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Live Arts

In the live arts, the Museum establishes a meeting point between its propositions in this realm and the proverbial white cube so often used in art exhibitions, but from which the live arts have been artificially expelled. By doing so it reveals that the genealogy of the live arts has been closely linked to that of the plastic avant-gardes since their very origins. The Museum's live arts programming, which includes theatre, music and sound art, is thus seen to bear a close connection to the Museum's theoretical discourse. Museo Reina Sofía also collaborates with the most important contemporary festivals in Spain, providing a venue for some of their performances. The Museum engages in continuous dialogue with them and plays a role in the formation of their discourses.

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  • CNDM. Elena Gragera, mezzo. Antón Cardó, piano
    19 march, 2012 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert

    The piano-mezzo soprano duo formed by Antón Cardó and Elena Gragera has a special interest in the Spanish vocal repertoire of the 20th century, as shown by their recordings of a number of Robert Gerhard's songs for voice and piano.

    Associated project
  • IN-SONORA
    March 10 and 17, 2012 - 8:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
    Live Arts Festival Associated project
  • CNDM. Proyecto Veinte21
    6 march, 2012 - 7:30 PM

    CNDM. Proyecto Veinte21

    Joan Cerveró, directorVicente Alberola, clarineteAlva Noto, electrónica y vídeo

    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Festival Ellas Crean.
    5 march, 2012 - 8:30 PM
    Live Arts Festival

    For the eighth edition of the Festival Ellas Crean, vocalist Fátima Miranda has designed a specific programme entitled deCantar, which includes the work Albórolas, recently awarded first prize at the National Competition of Video Art by Female Artists from a Gender Perspective.

    Associated project
  • CNDM. Modus Novus
    27 february, 2012 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert

    Jacobo Durán-Loriga (1958) takes on another of the commissions proposed by the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM), which will be performed by the Madrid-based group Modus Novus, directed by Santiago Serrate.

    Associated project
  • CNDM. Cuarteto, García Abril, Isabel Rey, soprano
    6 february, 2012 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert

    The Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM) is committed to strengthening the Spanish repertory of string quartets, as one of the most important and richest channels of musical creation of recent years. To this end, it has commissioned a new piece by the master Antón García Abril, one of the most outstanding composers of his generation.

    Associated project
  • CNDM. Grupo Vocal Kea
    29 january, 2012 - 7:30 PM

    CNDM. Grupo Vocal Kea

    Enrique Azurza, director, Naoko Kikuchi, koto

    Live Arts Concert

    The CNDM has offered one of its 15 commissions to the Gijón-born composer Juan José Eslava (1970), who divides his time and career between Japan and Madrid.

    Associated project
  • Jérôme Bel. Cedric Andrieux. Performance, 2009
    January 12- March 30, 2012 - 7:30 PM

    Reactivate/reinterpret.

    Theatre and performative practices in contemporary art museums

    Live Arts Seminar Performance art

    Reactivate/reinterpret brings together a varied group of specialists from different fields with the idea of analysing the place of performative practices within the realm of contemporary art museums. The series is comprised of various public lectures, workshops with the students of the Study Centre and two art interventions, by Jerôme Bel and Falke Pisano.

  • CNDM. Ensemble Neoars Sonora
    9 january, 2012 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert

    Founded in 2008, the young Granada-based group Neoars Sonora will be at the Centro Nacional de Difusión Musical (CNDM) to give the premier performance of two new works: Quasi una serenata by Jorge Fernández Guerra and Aleph, for voice, violin, cello and piano, by the Gerona-born composer Iluminada Pérez.

    Associated project
  • Guy de Cointet. Espahor ledet ko Uluner y Five Sisters
    16 december, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Performance art

    This performance, organised in connection with the exhibition Locus Solus. Impressions of Raymond Roussel, is a unique opportunity to see the work of Guy de Cointet in the context for which it was conceived, somewhere between the theatre and the museum. Put on by the Dutch company If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution, the two plays are the result of a long research process related to the complexity of re-staging.

  • Acción!MAD11. VIII Encuentro Internacional de Arte de Acción
    November 25 - 26, 2011
    Live Arts Festival
  • From silver to the sky. A look at the roots of electronic music: Morton Subotnick & Lillevan
    18 november, 2011
    Live Arts Concert Conference

    In this concert, Morton Subotnick is accompanied by the visual artist Lillevan, a frequent collaborator of musicians on the experimental music scene, who will offer a visual interpretation of Subotnick's music. The concert will feature pieces from Silver Apples Of The Moon (1967) and from another one of his pioneering albums, A Sky of Cloudless Sulfur (1978).

  • Spoken Exhibition
    10 november, 2011 - 7:00 PM
    Live Arts Performance art

    Spoken Exhibition is an alternative history of Polish art since 1960, a history that tells about the creation of art institutions, the major exhibitions and the art gestures that have determined the specificity of a post-communist era. It is presented as a cross between performance art and narrative that is reinterpreted and reread in every new context in which it takes place.

  • CNDM. Zahir Ensemble
    7 november, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Pierre Bastien: Une danse de sons para Raymond Roussel
    27 october, 2011 - rom 7 to 7:30 p.m. and from 8 to 8:30 p.m. (2 shows lasting 30 min. each)
    Live Arts Concert
  • Cover of Rethinking dramaturgy
    18 october, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Conference

    The book Rethinking Dramaturgy. Errancy and Transformation is the product of the First International Seminar on New Dramaturgies (Centro Párraga, 2009). Its presentation in the Museo marks the beginning of the academic year in the Master’s in Performing Arts Practices and Visual Culture in the Study Centre.

  • CNDM. Cantoría Hispánica
    18 october, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Carolin Widmann, violín y Simon Lepper, piano
    17 october, 2011
    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Solistas de la ORCAM
    10 october, 2011 - 7:30 PM

    Solistas de la ORCAM

    Andrés Salado, director

    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Espacio acústico #2
    September 14, 21 and 28 at 8 p.m.
    Live Arts Concert

    Acoustic Space is a music series featuring national and international artists that show the various facets of contemporary musical creation. Through this series, Museo Reina Sofía, in collaboration with Mahou and its program Afterwork by Mahou Premium Light, enables audiences to get to know new conceptions of jazz, electronic music derivations and the radical eclecticism that characterises today's music, as well as the points of contact between the classical music tradition and the popular tradition, the boundaries of which are becoming less and less defined.

  • Espacio acústico #1
    September 14, 21 and 28 at 8 p.m.

    Acoustic Space #1

    Afterwork by Mahou Premium Light

    Live Arts Concert

    Acoustic Space is a music series that brings together national and international proposals that reflect the various facets of contemporary musical creation.

  • Migraciones escénicas.
    June 8 - 12, 2011

    Stage migrations

    Experimental practice research laboratory

    Live Arts Workshop Seminar

    Migraciones escénicas is the second stage of a project on research in the performing arts, organised by Artea in collaboration with international groups in Germany, Brazil, Chile, Slovenia and Turkey.

  • Maja Bajevic performance al Palacio de Cristal
    26 May - 3 October, 2011 - 5 to 9 p.m.
    Live Arts Performance art

    In this performance piece, Maja Bajevic uses gestures and situations to look at how ideology operates. The performance goes on for four hours a day, for two five-day periods. The tools used are also left on view to the public during the exhibition.

  • Divisor. Performance of Lygia Pape
    24 may, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Performance art

    To mark the occasion of the exhibition Lygia Pape. Espacio imantado, there will be a performance of the artist's piece Divisor, in which audience participation plays a vital role. With Divisor, Pape wanted to create a collective work that could be repeated even when she was not present.

  • CNDM. Coro y Solistas de la ORCAM
    23 may, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Compañía Pont Flotant. Ejercicios de amor, 2010
    18 may, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Modern dance
  • Trío Arbós
    9 may, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Bailarín en acción
    29 april, 2011 - please check program

    Dance Attacks at Museo Reina Sofía

    Brief explosions of dance when least expected

    Live Arts Modern dance

    In celebration of International Dance Day, Dance Attacks is a series of dance actions held in different public spaces throughout Madrid. The performances, recorded and distributed through the social networks, create a set of brief choreographic actions and disruptions.

  • CDMC. Cuarteto de Leipzig
    28 march, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Concert Associated project
  • Festival Ellas Crean
    March 23 and 25, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Festival

    The Festival Ellas Crean 2011 is now in its seventh year. This event provides a meeting point for dialogue and expression by women creators from a wide range of disciplines, such as film, music, the visual arts, science, poetry, literature, gastronomy, comics and dance.

    Associated project