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Lava is performing their new double programme at Teatro Pérez Galdós at 8:00 pm on Thursday, the 5th. The dance company will put onstage two original creations that were premiered at Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica last Sunday. They are the work of two choreographers of international scope: Yalacha, by Korean Dongkyu Kim and Hush, by Israeli Roy Assaf.

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.

This programme, which is now travelling to Gran Canaria with tickets on sale on www.teatroperezgaldos.es, 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 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.

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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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Lava is travelling to Pamplona to perform at Navarra University’s Teatro del Museo. The group resident at the Auditorio de Tenerife is putting on a double programme at 7:30 pm on Friday the 22nd. Their show includes the pieces Bending the Walls, by choreographer Fernando Hernando Magadan, and Beyond, by La intrusa’s Virginia García and Damián Muñoz. At 12:00 noon on the same day, the company’s artistic director, Daniel Abreu, will have a meeting with the audience.

This double programme, which was the first show the company put on a year ago, reaches Navarra as part of the section Museo en Danza of the university’s cultural centre. In the morning, the same venue is hosting a meeting with Daniel Abreu, Premio Nacional de Danza 2014 [National Dance Award], to talk about the Tenerife dancer’s career and his work with the company, which started in 2018.

Bending the Walls is an exploration of the world of restrictions and limitations in the search for happiness, freedom and understanding. Through the 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.

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’s calendar continues on 1 December, at the Auditorio de Tenerife where at 7:00 pm they will premiere their new double programme, created by two choreographers, Hush, by Israeli Roy Assaf, and Yalacha, by Korean Dong Kyu Kim, to be presented at the Festival de Artes Escénicas Telón Tenerife. Also, on 5 December the dance company is travelling to Las Palmas de Gran Canaria to perform their new repertoire at Teatro Pérez Galdós.

Tickets for Lava’s premiere on 1 December are available through Auditorio de Tenerife’s usual sale channels: at the box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm Monday to Saturday except holidays; via the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com  or calling 902 317 327. On the day of the performance, the box office will open two hours before the show starts.

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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.

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Auditorio de Tenerife organises this weekend the III Foro La Pedagogía se mueve  [3rd Pedagogy Moves Forum], through the Festival Internacional de las Artes del Movimiento FAM, which started this morning, Friday, the 8th with the participative workshop Diversidad actual [Current Diversity] by the Centro Coreográfico de La Gomera. You can still enrol for free via the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com or coming to Auditorio de Tenerife directly.

The forum, whose motto this year is Ser cuerpo [Being a Body], provides a space to reflect and participate from the perspective of dance and movement art pedagogy.   The intention is to offer a space for dialogue where specific creative ideas and proposals can be contributed in addition to working on the possibility of including and making the most of them in all the spheres of education.

The forum coordinator, Helena Berthelius, welcomed the fifty participants, and told them that “we wish to practise the theory and theorise the practice of what we do at the forum”. “The idea is to enrich contemporary education with formal and non-formal tools and get movement to be present in classrooms”, Berthelius added. Regarding the motto, the expert explained that “we needed to go back to the origins and remember that we are bodies”.

One of the goals of the event is to find common ground, a conjunction of new approaches and achieve creative synergies. The forum is aimed at teachers, educational and cultural agents, pedagogues, communities, artists, associations, students and other people who are interested in the topics being dealt with.

Talks and workshops will go on tomorrow, Saturday, the 9th and will end on Sunday, the 10th with the show CloseEnough by Swedish company ZebraDans at Teatro Leal in La Laguna, which is part of the programme of the Festival de Artes Escénicas Telón Tenerife.

Among other activities, there will be a talk by Lisa Spets and My Gren, members of ZebraDans, who will share with us their experience of teaching dance since 1999 plus a practical workshop entitled ¿Cómo crear espacios de diálogo en el ámbito de la danza y las artes en movimiento?[How to create spaces for dialogue in the sphere of dance and the movement arts]

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Two Auditorio de Tenerife shows received four awards at the gala of the Premios Réplica de las Artes Escénicas de Canarias [Canary Islands Performing Arts Replica Awards] which was held on Monday, 4th in Agüimes. Eti-Queta, by TP Danza, took the award for best children’s show and the Lava’s piece, Abisal, won the Best Dance Show award; Best Costumes went to Leo Martínez and Lava’s artistic director, Daniel Abreu, landed the Best Sound Space award.

Daniel Abreu, Tenerife-born dancer and choreographer, National Dance Award and Lava’s artistic director says that “it’s a beautiful recognition” and points out that “Abisal, the piece created by Lava Compañía de Danza, won three out of four awards it was nominated for”. “We’re very happy and I thank the wonderful team that made Abisal possible”, said the author of the award-winning contemporary dance show.

In Abreu’s view, Abisal, premiered at the opening of Mapas 2019 last July, “contains everything I can express: geography, water among sediments and air, shadow, peace, and unimaginable fauna in a place that no human can inhabit but is evocative enough to place landscapes in it”. “Love’s what moves the world and every single movement of these six dancers goes in that direction because I can’t regard dance as anything other than love”, the creator affirmed.

TP Danza is Tenerife Danza’s Pedagogic Unit, a project coordinated by Helena Berthelius, who picked up the award that recognises the work “of an excellent team who collaborates and participates from a sensitive standpoint making a huge joint effort”. The author and director, who is leading the III Foro La pedagogía se mueve this weekend, stressed the importance of “producing family and educational projects”.

Eti-Queta starts at the inauguration of the first lab for people where they make prototypes with human qualities in search of perfection. Through labelling, different skills are proposed and put into practice. However, the result is a mystery. Intelligence at this lab, led by Master G and his central computer, has managed to create the most wonderful beings. They may not be able to control everything, though…

The Tenerife Danza project works on three areas: social, through Danza en Comunidad; didactic, through its Pedagogic Unit, and its company, TP Danza; plus a creative side provided by the professional training of Lava Compañía de Danza.

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