William Kentridge, Marcat Dance, Miquel Barcelona, SADCUM or Daniel Ramos, on the stages of the Community of Madrid
Within the cultural agenda of the Community of Madrid, the 38th edition of the Madrid en Danza Festival stands out for yet another week, a choreographic event that is held in the capital and in seven municipalities in the region until June 11. As part of its programming, on Friday May 26, ConTRAcuerpo, a flamenco and Spanish dance show by Daniel Ramos with live music, can be seen at the José María Rodero Municipal Theater in Torrejón de Ardoz.
Anchored in the immediate present, ACLUCALLS, from the Catalan company laSADCUM, takes to Teatros del Canal (May 27 and 28) a grotesque portrait of society and generation Z, in which he exposes his traumas and frustrations. Through this piece of contemporary dance, in a show with 11 dancers, a story of our society is elaborated to reflect how technology influences human behavior and, especially, in that generation Z to which its components belong.
Dissident voices and clandestine lives during the Francoist repression in the postwar period constitute the foundation of Reds, the production that Miquel Barcelona's company presents at the Francisco Rabal de Pinto Municipal Theater on May 26. In this piece, the Catalan choreographer has carried out a two-year investigation into the post-war period of the Spanish Civil War in order to bring it closer to the new generations.
The immersion into the unknown is the starting point of the musical and choreographic composition of The forest, which will present Marcat Dance at the Sierra Norte Regional Humanities Center on May 27. The company, founded in 2016 in Vilches (Jaén) by the Spanish choreographer Mario Bermúdez Gil, Max Award 2023 for best male dance performer, and the American dancer Catherine Coury, carries out a sensory journey in this work and creates a mysterious world , alive and energetic, bright and dark, terrifying and wonderful, dualities that blur and intermingle when one enters it.
At the same time, and within the seasonal programming of the Teatros del Canal (Red Room, May 27 and 28), the premiere of sybil, a production conceived and directed by the versatile South African artist William Kentridge, Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts in 2017. A two-part show, with music composed and conceived by Nhlanhla Mahlangu and Kyle Shepherd, which perfectly reproduces the artistic universe of Kentridge, whose creation has been expressed through drawing, animation, cinema, theater and opera, in which he has left an imprint on the era of apartheid.
In addition, the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid (JORCAM), presents together with Teatros del Canal (Sala Verde, May 28) a series of productions where you can appreciate the talent, creativity and commitment of our young people in a format intended for all audiences. The socio-educational project will represent on this occasion Myths and rites, an oriental legend according to which people destined to meet are connected by an invisible red thread, which never disappears. Music, sung and recited words have guided traditional ceremonies in all cultures since time immemorial.
For its part, the José Luis Alonso Hall of the Teatro de la Abadía will host the play until June 11 Christ is on Tinder, a production of La Abadía in co-production with Festival Actoral (Marseille) and Festival Next (Valenciennes) and with the collaboration Temporada Alta (Girona), Bonlieu Scéne Nationale Annecy and Municipal Theaters of Prague. Directed by Rodrigo García, after three years of absence in Spain and in full creative process, returns with this proposal that has a guitarist and three young performers.
In the Royal Coliseum Carlos III of San Lorenzo de El Escorial you can see Lawsuit between Lope and the women, under the direction of Ernesto Arias (May 28). It is a piece that he intends to judge the great poet literaryly, nor to question the scenic strength of his characters, but to question some values that his works inevitably transmit; that, although they were surely very advanced for the time in which they were written, they could not fail to be framed in the social order of that time. And after the success achieved in the Corral de Comedias with summer in december, returns to the emblematic La Belloch Teatro venue in Alcalá with another endearing work by Carolina África, the second part of that one: Autumn in April (May 26 and 27).
The Pilar Miró Cultural Center offers (May 27), Menina. I'm a fucking piece of Velázquez Directed by Pedro Luis Bellot. A co-production of Proyecto Cultura and the Cáceres Classic Theater Festival, which addresses topics such as bullying, fatphobia and the diversity of bodies with a contemporary language to try to move, agitate and transform the public. To finish, the Paco Rabal Cultural Center will represent on its stage (May 27) the work Von Lustic (The Man Who Sold the Eiffel Tower), Directed by Natalia Hernandez.
Halls and museums of the Community of Madrid
The cultural agenda of the Community of Madrid also includes a varied exhibition offer in museums and regional halls. So, in the Alcalá 31 Hall can be seen All I see will outlive me, (until June 9) dedicated to the production in the XNUMXs by the sculptor Juan Muñoz, one of the most important European artists of the second half of the XNUMXth century.
Likewise, the Canal de Isabel II Hall hosts, until July 23, Madrid/ Street fashion, that allows us to see the fashion reports made by the photographer Joana Biarnés (1935-2018), and which were mainly concentrated in Madrid, between 1962 and 1972.
The Archaeological and Paleontological Museum of the Community of Madrid presents The last days of Tartesus, the first major retrospective dedicated in Spain to this civilization. The exhibition, which is free and will be open until September 24, brings together 230 pieces from different institutions, offering for the first time a comprehensive look at Tarteso culture.
The Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes in Alcalá de Henares dedicates, until September 17, a retrospective to the image of the traditional festivals in the lands of Miguel de Cervantes, under the title Tradition and festival in the land of Cervantes, whose objective is to reflect the ancestral festive traditions that were described by the pen of the most universal writer from Alcala, through 70 photographs, taken by artists such as Juanjo Albarrán, Carmenchu Alemán, or Cristina García Rodero.
The Regional Archive of Madrid commemorates the 40th anniversary of the creation of the Madrid autonomy statute with 40. The Community of Madrid in the Regional Archive, an exhibition that can be visited for free until December 10 in the ZonaZero space.
The Picasso Museum-Eugenio Arias de Buitrago del Lozoya Collection presents until June 25, Picasso by the great masters: from Cecil Beaton to Irving Penn, a journey through the photographers of the XNUMXth century who played a decisive role in the construction of the Picasso myth, such as Man Ray, Cecil Beaton, Robert Capa, Willy Rizzo, Gjon Mili, David Seymour, or Irving Penn.
The regional Executive also collaborates with different institutions in the promotion and dissemination of culture. In this sense, the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, in collaboration with the National Gallery of London, presents the exhibition Lucian Freud. New insights, a retrospective dedicated to the British painter, on the occasion of the centenary of his birth. After its presentation in London, it can be seen until June 18 in the capital.
Also, the exhibition Picasso: Untitled at Fundación Montemadrid's La Casa Encendida, which presents until January 7, 2024, 50 works from the artist's last period (1963-1973), of which 12 had not been shown to the public until now and 23 is the first time that They are exhibited in Spain. All of them have a new title and description, proposed by each of the fifty invited artists. In this way, Picasso's work is transformed, interrogated and resignified through parallel stories that offer a radically contemporary perspective on the work of the artist whose death will be 50 years in 2023.
And the Museo Nacional del Prado exhibits (until July 2), also with the support of the Madrid Government, Spanish Masterpieces from the Frick Collection. It is a set of nine emblematic works by Velázquez, El Greco, Murillo and Goya, most of which have not been seen in our country since they left Spain.
Lastly, the Dos de Mayo Art Center Museum (CA2M) celebrates the 29th edition of its picnic sessions, which will take place on the terrace of the museum space with free access. under the motto word chachacha the festival emphasizes language through music and performances.
In this edition, CA2M will have the participation of national and international artists such as Llorenç Barber, Park Keito, Juf, Paula Miralles, Joris Lacoste or Matthieu Blond. A diverse programming that includes creators who deal with choreography, poetry, music, languages and languages or computer programming.
FRIDAY MAY 26
Until June 11 - 19:00 p.m. – José Luis Alonso Room – Teatro de la Abadía. MADRID
19:30 p.m. – Comedy Corral. ALCALA DE HENARES
SATURDAY MAY 27
Until May 28 – 20:30 p.m. – Red Room – Teatros del Canal. MADRID
20:00 p.m. – Paco Rabal Cultural Center. MADRID
Pedro Luis Lopez Bellot
20:00 p.m. – Pilar Miró Cultural Center. MADRID
SUNDAY MAY 28
19:00 p.m. – Royal Coliseum Carlos III. SAN LORENZO OF EL ESCORIAL
Little JORCAM singers
12:00 p.m. – Sala Verde – Teatros del Canal. MADRID
MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
Until June 9, 2023 – Sala Alcalá 31. MADRID
Until July 23, 2023 – Canal de Isabel Hall. MADRID
Until September 24, 2023 – Archaeological and Paleontological Museum of the Community of Madrid. ALCALA DE HENARES
Until June 18, 2023 – Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum. MADRID
Until January 7, 2024 – The Casa Encendida of the Montemadrid Foundation. MADRID
Until July 2, 2023 – Prado National Museum. MADRID
Until December 10, 2023 – Regional Archive of the Community of Madrid. MADRID
Until September 17, 2023 – Cervantes Birthplace Museum. ALCALA DE HENARES
Until June 25, 2023 – Picasso Museum-Eugenio Arias Collection. BUITRAGO DEL LOZOYA