Thanks to ESCENA PATRIMONIO and its artist-in-residence programmes, every year we offer to world-class choreographers the opportunity to live and work outside of their usual environments, providing them with time to reflect, research, or produce work site-specific and in situ pieces for our Cities using the World Heritage Sites as live platform for dance creations and workshops.
The Festival has been consolidating as an important decentralised platform for dance and a laboratory for site-specific creations.
2022’s edition on 17th September will be focusing on the concept of “legacy” and it will be dedicated to dance in all its forms and genres with a strong emphasis on conjugating traditional dance expressions with live music and a contemporary artstic approach.
Context activities and workshops are also organised to bring dance closer to citizens and visitors and most of the productions will require a community involvement engaging locals of all ages in the actual performances process.
The Festival has been collaborating with several international artists in the past editions and this year the focus will be set on Italian choreographers thanks to the support of the Istituto Italiano de Cultura in Madrid.
Thanks to the support of the Canarian Government and the programme CANARIAS CREA we will offer two artistic residencies to Canarian artists in Ubeda and Baeza.
The festival strives to become an international reference platform for artists willing to work site-specific in extraordinary heritage sites throughout the year and it is a significant opportunity for the Cities to re-think the long term social function of their inestimable heritage sites in constant dialogue with their inhabitants.