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  • Badalona
  • Barcelona
  • Cornellà
  • El Prat
  • Esplugues
  • L'Hospitalet
  • Sant Cugat
  • Santa Coloma

Weaving empathy

This is the fourth edition of Dansa Metropolitana. In it you will be able to discover new ideas and proposals, new venues, shows, and other activities, the aim of which is to help to bind the creative fabric within this great metropolitan network of cities.

Dansa Metropolitana managed to adapt successfully to the conditions in 2020. With the involvement and the understanding of all the municipalities in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area, 80% of the shows planned for March and a total of 72% of all the activities were rescheduled, including the non-professional ones. Some of them will be presented in Dansa Metropolitana 2021.

This year’s edition of Dansa Metropolitana is enthusiastic in its continued commitment to weaving empathy, and it welcomes two new additions, Terrassa and El Prat de Llobregat. There are thus 10 cities working together in this new edition, with the aim and in the hope of Dansa Metropolitanta becoming, more and more, a consolidated point of reference for the sector and for spectators.

From 5 March these 10 municipalities in the Barcelona Metropolitan Area – Badalona, Barcelona, Cornellà, El Prat, Esplugues, L’Hospitalet, Sant Cugat, Santa Coloma, Terrassa and Viladecans – will make it possible to enjoy more than 240 dance activities, with a varied offer of shows for all kinds of people, as well as talks, workshops and even online films about dance, thanks to our collaboration with the Choreoscope festival and the Filmin platform.

Dance is a very flexible art form and it never ceases to surprise – in this edition new venues have been added to the programme, specifically, old factories and museums. This proposal, which we have called the Filatures (Spinning) project, includes a selection of pieces presented in venues that belong to our restored industrial heritage, factories and/or museums. The shows are addressed to all kinds of people, and as creative threads they weave a cultural fabric connected to a shared industrial past, of textiles especially. The Filatures project meets the need to support dance at a difficult moment. It moreover ensures that the public can safely discover heritage sites through the eyes of a choreographer.

Both the inaugural show of Dansa Metropolitana 2021, at the Museu Nacional de la Ciència i de la Tècnica de Catalunya (MNACTEC), and the closing one, at MUHBA Oliva Artès, are part of the Filatures project and they present different pieces adapted specifically to each of these sites.

Dansa Metropolitana 2021