Aracaladanza, Jesús Rubio Gamo and Companhia do Chapitô, proposals for the new Open Space season

The delegate of Culture, Tourism and sport of City of MadridAndrea Levy, and the artistic director of Espacio Abierto Quinta de The millsBeatriz de Torres, have presented the program for the new season of the cultural center, which will include names such as Aracaladanza, Jesús Rubio Gamo and Companhia do Chapitô.

It can be enjoyed from the last weekend of September and names such as Collectif Kahraba or Vocal Dimension are added to the line-up, who have performed some songs a cappella, as an appetizer of the concert that they will offer on November 19 and 20 in the Open Space auditorium, the Consistory has informed in a statement.

“La Quinta Cosecha de Espacio Abierto combines creative quality with the fun that must always accompany experimentation and learning. It is an inspiring program full of dance, music, cinema and theater to enjoy with the family, with adaptations of classics, national and international companies, workshops to play and create”, Levy pointed out.

De Torres has taken stock of these four years of Open Space and has insisted on the need to give “a leading role” to the public and to “think long term”.


This season Aracaladanza returns to celebrate the arrival of autumn with the family, and it does so now with the playful-festive dance show ‘Between almonds anda eljuego’.

Under the baton of Enrique Cabrera, an own production is being prepared that can be enjoyed the last weekend of September, together with a couple of art, rhythm and movement workshops, which, in the words of De Torres, “will allow participants go into the matter, to later attend the tour, as small infiltrators, dedicated to the cause”.

A tradition that dresses up as a popular and festive pilgrimage in September, with ‘La Quinta Cosecha’ and the festival of harvesting the fruit, and poetry and delicacy, during the flowering phase, in February, with ‘La Quinta en Flor’ ‘.


Dance this fall will have a leading role: not only will it be a guide in ‘La Quinta Cosecha’, but in October the third piece of the cycle ‘Bailas, ¿baby?’ will also premiere, in which Espacio Abierto challenges choreographers and dancers to create a piece of contemporary dance for babies and early childhood.

After the experiences of Luz Arcas and Cesc Gelabert, it is now the turn of Jesús Rubio Gamo, who will premiere on October 22 and 23 in the center’s auditorium.

Likewise, the program ‘La Quinta En Compañía’ returns to accompany and promote the new El Lagarto Baila project. After several weeks of inspiration, experimentation and work throughout the summer, Leire Amonarriz and the rest of the company propose, throughout the quarter, three family game and creation workshops, with which to investigate, test and grow their new production ‘Hizkidantza’ (The dance of words), which will premiere in February, in Espacio Abierto.

Along these same lines, with a multidisciplinary proposal that is also committed to cognitive and functional multidiversity on stage, Espacio Abierto brings the first two pieces of the ‘Cities’ trilogy, which Patricia Ruz has launched, in the first, with the actor and dancer Alberto Romera and, in the second, with the scenic artist, composer and trainer Nacho Bilbao.


Multidisciplinary is also the work ‘Le Fumiste’, by Dondavel, which in this case plays with object theatre, magic and the circus, and which comes to Espacio Abierto thanks to the collaboration, once again, with the festival One Thread Earrings.

However, theater at Espacio Abierto starts again with the latest production of the documentary theater program with teenagers ‘Mundo Quinta (Do you want pins for me?)’, created by the “Quintis”, under the direction and accompaniment of Belén from Santiago and Ángel Perabá, from Cross Border Project.

It will also feature the incorporation of consolidated companies such as Ultramarinos de Lucas, which will bring their particular adaptation of ‘Waiting for Godot’, by Becket, for children from 5 years old, with ‘When is Samuel coming?’

Three international companies complete the stage menu: the Greeks based in Berlin, Merlin Puppet Theatre, with their ‘Noone’s Land’; the Lebanese Collectif Kahraba, who this time bring, for the first time and thanks to the collaboration with the Autumn Festival, a puppet show: ‘Songe d’une forêt oubliée (Dream of a forgotten forest)’; and the Portuguese Companhia do Chapitô, who have become a fixed and sure bet of the house and who, on this occasion, return with a new version of one of the great classics: ‘Antígona 3 x 3.5’, for public Teen.

This season, continuity will continue to be given to the center’s stable music and theater programs, led by the Cross Border Project (Mundo Quinta 5) and Acción por la Música (#HazQueSueneLaQuinta).


Also, the conjunction of music and cinema recovers its presence in the center’s programming, with the help of Roni di Capo and his concert ‘Play it again (Cinema songs)’, which will remember the best musical moments of the cinema to the rhythm of jazz, rock, blues and swing.

For its part, Dimension Vocal will surprise with an a cappella concert with a varied repertoire, seasoned with a touch of beatbox and large doses of humour. And, led by Yuvisney Aguilar, attendees will get closer to the spirituality of Afro-Cuban rhythms in the workshop ‘The music of the African gods’.

We continue our collaboration with MICE (International Exhibition of Educational Film), which brings several film workshops (A creative journey through the history of cinema, Learn stop motion animation with recycled materials and Learn the secrets of horror makeup).

Likewise, children and adolescents will be able to enjoy eco-responsible workshops in the Open Space classrooms where they can learn and recover craft techniques such as manual weaving techniques, glass blowing or the reuse of recycled elements to give life to automaton games.

Finally, one more year, Espacio Abierto has the talent and the gaze of a guest artist. This time it is about Marta Boza, a master of creative carpentry.

Aracaladanza, Jesús Rubio Gamo and Companhia do Chapitô, proposals for the new Open Space season