“La vida es sueño”, a historical presentation for El Paso
The theater company Jazz Vilá Projects will be presented on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 pm at the Chamizal National Memorial (USA) as part of the international program organized for the New Century Golden Festival.(Festival Nuevo Siglo de Oro)
This 43rd edition will be the first to have a group from the island, which will offer a contemporary version of the classic “La vida es sueño” by Calderón de la Barca with a cast made up of Cuban and Mexican actors, which highlights the participation of the multi-awarded Afro-Cuban actress Yordanka Ariosa, winner of the Silver Shell.
To offer all the details of this historic presentation, the Consulate of Mexico in El Paso will host a press conference on Tuesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m., which will be attended by the director Jazz Vilá and the cast of the play.
About JAZZ VILÁ PROJECTS
It is a theater company based in Havana, founded in 2015 under the artistic and general direction of Jazz Vilá. Its main objective is to recover the attention of the young audience through themes such as love, diversity, sexuality, fear and isolation, from a contemporary perspective.
After winning the public and critics with its debut play “Rascacielos”, the company became a reference for staging where commercial projection and artistic sense coexist, achieving a result that enhances the play-spectator interaction.
JAZZ VILÁ PROJECTS stands out for the economy and simplicity of scenographic elements, the inclusion of pioneering mechanisms of co-production within the Cuban theater, the development of strong promotional campaigns and the collaboration with important national and international artists of various manifestations.
With a bilingual repertoire and in just three years, this group has been consolidated with presentations at festivals and tours in Cuba, the Dominican Republic and the United States.
About Jazz Vilá
Actor, director, producer and dramatist of Cuban origin. Winner of the Incubator Artist Program in the city of El Paso (USA) in 2017. VISTAR magazine included him in the list of the six most recurrent young actors of Cuban cinema in 2015, highlighting in films such as El Acompañante (Pavel Giroud), Fátima or the park of the Fraternity (Jorge PerugorrÍa), or Juan de los Muertos (Alejandro Brugués).
Due to his increasing artistic level, he has been invited to prestigious events such as the Festival de Avignon and the Festival de Cannes (France), the Talent Campus Guadalajara (Mexico) and the Berlinale Talent (Germany). He has reconciled his commitments as an actor with the management and training of new talents; teaching workshops and as an interpretation teacher at prestigious institutions such as the Complutense University of Madrid, the Shakespeare Foundation of Spain and the National School of Arts of Cuba, the center of which he graduated in 2004.
In 2015 he founded the company Jazz Vilá Projects and premiered Skyscrapers and later Eclipse. Both productions marked audience milestones and garnered excellent reviews, making Vilá a reference point for success in Cuban contemporary theater.