SHOWS/EXPOSITIONS

Former Hogwarts students reunite in a special for the 20th anniversary of the release of the first film of the saga.

Harry Potter 20th anniversary: return to Hogwarts

Harry Potter is one of the most successful film franchises of all time. With eight films and a trilogy, its legacy lives on. HBO Max will host a reunion for the 20th anniversary of the original film.

The event, titled Harry Potter 20th anniversary: return to Hogwarts, will premiere on January 1, 2022. It will feature behind-the-scenes stories, interviews and new conversations between the actors going back several years into the past.

“Harry Potter was my home, my family, my world and Hermione is still my favorite fictional character”. Emma Watson.

Through a statement, Warner Bros Global Kids president Tom Ascheim said it will be a unique retrospective journey for fans who grew up watching them: “It’s been an incredible journey since the debut of the Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone film, and to witness how it has evolved”.

Ignited Nature. Explorium

Date: From November 02, 2021 to January 16, 2022

Where: Royal Botanical Garden

Address: Plaza de Murillo, 2 (next to the Prado Museum)

The Royal Botanical Garden hosts from November 2 a unique light show, aimed at the whole family, and that this year is Ignited Nature. Explorium. This new edition, Nature on fire invites us to stroll through the ocean depths to discover incredible species in a surprising and totally different experience.

The iconic trees at the entrance of the garden will be illuminated with the colors of the ocean and the rhythm of the waves to welcome us to this outdoor promenade where we will be accompanied by 15 kilometers of LED lights.

Along the promenade you can see figures of light, both mythical and human, giant-sized light sculptures of flowers, hearts of light and entrance gates adorned with their best lights.

“Meet Vincent van Gogh Experiencie”

After visiting cities such as Beijing, London and Seoul, the traveling exhibition has received international awards. It is a cultural phenomenon of the hand of the Embassy of the Netherlands.

At the “Meet Vincent van Gogh Experience”, visitors can become part of the life and most famous works of the Dutch painter, one of the world’s most iconic artists.

The exhibition is set apart from others by a variety of activities that allow visitors to touch and feel the elements of the painter’s life in a completely different way. This will include using a microscope table to learn more about Vincent’s materials, techniques and tools, investigating the layers of his paintings, creating a self-portrait and exploring basic color theory, and learning to use perspective as van Gogh did with a perspective drawing frame.

In the more personal section, the figure of the immortal genius is brought closer to the human being he was in life through the life-size recreation of his bedroom and the stories behind van Gogh’s works.

From September 30, 2021 to January 9, 2022

Ibercaja Delicias Space

Paseo de las Delicias, 61 (Madrid)

Clown Quixote: Two Manchegos in Trouble

Two clowns bring to life the most universal comic couple in Spanish literature: Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Through a series of comic sketches that draw from the best sources of cinematic, theatrical and television humor, a surprising, magical and evocative vision of the story is represented.

Rosa V. Saez and Ramón Merlo, two clowns with international experience who have participated in productions by Yllana (Rock & Clown, Los mejores sketches de los Monty Phyton) or La Abadía (Horacios y Curiacios), are responsible for this quixotic idea: a comedy inspired by “Don Quijote de la Mancha”, in the key of clown and without words.

The gesture is supported by body expression, dance, live music, mime, circus… and the participation of the audience, which becomes an active accomplice of the madness of these two clowns.

A peculiar vision of these two clowns representing some of the most famous scenes of Cervantes’ novel. 

Every Saturday in September, October and November at 12:30h. at Soho Club Theater

Plaza de España,6

https://www.teatrosohoclub.com

La Bella Otero

Teatro de la Zarzuela / Madrid

It recounts the vivid life of one of the most famous and influential dancers of the late nineteenth century, Carolina Otero. A woman from a Galician village who invented herself from a tragic event in her childhood. She used men to rise in her artistic career and was admired by kings all over Europe, but the only love into whose arms she fell was that of gambling. La Bella Otero reflects on mistreatment, ambition, success, the inability to love and loneliness using different genres, from Spanish dance, including folklore and flamenco, to zarzuela.

Mozart’s Requiem by Candlelight

Mozart, like never before! A unique experience under candlelight during an exclusive concert by the Matrice Quartet. This formation puts on stage the most famous classical music works in the world (Requiem and Ave Verum by W.A. Mozart).

 

Venue: Círculo de Bellas Artes – Columns Room

Date and time: June 11 at 7:00 p.m. or 9:00 p.m.

EXHIBITION OF UNPUBLISHED PHOTOS OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

July 18, 2021 (Museo Nacional D’Art de Cataluña)

The Endless War will reveal the different facets of the work of the photographer Antoni Campañà (Arbúcies, 1906 – Sant Cugat del Vallès, 1989), focusing on the photographs that he took during the Spanish Civil War, which his family found by chance in 2018. This series of images, of great artistic quality and historical importance, was hidden away in a box by the artist, where it remained for more than 70 years, from the end of the Civil War to 2018. This box, containing hundreds of previously unseen images, is now known as the “red box” and it is a very important new contribution to Catalonia’s photographic heritage, with regard to the Civil War especially, resituating Campañà as one of the great names in 20th-century Catalan and Spanish photography.

The show will present a large number of these previously unseen photographs, never even developed by the photographer. The majority of the photos in the exhibition come from the material kept by the artist’s family, which has decided to loan 63 photographs from the pictorialist period before the war to the museum. Some of these photographs will also be displayed for the first time in the exhibition.

ENJOY THE MOST ENTERTAINING CHILDREN’S SHOWS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

Every weekend children and adults will have a great time singing, laughing and dancing with the funniest clown show, the naughtiest adventures of Paytan and Bamboo and the cutest muppet performance of The 7 kids and the wolf.

Theater is one of the best ways for children to develop, express themselves and have fun. A fun way of learning and leisure in family that helps connect children and adults through games, dances and catchy songs.

The production company Beti Alai, directed by Jon Sarasti, specializes in family shows, from where they are in charge of telling beautiful and well cared for stories according to the abilities and tastes of each age group. Tararí y Tantán, Los 7 cabritillos y el lobo and Travesura Panda are some of the shows created by Beti Alai that children and adults can enjoy every weekend at the Teatros Luchana and Teatro Galileo in Madrid. 

Is there anything healthier than a child’s laught?

TARARI AND TANTAN 2. MARTIAN MISSION – TEATRO LUCHANA

After the success of Tararí y Tantán (@tararitantan) looking for the moon, the funniest clowns of the Teatro Luchana (C / Luchana 38) meet every Saturday and Sunday at 12:30 pm with new adventures.

Tararí (Néstor Gutiérrez) and Tantán (Raúl Guirao) through dances and songs will turn any game into a wonderful adventure recommended for children from 2 years old.  Full of curiosity, they set out to discover other worlds, capable of transforming a bed into a boat, a truck or a space rocket.

Tarari and Tantan visit colorful planets, live crazy adventures and finally reach Mars, where they meet Marciano and Marciana. Exhausted by so many adventures, they fall into bed, wishing to dream of colorful planets again.

Venue: Teatro Luchana (C/ Luchana 38)

Time: 12:30h

Tickets available at the theater’s website

WOLF AND THE SEVEN LITTLE GOATS – TEATRO LUCHANA

Wolf and The Seven Little Goats is a tender interpretation of the classic tale by the Brothers Grimm, presented by Grandfather (played by Raúl Guirao) and his granddaughter Valentina (directed by Ana Cañas), which takes place every Saturday and Sunday at 11:00h at the Teatros Luchana (C/ Luchana 38).

A comedy with actors and muppet puppets, recommended for children from 3 years old, in which children and adults will have a great time for 50 minutes helping the little goat Tilla to save her brothers and return the wolf to the mountain. 

With only two seasons, it has achieved great success among its more than 10,000 viewers.

Venue: Teatro Luchana (C/ Luchana 38)

Time 11:00h

Tickets available at the theater website

PANDA MISCHIEF – TEATRO LUCHANA

Panda Mischief is an amusing musical clown show inspired by the escape of two pandas from the Shanghai Zoo, who amusingly wandered around all day to return to rest in their corner. Its protagonists Paytán (Ana Serzo, Best Actress at NYFF 2020) and Bambú (Eric Ruiz) play two mischievous brother and sister pandas in this story that deals with friendship, companionship and brotherly love in a very cute and funny way. A show recommended for children from 2 years old that can be seen Saturdays (at 12:00h), Sundays (at 10:45h) and holidays at Teatros Luchana (C / Luchana 38).

Playing in the forest, the mischievous panda break a ray to the Sun, which gets sick and stops heating. The brothers Paytan and Bamboo look for the Sun to return the ray, and in the adventure they encounter the evil Crocodile, the crazy Flamenco and all their friends who help them and sing with them.

Venue: Teatro Luchana (C/ Luchana 38)

Time: Saturdays at 12:00 noon and Sundays at 10:45 a.m.

Tickets available at the theater’s website

TARARI AND TANTN 1. LOOKING FOR THE MOON – TEATRO GALILEO

The show that has already conquered more than 30,000 spectators for three years at the Teatro Luchana can now be seen every Saturday and Sunday at 4:30 pm at the Teatro Galileo (C/ Galileo 39) enlivening the afternoons of the weekends.

In this adventure Tarari and Tantan will search for Luna high in the mountains, among the waves on the beach and at the bottom of the sea. Tired at the end of the day, Sol and Luna return and sing their song with all their friends and spectators.

Venue: Teatro Galileo (C / de Galileo 39)

Time: 16:30

Tickets available at the theater’s website

The songs of the shows, composed by Gonzalo Galiñanes, are available on the Spotify album of Tararíy Tantán and Wolf and The Seven Little Goats and on YouTube, where children can watch the original videos of each song from anywhere.

http://betialai.es/los-7-cabritillos

https://instagram.com/producciones_beti_alai?igshid=12y6es88guqp6

CARMEN DANCE CLASSIC

“Carmen”, the most acclaimed Spanish dance work, with more than one million spectators in the main theaters of the world, returns to Madrid. It does so by the hand of the company Antonio Gades, which will present the show in five unique performances from March 22 to 26 at the Nuevo Teatro Alcalá.

This version for theater was conceived almost at the same time as Carlos Saura’s film. It was premiered in Paris (France) in 1983 and was a resounding success for Gades, who became one of the best dancers in the world.

March 22 to 26 at the Nuevo Teatro Alcalá

GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM

The national museum Thyssen-Bornemisza celebrates the centenary of the birth of Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza, one of the most renowned collectors of 20th-century art and a major contributor to the modern art collection of the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza focused much of his collecting activities on 20th-century artistic movements, especially German Expressionism. A large part of his collection is on permanent show in the museum, and on this occasion is exhibited alongside other works belonging to the Thyssen-Bornemisza family. 

The paintings are not presented in the conventional chronological order, but hung according to three core ideas: their creation process; the public and critical reaction to them; and the Baron’s relationship with his art dealers and the international exhibitions he organised. 

Until March 14th, 2021

WHITNEY HOUSTON IN HOLOGRAM

A show that recreates the singer with hologram technology, as if she were on stage. An Evening With Whitney Houston is the title of this show, which is also an exceptional premiere in Madrid.

Hologram technology projects the image of the deceased artist onto the stage, giving a sense of three-dimensionality, and that image of Whitney Houston is framed by a live band and dancers of flesh and blood. The effect is to have the artist back on stage.

For an hour and a half, viewers will be able to enjoy legendary songs from Houston’s repertoire, such as the initials How Will I Know and Saving All My Love For You, hits from the BSO El Guardaespaldas such as I’m Every Woman and of course I Will Always Love You or songs from his last period, such as It’s Not Right But It’s Ok or the very recent Higher Love.

From December 25, 2020 to January 30, 2021

38º FESTIVAL DE OTOÑO

Offers us a varied programme that includes text theatre, contemporary dance, experimental music, performance, object theatre, living arts, immersive theatre, cinema, poetry and transmedia drama.

The great festival, celebrates this year its 38th edition, and which once again seeks to support the performing arts. Presents an intense programme, which has been designed by its artistic director Alberto Conejero, and which will offer, a total of 37 shows, of which 3 are creations of transmedia dramaturgy, 21 absolute premieres, 7 premieres in Spain, 10 premieres in the Region of Madrid and 5 programmes of transversal activities. 

Although this year the festival offers special support to Spanish creation with shows by leading avant-garde artists, emerging figures and totems of creation and stage direction, it maintains an international presence.

The Teatros del Canal, La Abadía, Cuarta Pared, Pradillo, Naves del Español in Matadero, Conde Duque Madrid, the Sala Mirador, the Museo Reina Sofía, the Real Coliseo Carlos III de San Lorenzo de El Escorial or the Corral de Comedias in Alcalá́ de Henares, are some of the spaces participating in this edition.

EXPOSITIONS – AWKWARD GUETS

PRADO MUSEUM

Premiere: 14 octubre 2020 – 14 marzo 2021

Address: Calle de Ruiz de Alarcón, 23 

28014 Madrid

An exhibition examining the role of women in the Spanish art system of the 19th and early 20th centuries. “Awkward Guests. Episodes on Women, Ideology and the Visual Arts in Spain (1833-1931)” takes the form of a survey in two main sections: first presenting the image of women that was legitimised by the State through prizes, exhibitions and museums, and the position that women occupied in society at this period; secondly, showing some of the most important artworks produced by women in 19th- and 20th-century Spain, mapping the subordinate role that the system assigned to women.Finally, it shows the sometimes epic journey that some women had to undertake to free themselves from the limitations imposed on their sex.

EXPOSITIONS – BOTERO PAINTING

CENTROCENTRO

Premiere: september 17, 2020 – february, 7 2021

Address: Plaza Cibeles, 1 

28014 Madrid

 

 

 

The Botero exhibition. 60 Years of Painting allows us to explore the strong convictions and principles of the artist. The exhibition offers a new vision of Botero’s work, and refers us to a reflection on an internationally recognized style, distinguished by the exaltation of volume, the opulence of opulent forms, the explosion of color and his impeccable compositions of an exciting lyrical calm.

OPERA – UN BALLO IN MASCHERA

TEATRO REAL

Premiere: Septembre 16, 2020 – october 14, 2020

Address: Plaza de Isabel II, s/n 

28013 Madrid

 

Gustavo III and Una vendetta in Domino were the two titles given this opera for the three years it remained in the offices of the Neapolitan censors. In 1859, the title became Un ballo in maschera (A Masked Ball). The previous year, bombs were thrown by three Italian nationalists while Emperor Napoleon III was on the way to a performance of Rossini’s Guillaume Tell. This certainly influenced the severity of the censors who were reluctant to allow the staging of the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden, as narrated in Verdis libretto. The result is a musical score of contrasts which, while maintaining the immediacy of the masterpieces of the composers middle period, goes further by exploring dramatic and musical registers which we encounter fully developed in his later works. The production which opens the season is by Gianmaria Aliverta from the Teatro La Fenice in Venice, it maintains the North American setting chosen by Verdis librettist as a solution to the vicissitudes imposed by strict censorship. Yet, far from adhering to it, the action is moved forward to the era of Abraham Lincoln, thereby focussing on the racial tensions and political idealism of this convulsive period.

DANZA – BALLET DE MÚNICH

TEATRO REAL

Premiere: October 22, 2020 – october 24, 2020

Address: Plaza de Isabel II, s/n 

28013 Madrid

 

The renowned and long-established Bavarian company gives the kick off to the ballet season at the Teatro Real with Giselle, a classic which is a must for lovers of dance. This is the second time the German ensemble comes to the stage at the Plaza del Oriente.  The first time, in 1999, was also with this ballet by Adolphe Adam, choreographed by nonagenarian Sir Peter Wright based on the original in 1841 by Coralli, Perrot and Petita. On this occasion the production is under the vigilant eye of Igor Zelensky, director of the company and former star of companies such as the Marinsky of St. Petersburg or the New York City Ballet. He has revived the production injecting a new spirit and colour without renouncing the classicism for which it has always been characterised.