Gaiás, Cidade da Cultura
Escenas do cambio 2022

Festival de teatro,
danza e arte en acción

Veneficio (de lo cotidiano y cómo remediarlo)

Miguel Ponce de León – Teatro et al.

Saturday 7th May 5pm
University Church, Santiago de Compostela

A play-essay that mixes theatrical monologue with magic, where the main character accompanies his discourse of reflection and confession by reading his diaries: it shows how all aesthetic experience, including the magical experience, has its origin in the perception of each person and not in the reality that surrounds him or her. It offers the audience a rite of generating convention and truth, where magical elements are detached from mysticism so that they can be contemplated in their mundane reality. The play is accompanied by a small book that serves as an entrance ticket.

Miguel Ponce de León

Galician multidisciplinary artist. Veneficio (de lo cotidiano y cómo remediarlo) is the first project of the newly created company Teatro et al., which was formed specifically for this play. Previously, Miguel Ponce de León was a member of the university theatre company Lobishomes at the University of Santiago de Compostela, where he worked as a playwright, director and performer in plays such as QuinuituqO baúl cheo de xenteInsilio (Xuventude Crea Award 2018) and O corno do derradeiro día. He has also collaborated with circus and cabaret festivals and collectives in Portugal, Italy, Austria and Poland and has participated in the organisation and management of the San Pedro Sen Paredes Festival (Santiago de Compostela, 2020) and the first two editions of the Pataca Minuta Festival in 2018 and 2019.

Data sheet

Playwriting, production and performance: Miguel Ponce de León
Direction: Jose Gregorio Vera and Tyler McKechnie
Technician: Martín Gómez
Set design, wardrobe and layout: Clara Copena Amigo
Photographs from the book: Julia González Yáñez
A Collaboration with the University of Santiago de Compostela and Santiago City Council.

Free of charge after collecting an invitation
Veneficio (de lo cotidiano y cómo remediarlo) Saturday 7th May, 5pm University Church Santiago de Compostela