Chilean ambassador, Jorge Tagle, showed his pride in “being able to receive 26 young actors and musicians with cognitive disabilities who represent Chile in the world, being them the true ambassadors”. The play Cactus, solo muere lo que se olvida (only what is forgotten dies), an adaptation of the classic ‘Romeo and Juliet’, combines imaginary references of the music of the Chilean artist Violeta Parra with the passages of the tragedy of William Shakespeare.
The play was performed last week by the Compañía Nacional de Teatro Manantial de Ilusión at the Centro Cultural Valdebernardo. The staging had the collaboration of the Embassy of Chile and the Fundación Chile España. The company, which belongs to the Down Syndrome Centre of the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, is on a tour of Spain taking advantage of the invitation to inaugurate the Third International Congress of the T21 Research Society that will take place in Barcelona from June 6 to 9.