ATILRA in the service of culture, enthusiastically supported the return of the play “La Forestal”
Buenos Aires, June 8, 2012
“La Forestal” returns to the City stages after 25 years of its premiere, thanks to the production of Dario “El Chino” Volpato and support of the Association of Dairy Industry Workers of Argentina (ATILRA).
ATILRA authorities expressed the great pride that represents to the union, this commitment to culture. But it’s not just coincidence that his support is going to “La Forestal” because the play pays tribute to workers who were semi-slaves by the British capital of eponymous company that sacked the largest reserves of the planet of quebracho Colorado tree, located in northern Santa Fe province in the early twentieth century.
The play will have its original star, songwriter and musician Enrique Llopis, who presented with Dario “El Chino” Volpato (Midachi), theatre director Nestor Zapata and Dr. Alberto Coronel, ATILRA advisor.
“For the love that people have to ‘The Forest’ I felt a responsibility to delve into more effort, so we understand the importance of partnership and we quickly received ATILRA support” said Volpato opening the press conference.
Meanwhile, Coronel said that “for ATILRA is an honor to join this cast, not only for the artistic quality but also because for ATILRA and especially its secretary general Hector Ponce, La Forestal, is very close to his emotions, his feelings and believe that this play is one of those in which art creates awareness.”
Meanwhile Llopis said that the company La Forestal meant not just delivering a concession but it was the delivery of a heritage.”
In addition, the musician said that the play seeks to honor “the last link in La Forestal, the pawn swallow who came from Chaco, Tucuman, including coastal and Paraguay, to populate the mountains north of Santa Fe. A logger that when it could leave its state of semi-slavery, arrived in Santa Fe, Rosario and Buenos Aires to populate the shanty towns.”
And he stressed that “even though the forms of communication changed and the rules of the game are different, the emotion and aesthetics continue to capture the public.”
On the other hand, Zapala mentioned that one of the coincidences that arises with the timing of the play (early twentieth century) and nowadays is the colonial essence of England. “The British of La Forestal were so colonialists as those in Malvinas”.