La Fura will open the Capital Americana de la Cultura 2016 in Valdivia

Published 07/01/2016

Novena Sinfonía de Beethoven, by La Fura dels Baus and directed by Carlus Padrissa, will open January 16th at the Capital Americana de la Cultura 2016 in Valdivia, Chile. The assembly will include the ‘Symphony No. 9’ by Ludwig van Beethoven and musicians of the Philharmonica of the Region of Los Rios, the Chamber Orchestra of Valdivia, the Choir of the Universidad Austral de Chile and soloists Andrea Aguilar, Luciana Mancini, Gonzalo Tomckowiack and Patricio Sabaté. The piece will have four movements or scenes in an open space in the city, where 50,000 people are expected to attend. The show will be a tribute to the brotherhood between man and nature, and will involve over more than 200 people, including dancers, gymnasts, hearts and technicians. La Fura dels Baus will release a new element never seen to date.
In addition, in the case of the performance in Valdivia, dancers, gymnasts or acrobats from across the whole region of Los Ríos will be able to participate. The large international presence of La Fura allows the city to be more visible with the added value of being able to incorporate local talent. In addition, since the American Capital of Culture was launched in 2000, the opening of Valdivia 2016 may be one of the most massive ones in the history of the American Capital of Culture, which clearly indicates that the citizens participation will be one of the key elements of the American Capital of Culture 2016 Valdivia.