20th February - 4:30
Dance and architecture come together for the sixth edition of Dansa Metropolitana
From 9 to 26 March, for the sixth edition of Dansa Metropolitana, dance will take over the theatres, civic centres, streets and squares, public spaces and iconic buildings of twelve metropolitan towns and cities, with a total of 331 activities for audiences of every kind. Badalona, Barcelona, Cornellà, el Prat, Esplugues, Granollers, l’Hospitalet, Sabadell, Sant Cugat, Santa Coloma, Terrassa and Viladecans, are the municipalities once again taking part in this big dance fest.
With a programme that makes dance accessible to everyone and facilitates a dialogue between critics, artists and audiences, the 2023 edition features a greater number of classical and neo-classical shows, with great ballets from around the world, and a focus on Latin America with a selection of pieces by creators from across the ocean. The programme aims to stir up enthusiasm through a diverse array of national and international proposals, ranging from urban dance to flamenco and contemporary dance, among others. What’s more, through the involvement of theatres and municipalities, for its 2023 edition, the festival is co-producing, supporting and presenting 10 new pieces from a new generation of creators.
As in previous editions, Dansa Metropolitana will be presenting shows in a diverse range of spaces, with a particularly extensive programme of free shows in public spaces in all the participating municipalities. New to this year's edition is a broader vision of iconic architectural spaces and the creation of the Liminar project which inhabits cultural heritage spaces undergoing a transition, and transforms them into unique spaces for hosting dance projects. For example, the Masia Freixa (Terrassa), the former Mercedes Benz factory (Barcelona), the former Gustau Gili publishing house (Barcelona), Vapor Codina (Sabadell) and Can Bagaria (Cornellà), among others. The diversity of venues responds to the aim to bring dance to new audiences, introducing it to new communities from public spaces within their local area or inviting them to discover new ones.
See you there!