Knowledge is also built at the International Theater Festival

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By BC News

The Manizales International Theater Festival is not only based on the presentation of major national and foreign works, it also has a series of academic and dialogue events that enrich the theater industry in the city and in the country.

In this new version of the FITM there are several spaces designed for learning and to deepen topics such as circulation and distribution of shows, analysis and management of audiences, management models and the operation of the artistic and cultural industry.

The workshops and other academic spaces will be held in the Olympia Hall and the Cumanday Hall of the Fundadores Theater and Convention Center.

In the academic spaces there are three workshops:

Circulation and distribution of artistic and cultural shows
On September 25 and 26, at the Olympia Hall, there will be talk about management models, festivals and artists. This meeting will be guided by exhibitors from Colombia, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica and Spain.

Programming and public management workshop
The Chilean Pamela López Rodríguez will be in charge of guiding this workshop where topics such as working with audiences and audiences for cultural performing arts entities will be addressed. Some orientations will include segmentation processes based on categories such as social, demographic and psychographic, which are determinants in cultural consumption habits. The workshop will be held on September 22 and 23 in the Cumanday Room.

López Rodríguez is a certified actress from the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile and a Master in Cultural Administration (Art Administration) from Columbia University of New York. She was executive director of the Theater of the Catholic University and is currently the programming director of the Gabriela Mistral Cultural Center (GAM).

Roads for circulation
On September 22, in the Cumanday Room 2, this workshop will be held that seeks to train artists, companies, groups and producers on issues that allow them to expand the possibilities of circulation of their shows.

The workshop will be given by Marcelo Bones from Brazil, who has a degree in sociology from the UFMG. He is the executive director of the Theater Internationalization Platform and articulation director of the Secretariat of Culture of Belo Horizonte. He was the performing arts director of the National Arts Foundation between 2008 and 2010.

To continue building and weaving knowledge from the conversations, the FITM 2019 opened three special spaces, one of them is the panel, with free entry, which will have as guests Fabio Rubiano, Adriana Villegas and María Carolina Giraldo, who will talk about ¿ What do we talk about when we talk about love? The panel will be held on September 26 at 9:00 a.m. in the Olympia Hall.

Similarly, on September 24 will be the pitch Palco, an activity that seeks to promote and promote different theater, dance and circus companies in the country so that they can move in different international settings.

The purpose is for the scenic proposals to be presented to international programmers from Spain, Chile, Peru, France, Norway, the United States, Egypt, Switzerland, Uruguay and Costa Rica, who arrive in Manizales, Cali and Barranquilla to know what is happening in Colombia around the performing arts.

Finally, on September 25, the Anaconda Trail will be presented in the Olympia Hall of the Los Fundadores Theater, in order to encourage access and consumption of cinema by Colombians. The entrance to the film screening is free.

Photo: courtesy Theater Festival

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