:: Life Achievement in the Performing Arts Award ::


Life Achievement in the Performing Arts Award 2014

EDUARDO "TATO" PAVLOVSKY (Argentina)
An artist, physician, psychoanalyst and psycho dramatist, Eduardo Pavlovsky (b. Buenos Aires, 1933) has enjoyed a highly praised, outstanding career as an actor, playwright and theater theoretician, and his works are studied in the undergraduate and graduate program at the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Liberal Arts. Internationally known for his play El señor Galíndez (1973), in which he denounced institutionalized torture in Argentina, he was persecuted by the country’s dictatorship. In 1977 the Municipality of Buenos Aires banned his play Telarañas, and in 1978 a paramilitary group attempted to kidnap him, after which he was forced to go into exile in Uruguay, Brazil and Spain from 1978 to 1980. His life and works were summarized and discussed by Pavlovsky himself in a book that included a long interview with the artist: La ética del cuerpo. Eduardo Pavlovsky. (Buenos Aires, Editorial Babilonia, Colección Los Libros de Babilonia II, Serie Diálogos, 1994; segunda edición ampliada: Atuel, 2001). As a dramatist whose works have been staged around the world and translated into many languages, since 1961 Eduardo Pavlovsky has been making nationally and internationally recognized contributions to Argentine culture. As a stage actor, whether as member of the independent experimental theater group Yenesí or on the commercial circuit, he has performed in plays written by him or other dramatists, including Ionesco, Beckett, Pirandello and Amado. He has also appeared in numerous films. As a theoretician dealing with art, psychodrama, culture and politics, he has authored many enduring reference books used in the graduate and undergraduate programs of the University of Buenos Aires’ School of Liberal Arts. Eduardo Pavlovsky is considered a seminal figure in Latin American theater. Much has been written about him, and he has been the subject of numerous doctoral dissertations.

RECIPIENTS OF THE LIFE ACHIEVEMENT IN THE PERFORMING ARTS AWARD

1989 – FRANCISCO MORÍN (Cuba/USA)
1990 – RAMÓN ANTONIO CRUSELLAS (Cuba/USA)
1991 – MARÍA JULIA CASANOVA (Cuba/USA)
1992 – ANDRÉS CASTRO (Cuba/USA)
1993 – ALEJANDRA BOERO (Argentina)
1994 – ISAAC CHOCRÓN (Venezuela)
1995 – JOSÉ MONLEÓN (Spain)
1996 – ANTONIO ABUJAMBRA (Brazil)
1997 – VICTORIA ESPINOSA (Puerto Rico)
1998 – HÉCTOR MENDOZA (Mexico)
1999 – MIREYA BARBOZA (Costa Rica)
2000 – GEORGE WOODYARD (USA)
2001 – ENRIQUE BUENAVENTURA (Colombia)
2002 – CLAUDIO DI GIRÓLAMO (Chile)
2003 – ESTELA MEDINA (Uruguay)
2004 – RAFAEL VILLALONA (Dominican Republic)
2005 – MARÍA IRENE FORNÉS (Cuba/USA)
2006 – EDDA DE LOS RIOS MORSELLI DE LATERZA (Paraguay)
2007 – MIRIAM COLÓN VALLE (USA)
2008 – JOSÉ SANCHIS SINISTERRA (Spain)
2009 – SANTIAGO GARCÍA PINZÓN (Colombia)
2010 – JOSÉ "PEPE" SOLÉ (Mexico)
2011 – DELFINA GUZMÁN (Chile)
2012 – TERESA MARÍA ROJAS (Cuba/USA)
2012 – ERNESTO RÁEZ MENDIOLA (Peru)