Saturday, 23 and Sunday, 24 February 2019 - Times: check programme
Lucinda Childs’ Solos
Performed by Ruth Childs
Museo Reina Sofía presents a selection of solos, held across two sessions, by Lucinda Childs, a pre-eminent choreographer from so-called minimalist dance and founder of New York’s Judson Dance Theater.
From 11 to 15 February 2019 - from 5 to 8:30pm (check programme)
Hanne Darboven Reinterpreted by EVOL
Throughout her life, German artist Hanne Darboven (1941–2009) produced different compositions with scores stretching across – in much the same way as her installations – large-scale numerical tables on paper. According to Darboven, her “systems are numeric concepts that work according to the laws of progression and/or reduction in the manner of a musical theme with variations”.
Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 January 2019
The Museo Reina Sofía presents the first edition of STUDY, an annual programme which, over two days, brings together presentations in a range of formats (stage pieces, performance lectures, actions, readings, conversations). The programme issues from the research conducted by a series of artists and researchers whose practices are tied directly to or engage in dialogue with the area of choreography and performance.
22 and 23 November 2018 - From 5pm to 8:45 pm without interruption
The Ultrathings. A Stage Laboratory by Cuqui Jerez
Final Presentation of the Laboratory
Choreographer and performer Cuqui Jerez (Madrid, 1973) forms part of the line-up for the 36th Autumn Festival courtesy of a stage laboratory she has been developing since June of this year with the support of the Community of Madrid and the Museo Reina Sofía. The project will come to a close in November with the mise en scène of The Ultrathings in the Protocol Room of the Sabatini Building
Tuesday, 20 November 2018 - 7pm
The Jazz Age in Paris
Serge Guilbaut and René Urtreger
This encounter, which opens the exhibition Lost, Loose and Loved. Foreign Artists in Paris, 1944–1968 in the Museo Reina Sofía, sets out to examine the complex fabric of post-war national identity and cultural politics through jazz and the relationship it bears to modern art. The encounter comprises a short lecture by art historian Serge Guilbaut, the exhibition’s curator, and a concert by bebop pianist René Urtreger.
Friday, 16 and Saturday, 17 November 2018 - 7pm
A Mary Wigman Dance Evening
As part of the series of performing arts designed in tandem with the Community of Madrid’s Teatros del Canal, the Museo Reina Sofía presents A Mary Wigman Dance Evening (2009). The piece materialised from the interest of Ecuadorian dancer and choreographer Fabián Barba in the work of Mary Wigman (1886–1973).
Wednesday, 14 November 2018 - 7pm
All the Things I Lost in the Flood
Laurie Anderson will conduct a performance in the Museo Reina Sofía to tie in with the publication of her latest book, All the Things I Lost in the Flood (Rizzoli, 2018), a survey of a career spanning more than forty years.
Saturday, 27 October 2018 - 6:30pm
Gamelán Internacional de Madrid
Gamelan is a traditional ensemble of percussion instruments from the Indonesian islands of Java and Bali. The fascination that has stemmed from its percussive and tonality-rich sound over the past 130 years means it is regarded as one of the major influences on repetitive music and, in turn, a large part of twentieth-century music.
Wednesday, 24 October 2018 – 6pm / Thursday, 25 October 2018 – 12pm
Arbusto Ardiente (Burning Bush) was conceived after Amaia Urra’s artist residency in the landscape garden of Parc Jean-Jacques-Rousseau, Ermenonville, Oise, Paris, where the philosopher lived in the final weeks of his life.
Tuesday 9 and Wednesday 10 October 2018 - 7pm
About Kazuo Ohno
Taking this question as his point of departure, Takao Kawaguchi (1962) began, in 2013, to explore the possibilities of copying the movements of the acclaimed choreographer Kazuo Ohno (1906–2010) as a way to access the intrinsic and seemingly non-transferable qualities of this figure, central not only in Japanese post-war dance but also the universal history of the discipline in the twentieth century.
Friday 21 and Saturday 22 September, 2018
In its second edition, Archipelago asserts its approach to listening as a form of both knowledge and aesthetic pleasure. Attendants are encouraged to approach the complexities of the cotemporary world not only through the ear, but also through the body, by absorbing sound with all their organs and bones.
28 June – 6 July 2018 (check programme)
A Possible Strength: Towards a Poietics of Living Together
Round table, performance, conference, and film screening series
This program emerges out of the need to bring together ideas on the illnesses we suffer from, at a time when the welfare state has given way to a type of governance centered on the proliferation of new disorders, diseases, and medications.
Wednesday, 27 June 2018 - 7:30pm
Energy, Art and Sound
A lecture by Douglas Kahn and a listening session with Peter Blamey’s Five Fertile Exchanges
Since 2000, certain universities, chiefly in the English-speaking world, have developed multidisciplinary studies, which include visual studies and others with the generic title Sound Studies. Initially, the specialised historiography in this field analysed the presence of sound and music in the arts, before focusing on vibrational force, broadening its field of analysis to literature, painting and, naturally, music.
11 and 12 May, 1 and 2 June 2018 - 7:30pm and 8:30pm
Spain's National Orchestra and Choir
In its aim to attract new audiences to classical and contemporary music, Spain's National Orchestra and Choir (OCNE) arranges this programme of Mini Concerts, in collaboration with the Museo Reina Sofía and framed within OCNE’s special events scheduled for 2018.