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The parable of coal

La parábola del carbón is a performing arts project produced by La Térmica Cultural and the company Saltantes Teatro. This play is part of what is called document theater, that is, an open fiction that advances according to the contributions and interviews that the creators receive throughout the writing and development process.

The Compostilla I thermal power plant and its impact on Ponferrada and El Bierzo serves as the backbone of the play to reflect the legacy it has left in the current generation, explore its history in depth and transfer the experiences that, in turn, will serve as a reflection for other areas of just transition through which it will travel after its premiere at La Térmica Cultural in July 2024.

Current phase of the project

  • On-site workshop: March 25 to 27.


This workshop will take place in Ponferrada and will consist of practical activities, improvisation exercises and theatrical dynamics led by theater and stage movement professionals.


The parable of coal gathers the celebration of several workshops ranging from interpretation through dance to theater document, lighting and production. All these activities are free of charge and, due to the limited number of places, it is necessary to register in advance by contacting

Activities, courses and workshops

Mayra Fernández gives a workshop on document theater within the framework of 'La parábola del carbón'.

April 20, 2024 - 16:00 - April 28, 2024 - 14:00 / Training room
Activities, courses and workshops

Lucas García gives a dance and scenic movement workshop within the framework of 'La parábola del carbón'.

7 May 2024 - 17:00 - June 26, 2024 - 19:30 / Turbines Room
Activities, courses and workshops

Enrique Dueñas gives an interpreting workshop as part of 'La parábola del carbón' (complete)

8 May 2024 - 17:00 - June 26, 2024 - 19:30 / Turbines Room
Activities, courses and workshops

Luis Alija gives a production workshop as part of 'La parábola del carbón'.

June 8, 2024 - 11:00 - June 9, 2024 - 14:00 / Training room
Activities, courses and workshops

Carlos Dávila gives a lighting workshop as part of 'La parábola del carbón'.

June 22, 2024 - 11:00 - June 23, 2024 - 14:00 / Turbines Room

About Saltantes Teatro

After graduating in Dramatic Art at the Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático del Principado de Asturias, Luis Alija from Bierzo and Nerea Vázquez from Gijón founded the professional theater company Saltantes Teatro ten years ago. Their lines of work include the analysis of the tastes of their closest audience, the development of proposals based on the imaginary and creative spirit of Alija himself and popular culture, and the potential of Nerea Vázquez's artistic talent, always related to music, comedy and the narration of contemporary situations adapted to their perception. The company's productions include "El Chigre Menguante" by Maxi Rodríguez, "Misery" by Stephen King, "Moba-Juegos de Guerra" by Luis Alija and "Casting, Diario Musical de Nerea Vázquez".


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