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23rd March - 9:45

14 shows in the last week of Dansa Metropolitana that you shouldn‘t miss


We are reaching the end of the sixth edition of Dansa Metropolitana and we encourage you make the most of the last fourteen shows, which range from family entertainment to international ballet and emerging talent. 

Over the last weekend there are three shows that younger children will certainly enjoy, as well as the adults accompanying them. At the Mercat de les Flors in Barcelona, we make a fascinating journey with Cometa, brought to us by Roser López Espinosa; at the Teatre La Faràndula in Sabadell we discover LOOP, by Aracaladanza, the best FETEN 2022 dance show; and at the Atrium in Viladecans, the premiere of Macarron Power, a new show by the choreographer Sol Picó, which reflects on immigration seen through the eyes of a child. 

This year, Dansa Metropolitana stands out for the increase in the number of classical and neoclassical dance productions, with the presence of great ballet companies from around the world, including the three we can see this weekend: At the Factoria Cultural in Terrassa, Acosta Danza, the company run by renowned Cuban ballet dancer Carlos Acosta, presents a five-piece repertoire in Spectrum, with the seal of the most modern, contemporary Cuba; (LA) HORDE – Marseille National Ballet at the Mercat de les Flors, with Childs / Carvalho / Lasseindra / Dogherty, an explosive combination of the work of four choreographers (the urban movement of Oona Doherty, the voguing of Lasseindra Ninja and the rigour and clarity of Lucinda Childs and Tânia Carvalho); and Ballets Jazz de Montreal, which presents Essence at the Teatre-Auditori in Sant Cugat, a mixed programme featuring three acclaimed choreographers to celebrate the company‘s 50th anniversary. 

More international talent with the Argentinian Josefina Gorostiza, who premieres Las Cantatas Eufóricas at the Teatre Principal in Terrassa, a Dansa Metropolitana co-production which brings Bach‘s cantatas to the present day; and for a younger audience, one of the outstanding jewels of the festival: Les Autres, by Anton Lachky Company, at the SAT! Sant Andreu Theatre. 

One of the festival‘s must-see shows is the premiere of La casa vacía, by Proyecto Larrua, a contemporary dance production about the relationship between a renowned, recently-deceased artist and their partner, also co-produced by the festival.

And we couldn’t do without emerging talent on the contemporary scene, exemplified this weekend by Àngel Duran with Cowards, at the Teatre Sagarra in Santa Coloma; discover new creators at the La Caldera creation centre, with a double programme: Los lunares del Pumaby Adrián Vega, and Yo soy un baile breve, by Rosa Romero, and the brilliant company Mucha Muchacha at the Sala Ramon Romagosa in Cornellà.

And the last Liminar project for this year, where we invite you to discover dance and architecture at the Editorial Gustau Gili building in Barcelona, featuring live music with the accordions of Les Rustines de l’Ange. A sensory, emotional, physical immersion with the production CoraSon, rounded off with improvisation from the company and dancers Alícia Pérez Cabrero, Bebeto Cidra, Jordi Cortés, Cecilia Colacrai, Junyi Sun and Lila Ribera.