February 2020

Perpetua chorea is a concert-dance where the audience, through their own bodily expression in connection with music, change the way in which the museum is usually experienced. Through intuitive, natural movement, much like the flow of water, the trees, the clouds or the stars, Perpetua chorea offers the possibility of creating new interpersonal relations in a space, such as the Thyssen, that is alive and in constant movement.

The Perpetua Chorea programme has two parts. The first features works by different composers, allowing us to discover the subtle and powerful work of the City of La Mancha Orchestra; the second part, created by the composer Sonia Megías and titled Migrant Dances, is inspired by some of the works in the museum like: Four Piece Orchestra (1944), by Ben Shahn; Group Portrait of Sir Elijah and Lady Impey (ca. 1783 - 1784), by Johann Zoffany; Country Wedding (ca. 1649 - 1655), attributed to Jan Havicksz Steen; The Submission of the Sicilian Rebels to Antonio Moncada in 1411 (1663), by David Teniers II and Jan van Kessel I, and The Assumption of the Virgin (ca. 1450), by Johann Koerbecke.

Participating in the proposal are: The City of La Mancha Orchestra; Eva Guillamón and Sonia Megías, of Dúa de Pel; Natalia Martz, sound technician; Sonia Megías, composition and coordination; and the Education Area of the Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, general coordination.

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Perpetua Chorea is the finale of the musical tour cycle Perpetuum Mobile and a new experience as part of 360º Thyssen, the project that gives you the opportunity to enjoy the works of the museum from different perspectives thanks to the collaboration of Fundación BBVA.

If you want to continue exploring the relationship between painting and music, you can download the app Second Canvas Thyssen and enjoy the Sonic Paintings tour.

In collaboration with: Fundación BBVA.

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