The Royal Theater Social Project and Ara Malikian fill the prison with color
The Royal Theater of Madrid, within the program of activities of your Social Project, count next wednesday, 21 of March, with the talent of Lebanese-Armenian violinist Ara Malikian, one of the brightest musicians of his generation, who in the same morning will offer a master class to the students of the Music and Opera Workshop that the coliseum teaches in the Navalcarnero prison, Madrid IV (10,00 hours), and immediately afterwards, in the auditorium of said center, with his musical ensemble, the show "Colors", a journey from India to Spain through gypsy music (12,00 hours).
During the meeting in the classroom, Malikian will count about thirty inmates, students of the mentioned workshop, your personal experience with music, What led you to dedicate yourself body and soul to this profession?, why to the violin…, Y, as it could not be otherwise, he will take his inseparable instrument with him to musically illustrate his words. After this emotional meeting, it will be the turn of “Colors”, a very special musical journey, inspired by the path that the gypsies walked from India through Europe, to finally settle in Spain where flamenco emerges. The color of the meeting between cultures that the brilliant violinist will perform together with his musical ensemble made up of Humberto Armas (viola), louis rooster (guitar) and Nacho Ros (double bass).
Both the class and the performance are part of the activities programmed by the Theater in penitentiary centers, after signature, in March 2008, of a collaboration agreement with the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions.
The Royal Theater affects the effort to bring music to all kinds of audiences, taking her even beyond the walls of her building, and the Coliseum Social Project goes one step further in the development of this philosophy, bringing the music closer, dance and performing arts in general to those people who do not have the opportunity to go out voluntarily to meet them.
The Social Project of the Teatro Real has been awarded the Silver Medal for Prison Social Merit of 2009 and 2011, the latter granted in a personal capacity to Juan Marchán, responsible for it.