Madrid (EFE).- The performance of the choral group of the musical “Los chicos del choro” has opened the first edition of the Talía Awards gala of the Academy of Performing Arts of Spain, which this Monday have been delivered at the Spanish Theater of Madrid in which there has been no lack of humour, emotion and a heartfelt memory of Lorca.
“It is very exciting to see this theater full in this first edition of the Talía that have cost a lot,” said the president of the Academy of Performing Arts, Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, who at the opening of the gala claimed that culture is ” a priority.”
A full, excited and happy Cayetana recalled that she comes from a family of actors who “has made the theater sacred”, and has reminded her father to immediately go down to the stalls to hug her mother, the actress Gemma Cuervo: ” Mom, I love you,” he said.
Tribute to Lorca
During the gala, an emotional tribute was paid to Federico García Lorca. The singer India Martínez has interpreted “Los cuatro muleteros”, which is part of the play “Lorca por Saura”, in which she is the protagonist.
His singing has been followed by the reading of some of the works of the poet from Granada such as “Bodas de sangre”, “Yerma”, “Doña Rosita la soltera”, “So that five years pass” or “La casa de Bernarda Alba” to charge of Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Lluís Homar, Carlos Hipólito, Magui Mira, Manuela Velasco, Raúl Prieto and Marta Poveda while the choreographer Chevi Muraday danced around them.
Juan Luis Iborra and Antonio Najarro directed the ceremony, which was attended by the Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta, and the First Vice President and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, along with the Mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida .
“The Holy Innocents”
One of the great prizes of the night, that of the best theater show, was for “Los santos inocentes” by Miguel Delibes, adapted by Fernando Marís and Javier Hernández-Simón and produced by GG Producción Escénica and Teatro del Nómada in co-production with carallada!! AJ Claqué, María Díaz Comunicació, Mardo, Juan Carlos Castro, Saga Producciones and Diodati moves.
The best stage direction went to Laila Ripoll for “Tea Rooms”.
The playwright Juan Mayorga has picked up the Talía for best theater authorship for “El Golem”, a moment in which he has pointed out that “theater is the art of the actor and actress, the rest of us can only accompany you”.
Blanca Portillo and Carmelo Gómez, best actors
Blanca Portillo won the award for best female performer for “Silence”, a state that she claims “as a response to the cry of barbarism and against the silence imposed by fear”.
The award for best male performer went to Carmelo Gómez for “The Wars of Our Ancestors”, and his partner Luis Bermejo won the award for best supporting actor. A fun Goizalde Núñez was the winner of the Talía for best supporting actress.
The musical theater has been the winner of the night, because in addition to its own categories, in which the show “Company” has been the most awarded with three Talía for best musical direction, best show and best actor; Juanjo Llorens won the award for best lighting for “Los chicos del choro”; the best set design was for “The Neverending Story” and the best costumes for “The Time Between the Seams.”
In dance “De Sheherezade” from the María Pagés Choreographic Center has received the Talía for best dance show; Rocío Molina has been awarded as best female performer for “Vuelta a uno” and Antonio Ruz, as best male performer for “Pharsalia”.
Lola Herrera, Talia of Honor
Antonio Banderas has been in charge of delivering the Talía de Honor to Lola Herrera in this first edition, in which the actress has indicated that at 87 she continues to dedicate herself to what she likes the most, theater. “We have a hard profession, but the most beautiful one”.
The winners of the different categories of these awards have received a statuette, the work of the artist José Luis Puche, which has been heavy for most of the artists, who have humorously asked for assistance to say their words of gratitude comfortably. “Help!” Lola Herrera yelled humorously.
Awards and performances
The gala has interspersed the awards with performances such as the flamenco show by the Antonio Najarro company and the opera by the Spanish Manuel Penella Moreno “El Gato montés”.
The Ay Teatro team took the stage to collect the award for best company show for “Malvivir” -which also won the award for best original music-, a moment for everyone, including the actresses, to take the opportunity to launch a few verses from the show; singing some acid verses about the meager payroll that is collected at the Ron Lalá theater, he received the award for best private producer.
An witty Antonio Resines has collected the extraordinary Talía award “Back to life”. “You’re all freaking out. Let’s see whose turn it is next time!” He commented.
The Teatro Real’s adaptation of “El ángel de fuego” by Prokofiev has been awarded the Talía Award for Performing Arts for the best opera show.
lyric and circus
Humor came with Tenor Zapata, who has highlighted in a comedy tone that musicals “capture all the young audiences”: “Our audience is dying,” he joked, alluding to the wave of “silver backs” that can be seen from the chicken coop when zarzuela is represented: “There is always a mobile UVI at the door,” he added.
Saioa Hernández has taken the stage to collect the award for best lyrical performer for “Nabucco”; the best male lyrical performer has been for Jorge de León for “Aida”.
A tribute to Fofó, whose centenary has been this year, has led to the delivery of best circus show that has taken “Muertos de risa” by the Los Galindos Company.
The prize for emerging talent has gone to the hands of the actress María Hervás and the dancer Sergio Bernal while the one dedicated to studies and dissemination has gone to the International Theater Book Fair.
The academy has awarded the prize for social change and inclusion to actor, author and journalist Bob Pop, who recalled that he “being a fagot, disabled and fat I got on stage because of Andrés Lima”.
The gala came to an end with one of the songs from “El Rey León”, a musical that has been on Madrid’s Gran Vía for twelve years and received the public recognition award.
Cayetana Guillén Cuervo, accompanied by a good cast of actors, has closed an agile and entertaining gala despite handing out 33 awards, announcing the second edition of the Talía in a new setting: the Teatro Real.