Spanish theatre troupe Abrego Producciones visits Egypt

Ahram Online , Tuesday 7 Mar 2023

The Spanish troupe Abrego Producciones will tour Egypt to give workshops and participate in a theatre festival.

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The troupe is participating in the International Theater Festival for Southern Youth in Egypt (Qena) and offer training activities at the Superior Institute of Theatrical Art, Academy of Arts of Alexandria.

The Spanish troupe's tour, which is supported by the Embassy of Spain in Egypt, is taking place in the first half of March to develop an extensive cultural program in Alexandria and Qena (Upper Egypt).

Abrego Teatro was formed by Spanish director and playwright Pati Domenech and Spanish actress María Vidal.

On 5 March, the troupe performed Hundreds of Birds Prevent you from Walking. Blood Wedding (Cientos de pájaros te impiden andar. Bodas de Sangre) at the Superior Institute of Theatrical Arts in Alexandria.

Meanwhile, on 3, 4 and 6 March, the troupe gave an acting workshop at the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts of Alexandria.

In Qena (Upper Egypt), the group will be presenting the same theatrical piece on 8 March within the framework of the International Festival of Theatre for Southern Youth in Egypt (which takes place on 7-12 March with plays from a dozen countries). During this show, Vidal and Domenech will carry out training activities and professional exchanges with other participants.

Hundreds of Birds Prevent You from Walking. Blood Wedding is written by Domenech. The interdisciplinary show combines singing, flamenco and contemporary dance, acting and video projections. 

Abrego Producciones is an international group based in Cantabria (northern Spain). Their works have been showcased on several stages in five continents for more than 20 years.

Domenech is the director and author of more than 20 theatre plays that have been performed in more than 40 countries around the world. His plays have been translated into many languages including Arabic, French, English, German, Bulgarian, Serbian, Greek, and Italian.

With more than 30 years on the charts, Maria Vidal is the only European actress who has reaped two awards in the same year: the OutStanding Solo Performance of the Association of Latin Actors, and the Award as Best Foreign Actress of the Association of Critics, both from New York City.

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