Monday 16 January 2017 to Wednesday 08 February 2017

“There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf

In the context of our Brit’Lit Season and with the worldwide live broadcast of Wayne McGregor’s renowned ballet “Woolf Works” from the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London, the British Council is paying a tribute to Virginia Woolf with four different visions of her works and life. A landmark of twentieth century literature Woolf is without a doubt one of the most outstanding voices in the history of the feminist movement. She is admired for the scope and variety of her work which includes novels, short stories, diaries, memoires, essays, journalism…for the extraordinary fantasy and beauty of her narrative and for the bravery and clarity with which she challenged the position of women in society.

To understand this complex personality better we are delighted to welcome to Madrid the British historian Frances Spalding who on 16th January will give a talk on Virginia Woolf and her relationship with the artist and critic Roger Fry within the series “Nor are all women muses nor are all men geniuses” organised at the Caixa Forum in Madrid.

On 8th February the Royal Ballet will broadcast live from Covent Garden a new production of a Wayne McGregor renowned “classic” Woolf Works which takes its inspiration from her works. It will be screened at several cinemas around Spain. 

These two activities are complemented by the premiere in Madrid of “Orlando” – directed by Guy Cassiers for the company Toneelhuis (Belgium) within the “Festival de Otoño a Primavera” at the Teatros del Canal in Madrid.

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Arts, Literature, Dance, Theatre