Dancing is a big part of Spanish culture and although it is common to think only of flamenco, in fact many different styles and genres of dance are celebrated throughout Spain. Nowhere is this more true than in Madrid. Every year Madrid stage a Dance Festival and this year is no exception. From 7th November to 27th November there will be many different performances and exhibitions of dance held in various venues across the city.
The Madrid Dance Festival focuses on two different aspects of contemporary dance in particular. The two aspects are reinterpretation of classic pieces of dance and how audiovisual technology can be used to enhance a dance performance. There will be a whole variety of contemporary dance shows featured at this year’s dance festival, now in its 26th year. Édouard Lock and Sharon Fridman both have featured shows at this years festival.
Everything from ballet to flamenco is represented at the festival this year. Some shows will provide an interesting mixture of dance and theatre – the lines being blurred between the two. Other shows combine poetry, painting and other artistic disciplines to help create a unique and exciting contemporary dance show. The Madrid Dance Festival is ideal for tourists looking to make the most of their holiday and local residents keen to watch some spectacular performances. Anyone with a keen interest in dance will certainly enjoy the festival.
Dance companies from around the world are arriving to perform their latest creations. It is an exciting time to be living or visiting Madrid.