Over the course of three weeks, Madrid becomes the European centre for dance thanks to this established festival that, as always, presents the very latest from the world of national, local, and international dance, through a programme that defies convention.
Every year, Madrid en Danza blends the new and the established, through a programme that includes leading figures in the world of dance alongside promising new talent. Although the main aim of this festival is to provide a platform for new aesthetics and themes in national dance, Madrid en Danza also includes an international section that focuses on several elements at each edition.
The previous edition featured 19 shows performed at 8 different venues: The Teatros del Canal (in the Roja and Verde rooms), the Teatro de La Abadía, the Sala Cuarta Pared, the Carlos III Coliseum in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, La Zona Kubik , the Cardenal Gonzaga Regional Centre for Humanities in La Cabrera and the Paco Rabal Cultural Centre.
The festival also included powerful pieces such as “Tragédie” by the Ballet du Nord, and performances by the Dresden-Frankfurt Dance Company, directed by Jacopo Godani. The Antonio Gades Company also presented “Fuenteovejuna”, the last title in the catalogue of this great artist who helped carved out the path of modern Spanish dance.
And as the finishing touch, last year Madrid en Danza closed with a huge Dance Gala featuring artists from Madrid who are currently developing their career outside of Spain.