Dance. Encounter with Boris Charmatz

Boris Charmatz. Photography: Caroline Ablain

Boris Charmatz. Photography: Caroline Ablain

Museo Reina Sofía will hold an encounter with Boris Charmatz (Chambéry, France, 1973), the French choreographer and incumbent director of Musée de la danse, in conjunction with the presentation of his piece 20 Dancers for the XX Century. Engaging in dialogue with João Fernandes, deputy director of Museo Reina Sofía, Charmatz will analyse the relationship between dance and contemporary art, along with the idea of the museum as a living institution which includes dance creation.

Charmatz projects focus on researching, rethinking and developing dance from different perspectives. Recognized internationally for his experimental creations, his work has featured in a number of international festivals and he has presented pieces in museums like MoMA, New York and Tate Modern.

Date: Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Location: Nouvel Building, Auditorium 400
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free until full capacity is reached
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía in collaboration with Comunidad de Madrid
Within the frame of: Madrid Community’s Autumn to Spring Festival

 

Tribute. Elena Asins. In memoriam

Gallery View of Room 104.07 Elena Asins. Fragments of Memory. Homage

Gallery View of Room 104.07 Elena Asins. Fragments of Memory. Homage

Museo Reina Sofía is holding an event in memory of Elena Asins (1940–2015), on the one-year anniversary of her death. The activity aims to look back at the uniqueness of an artist dedicated to exploring an abstract language which radically differed from the sensible world, and also acknowledges a broader generation of historians, theorists, poets and artists committed to investigating the limits and potential of abstraction in Spain in the 1960s and 1970s.

Devised as a memorial, the programme encompasses approaches by Gorka Alda, Sofía Barroso, Manuel Borja-Villel, Carmen Fernández, Ignacio Gómez de Liaño, Luis Gordillo, Mariasun Landa, Javier Maderuelo, Miguel López-Remiro, Luis de Pablo, Carmen Pardo, Soledad Sevilla, Ian Triay and Miguel Valero Espada to the figure of the artist through different mediums, for instance the narration of a memory, the reading of an intellectual reference, a sound piece, or a commentary on an artwork. Additionally, there is also the screening of the unseen and incomplete video Antigona (Part II and Part III), which the artist was working on and which, lastly, leads on to open participation from those in attendance.

Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Location: Nouvel Building, Auditorium 200
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free until full capacity is reached
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía

 

Dance. 20 Dancers for the XX Century

Raphaëlle Delaunay in 20 Dancers for the XX Century by Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse at Les Champs Libres (FR), Rennes, 2012. Nyima Leray © Musée de la danse

Raphaëlle Delaunay in 20 Dancers for the XX Century by Boris Charmatz / Musée de la danse at Les Champs Libres (FR), Rennes, 2012. Nyima Leray © Musée de la danse

Museo Reina Sofía presents 20 Dancers for the XX Century by the French choreographer Boris Charmatz. The piece will feature the participation of twenty dancers and performers and will be executed across different gallery spaces housing the Museo’s Collection.

20 Dancers for the XX Century is conceived as a living archive in which twenty dancers from different generations perform, recall, appropriate, explain and transmit extracts from a selection of 20th-century dance solos, originally created and performed by pre-eminent figures from the discipline. Each dancer will put forward their own “museum”, freely interacting with diverse spaces in the Collection, and the piece sees Charmatz explore and expand upon the notion of the museum as a living institution with room for dance practices.

Date: Saturday, December 17, 2016
Location: Nouvel and Sabatini Buildings, Collection Galleries
Time: from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Admission: Usual entrance to the Museum until full capacity is reached
Organized by: Museo Reina Sofía in collaboration with Comunidad de Madrid
Within the frame of: Madrid Community’s Autumn to Spring Festival