Matadero Madrid center for contemporary creation

Naves Matadero

Performance art is the motor which drives and renovates the foundations of life. Creation in this field has found a major ally in Matadero Madrid with a focus on research in the performing arts as one of the cornerstones of Naves Matadero.
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"Naves Matadero - International Living Arts Centre aims to create a space for contemporary creation and thinking, with a particular focus on new performing arts languages and on transversality enabling us to operate as a catalyst between creators and citizens; a space where the performing arts, visual arts, literature, philosophy, film, music and transmedia activities are interconnected in an interdisciplinary programme.

Research is a basic work tool which has become one of the pillars of the project, present in both our own productions and in joint projects with the other structures that make up Matadero Madrid, as well as with other spaces and institutions.

We foster innovative projects that enable us to transform our relationship with artistic expression, rethinking the process, strategies and creative impact. We work as part of a network with national and international agents and institutions, uniting artists, collectives, curators, independent cultural agents, etc.

Curiosity for theatre, dance, new circus, music, the visual arts, performance and unidentified hybrid forms will allow us to define Naves Matadero - International Living Arts Centre as an expanding space which, from its most immediate environment, makes contact with the city and becomes an exceptional centre with the wherewithal to tackle projects at the national and international level.


Visual Arts

Pinyin Exercise is a mural and sound installation that breathes life into Madrid's Usera district through the imaginary universe of Mallorcan artist Albert Pinya

Living Arts
February 28 - 29 2020

What would a film with a script by Dalí and directed by Buñuel be like if it were reinterpreted musically today? L’Escorpion is a musical composition that was created in 2002 by Buenos Aires-born Martín Matalon ad hoc for the film L’ âge d’or for six percussionists, piano and electronic music

Living Arts
5, 6 y 7 marzo 2020

Three Tales is a digital documentary opera in three acts with music by Steve Reich for an amplified and electronic instrumental and vocal ensemble, with video by Beryl Korot

Living Arts
13, 14 and 15 March 2020

Big Bears Cry Too is a performance art piece that speaks of people who feel vulnerable in the face of the unfathomable and incomprehensible universe

Living Arts
20, 21 and 23 March

When the doors open and the audience enters the space of La realidad, they are entering the space of a fragmented story. La realidad is composed of hundreds of segments: photographs, sensory experiences, augmented reality or direct encounters with the actors

Living Arts
27, 28 and 29 March 2020

This piece created by Mapa Teatro is based on the scientific dispute over the discovery of quinine between doctors Sebastián López Ruiz and José Celestino Mutis