A full creative experience

Tenerife Danza is a dance scheme developed by Auditorio de Tenerife. It is threefold, including: a contemporary dance resident company which creates their own pieces under the artistic direction of Daniel Abreu, Premio Nacional de Danza 2014 [2014 National Dance Award winner]; Tenerife Danza-Learning section, led by Helena Berthelius, which produces shows for the youngest; and Danza en Comunidad, coordinated by Laura Marrero, which takes the art of body movement to communities and groups which would not normally have access to it.

 Background

Ever since it opened in 2003, Auditorio de Tenerife has supported, through their in-house production area, dance and music original creations. The outcome of this support, specifically on contemporary dance, is having Tenerife Danza Lab as resident company.

Tenerife Danza Lab was set up in late 2006 as an interdisciplinary experimental platform where dancers were given different collective tools implemented by means of improvisation techniques. These tools came from the fields of music, painting and sculpture, lighting, theatre, architecture, film, performing arts theories, and video-creation.

It also carried out specific programmes addressed to individuals or groups who wanted to experience dance to develop their inner creativity. They used diverse lines of work to bring dance to different groups, such as school children, associations, families, etc. A scheme called Danza en Comunidad was carried out for years, encouraging citizens’ participation through dance in different municipalities across the island. The programme grew to be so important that it became an entity in its own right.

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Actualidad

La obra Eti-Queta, elegida Mejor espectáculo infantil en los últimos Premios Réplica de las Artes Escénicas de Canarias, cobra vida este domingo [día 2] a las 17:00 horas en el Teatro Guiniguada de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. Se trata de una propuesta educativa de la compañía TP Danza del Auditorio de Tenerife pensada para niños de 6 a 12 años. Esta puesta en escena se desarrolla en un peculiar laboratorio de luces y sonidos donde un doctor trata de crear seres humanos ideales.

El mismo día pero a las 12:00 horas tendrá lugar en el hall del teatro en el marco de su Domingo de Autoría un encuentro con Helena Berthelius, bailarina, coreógrafa y profesora de danza que coordina la Unidad Pedagógica de Tenerife Danza, que lidera este espectáculo.

La historia de Eti-Queta comienza con la apertura del primer laboratorio de personas, donde se fabrican prototipos con cualidades humanas y se busca la perfección pero ¿qué es ser perfecto? ¿Qué es ser humano? A través del etiquetado se van proponiendo habilidades y se ponen en práctica. El resultado, sin embargo, es una incógnita.

La inteligencia de este laboratorio, con Máster G y su ordenador central al mando, ha sido capaz de crear los seres más maravillosos, aunque tal vez no son capaces de controlarlo todo. En esta propuesta multidisciplinar el público también es importante. Gracias a sus aportaciones, podrán aparecer nuevas fórmulas creativas que darán libertad a Eti y Queta para ser quienes ellos quieran.

Elegidos por convocatoria pública, los actores y bailarines Luci Acosta (Queta), Daniel Sanginés (Máster G) y Oliver Segura (Eti) conforman el reparto de Eti-Queta, cuya dirección artística, guías didácticas y coordinación artística y pedagógica lleva la firma de Berthelius.

El equipo se completa con Isabel Díaz, ayudante de dirección, coguionista y responsable de la dramaturgia; Samuel Aguilar, autor de la música original y los efectos sonoros; Eduardo Moreno, escenógrafo; Leo Martínez, diseñador del vestuario y atrezzo; Dimas Cedrés, encargado de la iluminación; y Simone Marin, que firma los vídeos.

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The dance company resident at Auditorio de Tenerife Lava Compañía de Danza is performing at 6:30 pm tomorrow, Wednesday the 22nd at MADferia, the performing arts fair held at Matadero Madrid. Also, on Saturday, the 25th the group led by Daniel Abreu (Premio Nacional de Danza 2014) is travelling to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria’s Teatro Guiniguada where they will perform the choreography Beyond at 8:30 pm.

At MADferia, the performing arts fair that has been held in Madrid every year since 2004, Lava will dance their latest double programme, which was put on in December 2019. The show was purposefully created for the company while two internationally renowned choreographers were staying on the island: Israeli Roy Assaf and South Korean Dongkyu Kim.

Dongkyu Kim, who worked on the island with his assistants Nara Yoon and Jiho Jang, also a composer, says that “we all make our own sound”. That’s why in Yalacha “sound doesn’t come from the mouth but from life: I live my own life and I make my own sound through the sound of others but, what sound do you make? he wonders. The piece is part of the Jisoo Gook Laboratory Dance Project

For his part, Roy Assaf -who had the assistance of associate artist Ariel Freedman- advises “while watching Hush I encourage you to ignore the unswerving temptation of seeking for the plot; refuse the stubborn need to understand, trust your instinct -being honest and sincere about it- and follow your tender heart, that has a great capacity for imagination”.

MADferia combines the exhibition of the latest performing arts creations in the country with activities related to reflection and providing a meeting point for professionals. It is organised by ARTEMAD Asociación de Empresas Productoras de Artes Escénicas de Madrid and is a member of COFAE Coordinadora de Ferias y Artes Escénicas del Estado español.

Beyond is one of the earliest pieces in Lava’s repertoire and it was premiered in December 2018. It has been chosen to open the annual dance programme of the Teatro Guiniguada, which is run by the Government of the Canary Islands.

It was created by La intrusa’s Virginia García and Damián Muñoz, Premio Nacional de Danza 2015, who worked with the Lava dancers in the autumn of 2018. Beyond deals with the experience of searching through the emotional landscapes of memory, presenting a scenario full of uncertainties, which forces us to create or reflect on our own life and on the landscape every individual shapes for themselves either consciously or unconsciously.

Lava Compañía de Danza is a company resident at Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural centre under the Cabildo de Tenerife. It was set up in 2018 as a result of the commitment with contemporary creation. It focuses on developing a repertoire of works by internationally renowned artists.

Its artistic director from the start has been Tenerife-born dancer and creator Daniel Abreu (Premio Nacional de Danza 2014) with Dácil González (Premio Nacional de Danza 2019) as assistant director plus Auditorio de Tenerife’s team.

Six dancers with a strong presence on the stage, technically sound and versatile bring the creations to life. The different choreographies share a contemporary dance language and other codes of today’s artistic discourse. Physicality, poetry and commitment.

The company’s repertoire includes works by Fernando Magadan, Roy Assaf, Dongkyu Kim, Paloma Hurtado, La Intrusa or Daniel Abreu, which are high quality, original pieces beautifully put together.

These pieces enrichen and share the curiosity of the existing audience while engaging new audiences through the experience of dance and its context.

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At 7:00 pm on Sunday in Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica, the Festival de Artes Escénicas Telón Tenerife presents the premiere of the new double programme by Lava Compañía de Danza, that includes two original creations by choreographers of international scope: Hush, by Israeli Roy Assaf, and Yalacha, by Korean Dongkyu Kim.

Both creators were invited by the company’s artistic director, Daniel Abreu (Premio Nacional de Danza 2014), to work with the dancers who currently make up Lava’s dance troupe: Emiliana Battista Marino, Fabiana Mangialardi, Virgina Martín, Paula Parra, Alicia Pirez and Amanda Rubio, who were selected through public notice. These pieces have been expressly created for the group resident at Auditorio de Tenerife.

Tickets can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife’s box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday except on holidays; via the websites www.auditoriodetenerife.com and www.telontenerife.com or calling 902 317 327. On the day of the show, the box office will be opened two hours before the event starts.

This programme displays the versatility and strength of creation for international dance. Israel and South Korea are the countries currently leading the international arena of contemporary dance thanks to their great creativity and command. Daniel Abreu explains that "turning to these places led us to Roy Assaf’s talent, with his peculiar use of body gestures and the deep clear message conveyed; on the other hand, Dongkyu Kim, who is accurate regarding the body and shows quality in movement; his works convey strength, impetus and an interesting questioning of everything human".

Roy Assaf’s advice is that “while seeing Hush I encourage you to ignore the unswerving temptation of seeking for the plot; refuse the stubborn need to understand, trust your instinct -being honest and sincere about it- and follow your tender heart, that has a great capacity for imagination”.

Dongkyu Kim, who has worked on the island with his assistants Nara Yoon and Jiho Jang, also a composer, says that “we all make our own sound”. That’s why in Yalacha “sound doesn’t come from the mouth but from life: I live my own life and I make my own sound through the sound of others but, what sound do you make? he wonders. The piece is part of the Jisoo Gook Laboratory Dance Project.

All the information about circus, theatre, dance and family shows of the Telón programme, tickets and discounts available in each venue can be checked on www.telontenerife.com and on their social networks.

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The outreach scheme Danza en Comunidad will put on stage a performance that includes more than 200 people of the different groups that take part in this initiative. Today, Friday the 15th, project coordinator Laura Marrero announced that the show titled La gran cita a ciegas [The Great Blind Date] will be performed on 7 June 2020.

The event was announced during the annual meeting of all the Danza en Comunidad groups, where they reviewed the activities carried out throughout the year. They have participated in quite a large number of festivals and events including the Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur MAPAS, Muestra Internacional de Arte en la Calle Mueca, Festival de las Artes del Movimiento FAM, Festival de Artes Escénicas Telón Tenerife and the Despacio Market.

Next, the participants shared their perceptions with the Danza en Comunidad team, explaining how the group they belong to fits in the project, what the scheme has meant to them at an artistic level and the personal relationships they have built during these activities. “We’ll take into account all the opinions and draw conclusions of their experiences to seek ways to improve”, Laura Marrero revealed.

Those invited to the event are the heads of the different groups, artistic collaborators, festival and project programmers, people from the open call, participants of the Danza en Comunidad programme and the Auditorio de Tenerife team.

In these meetings they jointly develop the basis for the Auditorio de Tenerife to plan its activities throughout the year: programmes, the Creadores en Comunidad project, continuity activities, etc. This is a place to reflect, act, share, communicate; it is where dialogue, connections, interests come up.

Actualidad

La Sala de Cámara del Auditorio de Tenerife recibe mañana [jueves 4] a las 18:00 horas el espectáculo Eti-Queta, la nueva producción de Chipi Chipi Danza, la compañía de la Unidad Pedagógica de Tenerife Danza. Esta propuesta se desarrolla en un peculiar laboratorio de luces y sonidos donde un doctor trata de crear seres humanos ideales.

El espectáculo se abre al público general después de que 1.800 escolares hayan disfrutado de las funciones para escolares que se celebran desde el pasado martes [día 2] en sesiones dobles y que terminan mañana con las dos últimas a las 10:00 y a las 11:45 horas. El equipo del proyecto se reúne con anterioridad con los docentes para presentarles el proyecto y luego se les entrega una guía didáctica para que, antes y después del espectáculo, puedan trabajar en clase los temas y valores que se abordan en Eti-Queta.

La historia comienza con la apertura del primer laboratorio de personas, donde se fabrican prototipos con cualidades humanas y se busca la perfección pero ¿qué es ser perfecto? ¿Qué es ser humano? A través del etiquetado se van proponiendo habilidades y se ponen en práctica. El resultado, sin embargo, es una incógnita. La inteligencia de este laboratorio, con Máster G y su ordenador central al mando, ha sido capaz de crear los seres más maravillosos, aunque tal vez no son capaces de controlarlo todo.

En este espectáculo multidisciplinar el público también es importante. Gracias a sus aportaciones, podrán aparecer nuevas fórmulas creativas que darán libertad a Eti y Queta para ser quienes ellos quieran. Elegidos por convocatoria pública, los actores y bailarines Luci Acosta (Queta), Daniel Sanginés (Máster G) y Oliver Segura (Eti) conforman el reparto de Eti-Queta, cuya dirección artística, guías didácticas y coordinación artística y pedagógica lleva la firma de Helena Berthelius.

El equipo se completa con Isabel Díaz, ayudante de dirección, coguionista y responsable de la dramaturgia; Samuel Aguilar, autor de la música original y los efectos sonoros; Eduardo Moreno, escenógrafo; Leo Martínez, diseñador del vestuario y atrezzo; Dimas Cedrés, encargado de la iluminación; y Simone Marin, que firma los vídeos.

Las entradas pueden adquirirse en los canales habituales de Auditorio de Tenerife, en taquilla de 10:00 a 19:30 horas, de lunes a sábado excepto festivos, a través de www.auditoriodetenerife.com  o por teléfono en el 902 317 327.

Este espectáculo forma parte del Área Educativa y Social del Auditorio de Teneirfe, que cuenta con la colaboración de la Fundación Cepsa y la Obra Social “la Caixa”. Tenerife Danza es el plan que engloba todas las acciones que el Cabildo desarrolla de cara a este sector bajo la estrategia Tenerife 2030. A su vez, se divide en tres proyectos: la Unidad Pedagógica, coordinada por Helena Berthelius; Danza en Comunidad, coordinada por Laura Marrero; y la compañía de danza Lava, bajo la dirección artística de Daniel Abreu.

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Auditorio de Tenerife’s resident dance company, Lava, features in the programme of dFeria, la feria de teatro y danza de San Sebastián, in the Basque Country.  They are performing the first pieces of their repertoire, Bending the walls and Beyond, tomorrow, Tuesday, the 12th at 8:00 pm at Teatro Victoria Eugenia. Cabildo de Tenerife’s Island Director for Culture, José Luis Rivero, and Lava’s artistic director, Daniel Abreu (Premio Nacional de Danza 2014, 3 MAX awards 2018), revealed the details of Lava’s first performance outside the Islands, at a press conference where Norka Chiapuso,  dFeria’s director, was also present.

José Luis Rivero explained that “at Auditorio de Tenerife  we’ve been working on contemporary dance for 15 years and have created steady structures within what we call  Tenerife Danza: Lava company, the Pedagogical Unit, and Danza en Comunidad”. The goals established by Lava, which premiered last December, include giving value to Canarian dance and insisting on working choreographic languages which have not been quite relevant as far”, he stated.

Daniel Abreu said that “it’s a pleasure to present these two pieces at dFeria”. Lava’s artistic director pointed out that “Bending the Walls, by Fernando Hernando Magadan, is about psychological resistance expressed through a very technical, clean language, displayed from a purity that is most often linked to the great European companies; and in Beyond, La Intrusa’s approach is as if they walked into a science fiction film, while they try to make a narrative full of different textures, which have to do with the difficulties of being”. “We’ll see two very different stories and their difference will surprise the audience”, Daniel Abreu revealed.

Bending the walls, by Fernando Hernando Magadan, current head of Nederlands Dans Theater 2, is a production of KorzoTheater and NDT. It is an exploration on the world of restrictions and limitations in the search for happiness, freedom and understanding: the physical and psychological limits within the self and the surrounding world. Bending the walls will be performed by Luis Agorreta, Javier Arozena, Emiliana Battista Marino, Dácil González, Amanda Rubio and Virginia Martín.

On the other hand, Beyond, by La Intrusa company, winner of Premio Nacional de Danza 2015, is the work of Virginia García and Damián Muñoz. The piece deals with the experience of searching through the emotional landscapes of memory, presenting a scenario full of uncertainties, which forces us to create or reflect on our own life. Luis Agorreta, Javier Arozena, Emiliana Battista Marino, Samuel Déniz, Amanda Rubio, Virginia Martín and Alicia Pirez are the dancers of Beyond.

Lava dance company is part of the Tenerife Danza programme, which is the umbrella project for all the dance schemes organised by Cabildo de Tenerife through the Tenerife 2030 strategy, under the project Instituto de Artes Escénicas de Tenerife [Tenerife Performing Arts Institute].

Lava is the artistic, creative side of Tenerife Danza, and it is an Auditorio de Tenerife resident company under the artistic direction of Daniel Abreu, who lends his creative view to new productions. The company will also welcome other national and international choreographers to perform a wide-ranging repertoire that includes pieces of different sizes and for different types of venues.

Dancers undergo high-performance physical training in classes of classical technique and contemporary languages with the different guest choreographers or masters, depending on the needs of their repertoire. 

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The new Auditorio de Tenerife’s resident dance company, Lava, is travelling to Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to present their first production on 5th December at 8:00 pm. Daniel Abreu’s group premiered yesterday, 2nd December at Sala Sinfónica in Auditorio de Tenerife, where more than 700 people enjoyed  Bending the Walls, by Fernando Hernando Magadan, current director of Nederlands Dans Theater 2, and Beyond, by the company La Intrusa, winner of Premio Nacional de Danza 2015 [National Dance Award].

Both pieces are part of the Festival de Tenerife. Six dancers and their choreographers -chosen by the company’s artistic director, Daniel Abreu- practised the pieces on the island. Abreu is a Tenerife-born dancer and choreographer who was Premio Nacional de Danza 2014 and winner of three Max Awards 2018.

Lava dancers, who have been working daily in Sala Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife since September, are Luis Agorreta (Cáceres), Javier Arozena (Tenerife), Emiliana Battista Marino (Naples, Italia), Samuel Déniz (Gran Canaria), Carmen Fumero (Tenerife) and Virginia Martín (Madrid). Lava is the section dedicated to artistic creation of Tenerife Danza, which is part of Instituto de Artes Escénicas del Cabildo, within Tenerife 2030 strategy.

Bending the Wallsa KorzoTheater and NDT production, explores the world of restrictions and limitations in our search for happiness, freedom and understanding: physical and psychological limits inside every individual and in the world around us. On the other hand, Beyond, a work by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz of La intrusa company, deals with the experience of searching through the emotional landscapes of memory, portraying an uncertain scenario that constantly forces us to create or reflect on our own life.

Tickets for this show can be bought at Teatro Pérez Galdós box office, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm; and at Auditorio Alfredo Kraus, from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, or on the websites www.teatroperezgaldos.eswww.auditorioteatrolaspalmasgc.eswww.auditorio-alfredokraus.com.

Actualidad

Lava, Auditorio de Tenerife’s new dance company, goes on stage for the first time on Sunday, 2nd at 7:00 pm They will be presenting Beyond -a piece by National Dance Award winner La Intrusa- that has never been on stage before. The six dancers will also perform Behind the Walls, by Fernando Hernando Magadan, current director of Nederlands Dans Theater 2.

As part of  Festival de Tenerife, Sala Sinfónica in Auditorio de Tenerife is the venue chosen for Lava to make their debut with these two pieces, which are created by renowned choreographers selected by the company’s artistic director, Daniel Abreu, Premio Nacional de Danza 2014 and winner of three Max awards 2018. After the premiere, Lava is travelling to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where they will put on the production in Teatro Pérez Galdós on 5th December at 8:00 pm.

Lava dancers, who have been working daily in Sala Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife since September, are Luis Agorreta (Cáceres), Javier Arozena (Tenerife), Emiliana Battista Marino (Naples, Italia), Samuel Déniz (Gran Canaria), Carmen Fumero (Tenerife) and Virginia Martín (Madrid). Lava is the section dedicated to artistic creation of Tenerife Danza, which is part of Instituto de Artes Escénicas del Cabildo, within Tenerife 2030 strategy.

Bending the Wallsa KorzoTheater and NDT production, explores the world of restrictions and limitations in our search for happiness, freedom and understanding: physical and psychological limits inside every individual and in the world around us. On the other hand, Beyond, a work by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz of La intrusa, deals with the experience of searching through the emotional landscapes of memory, portraying an uncertain scenario that constantly forces us to create or reflect on our own life.

Tickets can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday; on the websites  www.auditoriodetenerife.com and www.festivaltenerife.comhere or calling 902 317 327. 

Also, at the box office you can Benefit from a 50% discount if you have proof of Having bought a ticket for another theatre or dance show of Festival de Tenerife. There are also group discounts at the box office: from 5 to 9 people, 20% for buying tickets for the same show; more than 10 people get, 30% off.

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Cabildo’s Tenerife Danza has opened a call for a new production of their Pedagogic Unit. They are looking for moving arts professionals with theatrical background and wide performing skills; and actors with good body technique, dancing or movement skills.  People over 18 can apply before 5 December through the section Auditions and Calls on Auditorio de Tenerife’s website.

Auditions will take place on 8 and 9 December from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Sala Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife. Specific skills on different stage art techniques, such as dance, movement, singing, and others will be assessed. The auditions will test different fields divided in sections: Contemporary Dance, Music and Voice, Dramaturgy and Characters, Creative Workshop related to the contents of the new show plus Personal Interviews.

If you wish to apply, please fill in the application form on the website and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. attaching the required documents: artistic curriculum, photos and an approximately one-minute long video that must be sent either in a web or download link.  People selected must be available to start work immediately as sessions are expected to start in January 2019.

Tenerife Danza is the scheme that includes all the activities related to dance Cabildo’s Tenerife Strategy 2030 carries out. It is made up of three different projects: the Pedagogic Unit, coordinated by Helena Berthelius; Danza en Comunidad, coordinated by Laura Marrero; and Lava Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Daniel Abreu.

Actualidad

Lava, the new Auditorio de Tenerife resident dance company, premieres their first show on 2 December at 7:00 pm in Sala Sinfónica, as part of Festival de Tenerife. The details were disclosed on Monday, 19th by the Island Director for Culture and Education, José Luis Rivero; Lava artistic director, Daniel Abreu, and the choreographer of one of the pieces being premiered, Fernando Hernando Magadan.

About Lava José Luis Rivero said that “it was a project and now it’s real and we’re seeing it on the stage at last”. “We’re very excited about Lava, which places us at an interesting starting point at national level, and it’s much talked about outside the Island”, he explained.

Daniel Abreu, National Dance Award 2014 and winner of three Max awards in 2018, was in charge of selecting the choreographers for the first shows: Bending the Walls, by Fernando Hernando Magadan, and Beyond, by La Intrusa company. “I’m proud to be able to present Lava and show the world what happens naturally on the islands: quality dance”, the artistic director revealed. He also said that the show will be at Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 5 December at 8:00 pm.

Choreographer Fernando Hernando Magadan, current director of Nederlands Dans Theater 2, admitted that “it was a long time since I was last in Spain and working here is very special for me”. The artist explained that his piece “has a special closeness, and it’s about that, bending walls, limitations and it touches on that which makes us humans through the bodies, which make us feel sensitivities”. Bending the Walls, a Korzo Theater and NDT production, explores the world of restrictions and limitations in our search for happiness, freedom and understanding: physical and psychological limits inside every individual and in the world around us. It is a metaphor about the psychological, physical and emotional forces human beings can use to transcend palpable reality, overcome grief and escape to the world of the imagination.

The second piece of this double bill is Beyond, by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz of La intrusa, Premio Nacional de Danza 2015 [National Dance Award]. Beyond deals with the experience of searching through the landscapes of memory, portraying an uncertain scenario that constantly forces us to create or reflect on our own life, on the landscape everyone builds either consciously or accidentally.

Lava started work at Sala Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife in September. The dancers have had classes with different experts, like Charo Febles, ballet teacher. Lava’s six dancers, chosen by public call, are Luis Agorreta (Cáceres), Javier Arozena (Tenerife), Emiliana Battista Marino (Nápoles, Italy), Samuel Déniz (Gran Canaria), Carmen Fumero (Tenerife) and Virginia Martín (Madrid). Lava is the artistic creation section of Tenerife Danza, which is part of the Instituto de Artes Escénicas del Cabildo, within the Tenerife 2030 Strategy.

Tickets can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday; on the websites www.auditoriodetenerife.com and www.festivaltenerife.comhere or calling 902 317 327.