Juan Diego Botto, National Theater Prize 2021

Actor Juan Diego Botto has been recognized on Thursday by the Ministry of Culture with the National Teatro Award for "His Nature as a Comprehensive Theater as

Juan Diego Botto, National Theater Prize 2021

Actor Juan Diego Botto has been recognized on Thursday by the Ministry of Culture with the National Teatro Award for "His Nature as a Comprehensive Theater as a dramatist and interpreter" and for "the enormous validity that the Lorquian discourse has currently" After closing the last season of the Spanish theater with a moonless night, the tour of Federico García Lorca more unknown, a text under the direction of Sergio Perís Menheta.

The jury has highlighted the "profound and permanent commitment to the scene as a vehicle of transmission of uncomfortable political and social realities" that has developed the Buenos Aires interpreter during its over 30 years on Spanish scenarios since you debut in 1987 with Alessio in The national dramatic center.

It was not the interpretation alien to Juan Diego Botto since his childhood in Argentina, educated in a family of strong cultural roots by paternal and maternal part. His father was the actor Diego Fernando Botto, and his mother, the actress and the professor of dramatic art cristina broken. With it he arrived in Spain when he was only two years old, fleeing from the Argentine dictatorship, the country in which he would develop his extensive theatrical and cinematographic career, and with it he began his artistic training at age 15.

With 17 he left his mother's proximity to try his luck in New York, with Uta Hagen as a mentor. But her theatrical career will always be unceferably linked to her mother figure with whom in 1996 she would have a first joint professional experience with the ruffian of the staircase, a work directed by herself in the Mirador Room of Madrid. That would be the first step for future collaborations such as Rosencrantzyguildenstern have died or awaken and celebrations, in this case from a text of the Son himself, who two years before, in 2005, had debuted in the theatrical authorship with the privilege of being a dog.

During the last years, Botto has been coupling all records to a curriculum that treasures interpretation, writing and direction work simultaneously. Thus, for example, in 2008, he directed and starred his own version of Hamlet at the Teatro María Guerrero and won the Max - Best Author Revelation and Best Actor - in 2012 with his own work an invisible piece of this world (2012) , again under the direction of Sergio Peris-Menheta, as on this occasion on a moonless night, his last Lorquian praise.

"The ethical, aesthetic and social commitments that He [García Lorca] was acquiring in recent years made him a tremendously hated person for a part of the Spain of that time and enormously dear to another," said the current national prize. Theater in an interview in the world prior to the premiere, which exhausted all tickets in just a few days and was accepted by enthusiasm for critic and public at the Spanish theater.

But before the theater will form an indivisible part of his life, the actor would know fame thanks to the cinema when he had barely reached the age of majority. With 18 years, Montxo Armendáriz would lead him to the front of Kronen stories, the cinematographic version of José Ángel Mañas who scored a whole generation, and, two years later, Adolfo Aristarain would culminate that process with Martin Hache. Yes, the "seduces me a mind" that they have seen in all the social networks of his friends.

Then they would come ecstasy (1995), Mariano Barroso; Plenilunio (2000), of Imanol Uribe; Asphalt (2000), by Daniel Calparsoro; Obaba (2005), from Montxo Armendariz; Vete de me (2006), by Víctor García León, or everything you want (2010), from Achero Mañas. Now prepare your jump to the address

Updated Date: 23 September 2021, 11:56

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