The legend of the TrenchJorge Eines saw it, wrote a monologue that grew to a play, with José Ramón Fernández as co-author. “The Trench It could be better than Maradona but he didn’t want to, ”Garofalo argues. He preferred to stay close to his home, his friends, the neighborhood, because he liked to fish, although there were those who called him differently: little ambition, alcohol problems. “I played to win, not to die,” argues his character in the play. Those who saw him play do not forget that game of preparation for the 1974 World Cup in Germany in which Argentina played a friendly against a team of players from Rosario, the Trench among them, they call it “the greatest”.Between piles of newspapers and books, between quotes from Sastre, Nietzsche or Spinoza and memories of Pelé and Maradona transit the work. Philosophical, lucid, emotional. Every night, when you turn off your spotlights, it is rounded con a cultural debate with actors, directors. The day of the premiere was Ángel Cappa. And it was meridian: “It’s a wonder. And his message, today, more necessary than ever ”. As the figure of the Trinche. “The game is a way of being”. That phrase is heard, the light goes up, two men appear on the scene. Begins The trench, the best footballer in the world, the play around Tomás Felipe Carlovich, that Trench which is legend despite playing almost always in the B, Central Córdoba, reject even the albiceleste. Or so they say, because of Trench it is more oral, the memories of those who saw it. Little more. You barely keep pictures of yourself, videos, just nothing.But Trench, turned into a theater by playwright Jorge Eines, returns to the heart of Lavapies, to the Teatro del Barrio (Zurita, 20), after more than 100 performances throughout the world, played by Claudio Garofalo, accompanied by another actor, Lucas Ranzani, in the role of a journalist who seeks to pay tribute to him and in reality there are many at once. Ten nights, until February 16, 70 ’of a conversation that starts with football to embrace everything. The life, the demons. The origin of everything is curious: a Robinson Report. That one around the figure of the Trinche of the journalist Raúl Román, the director Edgar Delgado and the camera Adolpho Cañadas issued in 2011.
Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram Since the inception of the Australian branch of The Hellenic Initiative (THI) three years ago, the organisation has set its sights on easing the impact of the financial crisis on Greek locals.In addition to their collaborative efforts with their THI partners in the US and the UK and most recently Canada, THI Australia has provided nearly $120,000 in grants to their charity partners to provide food and medical assistance to the most vulnerable members of the community. They have also managed to harness the resources of the Greek diaspora to contribute to the country’s economic development with an internship programme in Australia for Greek graduates and an avenue for entrepreneurs to pitch their start-up ideas to investors. President Nicholas Pappas, AM told Neos Kosmos that following their success, they now have their sights set on building their reach and impact with the launch of a new initiative One Greece 2017. As part of the push to get more Greek Australians and philhellenes on board, five events will be hosted across Australia in Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and Darwin with a premiere gala event at the Sydney Town Hall on Friday 6 October, where it has been revealed guests will be treated to a performance by renowned performer Alkistis Protopsalti. At all the events attendees will have the opportunity to find out more about the work being carried out by THI Australia and find out how their contribution on the night will make a direct impact on the lives of struggling Greeks.Joining members of the THI board as speakers will be international guests THI International Ambassador and noted humanitarian and philanthropist, Tatiana Blatnik, and Alexander Theodoridis, co-founder of Boroume, a food-saving charity providing sustenance for thousands.“We’ve been running our branch for a couple of years now and we are looking to raise further money to grow our programme and take it to the next level,” Mr Pappas said.“We wanted to bring out speakers who are able to convey to the audience what’s really happening in Greece and the great work being done on the ground by various people. So guests can expect to be taken on a journey through what is going on in Greece and see how their contribution will help.”(L-R) Tatiana Blatnik and Alexander Theodoridis will be guest speakers at the One Greece events. More than 1,500 business and community leaders are expected to attend the events nationally with money raised being put towards boosting THI Australia’s programs to further assist charities Boroume and Desmos, which is a portal that connects people in need with resources, and will also help to build on the opportunities on offer to Greek graduates and entrepreneurs. Meanwhile, Mr Pappas said that the THI Australia team is currently undergoing their evaluation round for charities and crisis relief programmes, with additional partners expected to be named at the gala event in Sydney.“We branded it as One Greece as a call for everyone who feels passionately about the cause to come and support us,” said Mr Pappas.“This is the first time a series of national events has been held in Australia in support of Greece. It is a splendid opportunity for the Greek Australian diaspora to demonstrate their abiding concern for the people of Greece, and I encourage as many as possible to attend events in their respective cities.”Please note the One Greece event is Melbourne is a private event, and Darwin is sold out. Tickets are still available for Sydney, Perth, and Adelaide. To register your interest in being a part of One Greece 2017, click here and for further updates visit the THI Facebook page.