With the body – ‘central sign of existence’ – as the main leitmotif, and with the dazzling horizon of the return to one hundred percent capacity, the Autumn Festival of the Community of Madrid It faces its thirty-ninth edition, which will take place between November 11 and 28. The Belgian company will raise the curtain Peeping Tom (created by choreographers Gabriela Carrizo and Franck Chartier), which will present ‘Tríptico’, a 2020 creation in which various characters unfold in spaces from which they cannot escape.
Alberto Conejero, director of the festival, presented yesterday a preview of the program, supported by the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Sports, Marta Rivera de la Cruz. The cartel is made up of 29 companies, of which 21 come from Spain and another 8 from Belgium, Greece, Argentina, Italy, Lebanon, Chile, France and Great Britain. It will take place in 19 spaces, 11 of them in the capital: Teatros del Canal, Teatro de la Abadía, Sala Cuarta Pared, Teatro Pradillo, Réplika Teatro, Sala Mirador, Teatro del Barrio, Nave 73, Centro de Contemporary Culture Condeduque, the Casa Encendida and the Paco Rabal Cultural Center. In the rest of the Community, the festival will be hosted by the Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares, the Carlos III Theater of Aranjuez, the Municipal Theater of Coslada, the Sierra Norte de La Cabrera Regional Humanities Center, the Mira de Pozuelo de Alarcón Theater , the Jaime Salom Theater in Parla and the Auditorium Theater and the Real Coliseo Carlos III in San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The Festival is dedicated to whoever was its director for fifteen years (2000-2015), the Argentine Ariel Goldenberg.
A photograph of Javier Campano In which a large flock of birds can be seen is the poster for this year, and according to Conejero he talks about how all together in the theater we fly again after an edition, last year, prisoner of the restrictions. “That Autumn Festival – says its director – was an example of the joint will -that of citizens and creators- to stay together, to protect, even in the most adverse circumstances, an art as fragile and powerful as theater. ».
In addition to the opening show, within this edition you will be able to see works by top-level creators, such as Christos Papadopoulos -‘Larsen C. ‘ (Teatros del Canal, Sala Verde, November 27 and 28) -, Pablo Messiez -‘Dance body ‘, a work in which the Argentine playwright braids word, music and dance (Teatros del Canal, Sala Negra, November 26, 27 and 28) -, Angelica Liddell -‘Terebrante ‘, where the woman from Girona investigates the world of flamenco (Teatro Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, November 27 and 28) -, Dimitris Papaioannou -‘Transverse Orientation ‘(Teatros del Canal, Sala Roja, November 26, 27 and 28) – o Romeo Castellucci -‘Bros’, located in a police station, and where they talk about the law or individual and collective responsibilities (Center for Contemporary Culture Condeduque, November 24, 25 and 26) -.
They will also be able to see ‘Highlands’ of the veteran dance company evil hair (Teatros del Canal, Sala Roja, November 17 and 18); ‘Piano Works Debussy’, by Lisbeth Gruwez y Claire Chevalier (Teatros del Canal, Sala Verde, November 23 and 24); ‘After all spring ville’, by Miet Warlop (La Casa Encencida, November 20 and 21); ‘The beautiful mystery that unites us’, by Jesus Rubio Gamo (Fourth Wall Room, November 25 and 26); ‘Pinocchio’, by Babylon Theaters (La Abadía Theater, Juan de la Cruz Room, November 12, 13 and 14); ‘Creatures of disorder’, by Elena Cordoba (La Abadía Theater, José Luis Alonso Room, November 20 and 21); ‘The inescapable Alps’, by The Chachi (Pradillo Theater, November 13); ‘Antigone in Molenbeek and Tiresias’, by Guy Cassiers (Teatros del Canal, Sala Verde, November 19 and 20); ‘Imprenteros’, by Lorraine vega (Condeduque Contemporary Culture Center, November 11, 12 and 13); ‘Fedeli d´amor’, by Teatro delle Albe (La Abadía Theater, José Luis Alonso Room, November 17 and 18); ‘Paraguay’, by Lucia Marciel and Paula Grinszpan (Paco Rabal Cultural Center, November 26); ‘Fairfly’ by Caloric (Sala Mirador, November 24, 25 and 26); ‘You will love’, of Bonobo (Fourth Wall Room, November 12 and 13); ‘How did we get here?’ By Andrea Jimenez (Teatro del Barrio, November 11, 12 and 14); or ‘Horseman Last Kingdom’. from María Salgado and Fran Cabeza de Vaca (Teatros del Canal, Sala Negra, November 18, 19, 20, and 21).