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Director, actor and screenwriter of theater and for multiple platforms. The outstanding director of Mendoza Ariel Blasco talked about everything. We told you.
Ariel Blasco is 36 years old and had his first contact with fiction in high school, actively participating in theater workshops. He later studied at the Cuyo Regional School of Film and Video , where he made his first weapons: “When you enter film school, you contact people who want to do the same as you. Filming and doing things. With the same concerns. We started to make short films, to film.”
The experience helped him understand the resemblance of something that many believe are different things: “At one point I realized that theater and cinema did not are so different languages. Directing a play is like making a film, but cheaper .”
The director highlights a substantial difference that divides both branches: “In the theater you see what people are receiving, because you see faces, gestures. On the other hand, in series it is complicated. Except comments or likes on Youtube, but it's not the same. Anyway, I like my works to be on any kind of platform .”
Blasco has performed, in different roles, series, plays, shorts, advertising and other formats. Among them are the Masterclas series and the works Small Circles and Reflections . “I go and go between audiovisual and theater,” says Ariel Blasco.
The play is presenting the seventh season during this year. “It is an independent work in every way. He has the dramaturgy 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 an unconventional space . It is presented in a room which is basically an office. The spectators are placed on pallets placed exclusively for the play. Because it is different for people to enter a theater to pretend that it is an office, than for them to enter directly into an office.”
The play has toured Salta , Jujuy , La Rioja and San Luis . “In other provinces we have tried to get spaces like libraries , houses, pretending to be an office without too much scenery,” he says. While he had a perfect baptism in his debut, winning the 2013 Provincial Theatre Festival.
The original synopsis of the work speaks of a company, a vacant position, two strong candidates and a decision to make. There is pressure to do the right thing. But what is the right thing to do?Who says what's right? It's all a lot more complicated than we think: there's work, the couple , the family, the intimacy. And when we least expect it, the catastrophe becomes.
Publication Date: 14/10/2019
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