Carmen Gloria Larenas: First woman to assume the general direction of the Municipal de Santiago
Classic dancer, journalist, cultural manager and artistic director of Teatro del Lago de Frutillar, Carmen Gloria Larenas will assume the functions of the general direction of the Municipal de Santiago from November of this year.
The Board of Directors, chaired by the Mayor of Santiago, Felipe Alessandri, appointed Carmen Gloria Larenas as the successor to Frédéric Chambert, which marks a milestone as the first woman to hold the position of Director General of the Municipal de Santiago.
Larenas was, to date, Artistic Director of Teatro del Lago. She is a cultural manager, journalist, social communicator and former professional classical dancer, as well as a diploma from the Adolfo Ibáñez University in History of European Art.
Her professional career has been strongly linked to the Municipal: she danced professionally in the Santiago Ballet for ten years and served as Head of Theater Press for eight years. Subsequently she assumed as General Manager of the Cultural Corporation of Lo Barnechea COBA, developing artistic projects and links with the community, among others. In 2009 she joined Teatro del Lago, and in 2016 he assumed the Artistic Direction of the institution, taking over the management of the artistic and educational content of the Theater and its School of Arts.
Once the news was known, the new director said: “I am honored with this appointment and aware of the magnificent responsibility that falls to me. The Municipal de Santiago is a place that I know and where I lived some of the most important years of my life. I am happy to contribute to its development as an institution and its artists. I want to thank at the same time, the space of unparalleled professional wealth that has been Teatro del Lago for me, where I found a unique artistic and educational vision, which have contributed in a transcendent way to my professional consolidation ”.
For his part, Mayor Felipe Alessandri, said that “as a Board of Directors we believe that Carmen Gloria has the leadership and capacity to continue empowering the Municipal de Santiago as the main stage of the country, but also to lead a stage of modernization and renewal of hearings We believe it is very necessary. Undoubtedly, her extensive experience in the world of culture, and the great work she did for years at the Teatro del Lago support her ”.
Carmen Gloria Larenas thus becomes the first woman to assume the General Directorate of the capital’s theater. The integrated Municipal de Santiago will be as of October, in order to generate a transition management with the current Director General, formally assuming her duties on November 16, 2019.
Source: Culto La Tercera, 31 Aug 2019