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Global theater festival begins in Chile after 2-year Covid-19 restrictions

Santiago de Chile, Jan 2 (EFE).- The 29th edition of the Santiago a Mil International Theater Festival kicked off in the Chilean capital on Sunday after two years of health restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The event will feature more than 160 performances by 120 national and 50 international production houses from 17 countries.

Álvaro Henríquez of the Los Tres, a well-known Chilean rock band, performed to commemorate the 100th birth anniversary of Roberto Parra, the brother of noted artist Violeta Parra.

Chief organizer Carmen Romero said the Henríquez performed with 100 amateur and professional guitarists to open the event and pay a musical tribute to Roberto Parra.

Romero noted that the pandemic did not allow the organizers to celebrate Parra’s 100 years.

René Muga, vice president of corporate affairs for BHP Minerals Americas -the festival sponsor, affirmed that the event had established itself as the “most important performing arts meeting in Latin America.”

It constituted the longest-standing public-private partnership in the cultural sphere of Chile, Muga said. EFE


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