After a cultural break motivated by the third wave of the pandemic, culture returns to Cuéllar from this month and with a very interesting annual projection. The delegate councilor of the area, Maite Sánchez, explained what are the benefits of having become part of the network of scenic circuits, so desired by the cultural sector of the town. "Cuéllar wants culture, it is culture," said the mayor, who hopes that this adherence to the network will last a long time.
The program includes about seven performances that will run from April to the end of the year, but will focus on the months of October and November. "We want to know how the pandemic evolves due to the issue of capacity and when carrying out the programming we have gone more towards those months, but it also has to do with the need to brighten up 'sad' months, such as November," said Sánchez. These are months known as “non-seasonal” tourism, and in this way we intend to fill the end of the year with activity.
The most striking feature of the program will be the variety of performances and genres: from dance and theater to the most traditional or modern music. In addition, it is designed for all audiences; "We are going to try to ensure that, in addition to adults, a child audience and a young audience, that is our goal, that the younger kids approach culture in a different way," said the councilor. For this reason, a great variety of styles have been sought: traditional theater, innovative theater, sound stories, digital puppets and all kinds of shows that aim to surprise the public of Cuéllar and the region.
The councilor explained that another important part of this powerful cultural program will be the affordable price of most shows. "We want to encourage everyone to have access to culture," he commented, and therefore the general price will be 5 euros, and 8 for slightly more relevant performances. The reduced visibility minimizes the price to 3 and 4 euros respectively.
Likewise, it has wanted to encourage the public even more and has created a subscription of 35 euros with which they save 6, a little more than one performance. The problem that arises is in the gauges; we have worked with the current restrictions so as not to “bring us surprises”. This implies that the season tickets may run out shortly, although there will always be ticket sales at ticket offices; however, the mayor encourages to get the fertilizers as soon as possible. Likewise, for all those who do not manage to get a subscription, a list will be drawn up in case the capacity opens.
Current restrictions only allow the Alfonsa de la Torre cultural hall to be filled to 40 percent of its capacity. This means that the possibility of filling is significantly reduced, but it is expected that little by little this capacity can even be doubled.
This month the cultural offer returns to the room with the micro-drama contest that occupies the stage this weekend, but for the next few days a cycle of Brazilian cinema in its original version has already been programmed that had to be suspended due to sanitary measures. Another Israeli cycle is already prepared, and the intention of the councilor is to bring all kinds of films, from the commercial to the most distant. For Saturday 20 a classic is planned. the play 'Ay, Carmela!', which was suspended due to the storm Filomena last January.
A very successful schedule
FRIDAY, APRIL 30: Company Strawberries with cream; 'The chair'. Dance show for young / adult audiences.
SATURDAY JUNE 12: Arawake Company; 'The man and the fire'. Digital puppets for family audiences.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9: Tahona-Traditional Music Company; '8 songs, 8 stories'. Music for adult audiences.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23: The Cross Border Project Company; 'The girl who dreamed'. Forum theater for young / adult audiences.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31: Induo Producciones Company; 'The shadow of the Tenorio'. Comedy for adult audiences.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13: Poniente Theater Company; 'Secondary, life of a provincial actor'. Tragicomedy for adult audiences.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 27: The Freak Cabaret Circus Company; 'Sound stories'. Theater for family audiences.
The price varies from 5 to 8 euros.
Source: The Adelantado de Segovia