International Dance Day

Dance Attacks in the Museo Reina Sofía

April 29, 2015
Nouvel Building and Sabatini Building, in various spaces
Dance Attacks 2014. Museo Reina Sofía. Photograph by Ignacio Urrutia
Dance Attacks 2014. Museo Reina Sofía. Photograph by Ignacio Urrutia

Once again, the Museo joins in with the activities held to mark International Dance Day, to take place on Wednesday 29 April, with a view to giving an artistic practice that is becoming increasingly more prominent in the Museo’s Collection and activities visibility and integrate it into its spaces. The work of artists and producers is ongoing in creating communities and collaboration around multiple pieces, techniques, forms and trends that the art of movement currently manifests.

It is precisely this dialogue between creators and audiences that the Museo seeks to promote as it welcomes Dance Attacks into its spaces, a proposal by the Professional Association of Dance Professionals from the Madrid Community and the Cultural Association for Dance. A total of nine performances, in different spaces inside the Museo, will be carried out, presenting a series of choreographers from the most diverse styles: contemporary dance, Spanish dance, new flamenco and urban dance, which will all enter into dialogue with the spaces and works inside the Museo. The programme will get under way with a reading of the Manifestos of International Dance Day and the screening of Dance Attacks 2014.


Four dance "guides" from the caraBdanza Company will join members of the audience who wish to follow the whole series of choreographed pieces.

12:00 p.m. Sabatini Building, Auditorium
Presentation to the media and guests. A reading of the National and International Manifestos (UNESCO) by José Carlos Martínez, director of the National Dance Company
Diálogos del Alma (Dialogues from the Soul)
Choreography and Performance: Ana Arroyo
Screening of the Dance Attack 2014 videos

12:30 p.m. Sabatini Building, Façade
Remerino (Swing song from Granada)
Iberian Dance Company
Choreography: Manuel Segovia
Dancers: Raquel Ruiz and Alberto Quejido

1:00 p.m. Sabatini Building, Room 102, Richard Serra
PDA (Public Displays Affections)
Company: caraBdanza
Artistic Direction: Gonzalo Díaz and Carolina Márquez
Choreography: Adam Rutherford
Performers: Gonzalo Díaz, Eduardo Alvés, María Fernández, Marcos Montes, Sandra Ostrowski, Jessica Russo, Camille Balcaen and Sandra Martínez

1:30 p.m. Sabatini Building, Garden
Real Conservatorio Profesional de Danza Mariemma
Choreography: Pedro Berdäyes
Performers: Marcos Galisteo Pedraz, Pablo Badillo Soler, Juan Antonio Pereira Márquez, Nikita Anishchenko, Abraham Iglesias Rodríguez, Diego Francisco Rueda Vizcaíno

2:00 p.m. Nouvel Building, Patio
Reinterpreting Rosas danst Rosas
Choreography: Anne Teresa de Keersmaeker
Performers: interested attendees. Open session

2:30 p.m. Nouvel Building, Floor 1, Entrance Hall 104
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Carmelo Segura Companhia
Choreography: Carmelo Segura
Dancer: Carlos Rodas

3:00 p.m. Sabatini Building, Room 206.07
A palo seco (Bluntly)
Choreography and Performance: Sara Cano

3:30 p.m. Sabatini Building, Room 203
Palo en la rueda (Spanner in the Works)
Choreography and Performance: Poliana Lima

4:00 p.m. Nouvel Building, Patio
Revolting children
Artistic Direction: Víctor Ullate Roche
Choreography: Alberto Sánchez
Performers: Raúl Álvarez,Yanira Vallejo, Alia Shawa, María Ángeles Sánchez, José Miguel Martín, Marina Prieto Baena, Gabriel González, María Teresa Mínguez, Lucia Cardona, Jesús Santana, Marta Mateos, Sara Vega, Gema Mateos, Adriana Merlo, Lucia Ranz, Danel Xabier Nogales, Fanny Souto, Diego Ramírez, Naiara Álvarez, Tamia Déniz, Alba Sáiz, Mª Ángeles de la Torre, Olga Barrios Zurita, Andrea Carnicero Sacristán, David Bernal del Valle, Mario del Campo Castillo, Gemma Romero Batalla, Georgina Sánchez Lomba
Faculty: Alberto Sánchez Diezma,Víctor Ullate Roche, Nuria Sánchez González, Daniel Merino Conde-Salazar