Solstice at Conde Duque
Where the arts come together
The summer solstice celebration at Conde Duque has become a classic event in the centre’s summer programme, during which it normally turns the spotlight to dance and invites citizens to come out for a wonderful cultural and emotional experience in its central courtyard. The sun’s path in the sky, the evening as it falls and night approaches, the heat of summer emotions… few disciplines are more fitting than dance to breathe new life into the ritual of the summer solstice, into this solstice celebration at Conde Duque. This year one of the programme’s main activities will be brought to us by the Sharon Fridman Company, which will perform its choreographic number Barro in the central courtyard. The piece was inspired by the works of various painters from the 1980s exhibited at Madrid’s Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC).
The discipline of dance will also be featured in Solstice at Conde Duque with performances by the María de Ávila Advanced Conservatory of Dance (CSDMA), with ten choreographic numbers by students who will soon complete their studies. In addition to dance, the programme will also feature theatre and music. The latter will be given the full attention it deserves in the Black is Back Festival, which will be held in the central courtyard once more this year and will include bands like Vintage Trouble and artists like William Bell. The theatre component, for its part, will offer viewers the chance to attend the open rehearsals of the performing arts creation workshops associated with Teatro de la Reunión, an artistic project by Estudio Corazza, Isabelle Stoffel and Sigfrid Monleón.
The series will be rounded off by an interesting talk on the Cassini Mission to Saturn, organised in collaboration with the Planetarium of Madrid, and a varied and appealing programme of exhibitions in various spaces at Conde Duque, from the Ventura Rodríguez exhibition to The Future of the Revolt.
From 07 June to 17 September 2017
Location: Sala 1
Tue–Sat, 10–14hand 17:30–21h
Sun and Fest, 10:30–14h
From 17 to 18 June 2017
Location: Patio Central
From 29 to 30 June 2017