Monday, January 10, 2011

Teatros del Canal- programme January-July 2011

Teatros del Canal
Programme January - July 2011
Teatros del Canal , Calle Cea Bermúdez 1, Metro: Canal (L2, L7)
The Nutcracker/ A Christmas Carol
If you are going to be in Madrid around the festive period, be sure not to miss this magical performance of The Nutcracker and Dicken's classic A Christmas Carol by the world famous National Theatre Ballet of Prague. Unforgettable for both kids and adults. 30th December- 9th January 2011, Sala Roja.
OUR PICK!:  Amadeu
If you are curious about zarzuela (the typical Spanish operetta) you will enjoy Amadeu, which tells the life story of Amadeo Vives, one of Spain's most famous zarzuela composers. The production is directed by Albert Boadilla, perhaps Spain's most distinguished theatre director. 21st January-13th February 2011, Sala Roja.
El Castigo Sin Verganza (Punishment Without Revenge)
If your Spanish is up to it, El Castigo Sin Verganza is perhaps one of the most dramatic works by 17th century Spanish writer Lope de Vega. The play deals with the themes of duty and desire. 9th-27th February, Sala Verde.
Tango Metropolis
The Tango Metropolis Group, accompanied by a live orchestra present a very moving and passionate performance of various styles of tango. This performance has received wordwide acclamation and should not be missed. 16th February- 6th March, Sala Roja.
Festival of Sacred Arts
This festival, which has been running for over twenty years brings together sacred music, theatre and dance dating from between the 14th and 19th century.  26th February- 2nd April, Sala Roja and Sala Verde.
Bésame Mucho
A musical telling a love story between Madrid and Havana. Set to plenty of Latino rhythms and directed by Yolena Alonso. 9th March- 3rd April, Sala Roja.
Another one for the kids. This aim of these musical events is to encourage children to take a keen interest in music and to participate. In these sessions, children will have to opportunity to compose their own masterpieces with some well known musicians and music teachers.  Various events throughout March, Sala Roja
In this piece of audiovisual theatre four pseudo-scientists try to create a hybrid human being and use movements set to percussion instruments to tell their story. Expect plenty of comedy moments through use of mime. 6th- 24th April, Sala Roja.
The Royal Ballet of Sweden- Le Tableau Perdu/ Rätika
The national ballet company of Sweden make a return to Madrid for this dramatic performance set to the music of Brahms and Mendelssohn. 29th April- 1st May, Sala Roja.
La Revoltosa
This classical piece of Spanish zarzuela or operetta is a real gem. It was first performed over 100 years ago and still enchants audiences today. The zarzuela relates the tale of a very beautiful woman who arrives in Madrid and causes a stir with her neighbours. 30th April- 8th May, Sala Verde.
Le Bouregois Gentilhomme- Comedy Ballet of Molière and Lully
This well known comedy-ballet troupe from France brings to life works by comedy writers Molière and Lully in their eleventh comedy ballet, which is set to opera performed by Le Poème Harmonique. The performance takes the audience back to the courts of Louis XIV,  and to make it extra special, it will be performed by candlelight. 6,7,8th May, Sala Roja.
Suma Flamenco
This highly acclaimed flamenco music festival has been taking place in Madrid since 2006 and many of Spain's biggest stars come here to perform. The quality of the performances is very high and it always attracts much world-wide attention. 7th-15th June, Sala Roja.
For more details about these productions, visit the Teatros de Canal website:
Tickets can be bought at the theatre box office, on the website or at Caja Madrid cash machines.

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