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If you happen to be in Madrid these days (up to 16 May), PLEASE join the festivities celebrating the feast of Madrid's patron saint, San Isidro Labrador. They're the stuff good old Madrid is made of! You won't want to miss those, will you?
A highly versatile intellectual who developed an intense cultural activity in a variety of areas, Antonio Cánovas del Castillo Vallejo, a.k.a. Dalton Kâulak, was passionate about photography. More than 160 of his works are on exhibit at the Biblioteca Nacional till 28 August 2022. The exhibition is a must-see!
Buffoons, hunchbacks, rogues, squires in their fineries, alchemists with their magic formulas, quack doctors, ogres, blacksmiths, innkeepers who once peopled medieval towns will come back to El Alamo to haunt the visitors. It's all part of the witching game! Concerts, culinary, arts, and crafts stands, and general fun and games in the Middle Ages will be all over town.
Exciting and unique art event, 30 April 2022
Since few of us have the experience and skill of the professional chef and his equipment, I think variety in the preparation of simpler and less demanding foods is often of more value to the home cook. Soooooo, we will dispense with recipes for broiled lobster and concentrate on performing small miracles with humbler classes of foods. The carne picada, for one such.
Translated into 48 languages and performed in more than 140 countries, The Vagina Monologues is an episodic play written by the award-winning Eve Ensler. "Probably the most important piece of political theater of the last decade," says Charles Isherwood of The New York Times.
Madrid Artes Digitales' spectacular large-scale immersive production is built upon the vibrant works of Klimt. The production consists of immersive projections on 1,200 sq m of immersive digital reality screens, the use of virtual reality glasses and interactive tools, and the latest in sound effects and audiovisual projectors resulting in a spectacular sensation of having stepped into the colorful world of Klimt’s works. A unique adventure.
Various experts will talk on the zarzuela, the iconic Spanish lyric-dramatic genre that boasts spoken and sung scenes. The songs, that are danced to, incorporate operatic and popular songs. One can't presume to know Spanish culture without at least a basic knowledge of the zarzuela. So why not sign on to the "Encuentros Singulares"?
The Royal Theatre in Madrid has Nyeted the Bolshoi Ballet, which was scheduled to perform in May, "in view of the armed conflict that Russia has unleashed in Ukraine that is causing a serious global crisis and a painful humanitarian emergency." Earlier, the Royal Theater showed its "profound respect and solitary" with the Ukrainians when in the last performance of the sublime Wagner opera, "Twilight of the Gods," the corpse of Siegfried was wrapped in the flag of Ukraine.
The boisterous Madrileños were asked if they would like the tender and silent Julia to remain permanently in their city. Their answer was an unequivocal affirmative. Her creator was touched and said if it were left to him alone, he’d let Julia stay. However, he doesn’t own her, he says. It’s the Fundación María Cristina Masaveu Peterson who does.