Actividades profesionales

Miradas Cruzadas meeting

10 March · 10:00 + 16:00

Victoria Eugenia (China Room)

Closed meeting

The Crossed Perspectives. The performing arts in action meeting stems from the need to generate spaces for reflection on the future of the performing arts and the challenges facing the sector. It also aims to endorse the role of the performing arts as a paradigm of knowledge. The meeting assembles experts in the matter who will discuss challenges such as the era of artificial intelligence, dictatorships of the mind, the rise in political polarisation, the dismembering of democratic values, the increase in individualism and the public disgruntlement with culture. The meeting is the result of the collaboration between Donostia Kultura and the Fundación María Pagés and will take the shape of two round tables with different themes.

Round table on the theatre. The theatre, shared heritage and inheritance in the era of artificial intelligence.

10:00 -12:30. Participants: Ramiro Osorio moderator and Director of the Teatro Mayor in Bogotá; Antonio Onetti, President of the SGAE; Santiago Herrero, Director of Cultural and Scientific Relations at the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation and Development; Jesús Cimarro, President of the Pentación production company; Carme Portaceli, Director of the National Theatre of Catalunya, Gonzalo Ubani; Director of the Teatro Cuyás (Gran Canaria); Gianni Forte, Director of Biennale di Venezia Teatro; Monica Sartini, Executive Director of Festival Santarcangelo (Santarcangelo di Romagna), Paco Negro, Director of Escena.

Round table on dance. Why is it necessary to programme dance?

16:00 -18:00. Participants: María Pagés (moderator); choreographers Iratxe Ansa, Olga Pericet, Daniel Abreu, Marcos Morau and Goyo Montero; Director of the Andalusian Flamenco Ballet, Patricia Guerrero; Artistic Director of Fondazione Nazionale della Danza / Aterballetto, Gigi Cristoforetti and Dance Curator of Festival de Atenas y Epidauro, Paraskevi Tektonidou.

Masterclass: Metamorphosis Method

Iratxe Ansa + Igor Bacovich

10 March · 10:00 - 13:00

Victoria Eugenia (Dance Room)

Sold out

The workshop focuses on the work methodology created by Iratxe Ansa and Igor Bacovich based on their own experience, driven by their curiosity and interests and from the need to create their own work tools. The workshop is for dance professionals and advanced level students and is structured into three areas: physical work, guided improvisation and choreographic material (extract from Rhapsody in Blue). The masterclass will close with a short talk on the process of creating Rhapsody in Blue, which will run on the same day at 19:00 in the Victoria Eugenia Theatre as part of the three point programme organised by the Centro Coreografico Nazionale / Aterballetto.

Welcome event

11 March · 13:30

Kutxa Fundazioa (Tabakalera, 4 floor)

With invitation

Welcome by the dFERIA and Istituto Italiano di Cultura di Madrid management featuring the performance of La Declamación Muda by Melania Olcina.

Space for the sector

11 March · 14:30 - 16:00

Tabakalera (Patio)

With invitation

Space for conversation between the professionals participating in dFERIA over lunch.

Actividades profesionales

Business Forum

12 - 13 March · 13:00 - 14:30

Tabakalera (Patio)

  • Prior registration: a registration form will be sent out to professionals registered for dFERIA
  • Coordinator: Ana Belén Santiago.

5-minute speed talks between artists and those responsible for local, national and international programming, distributed into tables and organised according to shared interests.

The forum coordinator will select the final participants and will establish a maximum number of visits per selected agent, seeking to match interests between those sitting at the tables and those visiting them, in the endeavour to optimise the work.

Kalez kale meeting

11 - 14 March

Tours through the city

During dFERIA, a series of informal meetings will take place between the representatives of companies and national and international cultural agents present at dFERIA, with the aim of sharing knowledge and creating future collaboration links. These will take the shape of casual walks around the city to discover its most traditional areas.

Actividades profesionales

À la carte meetings

11-14 March · 10:00 - 13:00

Victoria Eugenia (Ambigú)

dFERIA has been attended by myriad institutions, associations, companies and other bodies in recent years. Seeking to encourage synergies between all of these agents, this year dFERIA proposes a space where international performing arts programmers, institutions, companies and associations can have short meetings with one another.

Case studies

12-13 March. 12:10 - 12:45

Kutxa Fundazioa (Tabakalera, 1st floor)

Presentation of cooperation and internationalisation programmes. Representatives of foreign and national cultural institutions who perform in the Basque Country will introduce their programmes centered on international cooperation and the promotion of cultural exchange between European cultural artists and organisations.

  • 12 March: Co-production project between the Sala Verdi (Montevideo) and the Basque company, La Dramática Errante. Launch of the REDELAE catalogue.
  • 13 March: Instituto Goethe and Etxepare Euskal Institutua


14 March. 12:15

Victoria Eugenia (Chinese Room)

  • Launch of the book Producción y distribución de artes escénicas (Performing arts production and distribution) attended by the author, María Ángeles Marchirant and the Director of the ArtezBlai publishing house, Carlos Gil.
  • Book on the 40 years of the Teatro Corsario company, with Jesús Peña, Director of the company.
  • Launch of the Directorio de compañías y profesionales del teatro de títeres y objetos de Euskadi (Directory of Basque puppet and object theatre companies and professionals), with María Ramírez Luengo, coordinator of the project and director of the Compañía Arriera.


SAREA General Assembly

11 March · 9:00 - 11:30

Egia Kultur Etxea

Atalak Network Meeting

11 March · 9:00-11:30

Victoria Eugenia Antzokia (Multipurpose Room) 

Red Española’s Theatre Comission Meeting:

11 March · 16:00-18:15

Victoria Eugenia Antzokia (Multipurpose Room)