Relations and exchanges

From its beginnings in 2009, the master's degree is considered as a postgraduate studies program linked to different artistic institutions of the city of Madrid. The collaborations with art centers and scenic spaces allow the participants to make contact with the agents and the cultural fabric of the city. The main venue where the activities take place is the Reina Sofía Museum.

In addition to this stable collaboration, the MA is related to other artistic institutions in different types of activities:
  1. Organization of seminars, encounters and festivals

We have shared, with the artistic and academic community and with the general public, many of the research and artistic activities that take place in the environment of the MA, through curatorial projects and festivals. These are spaces where creation and research processes are shared, but also conference cycles, debates and laboratories with artists are organized. In collaboration with the MUIPAV (Cuenca): In collaboration with the Centro Huarte (Pamplona): In collaboration with the Centro de Danza de los Teatros del Canal (Madrid): In collaboration with the Library of the Fine Arts School (Madrid): In collaboration with the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid): In collaboration with Reina Sofia Museum, Matadero y Galería Off Limits (Madrid)
  • Cycle of laboratories and working groups with choreographers and critics Migraciones Escénicas.  / MARCH 2010 - JUNE 2011
In collaboration with Matadero (Madrid): In collaboration with La Casa Encendida (Madrid): In collaboration with the Fine Art School (Cuenca): In collaboration with the Spanish National Ballet and Lóva (The opera as a learning vehicle) (Madrid)
  • Educational program: Encuentro de puntos, a work space, dialogue and theoretical-practical reflection on artistic research and dance in education / JANUARY-APRIL 2015
In collaboration with Lóva (The opera as a learning vehicle) and Matadero (Madrid)
  • Punto de encuentro, an artistic installation to reflect on artistic research and dance in education, at aprendanza'14 / SEPTEMBER 2014
In collaboration with the Teatro Pradillo (Madrid):
  1. Research groups

In collaboration with Matadero (Madrid): Within the framework of the "Program of Advanced Studies in Critical Practices" of the Reina Sofía Museum (Madrid):
  • Between 2012 and 2016, we have annually held a public call for researchers and artists who want to participate in the independent program "Teatralidades expandidas". This program is dedicated to the investigation of the relationship between the forms of social and artistic theatricality, so that one can observe the transformation of traditional social theatricality modes and locate dissident theatricalities in their relation with the production of specific artistic forms. In this framework we have organized the following groups:
  1. Research group Teatralidades Expandidas: Cuerpo y Democracia It has studied how changes in the conception of the categories of citizenship and representation in the political sphere are related to new ways of understanding and practicing theatricality in the social and artistic fields / OCTOBER 2015 - MARCH 2016
  2. Research group Ser o no ser un cuerpo It proposes joint practices within the framework of a mixed group formed by adults and children. Within the framework of the research group generated in the program of critical practices "Ser o no ser un cuerpo", a book has been published: Ser (una isla) (2018), a practice of artistic-pedagogical research that goes through the art of action, dance, philosophy, teaching and the visual arts. The conferences of Santiago Alba Rico in this seminar are included in his book Ser o no ser (un cuerpo) published by Seix Barral (2017)/NOVEMBER 2014 - APRIL 2015
  3. Research group Teatralidades expandidas: Redes de afecto  It investigates forms of theatricality that work in spaces of coexistence that were traditionally considered private. As a primary sphere of theatricality, the family structure is in a process of change that attends to more heterogeneous, expanded, intermittent and irregular formations / JANUARY - MAY 2014
  4. Grupo de investigación Modelos gestuales y repertorios disidentes It studies the ways in which the theatrical acts as an instrument of submission, modeling or social replication, and when, on the contrary, it serves as a tool of resistance, re-configuration or dissidence / JANUARY - JUNE 2013.
  1. Collaboration with national performing art festivals and participation in artists' meetings

  • Encuentro con Ruido ê de Silvia Zayas/Artea. Proyecto desarrollado con el apoyo de la Fundación Daniel y Nina Carasso, a través de la convocatoria Componer saberes para imaginar y construir futuros sostenibles 2021
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation (TBA21) : Encuentros con artistas internacionales invitados al programa TBA21 de la Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Foundation. (Madrid ) / 2021
  • Festival: Beautiful Movers. Identidades permeables en la escena (Córdoba) / 2017
  • International artists meeting: La Situación. Arte por venir. (Fine Arts School, Cuenca) / 2016
  • Festival: Inmediaciones (Pamplona)
  • Festival: Escenas do cambio (Santiago de Compostela)
  • Festival Corpo a Terra (Ourense)
  • Festival In-presentable (Madrid) / 2008 - 2012
  • Festival Living Room (Madrid, Berlín, Zagreb) / 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013
  1. Art and research residencies

  • Matadero (Madrid) . This residence has offered work and rehearsal space for the creators participating in the master and the opportunity to open two specific call for Madrid based artists, as well as technical and production support for MPECV participants during the academic year / OCTOBER 2016 - JUNE 2017. Azala (Vitoria), in collaboration with the creator Idoia Zabaleta, Azala offers a period of artistic residency and accompaniment of processes for the group of participants of the master / 2011 - present
  • Centro Negra (Murcia). This residence has offered research stays for the group of participants of the master and sample of work processes.
  • DT Espacio Escénico (Madrid). Collaboration in assignment of space for trials and practical laboratories. 2017 - present
  1. Participants' ongoing processes

The ongoing processes and the final works of the group of MPECV participants have been shown in Teatro Pradillo (Madrid), el CA2M - Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Móstoles, Museo Reina Sofía, Matadero Madrid, Espacio DT, Galería Off Limits, among others.
  1. Exchanges and agreements with universities and training centers

Beyond the rich cultural environment of the city of Madrid, we have established networks with spaces and programs with whom we share affinities in our understanding of art practice as research and an expansive notion of the performing arts. Azala - espacio de creation in the Basque Country shares its facilities with the MPECV annually for two to four weeks for the organization of workshops and artists residencies. We have established cooperative agreements with related international programs, such as the MITAV (Interdisciplinary Master in Theatre and Live Arts) at the Nacional University of Colombia (Bogota), el Centro de Investigación a.pass. (Bruselas), HEAD. Haute École d'art et de design (Geneve), la Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático (RESAD)  (Madrid). Within the Erasmus exchange program "Practicing composition, making practice" (2013), we have established an agreement with MA SODA (Berlin). We have as week collaborated with six European programs: MA Choreography, School of Dance (Arnhem), Master in Choreography (Helsinki), Teatro Pradillo (Madrid), MA Dance Theatre: The Body in Performance (Londres), Dance Programme (Falmouth), Performance Dramaturgy (Zagreb) and Master en investigación de prácticas artísticas y visuales(Cuenca) y Máster en Historia del arte contemporáneo y cultura Visual (Madrid)