As it celebrates its 36th edition, Madrid’s Autumn Festival this year returns to its original season and format after nine years. With this relaunch, organisers aim to make the Festival de Otoño de la Comunidad de Madrid into a showcase for new and innovative acts and disciplines, bringing artists from a range of countries and artistic spheres.
This year’s programme features 21 different performances and five creative laboratories, while the list of venues has also been increased and includes El Pavón Teatro Kamikaze, the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia and La Casa Encendida.
As well as the main events, parallel activities include workshops, talks and conversations, artistic residencies, masterclasses and presentations, enabling both the public and professionals to get together to discuss, learn and exchange ideas.
Among the festival’s highlights are the premiere of a new production of Medea from the critically acclaimed writer-director Simon Stone and the Internationaal Theater Amsterdam (Teatros del Canal, 16-17 November, in Dutch with Spanish surtitles); Il nest pas encore minuit …, a contemporary circus show suitable for all the family from French group Compagnie XY (Teatros del Canal, 21-22 November); the surreal piece Real Magic, which is performed by three members of the British company Forced Entertainment, an artistic association that’s been active for over 30 years and is renowned for its collective, collaborative approach (Teatros del Canal, 23-24 November); and The Enormous Room from UK ensemble Stopgap Dance Company, featuring a combination of dance and physical theatre (Teatros del Canal, 1 December).
Elsewhere, discover productions from Spain, Chile, Uruguay and Iran, some of which are having their world premiere at the Festival de Otoño.
When: 15 November – 2 December
Where: Various venues
More info: www.madrid.org