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Festival de Artes Vivas Loja prepares its sixth edition; authorities presented their programming

The activities will be coordinated between the Ministry of Culture, the municipality of Loja and the House of Culture. It will be done between November 17 and 28.

The programming of the Store Living Arts Festival In its sixth edition, it was presented to the media this Wednesday morning at the so-called University House located in the center of the city, and will be held from November 17 to 28 of this year. There will be four physical stages that will host the public and artists. The events will be coordinated between the Ministry of Culture, the municipality of Loja and the House of Culture.

The protagonists were the minister of culture Maria Elena Machuca, the governor of the province of Loja, Mario Mancino and the mayor of the canton Jorge Bailón.

Machuca invited those present to visit the website to find out the details of the organization. He stressed that the curatorial concept is “unknown territory, that territory that has made us prioritize during this pandemic that we can communicate in other spaces and in other media.”

This edition will be fulfilled with more than 64 artistic and training activities, organized through five components, as an opportunity for reunion and healing, after humanity has faced one of the most critical situations in recent history, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the organization.

“The pandemic never confined the human capacity to create, to become aware of art and culture, which during this period of confinement became a refuge for mental health,” says Machuca.

“With great joy we arrived in Loja (…) we have worked very hard at the Ministry of Culture with the entire team to make these parties, this festival in Loja, a quality festival with international and national artists, it is going to be a party 12 days, “said the official clarifying that the budget for the event reaches almost $ 600,000.


“Andes, the route of dreams” (Virtual)

A show of physical theater and contemporary circus that come together to give life to the story of one of the most important cyclists in Ecuador, where talent and strength of spirit are the engines to fulfill dreams. Bodies that transform and create poetic images, in addition to the manipulation of objects, and a playful and surprising narrative structure, tell the story of effort, perseverance and struggle of a young man who began in the wasteland, with a scrap bicycle, until he became the best cyclist in the world.

“The road of the yellow tiles” (face-to-face theater)

Adaptation of ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ by L. Frank Baum, written in 1900. The UTPL theater company makes a metaphor for the subconscious of Dora, a girl affected by the confinement of the pandemic. She is a character who finds it difficult to manage three dimensions of her personality and, while dreaming, she believes that she is the protagonist of the world of Oz.

“Crying dog” (face-to-face theater)

It presents a reality: poverty. In a humorous tone, he goes through the eternal encounter, the system and those who were excluded, as the expressions of a culture clash in a cold society full of contradictions. Innocence, cruelty and desires coexist harmoniously in a proposal that passes through the appearance of everyday situations that go to extremes in the absurd and turn into laughter.

“Every day a good day” (cinema)

It represents the protagonist learning important life lessons through tea. Ceremony, based on the long book by the essayist MorishitaNoriko. Directed by TheRavine of Goodbye’s OmoriTatsushi and starring KurokiHaru from Little House with shoplifter co-star KikiKilin.

At the recommendation of their mother, she 20-year-old Noriko (Kuroki) and cousin Michiko (TabeMikako) begin taking tea ceremony lessons with Takeda, who is reputed to be an extraordinary teacher. At first, Noriko is confused by the intricate rules, but after two years she comes to realize the depth of the tea ceremony.

“Nobody to take care of me” (cinema)

A deep drama that depicts the fears of a modern society, the family portrait of a juvenile delinquent and the conflicts of the detective who was ordered to protect them. A film by Kimizuka Ryoichi, the writer and director of the series “Bayside Shakedown”. The Funamura family is the target of media attention after their first child commits a murder.

Additionally, Detective Katsuura’s (Sato Koichi) every move to protect the family’s bewildered daughter Saori (ShidaMirai) is fully exposed via the internet. Engaged in a deadly game of sneakiness, Katsuura and Saori are finally freed from the malicious attempts of internet addicts.

“Young choreographers” (virtual theater)

Profundo: This ballet fuses neoclassical and contemporary language to transmit a dance that places the human being and his power as a central character in the face of the majesty of vulnerable nature, represented by the oceans.

Suffrage: This work aims to provide a reflection on the long path that women have undertaken in favor of the struggles for gender equality and female empowerment.

Levant winds”(Face-to-face theater)

Levant winds pass during a summer in the Bay of Cádiz. Ainhoa, a journalist and vocational writer, travels to Cádiz to visit her friend Pepa, a psychologist who develops her profession in two centers: a home for the mentally ill and the palliative care area of ​​a hospital, where she will meet Sebastián, who is ill. ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). For a few weeks our protagonists will share experiences marked by various realities: the social limit that separates madness from sanity and the confrontation of the disease from a non-pessimistic perspective that reminds us and encourages the need to squeeze life to the fullest and enjoy the things that really matter.

“Spring in autumn”. (presentation of the workshop for older adults – dance)

Sample of the choreographic research workshop where older adults had a sensitive approach to the movement of dance, a sharing of all the dances.

“Cells” (dance)

Krump’s dancer, Anne-Marie Van, aka Nach. Give life and shape to characters that boil or hide in it, in the solitary cell, push the doors of the confinement and play with the mirrors.

“Manú Quezada” (live concert)

“Mánu Qvezada NK” is a vocal-instrumental show that goes through different moments. The lyric and the vocal ensemble are the basis of the experience that aims to touch the fiber through themes that go from and into the human being.

Intimate emotions, passionate love, social and ecological awareness, introspection, mental labyrinths, joy, party, news and much more, are some of the topics and that interaction with people is fundamental in this show.

“Don Medardo y sus players” (live concert)

An event that pays tribute to the city of Loja through one of the oldest and most active orchestras in the country that was founded by Mr. Ángel Medardo Luzuriaga, who was born in Loja.

“My way” (live dance)

Each movement score tells us how, among many obstacles in his life, he never gave up, he always found through love, peace and faith a way to move forward in search of his happiness.

“Habits of coexistence” (virtual dance)

It poses a simple review of human existence. The passage of time minimized to the daily confinement of so much space, frantic bodies and overwhelmed interactions. Violent parsimony triggers in contemplation.

“Sacred Fragments” (virtual theater)

Fragmentos Sagrados is a collaborative virtual concert created by In Concerto and Sr. Maniquí that was born from the desire to explore the relationship between music and various spiritualities. This audiovisual story narrates the internal journey of women who inhabit a mestizo spirituality that passes through the Catholic religion, marked by the imagery of the Virgin Mary, in addition to indigenous and Afro spiritualities, and their own rituals that unfold in daily life. (I)

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