The new edition of Ellas Crean was presented at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, the 19th edition of this now classic event in the Spanish Cultural Calendar, created to claim the visibility and work of women in the world of culture. The presentation was attended by Antonia Morillas, director of the Women’s Institute; Concha Hernández, director Ellas Crean; Mercedes Roldán, Deputy Director General of the State Museum of the Ministry of Culture and Sports; and Angela Rodríguez, Secretary of State for Equality and Against Gender Violence.
Ellas Crean is a festival organized by the Women’s Institute, attached to the Ministry of Equality, and again in this edition the support of the Ministry of Culture and Sports as well as various institutions such as Casa de América, Residencia de Estudiantes and the Institute. in French Most Ellas Crean activities have free admission until full capacity is reached.
“Ellas Crean” takes place in Madrid, from March 2 to 30, but her view is to everything that happens in the national creation of female art: “From literature, cinema and art, more and more female creators are looking for inspiration and turning their obtuseness into those forgotten territories , the corners of paradise lost after the pandemic. This edition is dedicated to Ellas Crean, a resident of Spain, the memory and the future of a weak Spain”, as declared by its director Concha Hernández.
Combined with the theme of peripheral settings, the festival wants to raise the question of what can be “subversive” in contemporary art. To talk about it, Ellas Crean will have voices and perspectives as interesting as those of the storyteller Jana Pacheco, the choreographer María del Mar Suárez (La Chachi), the visual artists Marina Vargas and Marisa González (in a joint conference on March 23. moderated by the National Archaeological Museum art curator Zara Fernández de Moya); the writers Edurne Portela and Virginia Mendoza (March 7, National Library of Spain) or the promoters of cultural events in the towns Tamara Crespo, Nuria Sebastián or Pilar Ríus (March 15, La Casa Encendida).
In the presentation it was also possible to enjoy the work of Pilar Martín Gila, Prado Pinilla and Elisa Urrestarazu, who interpreted a piece of music and poetry showing Your desire for water, the world premiere at Ellas Crean on March 18 at the National Archaeological Museum. Museum.
Musical institutions such as Alba Careta, one of the most interesting classical tubinistas on the national scene today, who will shine their new album in Ellas Crean (March 25, Café Berlín), or the medieval music group Egeria in this edition. , who will perform their first album live and in full, Empress Agatha (March 9, National Archaeological Museum).
Dance, one of the most important chapters of the festival thanks to the dance in the program of the Museum, presented to us by Dácil González, winner of the National Dance Award, and Carmen Fumero with the Mutable prize (March 4, Museo del Prado), in the first great event of the festival; Olga Pericet, National Dance Award (March 25, National Archaeological Museum), Melania Olcina Yugero (March 30, National Museum of Decorative Arts), Helena Martín (March 29, National Museum of Romanticism) or La Chachi/Mª del Mar Suárez (March. 12 , the museum of Lázaro Galdiano), among others.
The office will also have its place in two large museums. In the Museo Reina Sofía with the premiere in Spain of the collaborative project 30 Sciagraphia heights (March 17) led by French director Sylvie Mongin, together with Eva Redondo and Spanish Jana Pacheco, including more than 30 Spanish and American actresses. which focuses on the various rooms of the museum with the aim of noting that the dictatorships left a mark on the collective memory. And, for his part, in the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, a me-da-do nobis (March 22) by the Mexican artist Lorena Wollfer, within the cycle of exhibitions “Vision and presence”, curated by Semiramis González.
The theater will also take a good part of the festival of public interest, with productions as lovely as Todas las saints (March 2 to 5, Teatro de La Abadía), where the traumatic experiences of a series of women in Latin America. theatrical materials directed by Luz Arcas; Pundonor (March 8 to 12, Teatro de La Abadía), directed by Andrea Garrote and Rafael Spregelburd, which Ellas Crean repeats after the great success of the last edition; There is someone in the woods (March 23 to April 2, Teatro de La Abadía), by Anna Maria Ricart and with Ariadna Gil in the cast; or the adaptation of the novel by Marta Sanz Daniela Astor and the black box, directed by Raquel Alarcón (March 9 at 26, Fernán Gómez Theater).
But Ellas Crean much more… The event as the absolute premiere of the music and poetry concert Your desire is water (March 18, National Archaeological Museum), with Prado Pinilla, Julieta Valero, Pilar Martín, will soon appear. public agendas of Madrid: Gila, Elisa Urrestarazu, Chefa Alonso and Sergio Blardony; or the exhibition of the latest book by Almudena Hernando (Ateneo La Maliciosa 14, March), in which we not only want to be lucky to listen to one of the most learned archaeologists and designers of this time, but also to his associates. event: Marián López F. Cao, Nora Levinton, Beatriz Gimeno and Beatriz García.