Count Duque starts a new season with a program with more than 100 cultural events |

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Count Duque continues its commitment to the creation, dialogue and reflection in this course that begins, with more than 100 new cultural events from September 2019 to January 2020.

The new season is organized around four large blocks: scene, music, installations and audiovisuals, which are directly related to the creation support actions promoted through the program of associated artists, residences and laboratories, incorporating this new La Chavalería course, a programming line dedicated especially to childhood and youth. All this, in parallel to a wide range of workshops and periodic activities of free access such as yoga and swing classes, a seminar on the history of the city of Madrid and the Encounters with the Subtle program, proposals for sustainable leisure for All kinds of audiences.

The scene through creation from multiple languages

Since the arrival of the artistic directors Isla Aguilar and Miguel Oyarzun to Conde Duque, the Center promotes a logic of support for creation with actions that go beyond the exhibition, with the aim of contributing to the development of the cultural fabric of Madrid.

In this way, the Scene program emphasizes the presentation of the creations of artists associated with Count Duque, which from multiple languages ​​address issues related to the environment, inequality, the labor market, the changes and repercussions that new technologies imply. and the challenges facing childhood and youth in the context of a big city like Madrid.

The Cross Border Project, which works in the field of theater, education and social transformation, and the Italian company Sotterraneo, the first collective of international artists associated with Count Duque, are incorporated into this season.

The artistic proposals will accommodate once again all kinds of approaches and languages, in different formats such as site-specifics, performances, actions, theater, dialogues, choreographic pieces, walks, circus, laboratories with young artists and workshops. Also, the scene will occupy the theater, but it will also go to other spaces inside and outside the Center with a wide range of proposals, drawing a plural panorama adapted to different generations for audiences of all ages.

Of the outstanding titles of the next months, one could mention Poetry without Barracks, of the Masquepalabras collective; the pieces of documentary theater Mining Stories, by Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere; and Gentry, on gentrification, of Mos Maiorum; the immersive experience Tiestes, by Grumelot Theater; Momo by Michael Ende, for the smallest and smallest of the house; Mucha Chica, dance piece from the A GATAS residences; and also the pieces of Sotterraneo Overload and Dies Irae, awarded the Ubu Award for best show in Italy in 2018.

Of the outstanding titles of the next months, one could mention Poetry without Barracks, of the Masquepalabras collective; the pieces of documentary theater Mining Stories, by Silke Huysmans and Hannes Dereere; and Gentry, on gentrification, of Mos Maiorum; the immersive experience Tiestes, by Grumelot Theater; Momo by Michael Ende, for the smallest and smallest of the house; Mucha Chica, dance piece from the A GATAS residences; and also the pieces of Sotterraneo Overload and Dies Irae, awarded the Ubu Award for best show in Italy in 2018.

In addition, the Dame Cuartelillo cycle returns to this year's agenda, with performance, music, actions and site-specific choreographies in morning sessions; and a 2nd Stage Creation Laboratory of Count Duque, Body of Guard, is organized by the associated artists Poliana Lima, Sleepwalk Collective, Vicente Arlandis and Jaime Vallaure.

Count Duque continues to play with extensive musical programming

The response of the public to the musical programming of the Center, called under the umbrella of Suena Conde Duque, has been revealing. Numerous concerts with sold out tickets, Sound It Yourself workshops working as a meeting place for young people wanting to learn about music, and masterclasses as a space for musical creation.

With the aim of strengthening these achievements and continuing to increase its musical audience, Count Duque maintains a regular program of concerts, with proposals of diverse styles that always work from an independent perspective. Thus, from September 2019 to January 2020, the center will host a total of about 30 musical events, including names such as Ata Kak María Rodéz, Fatima Al Qadiri, Chassol, Noa Lur, Kokoroko or Pere Ubu. In November, coinciding with the International Jazz Festival of Madrid, the center will be an enclave of some of the most interesting jazz proposals in the panorama, incorporating young international proposals that explore the limits of jazz.

Continuing with the line of action to support creation in its different manifestations, this season PULSO opens a call for musical projects in Madrid that can be heard on a day open to professionals and for all audiences. And as a novelty in music support actions, Conde Duque also inaugurates JAMM, meetings of artists and professional music agents promoted by AC / E (Spanish Cultural Action), which will support the internationalization of music made in Spain.

With all these actions of exhibition, training and professionalization, the Center maintains its firm commitment to the work of new creators and creators in the field of music and to weave community reaching all types of audiences and different styles.

The memory of Europe as the thematic axis of the facilities

In the line of the previous season, architecture, design, visual arts and sound art will be the four main areas that make up the programming of facilities in Conde Duque through a wide variety of approaches. The memory of Europe will be the thematic axis that articulates the programming of facilities. The video installation of Mats Staub 21 invites the viewer to rediscover history from the memories and experiences of people of different ages and nationalities in their twenty-one years.

On the other hand, in the audiovisual field, Count Duque welcomes from the experimental production of video art, video dance and emerging cinema, to contents that are complemented by the screening of the short films that win the BAFTA awards of the Academy of Film and Television British

Taking as reference the celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall, you can see several installations that raise a reflection that denounces the artificiality of borders as limits. Complete this line of documentary programming as from. Count Duque, of Edurne Rubio, and pieces of sound art created specifically for the spaces of the center, in particular for El Muro, a space inaugurated last May.

The residences, laboratories and workshops continue; and periodic activities

The artistic direction of Conde Duque started in 2018 one of its lines of support for creation with three clear areas of action: residences, focused on supporting artistic creation; laboratories, focused on the formation of groups that work in scenic research; and workshops, which enhance imagination and collective exchange.

In this context, the Center launches various calls for residences to support scenic creation, visual arts and music. To the scenic and jazz residences, the second phase of A Gatas is added in collaboration with the Theater of La Abadía and the RESAD, a residences in visual arts in collaboration with the Museum of Contemporary Art of Madrid, and Emergency Exits, a residency and mentoring program for emerging projects.

The laboratories are directed towards the formation of stable scenic groups that begin their journey as artistic collectives, guided by creators associated with Count Duque, as it happens with the scenic creation laboratory already mentioned Corps of Guard and with the Global Generation laboratory, which works theater community in groups that integrate young migrants, in collaboration with the Spanish Commission for Refugee Assistance (CEAR), the Universia Foundation and various institutes in Madrid.

At the same time, in order to promote spaces for meeting artists and at the same time promoting curiosity for the arts, masterclasses, meetings and workshops for children and families offered by La Casa del Vacío are scheduled.

The periodic activities of free access of Count Duque, one more avenue of openness to citizenship, are also maintained. Yoga classes and swing sessions, a history seminar in the city of Madrid, guided tours in audioguide format and the Encounters with the Subtle program, are some of the proposals that are framed within the offer of responsible and sustainable leisure for all type of public.

More information at www.condeduquemadrid.es


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