Teatros del Canal continues betting on 2021 on the heterogeneous and the exciting, both national and international. The living and performing arts will become a celebration of life here, both in the three spaces of the theater as well as in its Choreographic Center, and even in the passing areas.
If last fall most shows were sold out, the programming of the first two months of the new year promises a lot of hits: there will be theater, documentary, dance, musical theater and a bit of circus in an intergenerational program, both in the companies hosted and the public to which their shows appeal.
Below you will find a list of the plays that will be performed in the upcoming months at Teatros del Canal, with a brief description of the performances and the space where they will be hosted (green, red or black).
Territorio violeta. Los rincones del Canal
Territorio Violeta is a cultural platform that produces theater productions socially committed, specially touching gender equality issues. This time, they bet on productions for the whole family that can be enjoyed near the artists, and are performed in all corners of the Canal Theaters. They also present workshops for children over 9 years old, who can already attend the performances without adults.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal.
Histeria del Arte
A hilarious creation with Gaby Goldman (‘West Side Story’ / ‘Billy Elliot’) as musical director, and Zenón Recalde (‘The Lion King’) as scriptwriter and director. How did the seven days of creation of the musical theater happen according to the Bible? Which dark characters can one find when casting movies? How would the town’s festivities be if in the orchestra hired everyone was a cloistered monk?Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Negra.
This show is inspired by thirteen real cases of crimes perpetrated by young psychopaths. Seven young actors investigated the events during three months, getting into the skin of the murderers and generating at the same time the dramaturgy of this play. The result is a mosaic that exposes the universality of violence, and puts the focus on the human beings who committed the crimes, their emotional and family environments, their origins, their motivations and the consequences of their actions. The piece is directed by actor and director José Martret, who was, along with Alberto Puraenvidia, the creator of the theater space La Casa de la Portera.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Negra.
Maria Callas is in the twilight of her life. She lives in Paris, away from everything. Her voice has no longer anything to do with what it was. Critics have been very fond of her in her last appearances, and she has not sung in public anymore. Onassis has died. The reality of her decline makes her live a world of memories. Lyric singers Maria Rey-Joly (Maria Callas) and Antonio Comas (Ferruccio) are reunited on stage again.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Verde.
Mag Lari celebrates his 25 years of career on stage with ’25 illusions’, a new creation for all audiences, that celebrates the most emblematic tricks of this illusionist, incorporating ten new effects. Thus, ’25 illusions’ presents many numbers of pure magic, which follow each other in an exciting hour and a half. This format, never seen before on a stage, is a logistical and visual challenge for Mag Lari. Shocking numbers of escapism, scenes of terror and a great final number are the ingredients of a montage that summarizes the first quarter century of a career dedicated to magic.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Roja.
Conciertos Ibercaja de Música
The Ibercaja Music Series celebrates its twelfth edition maintaining its commitment to educational and family concerts. Hand in hand with the JORCAM (Youth Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid), a young project that knows how to connect with the public, this initiative is designed to promote visibility of young performers, so that they can show their talent and creativity.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Negra.
Peep Box 350º, los soldados de franela
‘Peep Box 350º, the flannel soldiers’ is inspired by the “new resistance,” young people coming from conflict or low-income countries, who get together to challenge the established power. This show aims to express the poetry that emanates from these young people, who despite the fact that the past does not count, and the future does not seem bright, manage to find their energy in chaos. Dancer, choreographer and actress born in Venezuela, with Chinese and Italian descent and French nationality, Mey-Ling Bisogno has built her career throughout a journey that includes cities like Caracas, Miami, New York, Buenos Aires, Paris and Madrid.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Negra.
This multidisciplinary piece brings together dancer and acrobat Lucio Baglivo and Spanish dance performer Mariana Collado. Together, they put on stage their way of understanding and transmitting dance, at almost 40 years of age, and after dedicating much of their lives to the performing arts. This project aims to question, through contemporary dance, flamenco, theater and acrobatics, the intimacy of the encounter between two people on stage, based on the simple relationship of a man and a woman who just want to share a dance together.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Verde.
Colectivo Fango is an interdisciplinary group in full search of human and artistic identity. A search that, for the members of this collective, is also a political tool. In ‘The Waiting’, five characters prepare themselves for what’s to come. Each one embodies the time of their own waiting. The future is actually a question: what are they waiting for to happen? Who do they want to become? What are they trying to leave behind? Are they the future that the past tried to extinguish? What does the future represent? What happens when the future stops being the future and becomes the present? The work closes the trilogy that Colectivo Fango began with ‘F.O.M.O. (Fear of Missing Out)’ and ‘Tribu’, and these three pieces portray a search for identity in relation to the present time (‘F.O.M.O.’), the past (‘Tribu’) and the future (‘La espera’).Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Negra.
It is said that ‘Titus Andronicus’ is the most violent and brutal of Shakespeare’s plays: there are in it many murders, mutilations and a rape. But what makes this play fascinating is not its violent acts, but the mechanisms that lead to that violence, and the extent to which it is exercised. How its characters, regardless of their motivations (or justifications), use violence to the greatest extent that their wit and the circumstances allow. This piece, and its reflection on our humanity and our darkest instincts, puts an end to the 65th edition of the theater festival.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Roja.
Viaje por la música del mundo
With the intention of promoting chamber music in Madrid, Mendialduamusic proposes a series of concerts with the participation of talents from the national and international scene. A journey through world music through exceptional talents.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Verde y Roja.
Paloma negra (Tragicomedia del desierto)
Poet and playwright Alberto Conejero, current director of the Autumn Festival, presents a tragicomedy in which Chekhov, the rancheras, our exile and the Mexican desert are intertwined.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Verde.
The Guindalera company, which, under the direction of Juan Pastor, brings together performers and directors who want to create works that go beyond pure entertainment, revisits this classic by Federico García Lorca. It asks itself if part of our society is conditioned, by social imperative or by instinct, by the time when the social role of most women was totally restricted to motherhood, and asks itself if the way genders socialized between them was a consequence of that reality.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Negra.
It’s a road movie with a lot of humor and a bit of thriller. Ramiro, a divorced military man, travels by car to Cádiz to visit his two daughters; Nat, a young unemployed psychologist, wants to surprise her partner; Max, who is going to star in a low-budget movie, rehearses his role to get into the character; Magina wants to be on time for the birth of her first grandchild. The journey, which begins in a very funny way, gets complicated with the appearance of a dangerous serial killer. It will be a fun and exciting journey to Ithaca.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal.
Capri – the Island of Fugitives.
Krystian Lupa is one of the most significant representatives of contemporary Polish theater. Awarded with important distinctions, among them the Austrian Cross of Merit in Science and Arts or the French Order of Arts and Letters, Lupa is considered a total artist, who creates, translates and adapts the texts he takes to the stage, designs the spaces and even appears as a narrator in some productions. Some of the characters he portrays are emperor Tiberius, Jesus Christ, Jean-Luc Godard, Fritz Lang, Brigitte Bardot and The Contempt.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Roja.
Just call me God
Music and theater blend in this show which stars John Malkovich. The whole world is looking for dictator Satur Diman Cha, head of state of the Republic of Circassia. It seems like he has vanished after his defeat. A first group of soldiers, part of the liberation army, accompanied by the journalist Caroline Thomas, enter his palace through a huge subway concert hall. Expect live electronic music sounds.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Roja.
Manuel Canseco, who has directed since 1970 a hundred plays, both by classical and contemporary authors (including opera and zarzuela), adapted this novel by Benito Pérez Galdós to celebrate the Galdós Year. Augusta, a wealthy young lady, married to Orozco, a benefactor at any cost of as many good causes (and not so good) that are presented to him, loves Federico, a mature man who has come to be a failure, immersed in a false and contradictory moral that will end up leading him to suicide. In the atmosphere of Madrid’s ‘high society’ of the time, adultery and its consequences allow us to see the interior and the raw feelings of the characters of this love triangle, laid bare in front the viewer of the characters.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Negra.
This acid comedy, built over María de Zayas’s ‘Loving Disappointments’, asks us what happens when 17th century women take the stage, work for equality and show their strongest and proudest side. Also, what would happen if we dared to imitate them and to let our emotions run free. These are some of the questions raised by this comedy, exciting and reflective.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Negra.
Ggroundbreaking dancer and choreographer Rocío Molina, National Dance Prize 2010, accompanied only by guitarist Rafael Riqueni, offers with her dance a tribute to the mastery of a virtuoso guitar player through poetic, tender and surreal movement.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Roja.
Italian director, playwright and cultural agitator Pippo Delbono, creator of the so-called “theater of rage”, appeals here to the “gioia”, that untranslatable Italian word that brings together joy and pain, that points towards a deep joy, a feeling of fullness and placidity not exempt of melancholy. With the aesthetics and magic of the circus, sad clowns and macabre dances precede the final burst of color that fills the stage with flowers. A show about that emotion that we would all love to live at all times. Joy means, paradoxically for Delbono, going through extreme feelings, enthusiasm and happiness. But also though anguish and pain. Because when one experiences painf, the final explosion of joy becomes a definitive finding, with no turning back.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Roja.
Al fondo riela (Lo otro del Uno)
In’ Al fondo riela (Lo otro del Uno)’, Eduardo Trassierra and Yerai Cortés engage in a dialogical exploration of the guitar. The notion of dialogue and otherness impregnates the scene to the point of duplicating it on a mirror floor, so that the show also inhabits the enormous dark lake that the stage turns into. With its own reflection, the stage chases away its emptiness.Calle de Cea Bermúdez, 1, 28003 Madrid. Teatros del Canal: Sala Roja.