Emilio H. Díaz Abregú
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Began his career as an actor at the “National University of Cordoba” but soon he started working at the theater lighting field. This allowed him to come into contact with theatrical directors, such as Eugenio Barba, Rafael Spregelburd and Diego Aramburo. Among his teachers are included the playwrights Mauricio Kartun (Argentina), Sergio Blanco (France), and Roberto Alvin (Brazil); and directors Cipriano Arguello Pitt (Argentina) and “Paco” Giménez (Argentina). He also studied graphic design at the “Colegio Universitario IES 21”, receiving his professional degree after completing the final project, “Sustainable Strategies for Diffusion and Promotion of Cultural Independent Centers.”
In 1996 he premiered “El Ultimo Petalo” his “opera prima” as director and playwright.
In 2005 his second work, “Estocolmo, La primavera de los llorones” won the Young Creators Fund award from the Culture Secretariat of Cordoba. In 2008 he suspended his university studies to fully dedicate himself to theater making. He participated in more than 50 theatrical productions as director, playwright, lighting designer and set designer.
In 2009 he was invited to work as set designer in the production “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chejov produced by “Comedia Cordobesa” the state theater company of Cordoba.
In 2010 he directed “Slaughter” by Sergio Blanco, which received wide recognition.
At the end of 2010 the Culture Ministry of Spain awarded him a scholarship for advanced studies in the “Center of Technology for the Performing Arts” (Madrid).
In February 2011 he was invited to work as the lighting designed by choreographer Exequiel Barreras in the dance piece “ShortCuts,” at the TheaterTanzSchule (St. Gallen, Switzerland).
In 2012 he premiered “Alberto, der mann der geht” in collaboration with Exequiel Barreras and “The Rotes Velo Tanzkompanie”. This collaboration with the Switzerland-based choreographer allowed him to teach several workshops devoted to the reflection of the role of dramaturgy on dance.
In 2013, invited by the “Tallinna Linnateatri festival” (Estonia), he designed the light installation for the performance “Aecceso” in collaboration with the Bolivian Regie Diego Aramburo.
Currently he’s rehearsing “Amsterdam: four stories” and working in two new performances: “Mauve” and “Plagiar a Kane” (Plagiarizing Kane).

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