Madrid is set to return to being the epicentre of European dance this week as the 37th Madrid en Danza Festival opens this Friday, 29th April.
The festival which brings together the latest in international, national and local dance through a programme of performances in unique and alternative venues in the capital and across the region.
Madrid en Danza mixes the new and the old with established figures and emerging artists to showcase the new aesthetics and trends of national & international dance genres and has established itself as one of the main choreographic events in Europe, alongside the Lyon Dance Biennale and the Cannes Dance Festival.
This year’s festival is hosted by Teatros del Canal with shows from artists as far afield as Norway, the United States, Belgium, Canada, Israel and the UK.
The 2022 themes focus on such issues as the transformations of contemporary societies, migration, identity, borders and individual freedom, to which dance acts as a witness, inviting reflection.
Spanish artists bring dance companies from Madrid, Galicia and Catalonia.
The festival runs until 14th June.
Madrid En Danza Programme 2022
29 April, 8pm – Expulsión! (Dance Riot) – Jaime Salom Theatre (Parla)
29 April, 8pm – La confluencia – Teatro Buero Vallejo (Alcorcón)
30 April, 8pm – Expulsión! (Dance Riot) – Auditorio Montserrat Caballé (Arganda del Rey)
30 April, 8pm – La confluencia – Teatro Municipal José María Rodero (Torrejón de Ardoz)
4-6 May, 8.30pm – Asylum by Rami Be’er – Canal Theatres – Sala Roja
14 May, 9pm – TITUN… The Serendipity Of The Black Sawn’s Death – Pradillo Theatre
14 May, 8pm – Expulsión! (Dance Riot) – Tomás and Valiente Theatre (Fuenlabrada)
18 and 19 May, 8.30pm – Habitación 11: LA HONTE – Canal Theatres – Sala Negra
19 May, 7pm – After the party – Royal Coliseum Theatre of Charles III (San Lorenzo de El Escorial)
21 May, 8pm – Leira – Paco Rabal Cultural Centre-Palomeras Bajas (Vallecas)
22 May, 8pm – El Arco – La Abadía Theatre – Sala José Luis Alonso
25-29 May, 7pm and 6pm – Big Five-OH! – Canal Theatres – Sala Roja
27 May, 7pm – Equilátero – Royal Coliseum Theatre of Charles III (San Lorenzo de El Escorial)
27 May, 8pm – L E V E – Regional Humanities Centre Sierra Norte (La Cabrera)
28 May, 8.30pm – Mother tongue – Cuarta Pared
28 May, 8pm- Expulsión! (Dance Riot) – Carmen Conde Cultural Centre (Majadahonda)
29 May, 7pm – Un cadavre exquis II – Royal Coliseum Theatre of Charles III (San Lorenzo de El Escorial)
29 May, 7pm – Todas las noches – Corral de Comedias (Alcalá de Henares)
1 and 2 June, 7.45pm – MADE IN OSLO – a quadruple bill – Canal Theatres – Sala Verde
2-4 June, 8.30pm – Revisor – Canal Theatres – Sala Roja
8 and 9 June, 7.45pm – Wakatt – Canal Theatres – Sala Verde
9-10 June, 8pm – Akram Khan’s Jungle Book reimagined – Canal Theatres – Sala Roja
12 June, 7pm / 14 June, 8pm – Story, story, die – Canal Theatres – Sala Verde