The Cañada Real Galiana settlement emerged in the 1970s from a former cattle route that connected La Rioja to Ciudad Real as it passed through Madrid. The settlement started out with around a hundred Spanish families, and now extends a length of 15 kilometres, divided into 6 sectors with more than 8,000 inhabitants of different nationalities. Dramawalker Cañada Real aims to get close up to this rich and complex reality, through the testimonies of its own residents, via a participatory process between the area’s associations and a team of #Dramático dramaturgs.
The stories resulting from this journey through the multicultural, living memory of the Cañada Real will be located on a virtual map along sectors 4 and 5. Listeners can hear the stories as they walk down the only street that crosses it – physically or virtually – and discover an unofficial account of an area which remains a great unknown for so many people, in spite of being just 20 minutes from the centre of Madrid.
The stories that make up Dramawalker Cañada Real are:
- Esfuerzo faraónico, by Jorge Aznar Canet.
With Elena González, Abdelatif Hwidar, Camila Viyuela and Pepe Viyuela.
- Germán, by Alberto Conejero.
With Alberto Conejero and Germán Cuesta Hernández.
- Las Liebres, by Roberto Martín Maiztegui.
With Hajar Brown, Francesco Carril and Somaya Taoufiki.
- Yo soy gitana, by Cristina Rojas.
With Mamen Camacho, Rahma Hitach, Cristina Rojas and Carolina Yuste.
- Roadmap, Escombro, Dispersos, Brilla para todos and Mi madre después de una revolución, by María Velasco.
With Malena Alterio, Saida Santana and Somaya Taoufiki.
This collection of stories has been made possible thanks to collaboration with the associations and residents of Cañada Real, such as the association AMAL Mujeres Árabes Luchadoras; Fundación Secretariado Gitano; Accem, Neighbours’ Associations in sectors 4 and 5, a human rights NGO; artists’ collective Todo por la Praxis (TXP); Fuhem Hipatia municipal educational centre; the Red Artemisa Federation, associations El Fanal and Barró, and above all, the residents of Cañada Real.