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Ariel Blasco: “Directing theatre is like making a movie, but cheaper”

Director, actor and screenwriter of theater and for multiple platforms. Leading Mendoza director Ariel Blasco talked about everything. We'll tell
Theater
14 October, 2019

Ariel Blasco is 36 years old and had his first contact with the fiction in high school, actively participating in theater workshops. Later he studied at the Regional School Whose Film and Video , where he made his first weapons: “When you enter film school you will contact people who wants to do the same thing you do. Filming and doing things. With the same concerns. We started making short films, filming.”

The experience helped him to understand how similar something many believe to be different things: “At one point I realized that the theater and cinema is not so different languages. Directing a play is like making a movie, but cheaper.”

The director highlights a substantial difference that does divide both branches: “In the theater one sees what is the reception of the people, because he You see the faces, the gestures. On the other hand, in the series it is complicated. Except for the comments or likes on Youtube, but it’s not the same. Of all forms, I like my works to be in any type of platform”.

Blasco has performed, in different roles, series, plays, shorts, advertising and other formats. Among them is the series Masterclas and the works Little Circles and Reflections. “I come and go between audiovisual and theatre”, confesses Ariel Blasco.

Reflections and its 7 seasons

The play is presenting this year the seventh season. “It is an independent work in every sense. He has the playwright of Matías Felman, who premiered it in 2009 in Buenos Aires. And it deals with different topics. It focuses on everything that happens in a workplace, but that exceeds the tasks of work. Love, heartbreak, jealousy, grudges.”

Scenography is a special theme in the work, and Blasco comments: “Reflections are done in a space unconventional. It is presented in a room that is basically an office. The spectators are placed on pallets placed exclusively for the work. Because it’s different for people to enter a theater to pretend it’s a office, to enter directly into an office.”

The work has revolved around Salta, Jujuy, La Rioja and St. Louis. “In other provinces we have tried to get spaces like gente/nostalgicos-y-apasionados/las-bibliotecas-populares "target="_blank” rel="noreferrer noopener” aria-label="libraries (abr

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