The Canal Dance Centre believes the internationalization of Spanish artists and companies is essential to maturing artistic processes and careers. For this reason, a series of residency exchanges have begun in 2018 as a result of months of work and the consolidation of Canal Dance Centre as a leading centre for choreographers and dancers all over Europe and the world.
Using the privileged location of Madrid as the starting point and the notion of the south as the point of encounter and proximity between traditions that have never been a part of the canon, the CDC considers three priority tracks:
–>The extreme south of Europe, taking advantage of the geographic proximity and the ease with which artists and choreographers can travel the continent and visit the most outstanding European dance centres and houses.
The first exchanges to this end began in 2018 with the Centro de la Scena Contemporanea de Bassano del Grappa (Italy) and the Centre National de la Danse in Pantin (France).
–>As a bridge over the Atlantic to share our culture and history with Latin America, aware of the intense and problematic relationship between both sides of the ocean which is full of contradictions, wounds and mutual admiration.
Thanks to support from Iberescena, CDC is presenting Pampa by Carolina Cifras (in collaboration with the NAVE research and creation centre in Santiago de Chile) and Adentro! by Diana Szeinblum (Argentina) in April 2018.
–>As a border with the Mediterranean, in an effort to break through the administrative limitations with dancers and choreographers of very diverse traditions who are developing their projects under extreme situations.
2018 Guest Residents:
Siro Guglielmi: 15 – 22 January 2018. With the support of the Italian Institute and Cervantes Institute.
Carolina Cifras: 2 – 15 April 2018. Pampa. With the support of Iberescena.
Diana Szeinblum: 2 – 15 April 2018. Adentro! With the support of Iberescena.
2019 Guest Residents:
Dancer winner of SoloDanza Festival 2018 in Tokio. With the support of the Cervantes Institute in Japan.
Matteo Marchesi: 21 – 28 January 2019. With the support of the Italian Institute.