The room Rambleta from Valencia, theatre of private management and public ownership, has announced this afternoon that maintains the functions for days 1 and 2 December, the show satirical Mongolia on ice, after that first time they had announced the cancellation threats during the recent days of groups of the ultra-right. The communiqué states that "after the emergency meeting held with members of the Security forces of the State" to ensure the safety "of the public, performers and employees" and the commitment of the Government Delegation in the Valencian Community, the board communicates that the two functions "will be held, as they were planned".
The theater, a municipal concession of 20 years to a private company (Boulevard of Art and Culture, BAC) for its management, adds in his note that he has informed the city Council of valencia, as the owner of the center, of his decision, made "before the provision by the competent authorities of which understand that they are sufficient guarantees so that the show can take place." Finally, Rambleta "makes public his wish that the discrepancy does not become a weapon that will fracture our society."
pic.twitter.com/S4lvjC44qn— Espai Rambleta (@La_Rambleta) November 30, 2018
The change in stance comes hours after being informed of the cancellation for "security reasons", after threats of groups ultras in the social networks and "direct" the workers" of the cultural center. Edu Galán & Darío Adanti, responsible for the magazine Mongolia and the work, issued a statement in which they indicated that they comply with this decision, but not the shared. The Delegation of the Government had already ensured that ensured "the safety of both the inside and the outside" of the show and that it had initiated an investigation by the threats denounced by The Rambleta to the workers if if they are guilty of hate crime and coercion. When it was learned what had occurred, other cultural spaces of the city volunteered to host the functions.
The Olympia Theatre, the private room that was forced to suspend the 8 of November the show I will Never forget, with Dani Mateo, by threats of the same small groups, has helped the municipal center. The threats to Matthew occurred after that in the program The intermediate, the 31 of October, will simulate blowing your nose with the flag of Spain.Inside the auditorium of The teatro la Rambleta. The Rambleta
"what Escrache Dani, Matthew, and not to these swine traitors who shit on you?". Under this slogan, the leader Makrobet of the formation, Spain 2000, José Luis Roberto Navarro, made an appeal to boycott the show from Mongolia. Navarro commented on Twitter after the cancellation of the work: "Fake and liars, as always. The problem is not the threats, the problem is that you do not have a license. Over crying as victims."
After the representations of the 1st and 2nd of December, the next will be held on the 8th of December in Madrid and 22 in Bilbao. Galán and Adanti define their work as "political satire and social pushed to the extreme. Humor no limits or holds barred". According to the website of Mongolia, the previous show from the duo, Mongolia, the musical 2.0., toured Spain and joined more than 50,000 spectators. "In the new show, the entrepreneurs of the left-wing magazine Mongolia are forced to finance the magazine with a circus on ice due to the decline of sales in paper. A circus where the crisis of the press, the political and economic power, the right and the left, nationalism, dictators or religions, hippies will be the big attractions. In addition, there will be two workers of rights, than there are in any circus, willing to do as if they clean the track," reads the synopsis of the work.
"We find it incomprehensible that a country capable of ensuring safety in football World cup, Olympic Games and now even in nothing less than the final of the Copa Libertadores de America will be unable to guarantee it in a show of two comedians in a theatre of municipal ownership and modern excellence", read the communiqué of Mongolia. "It is unimaginable in a democratic society that the threats of a small group of violent and intolerant force the suspension of cultural activities continuously, without the authorities to act to prevent it".
By phone, Galán —informa Gregorio Belinchón — said to have come threats to the emails of the workers of the room, "something to be taken very seriously." They also know, because this has been announced by network members themselves groups of the ultra-right, who have bought tickets for the first performance, the sabbath, "that is almost all paper sold". "Interestingly," says Galán, "this show is more focused against the left, so that the same thing until they liked it. The fear is that they go with whistles or vuvuzelas, but that some from Spain 2000 [ultra] have threatened to bring in other things".
The vice-president of the Government of valencia, Monica Oltra, defended after the full weekly Executive that the cultural agenda of valencia "can not mark it fascism," and, therefore, it is of concern that an ultra-right group to do so. "Should not be suspended performances of any kind. Who wants to see them, who can, and those who do not want to see them, not to go", he emphasized, the number two in the regional Government. Oltra stressed that the threats of these groups violate the Constitution and are incompatible with democracy.