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The National Dance Award winner and the Canadian performer offer a show that blends cinema, performance dance and music

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Councilt hat is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Sunday [30th] at 7:00 pm Fordlandia, will be featured by Lucía Lacarra, National Dance Award winner and the Canadian renowned dancer, Matthew Golding. Cinema and performance dance, light and music blend with the styles of four highly talented choreographers to create a complete work of art.

This show, which fully exploits the creative and technical possibilities of theatre, is divided into scenes of the neoclassical duet with music by composers such as Frédéric Chopin, Gueorgui Sviridov, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Arvo and Pärt that were created by the choreographers Anna Hop, Yuri Possokhov, Juanjo Arqués and Christopher Wheeldon.

The starring couple walk an artistic tightrope between dance and cinematic reflection. Inspired by the experience of lockdown, a work of dance art with multiple layers emerges where, according to Lacarra, “each person has to decide for themselves if they should pay attention to reality or dreams, to disenchantment or hope”. Without a narrative, it is based on relationships and above all, the different forms of forced separation that can exist in a relationship, even with love.

Lucía Lacarra, a native of Zumaia, Gipuzkoa, arrived at the Víctor Ullate School aged 14 and at the age of 15 she began her professional career at Víctor Ullate Ballet. She has been the principal dancer for major companies the National Ballet of Marseille, San Francisco Ballet, the Bavarian State Opera Ballet and Ballet Dortmund. She has won several awards: Nijinsky Award, Prix Benois de la Danse, Dance Open and the National Dance Award. She was named the Dancer of the Decade at the Kremlin in Moscow and Chamber Dancer of the State of Bavaria. She is the founder of GOLDENLAC Producciones. 

Golding, a dancer born in Canada, graduated from the Royal Ballet School. He won the Youth American Grand Prix and the Prix de Lausanne. He has been the principal dancer for major companies such as the Dutch National Ballet, the Royal Ballet of London and the guest star at the Mariinsky, Bavarian State Opera Ballet, English National Ballet, Tokyo Ballet and Oslo Opera He performed the Lead Roles and recorded the DVD versions of Cinderella by C. Wheeldon, Don Quichot by A. Ratmansky and Swan Lake by A. Dowell. As a co-founder of GOLDENLAC Producciones, Fordlandia is the first show he has created and directed.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com  and by phone dialling 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. They can also be obtained by going to the box office at the same time by appointment.  Appointments can be requested on www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contact-us and by dialling 922 568 625. Those lines are also open to answer questions, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Ticket sales close two hours before the start of the show to finish setting up the hall and to offer a completely safe experience.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of  masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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The company Nómada premières on Saturday "El pastor" ("The Shepherd"), and “Directo 9" ("Direct 9”) by the Galician company Pisando Ovos

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. Until Sunday [17th] it has programmed five contemporary dance pieces within the Arts of Movement Festival FAM. The pieces are A la escucha ("Listening"), NozomuEl pastor ("The Shepherd"), Directo 9 ("Direct 9") and The marriage of heaven and hell. They are all shown at 7:00 pm at the Chamber Hall ("Sala de Cámara") and the Symphony Hall of the Auditorium. Tickets, at a single price of eight euros, are on sale at www.famtenerife.com.

On Thursday the 14th the piece A la escucha ("Listening") of the creator and dancer from Tenerife Teresa Lorenzo, will be shown.  In this piece, the performer asks herself questions related to what we understand as improvisation, about how we react –consciously or not– to a stimulus. These concerns are explored on stage with her body as a tool and with music as a conductor. Lorenzo explains that “it has been proven that, when faced with a stimulus, intuition generates more information than is processed by the rational part of our brain: in that case, do we think when we improvise? Do we react as an animal would, by instinct?”

The Natalia Medina Dance Company will present on Friday 15th Nozomu, a piece with five dancers that was conceived during the lockdown due to the need and desire of its creators to dance, to dance together, to meet again. This work is a hymn to hope, a celebration of life, of sharing; it is a toast to our customs and needs, full of enthusiasm and laughter. "We all need the same thing; it is a free-flowing dance that floods over our souls and helps to heal these moments that are so painful" as they explain.

On Saturday the 16th there will be a double session that takes place in the same hall. It starts at 7:00 pm with the première of El pastor ('The Shepherd') by the Nómada company. The project arose during the lockdown when the actor, choreographer, and dancer Roberto Torres listened to the speech of a Mexican coach who works with multinational companies in the United States – a speech that surprised him. This motivational speech in which competition and being the best are valued sounds like manipulation to him and he considers it a danger because at no time does it talk of "us”. This makes him think that, in these times (as in others in history), dangerous leaders can emerge with truths that they cry or embellish to seduce the meek and to ignite the unsatisfied.

After a 15-minute intermission, Directo 9 ("Direct 9") will begin, by the Galician company Pisando Ovos – a piece targeting the new stage languages and which has a contemporary creative tone, and one in which the concert takes on the form of a meeting of today's society. The company's creation returns to one of the most important points of its work: full bodily dedication, based on daily actions and movements – on this occasion bouncing and jumping. This choreographic investigation revolves around the harshness of extreme physical states that wander toward a poetic composition through remnants of movement and personal essences which materialise through the dancers.

The week ends with the proposal from Madrid entitled "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", by Instituto Stocos – that will be shown at the Symphonic Hall. "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" is a cross-disciplinary piece inspired by the book of the same name by William Blake which combines dance, electroacoustic composition, interactive technology, and cognitive sciences in a stage format. The central core of Blake's original piece is the re-establishment of the union of apparently irreconcilable opposing pairs. On the one hand, the virtuous clarity of techno-scientific analytical thinking (reason, the philosophical logos; metaphorically, Heaven) and, on the other hand, the overwhelming creative forces of the imagination that emerge from bodily energy (intuition, the philosophical mythos; metaphorically, Hell). In this stage version of the piece, the union of these polarities, which seem antagonistic in nature, is embodied through the relationship and coupling of body and interactive technology.

Collaborating with FAM is the Government of the Canary Islands and the "Danza a Escena" Programme of the Spanish Network of Theatres, as well as the "A cielo abierto" Circuit of the Street and Unique Space Dance Network, both part of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, which in turn is under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain. This festival has the EFFE Seal (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) of the European Union, a quality distinction that is awarded to festivals with an artistic mission, commitment to local communities, and a strategic vision at the European level.

Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com  and by phone dialling 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., except holidays. They can also be obtained by going to the box office at the same time by appointment.  Appointments can be requested on www./auditoriodetenerife.com/contact-us and by dialling 922 568 625. Those lines are also open to answer questions, from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., except holidays. Ticket sales close two hours before the start of the show to finish setting up the hall and to offer a completely safe experience.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of  masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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From Tuesday to Sunday, recently created national pieces will be presented, as well as the première of 'El pastor' ('The Shepherd') by the Nómada company.

 

Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor Enrique Arriaga. Next week, the auditorium will host seven shows from the Movement Arts Festival (FAM). From Tuesday [12th] to Sunday [17th], there will be contemporary dance pieces recently created by national artists and the première of 'El pastor' ('The Shepherd') by the Nómada company. Tickets, at a single price of eight euros, are on sale until two hours before the start of each performance.

All shows begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Chamber Hall ("Sala de Cámara") of Auditorio de Tenerife. Except for those on the weekend, they last between 45 and 75 minutes. On Saturday there is a double session at 7:00 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., and on Sunday the event takes place in the "Sala Sinfónica" ("Symphony Hall"), also at 7:00 p.m.

The creator and dancer from Tenerife, Acerina Amador, opens the contemporary dance week on Tuesday [12th] with "Refugio" ("Refuge"), a piece that arises from the need to create a space for common reflection around the human/non-human animal theme.

On Wednesday [13th], Acerina Toledo presents the duet "Divino desierto" ("Divine Desert"), inspired by the islands of origin of both performers, Fuerteventura and Lanzarote, which have served as inspiration due to their peculiarities and physical and internal deserts.

“A la escucha" ("Listening"), by Tenerife's Teresa Lorenzo, can be enjoyed on Thursday [14th]: a solo that is based on the artist's conclusion that to improvise is to solve an unexpected problem by making use of all the potential of human beings –thoughts, feelings, and intuition– to finally bring about a reaction.

The Natalia Medina Dance Company of Gran Canaria will present "Nozomu", a piece with five dancers that was conceived during the lockdown due to the need and desire of its creators to dance, to dance together, to meet again.

The company Nómada premieres, on Saturday at 7:00 p.m., "El pastor" ("The Shepherd"), a project that arose during the lockdown when the actor, choreographer, and dancer Roberto Torres listened to the speech of a Mexican coach who works with multinational companies in the United States – a speech that surprised him. This motivational speech in which competition and being the best are valued sounds like manipulation to him and he considers it a danger because at no time does it talk of "us". This makes him think that, in these times (as in others in history), dangerous leaders can emerge with truths that they cry or embellish to seduce the meek and to ignite the unsatisfied.

After a 15-minute intermission, "Directo 9" ("Direct 9") will begin, by the Galician company Pisando Ovos – a piece targeting the new stage languages and which has a contemporary creative tone, and one in which the concert takes on the form of a meeting of today's society.

The week ends with the proposal from Madrid entitled "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell", by Instituto Stocos – a cross-disciplinary piece inspired by the book of the same name by William Blake which combines dance, electroacoustic composition, interactive technology, and cognitive sciences in a stage format.

The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the auditorium in staggered "waves". By purchasing tickets, you accept of the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and attendance to the event only with people you are living with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on our website.

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Auditorio de Tenerife‘s Sala Sinfónica will also welcome a revival of ´Bending the Walls´

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture led by councillor Enrique Arriaga, premieres Kick the bucket on Sunday, the 6th at 8:30 pm. This new piece in the repertoire of Lava Compañía de Danza is penned by choreographer Iván Pérez. Fernando Hernando Magadan’s Bending the Walls will also be performed. This show is part of the Special 2020 Festival de las Artes del Movimiento FAM.

Kick the bucket is a duet by creator Iván Pérez, artistic director of Dance Theater Heidelberg (Germany), adapted for Lava Compañía de Danza, a project of Auditorio de Tenerife. Physicality and emotion come together in this piece that is performed by dancers Amanda Rubio and Emiliana Battista Marino.

Fernando Hernando Magadan’s Bending the Walls comes next. An exploration of the world of restrictions and limitations in the search for happiness, freedom and understanding. Through this piece, the physical and psychological limits of the individual and the surrounding world are explored. It is a metaphor about the psychological, physical, and emotional forces human beings can approach in order to reach beyond palpable reality, overcome sorrow and escape into the world of the imagination. 

Tickets can be booked via the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com

and by telephone on 902 317 327 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays. You can also make an appointment to come to the box office on www.auditoriodetenerife.com

and on 922 568 625, where they can also answer all your queries Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays.

Audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually. On buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this Cabildo cultural centre to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. Both the GastroMag and the car park are open to the public. 

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An open day will be held tomorrow at 6:00 pm and the work will be showcased on Saturday at 7:30 pm

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, is hosting the residence of dancer and creator Élida Dorta as part of the 2020 Festival de Creación y Experimentación de Canarias NUMAcircuit. Last Monday the artist started developing M, the piece that will be shown to the public in Sala Castillo on Saturday the 21st at 7:30 pm. Also, tomorrow, Thursday, the 19th there will be an open day at 6:00 pm. Both events are free of charge but can only admit a very reduced a number of people. 

Élida Dorta, a classical and contemporary dancer, will present M, her artist residence that looks into the transforming capacity of art.  It is a personal and political work in which Dorta reflects on life, maternity, becoming aware, and on pain being inherent to constant change.  

is a blank piece of paper that holds concepts, experiences, and myths. The dancer has opted for using artistic tools to decode life and transcend pain in this residence.  Élida Dorta’s talent is joined by pianist and composer Rebeca Píriz, dj and electronic music composer Dave Watts Riot plus costume designers Nikka XxX and Dosi Andrade, in addition to the photography of ENCARNEVIVA. Dimás Cedrés is the lighting designer of M, which also features Javier Arozarena as assistant director.

Admission to both sessions is free although only a reduced number of people can be admitted. On entry your personal details will be requested in order to meet the guidelines of the health authorities. Once the show has started you will not be able to leave until it has finished. Entering the auditorium implies that the user unconditionally accepts the contents of the measures implemented by the Auditorio de Tenerife to deal with COVID-19, like wearing a facemask. You can see the measures on www.auditoriodetenerife.com

NUMAcircuit is a platform to create and spread new forms of artistic expression. Its main goal is to provide a space and audience for artists, technicians and collectives who communicate by means of contemporary, experimental languages, showing their work coherently and set in a context.  This annual festival, that builds its programme with shows and training activities of very different nature, seeks to communicate the artists’ reflections, encouraging the curiosity and active participation of the audience. 

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After performing in Barcelona and Málaga Auditorio de Tenerife’s company closes their autumn tour in A Coruña on Friday

 

Lava, the dance company of Auditorio de Tenerife, under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, will be in Valencia and A Coruña this week to end their autumn tour. The Canarian company will perform Beyond and Bending the Walls at 9:30 pm at the Teatro Principal de Valencia to open the Dansa València, the Instituto Valenciano de Cultura dance festival. They will be on the stage of the Teatro Rosalía de Castro in A Coruña on Friday, the 13th.  

After visiting Barcelona and Málaga, Valencia is Lava’s next destination where they will open the Dansa València 2020. The festival was originally scheduled for March but had to be postponed due to the health crisis. Lava will close their autumn tour in A Coruña on Friday, 13 November. They will perform their double programme in the Teatro Rosalía de Castro at 8:30 pm as part of the venue’s regular contemporary dance programme. Dancers performing in the Lava tour include Fabiana Mangialardi, Emiliana Battista Marino, Amanda Rubio, Javier de la Asunción, Javier Arozena, and Adrián Díaz.

Bending the Walls, by choreographer Fernando Hernando Magadan, is an exploration of the world of restrictions and limitations in the search for happiness, freedom and understanding. The piece explores the physical and psychological limits of the individual and the world around them. It is a metaphor about the psychological, physical, and emotional forces human beings can approach in order to reach beyond palpable reality, overcome sorrow and escape into the world of the imagination.

Beyond, by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz of La intrusa, deals with the experience of searching through the emotional landscapes of memory, presenting a scenario of uncertainty that forces us to constantly create or reflect on our own life journey, on the landscape that every individual, consciously or fortuitously, gradually builds.

Lava Compañía de Danza is an Auditorio de Tenerife project that was set up in 2018 with Tenerife dancer and creator Daniel Abreu (Premio Nacional de Danza 2014) as artistic director. The company has a special interest in contemporary dance, and it focuses on building a repertoire of works by renowned international artists.

Six dancers with a strong presence on the stage, technically sound and versatile bring to life creations that share a contemporary dance language and other codes of today’s art discourse.

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