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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.


  • 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.

  • Compañía Pont Flotant. Ejercicios de amor, 2010
    18 may, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Modern dance
  • 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.

  • Father-transition and children chorus, 2008
    17 february, 2011 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Conference
  • Ixiar Rozas, Steve Paxton y Mal Pelo. Humano caracol (vol. 3 y 4)Mónica Valenciano / Vera Mantero. Impregnaciones en la señorita nieve y guitarraChus Domínguez. La danza de la codorniz. Primer movimiento, 2010Elena Córdoba y Sylvia Calle. Los museos de
    January 27 - February 13, 2011
    Live Arts Festival
  • Le désir attrapé par la queue (El deseo atrapado por la cola)
    26 november, 2010 - 9:00 PM
    Live Arts Performance art
  • babü
    24 november, 2010 - 8:30 PM


    Oskar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus Dances

    Live Arts Concert Conference

    A concert and screening by C. Raman Schlemmer via the work undertaken by Oskar Schlemmer as the director of the Bauhaus performing arts workshop. The Bauhaus dances engage in an intimate dialogue with the spatial ideas of Walter Gropius and the experiments of Kandinsky, Klee and Itten on colour and form.

  • Suzanne Lacy. El esqueleto tatuado
    23 november, 2010 - 7:00 PM
    Live Arts Performance art
  • Lagartija Nick X Val del Omar
    18 november, 2010 - 8:00 PM
    Live Arts Concert

    On the occasion of the exhibition Val del Omar: overflow Lagartija Nick puts into practice the thesis of diaphonic sounds and the overflow of images in a concert in which noise and trance are reminiscent of the mystic and technological fantasies of the author of  Fuego en Castilla.

  • ¿La guerra ha terminado? Arte en un mundo dividido (1945-1968)
    14 november, 2010 - 7:00 PM
    Live Arts Modern dance

    This show by Israel Galván, with a script by Pedro G. Romero, is a singular piece that reviews the choreographies and original pieces of the period, thereby returning sounds and oral memory to the Collection.

  • Ines Doujak. Eviva Il Cotello (Lang lebe das Messer), boceto, 2010
    2 september, 2010 - 7:30 PM
    Live Arts Performance art

    Ines Doujak's performance Eviva Il Cotello (Lang lebe das Messer) intervenes the exhitibion space and discoursive realm of the The Potosí Principle. How Shall We Sing the Lord’s Song in a Strange Land? In her work, Ines Doujak examines the norms of human behaviour as structural and constituent elements of society from a decidedly feminist perspective.