Argentina's Daniel Veronese at Tokyo's International Arts Festival. EFE/File
Madrid, Mar 14 (EFE).- Argentina's Daniel Veronese won the Premio Max Iberoamericano award at the 16th edition of the Max Dramatic Arts prizes for "having established a bridge between Spain and Latin America and uniting two facets, author and director, that are fundamental in the conception of a theater performance.
The award was bestowed unanimously by the judging panel on the playwright, theater director and actor, according to the organization making the award, the Authors Foundation of the Sociedad General de Autores y Editores, or SGAE, which is the main collecting society for songwriters, composers and music publishers in Spain.
The award recognizes an organization, company, performance or Ibero-American professional who, due to his or her contributions, has stood out in the field of dramatic arts during his or her career. Other editions of the award have gone to Alicia Alonso, Hector Alterio, Les Luthiers and Julio Bocca, among others.
After learning of the recognition, Veronese expressed surprise and acknowledged the value of the prize for the dramatic arts, saying that "the communication between Spain and Argentina has borne fruit and that makes me happy."
Veronese - who, in addition to his other activities, is also a puppeteer and performs in his own musical and stage productions - will receive the prize at the Premios Max award ceremony on May 13 in Madrid.
Born in Buenos Aires in 1955, he is a founding member of the El Periferico de Objetos theater group created in 1989, which bases its experimentation on the work of integrating actors and objects. His written works have been translated into French, German, Italian, English and Portuguese.
His latest theater production is "Bona gent," a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning David Lindsay-Abayre, which will begin showing at Barcelona's Teatre Goya Codorniu on March 16.