The Argentine Association of Theatrical Entrepreneurs spoke in favor of the return of live theater and musical activities, with restrictions.
The Argentine Association of Theater and Musical Entrepreneurs (AADET) issued a statement about the new postponement raised by the national and Buenos Aires authorities to integrate the sector among the activities authorized for their return.
In the context of the pandemic, from AADET they assure that “evidently theater and live music are not considered important nor are they part of the political agenda. “
The measure of not reopening the rooms (with limited capacity and corresponding health protocols) generated controversy and above all, a lot of anguish in a sector that is among the most affected by the restrictions.
“This situation seriously affects the preservation of the cultural fabric of our country and impacts in all the spaces related to the show, involving artists, workers and collaborators of the theater and live music, “said the entity’s communication.
The letter arising out of the new health regulations, which, however, do not include cultural activities after seven and a half months of inactivity, deplored that “the reopening of the theatrical and musical activity is still postponed and with a lack of certainty regarding its evolution “.
AADET pointed out that “we have approached and made the Protocol proposals available to the authorities for their analysis and consideration, based on the work carried out together with the Fundación Hupedes and the collective contribution of the organizations that make up the theatrical and musical sector of the City” .
And he adds that “in parallel, we have carried out a survey of the ventilation conditions of the AADET partner spaces, and carried out adaptations of the facilities in order to equip each room and / or venue, in order to comply with the security requirements and to be able to advance with the performance of functions in a safe and careful manner “.
Faced with the renewed postponement of a response for businessmen and workers on the cultural scene, the AADET text concluded with the claim: “We request the opening of theaters with protocols now!”
This request was joined by dozens of artists and businessmen from the medium who see their sources of income jeopardized with these delaying measures.
“A lot of work was done. Night of disappointment”, tweeted from his official Multiteatro account, businessman Carlos Rottemberg after the official announcement on Friday.
Less than a week ago, from that same social network, the producer had received in his room on Corrientes Street the Buenos Aires Ministers of Health and Culture, Fernán Quirós and Enrique Avogadro, respectively, along with several representatives of AADET, to define policies joint activities that allow the return to activity.
For his part, Flavio Mendoza, who a few months ago completely overhauled the Broadway theater hall, on Corrientes Street, in order to adapt it to the new sanitary measures, also echoed the demand of the sector to resume as soon as possible the reopening of the theaters. And combative, he called a march, Monday, November 9, so that artists and workers in the sector express their claim.
The prospect, both in the City of Buenos Aires and in the theatrical squares of the summer season (Mar del Plata and Carlos Paz at the helm) does not seem the most encouraging, with several twists and turns to define the return of the activity, protocols through, in the short term.