Write-up by Ana Rodríguez

Stating good-bye to the summer is something that the majority of us by no means get accustomed to do. Nonetheless, the arrival of the new period brings some substitute happenings which can only be liked in this exact time of yr, between them is the XXII edition of the Autumn Festival of Madrid.

This event of international character, which will get location from the 6th of October until de 6th of November, attracts the attendants of all sorts of spectators thanks to the wonderful variety of spectacles that are assembled. This year, at the musical level the emphasis is place on the incandescent Joan Manuel Serrat, who is in cost of initiating a cycle which is becoming shaped with perfection more than the decades. The focus is also directed towards the organization of Kevin Johansen, to Elza Soares, Racalmuto and to The Capella Reial of Catalonia with the interpretation of “Miguel of Cervantes and the Songs of the Quijote”.

Scenic variety

Much more than thirty businesses of theatre, dance and new music, so a lot national as foreign, will participate in this edition of 2005. Many of them will dedicate their participation to the theatre, the excellent protagonist if we preserve in thoughts the high number of reveals that will get spot in the Spanish funds, in the framework of the Festival of Autumn.

“Eraritjaritjaka of the Swiss firm Théatre Vidy-Lausanne, the Serbian “Karmen of Goran Bregovic with a content end” of the exact same Goran Bregovic, “Macbeth” of the Lithuanian firm Meno Fortas, The Argentinean “Estupidez” of the renowned Vázquez, the English “The Winter’s Tale” designed by the hands of The Watermill Theatre or the French function “La Rose et la Hache” of Odéon-Téathre of l´Europe certify the multicultural character of this annual function.

As national representatives, the emphasis is on “The Pianist”, theatrical display based mostly on the homonymous novel of Manuel Vázquez Montalbán, advised for its originality on the stage: the plot develops in a parallel to a piano concert.


As would not be achievable in yet another season of these traits, the dance will be portrayed by spectacles of the value of the “Prestidigitaccions” of the Catalonian Company Alta Realitat, at the identical time the Spanish Malucos Danza will carry out the “Ciquitraque” to the scene.

France will delight us with “Brutalis”, of the business Karine Ponties- Dame de Pic and with “On Danfe” of the Montalvo-Hervieu. From Belgium arrives “FOI” of Les ballets C. of the B.

Where and how

The much better theatres and artistic precincts of Madrid are ready with perfection. The True Higher University of Remarkable Art, the Theatre Fernando de Rojas, the Theatre of the Operetta, the Spanish Theatre, the Albéniz, or the Theatre of la Abadía are some of the selected enclaves to home a single of the most magical encounters of the yr.

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