Inspired by homophobic terrorist assaults, ‘A golondrina’ arrives in BH – Cultura

Actors Luciano Andre (Ramon) and T
In ‘A golondrina’, Luciano Andre Ramon and Tnia Bondezan play Emlia, the protagonist that gained her the Shell Award for Best Actress.
(Photo: Odilon Wagner/Publicity)

June is named LGBTQIA+ Pride Month in commemoration of the June 28, 1969 Stonewall Riots in Manhattan, which protested the arbitrary remedy of the group by the New York Police. Since 2016, nonetheless, one other date has been added to the calendar of reflections towards homophobia. On June 12 of that 12 months, an Afghan-American sniper carried out the deadliest assault on civilians in the United States since September 11, 2001, on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

It is in this context that the play “A Golondrina” is produced, which takes place this weekend on the Teatro do Centro Cultural Unimed on the Minas Tennis Club. The textual content was translated by Tnia Bondezan, who brings the protagonist Amalia to life. A singing trainer, she develops a heartwarming relationship with Ramon, performed by actor Luciano Andrey, a survivor of the assault that killed his son on the Pulse nightclub.

The drama premiered in 2019, however was postponed throughout 2020 and 2021 as a result of pandemic. Actor and producer Odilon Wagner says she managed to maintain the crew throughout that interval in order that, at any alternative to return, they might be prepared. Directed by Gabriel Fontes Paiva of Minas Gerais, the present options an unique textual content by Spaniard Guillaume Clua.

“The writing could be very highly effective, very touching. The relationship between the 2 characters, even if they combat and have enjoyable collectively, can be very fragile. The creator has an absurd proper, as a result of he doesn’t take sides. The purpose for each and listens to 2 fully completely different factors of view”, says Tnia. The title in Spanish means swallowed and stored in the unique language.

EMOO in the viewers

The actress says that she obtained a really delicate reception from the general public. Absorbed firstly, she states that she observed how the viewers turned absorbed all through the play and have become extra upright in their seats because the story developed. In the top, many occasions, individuals cannot even clap their arms stuffed with emotion.

“People are so unhappy. They’re in tears, however it’s not a cry of disappointment that an individual breaks down. It’s a cry of emotion. You do not should dwell the identical actuality as these characters to be emotional. Everyone’s misplaced somebody, everybody has an I like you. No time to say sure, everybody has been by means of this case, proper?”, he displays.

Tnia finds herself recognized with a personality who, coincidentally, has the identical identify as her mom. For her, life has been form, however each are loving, protecting moms who attempt to make issues proper and carry a guilt that unites them. Amalia was a possibility for him to drown in his emotions.

“A textual content from a standard theater, additionally from a desk, however it is extremely nicely written and proposes this immersion in the characters, we now have actual remedy classes – me, Gabriel and Luciano Andre”, he says jokingly.

Odilon Wagner claims that he has by no means been concerned in a play that he was not on stage or directing. Like Tnia, she highlighted the facility and sensitivity of the textual content that gained her the Shell Award for Best Actress for the position. For him, nonetheless, solely the general public reception can be price it.

“Guillame Clue’s dramaturgy could be very clever, as a result of it doesn’t cease at a speech that may be understood as an ideological or territorial demarcation. It could possibly be, however no, persons are modified solely by human and actual tales. He advised many related tales. heard. time and it was from them that he wrote the textual content,” explains Wagner.


He has obtained many identification experiences concerning the acceptance procedures depicted on stage. “If households, inside their very own constructions, can not settle for completely different realities, sexualities, views, or individuals who differ from what they envision as beliefs, the place are we going to get them? How are we going to alter society, if not inside the household itself? .the glasses everybody wants”, he says. “I wished to take ‘A golondrina’ all over the place, to see that individuals perceive what love is, what acceptance is,” provides Tnia.

*Intern beneath the supervision of Sub-Editor Tate Montero

“The Golodrin”

This Friday (5/8) and Saturday (6/8), at 9pm, and Sunday (7/8), at 7pm, on the Centro Cultural Unimed BH Minas (Rua da Bahia, 2244 – Lourdes). Tickets: R$ 80 (full worth). Online gross sales at

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