At the age of 44, Tiago Rodríguez, who was responsible for opening the 75th edition of what he says is “the most beautiful festival in the world,” said the mission was “uncountable,” according to his predecessor in office, Olivier P., to be Next Director of the Avignon Festival. The announcement, made at the end of the morning by France’s Minister of Culture, Roslyn Bachelet – who highlighted the “deep poetry” of the project presented by the Portuguese director and playwright, and his commitment to bringing together “European ambition” is her watermark for a “strong and honest regional anchor” – It doesn’t seem to weigh much, at least for now, on the shoulders of Artistic Director of the National Theater Maria II (TNDMII). It will be the size of the “lumberjack size” that magazine Telerama attributed to him days ago, referring to him as a possible successor to the legendary founder Jean VillarOr, more likely, the framework which his brilliant engravings have given him on the international scene, and especially in France, over the past few years: what is certain, as Roslyn Bachelot herself admitted before pronouncing the name that everyone had already guessed his arrival at the top of the social pyramid of the European theater in The world, which will be completed on September 1, 2022, has “imposed itself in a very clear and natural way”.
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