The Community of Madrid pays tribute to performing arts at Canal Metro station
Today, the Community of Madrid presented the theming of the Canal Metro station (L2 and L7), which turns its corridors, platforms and spaces into the anteroom of the Teatros del Canal to pay tribute to the performing arts. The Regional Minister for Culture, Tourism and Sport, Marta Rivera de la Cruz, has inaugurated the printed plastic strips that have been installed on nearly 1,000 square metres of the underground at this location.
Rivera de la Cruz welcomed the "opportunity to give the station a new image, which will not only allow passengers to see all the good things that are produced in the Theatres, but also consolidates Metro as a public company that is a partner of culture, the stage and the professionals that make it up".
The predominant colours of the design are red, black and white, highlighting the 35,000 square metres and the 1,800 seats that the Teatros del Canal has set aside exclusively for performing arts. In addition, using QR codes printed on the plastic strips, users can check the programme and buy tickets for this stage located on Cea Bermúdez street in the capital.
This institution, as reflected in the theming, has been at the forefront of creation in recent years, bringing to Madrid the best national and international shows, opening up to all audiences and genres: theatre, dance, opera, circus, flamenco and poetry, among others.
Throughout the ornamental route, infographics, photographs and quotes from more than 30 great artists including singers, playwrights, dancers, choreographers, flamenco singers, poets, actresses and musicians are included, reminding us of the importance of culture and these creators for society.
Dance, ballet and choreography are shown through the words and reflections of Antonio Gades, Sergei Diaghilev, Alvin Ailey, Pina Bausch, Germaine Acogny, Crystal Pite, Rocío Molina, Merce Cunninghan, and George Balanchine. Music, meanwhile, is present with the testimonies of singers, instrumentalists and composers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Jennifer Higdon, George Gershwin, Nina Simone, Chavela Vargas, Andrés Segovia and Duke Ellington.
The vision of playwrights, stage directors and poets such as Angelica Liddell, Andrés Lima, Carme Portaceli, Yasmina Reza, Juan Mayorga, Bertolt Brecht, Lope de Vega, Jean Cocteau, José Sanchís Sinisterra, Francisco Nieva, Miguel Mihura, Antonio Buero-Vallejo and Françoise Sagan are also included The world of flamenco is also represented by Camarón de la Isla, Lola Flores and Carmen Linares, while opera is embodied by Montserrat Caballé and Maria Callas.
OTHER THEMINGS AT METRO STATIONS
This theming inaugurated today by the Regional Minister for Culture joins the one installed last October at Cuatro Vientos station where, in collaboration with the Air Force, a large mural commemorating the Madrid-Cuatro Vientos airport was unveiled.
Islas Filipinas (L7) was also decorated this year to mark the 5th centenary of Magellan and Elcano's first voyage around the world; Santo Domingo (L2) with designs alluding to Caribbean iconography; Guzmán el Bueno (L6 and L7) for the 150th anniversary of the National Geographic Institute; Manuela Malasaña (L12) pays tribute to outstanding women throughout history; on the walls of Plaza de España (L2, L3 and L1), the novel Don Quixote de la Mancha can be read in full, and on Ríos Rosas (L1), the work Fortunata y Jacinta, by Benito Pérez Galdós, has been reproduced.