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Manizales Theater Festival: the staging of a National Cultural Heritage

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The Manizales Theater Festival

The Manizales Theater Festival /Picture: jabulla/

The Manizales Theater Festival is a cultural feast at 2,150 meters above sea level. Close to 50 national and international theater ensembles get together every year to prove that life is a theater show and a theater show is pure life.

The streets of Manizales are the main stage, but the Festival also offers its public spaces for reflection, musical nights, art exhibits, photo exhibits, and meetings to discuss cultural cooperation.

A bit of history

The Manizales Theater Festival celebrated its thirtieth anniversary in 2008. It began in 1968 as a space for providing freedom of expression to Latin American scenic arts.

Avant-garde theater, street theater, space for encounters of lovers of the scenic arts.

Great companies like La Cuadra de Sevilla (Spain), the Deborah Colker Dance Company (Brazil), the Bread and Puppet Theater (United States), and the influential Poor Theater of Jerzy Grotowski have been present at the oldest Latin American theater festival.

A festival with the aroma of coffee

Conocer a Manizales y al Eje Cafetero a través de los ojos del Festival de Teatro, es una gran oportunidad para acercarse a uno de los paisajes cafeteros más hermosos y singulares que ofrece Colombia. Es una oportunidad sin duda para acercarse a la cultura y forma de ser y vivir de la gente amable de Manizales, donde seguro se tendrá la oportunidad de encontrar con quien compartir la experiencia de saborear el café con el mejor aroma del mundo.

Getting to know Manizales and the Coffee Axis through the eyes of the Festival is a great opportunity to come close to one of the most beautiful and singular coffee landscapes in Colombia. Undoubtedly, it is a chance for becoming acquainted with the culture and lifestyle of the friendly people of Manizales and sharing with them the aroma and taste of the best coffee in the world.

If you would like to know more about the Manizales Theater Festival, please visit its official website.


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