmoteca de Albacete: ‘Gone with the wind’; ‘Thieves are honest people’; ‘The Godfather’; ‘ET’; and ‘5 and action’.
More than 50 dance, theater, comedy, music or circus shows at Cuatro Estaciones
Along with these proposals, others have been announced, among which the dance project ‘Estamos a tiempo’ stands out, which became the first total production of Cultural Albacete and starring dancers with disabilities and people sheltered in the city . A unique show, distinguished with the ‘Special Recognition for the C-LM Social Initiative’ Award, which can be enjoyed at the Teatro Circo on April 10, but which will also tour the province with stops in 12 locations.
Appointments to which others join, such as the zarzuela of ‘Don Giovani (June 15 and 16) that will have the participation of artists linked, in one way or another, with Albacete (for example, selected in the National Singing Contest ‘City of Albacete’); a Lyric Gala with the opera ‘La Traviata’ by Verdi (April 15); the show ‘Rhapsody of Queen’ (April 23).
A Flamenco cycle at the Pepe Isbert Hall (March 17, April 21 and May 13); concerts by the C-LM Conservatory of Music (May 16 and 23); or a performance under the title ‘Alma de mujer’, by its Symphonic Band in homage to women (March 13).
In addition, this program of the Cuatro Estaciones magazine includes the proposals that traditionally bring spring to life at the Teatro Circo, such as Gacha`s Comedy (March 15 to 31). The Festival of Sacred Music of Albacete (March 24 to 30).
The Living Poetry Cycle (from April 24 to May 29); or the 21st century Albacete Floral Games (May 30). As well as attractive theater performances (‘Cigarreras’ on March 3; ‘Adictos’ with Lola Herrera on March 6; or ‘Ladies football club’, on April 22). Dance shows (such as ‘Querencia’, on March 2) and circus shows (‘Sopla’, on April 21) or musicals (‘El Gualdaespaldas’, from March 9 to 12).
Teatro Circo closer to the possibility of UNESCO recognition
The Teatrillo del Teatro Circo has hosted this presentation of the spring program of the Cuatro Estaciones magazine, “when we are getting closer, after the visit of the Spanish ambassador to UNESCO, to the possibility of its recognition as Material Heritage of the Humanity”, as Cabañero has pointed out.
And who has finished his speech? reiterating the commitment of the Diputación in this direction, as well as with culture in capital letters, making it clear that the Government Team that he leads will continue working to guarantee access to it for all people in our territory, wherever they live and have whatever purchasing power they have.
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