Logroño, (EFE).- The actor and comedian from La Rioja Pepe Viyuela has assured this Monday that his facet as a clown is the one he likes the most because of “the relative importance, but beautiful, that has the power to make people have fun and laugh ” because it is “bringing light into a world of gray and dark”.
Viyuela has received the Award for Arts and Culture of La Rioja, in an act to which he has attended covered by the beret that he usually wears at some events “because it has a sense of reunion with those people who are no longer there, a question emotional and ties to the past.
All the mentions and awards, he has had an impact, “more than a reason for satisfaction for what you have been able to do, they are an incentive to continue deserving it in the future” because “what you do from now on continues to live up to what you that you have been recognized, and I would like this award to be an incentive to continue supporting culture”.
“Blessed be the word because the language allows us to listen to those who do not think like us, the language describes us, but it also creates us and is decisive in building our spirit and relationships”, since, “in addition to bombs, the future can be built with words”, he stressed during his acceptance speech for this recognition.
He would like the concept of “word” to lead one to think of “a place to meet and embrace, rather than push”, since “there is no reason to think alike, but there is a reason to respect those who think differently”.
“If I say ‘La Rioja’, I see a cradle in which the first words of this language saw the light and many of us saw the first light in this very cradle”, he has had an impact.
The President of the Government of La Rioja, Concha Andreu, highlighted that “passion has marked Viyuela’s career as a poet, clown and novelist, a passion full of social commitment linked to the vulnerable and the smallest, and full of affection for a hospitable land such as La Rioja”.
“From the classical Greco-Latin tradition to the Spanish Golden Age, comedy speaks to us about human nature, teaches us to approach a reality in which we do not always find the answers we want, and instructs us with laughter, hope and joy. love,” he concluded.