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Creations for duets from the Low Countries, Germany and Spain will be on the Sala de Cámara stage on Sunday the 18th

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by Enrique Arriaga, is hosting four contemporary dance duets of the Festival Internacional de Danza Contemporánea de Canarias MASDANZA’s Tenerife Extension on Sunday the 18th at 9:00 pm.

The duets titled Moi-JeOut of the blueHito and Ode to phanes will be on at the Sala de CámaraTickets are on sale up to two hours before the show starts at 8 euros with a special discount for dance school students. 

The first piece comes from Madrid and is titled Moi-Je, created by Fabián Thomé. The choreography, performed by Thomé and Javier Monzón García, calls for introspection through listening and abstraction. 

From Rotterdam in the Low Countries comes Out of the blue, a work with original music by Guillem Góngora Moral, inspired by dream landscapes that convey the uncertainty and difficulty faced by human beings when confronting the unknown. Danielle Huyghe and Alexandra Verschuuren both created and perform the piece. 

Hito, penned and performed by Chey Jurado and Akira Yoshida portrays the search for conection of two people through emotion and the unexpected. From Badajoz, Spain, these creators will dance to the sound of Silver Mt. Zion’s Mountains Made of Steam.

And finally, Ode to phanes comes all the way from Berlin to stage the symbology shared by the different myths related to the cycle of life and death.  Melissa Kieffer and Susanna Yliskosky will dance Alma Edelstein’s choreography complemented by two songs: Heptapod B by Jóhann Jóhannsson and Order from Chaos by Max Cooper.

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. 

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 https://auditoriodetenerife.com/en/contact-us 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.

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The show by La Phármaco and the Centro Drámatico Nacional, is performed on Thursday and it is based on the life of María Teresa León

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, is putting on Una gran emoción política at Sala Sinfónica on Thursday, the 15th at 8:30 pm. The show is by La Phármaco, coproduced with the Centro Dramático Nacional and is part of the 2021 FAM Special.  Tickets cost 8 euros and can be bought up to two hours before the show begins.

Luz Arcas, Málaga dancer and choreographer and founder of La Phármaco, has penned this work that is inspired by María Teresa León’s autobiography Memoria de la melancolía, that deals with the decisive years of our recent history, the time of the Civil War and exile: years marked by political fervour, the myth of the Revolution and the belief in utopias. 

Rather than having historicist aspirations the show aims at revealing the archetypal and universal qualities of those events with the company trying to portray the political emotion that drives a people to believe in their right to intervene in the history of their country, as if the future belonged to them. In Luz Arcas’s view, this is about “the emotion that the disasters of the 20th century -the wars, totalitarian regimes and their consequences- have undermined”.

Dance and physical activity, the songs and breathing, the author’s original texts and original music performed live and inspired by European popular themes evoke María Teresa’s memories: fundamental episodes of her life, like saving the Museo del Prado, the activities in the trenches of the Teatro de Guerrillas, political and social events like the participation of women in the war and key concepts such as the mass or the collective body, exile and memory. 

Through her memories, La Phármaco does not intend to dance María Teresa León’s life but her view of the world that was marked by an unrelenting empathy with the disadvantaged classes full of contradictions, and her failed dream of the triumph of a Republican and Communist Spain. From exile, María Teresa hoped to return one day to a country free of Franco’s dictatorship. When she finally returned in 1977, Alzheimer’s disease prevented her from realising where she was. 

On Saturday, 17 October FAM open-air performances start every half hour from 5:30 pm. The shows included areExpectations will not kill you, by OSA+MUJIKA; Idi-Begi, by Proyecto Larrua; Colectivo Glovo’s Mapa; Kintsugi, by Iron Skulls Co, and Young Blood, by Arnau Pérez. More information and tickets are available on www.famtenerife.com.

The Government of the Canary Islands’ Espacio La Granja collaborates with FAM  by housing some residencies and performances, plus the Spanish Theatre Network’s Danza a Escena scheme, and of the Circuito Acieloabierto of the street and unusual places dance network, both under the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s INAEM. The festival has the European Union EFFE label, (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) a quality mark that is granted to festivals with an artistic mission, commitment to local communities and strategic vision at European level.

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. 

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/contact-us 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.

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Tuesday is time for ´Anhelo´, nominated for three Premios MAX, and on Thursday, ´Una gran emoción política´, inspired by María Teresa León

 

Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, welcomes on Monday, the 12th El festín de los cuerpos, a show that celebrates diversity. This contemporary dance show by Sevilla company Danza Mobile, is part of the Festival de las Artes del Movimiento FAM, and takes place at 6:00 pm in the Sala de Cámara. Tickets at 8 euros are now on sale.

El festín de los cuerpos a choreography by Manuel Cañadas, Ana Erdozain and Arturo Parrilla, is a celebration of the body, its movement and diversity. Danza Mobile was set up in 1995 with the aim of creating a space to bring together the worlds of the arts and disability; a joint work of professionals of both areas to contribute to the creative, social, and personal processes of disabled people.

The following day [Tuesday, the 13th] Anhelo will be on the stage of Auditorio de Tenerife’s Sala Sinfónica at 8:30 pm. It is by Seville company Marcat Dance, nominated for three Premios MAX de las Artes Escénicas. Anhelo is a choreography by Mario Bermúdez Gil that focuses on the feeling of human desire, taking the frailty of some Armenian lullabies as a starting point to recreate, through the body, their own language of movement beyond its limit.

On Thursday, 15 October Una gran emoción política is on at Sala Sinfónica at 8:30 pm. Luz Arcas pens this total show, inspired by Memoria de la melancolía, María Teresa León’s autobiography that deals with the decisive years of our recent history, the time of the Civil War and exile: years marked by political fervour, the myth of the Revolution and the belief in utopias.

On Saturday, 17 October there are open-air performances starting every half hour from 5:30 pm. The shows included are: Expectations will not kill you, by OSA+MUJIKA; Idi-Begi, by Proyecto Larrua; Colectivo Glovo’s MapaKintsugi, by Iron Skulls Co, and Young Blood, by Arnau Pérez. Information on the programme and tickets is available on www.famtenerife.com.

The Government of the Canary Islands’ Espacio La Granja collaborates with FAM  by housing some residencies and performances, plus the Spanish Theatre Network’s Danza a Escena scheme, and the Circuito Acieloabierto of street and unusual places dance network, both under the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s INAEM. The festival has the European Union EFFE label, (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) a quality mark that is granted to festivals with an artistic mission, commitment to local communities and strategic vision at European level. 

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. 

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/contactar 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.

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´Paula Quintana’s sold out LA CARNE, opens the busiest week in the festival, which goes on until December. 

Cabildo de Tenerife’s councillor for culture, Enrique Arriaga, presented the 2020 FAM Special at a press conference today. The festival will run until December and includes sixteen theatre and street shows by national companies. Enrique Arriaga, in this first press conference as Culture councillor,  highlighted that "this is a new era that comes with a steady, long-lasting project for Tenerife culture, with the new technologies playing a fundamental role".

Along with Cabildo de Tenerife’s councillor for Roads, Mobility, Innovation and Culture,  the island director of culture, Alejandro Krawietz, and dancer and choreographer Paula Quintana revealed the details of the 10th FAM.  Quintana’s show LA CARNE, opens the busiest week of the festival tomorrow, the 7th.

Arriaga explained that "FAM 2020 was meant to take place in June but had to be restructured and made longer to cater for the needs of this sector". He also highlighted Quintana’s professional curriculum and said that she "is a Tenerife artist that is well-established nationally" and revealed that "no one will be unmoved" by her new piece. 

For his part, Alejandro Krawietz stressed his current position: "with this new responsibility I’m privileged to take on, we’re going to start a lasting cultural scheme, which is what Tenerife creative companies need". Regarding FAM, he pointed out that "this festival started in 2010, so it’s not new to crisis, and its goal since 2019 has been to show the contemporary quality of national dance in Tenerife". "There’s quite a lot of dance activities on the island, that’s why our intention is for the crisis to affect dance as little as possible and reinforce it through FAM", Krawietz stated.

"We’ve tried to include as many companies as possible in the programme, that’s why there may be newcomers in the next weeks, especially Canarian companies’ shows”, the island director explained. When programming special attention was given to work done in artistic residencies in agreement with the Cabildo de Tenerife’s grants given to creators for professional stage productions. 

So, although the current programme ends on 6 December, Canarian dancers will continue to be supported with new proposals that are being carried out in residencies and productions to be shown at FAM shortly. Finally, the island director was clear that "all the necessary measures have been put in place to make sure that taking part in the festival is safe".

Paula Quintana admitted that “I’m extremely pleased and proud these leading national and international companies can come to Tenerife as part of the FAM programme". As for her premiere, LA CARNE, she explained that "the piece is about the arrival of a new time, a new era when the flesh is more dignified, and so are the bodies that have raised again and again throughout civilizations". Fiction, music, and text are brought together in this piece  of dance, a discipline that is "fundamental in our time when we need art as a way of imagining, thinking, asking yourself questions." she revealed.

You can enjoy the force of live dance at Sala Sinfónica, Sala de Cámara and Auditorio de Tenerife’s grounds, and also at the Canarian Government’s venue Espacio La Granja. Information on the shows and tickets, at 8 euros, on www.famtenerife.com.

The Government of the Canary Islands’ Espacio La Granja collaborates with FAM  by housing some residencies and performances, plus the Spanish Theatre Network’s Danza a Escena scheme, and of the Circuito Acieloabierto of the street and unusual places dance network, both under the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s INAEM. The festival has the European Union EFFE label, (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) a quality mark that is granted to festivals with an artistic mission, commitment to local communities and strategic vision at European level. 

In 2019, FAM changed its approach to become a platform of national dance while facilitating Canarian companies a space for creation and exhibition. The Auditorio turns into a multipurpose space during the festival to welcome the different Spanish contemporary dance shows. 

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. 

The tickets for most shows are now available on www.auditoriodetenerife.com or on  902 317 327 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 to 2:00 pm, except holidays. You can also make an appointment to come to the box office on //www.auditoriodetenerife.com/contactar 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.

The programme 

After Carlota Mantecón’s DANCE, NO GOAL on 31 July and Ígnea by Colectivo Lamajara on 20 September, comes the premiere of LA CARNE by Paula Quintana, the second part of a trilogy that started with Las Alegrías, whose successful premiere at 2019 FAM led to its national and international distribution. In this piece, the body, movement, text, installation, and electronic music make up an epic and contemporary tale. Tickets are sold out for the first three performances. 


In the Sala de Cámara at 6:30 pm on Monday 21 October Danza Mobile is putting on El festín de los cuerpos, a choreography by Manuel Cañadas, Ana Erdozain and Arturo Parrilla, a celebration of the bodies, their movement and diversity. 


Anhelo, by Marcat Dance, nominated for three Premios MAX de las Artes Escénicas is on the stage at 8:30 pm on the 13th in the Sala Sinfónica. Mario Bermúdez’s choreography focuses on the feeling of human desire, taking the frailty of some Armenian lullabies as a starting point to recreate, through the body, their own language of movement beyond its limit. 


On 15 October Una gran emoción política will take Sala Sinfónica’s stage at 8:30 pm. Luz Arcas pens this total show, inspired by Memoria de la melancolía, María Teresa León’s autobiography that deals with the decisive years of our recent history, the time of the Civil War and exile: years marked by political fervour, the myth of the Revolution and the belief in utopias. 


On Saturday, 17 October open-air performances start every half hour from 5:30 pm. The shows included are: Expectations will not kill you, by OSA+MUJIKA; Idi-Begi, by Proyecto Larrua; Colectivo Glovo’s MapaKintsugi, by Iron Skulls Co, and Young Blood, by Arnau Pérez. The day ends at the Sala Sinfónica where Instituto Stocos is performing Marriage of Heaven and Hell at 8:30 pm.On 21 October at Espacio La Granja Instrucciones para mejorar la vida, by Compañía Provisional Danza in coproduction with Compañía Nómada, will show the result of bringing together four veteran performers and choreographers while the setting is a homely living room.  


Marco Vargas & Chloé Brûlé bring to FAM Los cuerpos celestes, a series of landscapes where five performers meet and get together to try to learn about the undefinable. Duos, trios, quartets, and quintets will be displayed on 26 October at Auditorio’s Sala Sinfónica to reflect on the place of each individual and their relation to the other. 


The mountain, the truth and the Paradise is the new show by the company Mal Pelo, made up of María Muñoz and Pep Ramis. The latter is giving a solo performance on 1 November at Sala Sinfónica. This show emerges from the need to build a very personal fiction, to update previous works and look into today’s artistic interests. 


The last FAM show this year is on 6 December. It is Lava Compañía de Danza’s new show: Kick the bucket, a choreography by de Iván Pérez. In addition, Auditorio de Tenerife’s company will also dance Bending the walls, a Korzo Theater and de Nederlands Dans Theater production.

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The Festival de las Artes del Movimiento FAM continues its 2020 Special next Sunday at 8:00 pm with Ígnea, by Colectivo Lamajara. This new piece premiers today, 16th at the Sala Negra de los Teatros del Canal in Madrid and will be in Tenerife for a second performance at the Government of the Canary Islands’s venue Espacio La Granja, that collaborates in the festival with Auditorio de Tenerife, which is under the Department of Education, Youth, Museums, Culture and Sport of the Cabildo de Tenerife, run by councillor Concepción Rivero.

The group says that in this volcano-inspired piece “with pleasure, willingly, we let ourselves burn and invoke the unstable nature of things, bringing the image of a volcano as a metaphor for these thoughts.” “In times of explosions, the apparent balance rejects instability, which is, paradoxically, one of its means of expression…”, they say.

Paloma Hurtado, Reinaldo Ribeiro and Daniel Rosado are behind the concept of this new creation, which received a Cabildo de Tenerife grant for professional stage productions. Texts are by Arantza López in collaboration with Colectivo Lamajara. The bodies in Ígnea belong to Igor Calonge, Milagros García, Paloma Hurtado, Daniel Morales and Daniel Rosado; and they are clad with costumes by Héctor León. Stage design is by Luis Crespo and Irene Cantero takes care of lighting. Original music is by Paloma Peñarrubia.

El Colectivo Lamajara is an organization of artists who share a common interest in the language of the body and its possible expressions. It is made up of emerging creators, dancers and collaborators from other art disciplines. The group organizes work cooperatively, encouraging dialogue and agreement towards a common methodology. Their main goal is to support free artistic expression, helping to produce free, eclectic creations.

The public is kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually. On buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this cultural centre by the Cabildo to deal with COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask. Please see FAM upcoming events on www.famtenerife.com.

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The Festival de las Artes del Movimiento FAM is opening its Special 2020 Festival tomorrow, Friday the 31st at 8:30 pm in Espacio La Granja, with  DANCE, NO GOAL, by choreographer and dancer Carlota Mantecón. It is a co-production between Auditorio de Tenerife, under the Department for Culture, Education, Youth, Museums and Sport of Cabildo de Tenerife that is run by Councillor Concepción Rivero, and the Plesni Teater Ljubljana/Dance Theatre Ljubljana in Slovenia. Tickets are on sale on www.auditoriodetenerife.com.

Carlota Mantecón -along with Luz Prado Codina and Tamara Ascanio- is presenting the result of her latest creation, a premiere that will take place simultaneously at the Plesni Teater Ljubljana [Ljubljana Dance Theatre]. The project has been marked by the health crisis, which forced the artists to adapt the way they worked. It initially included exchanges with the Slovenian artists, which were finally replaced by new technologies.

The dancers, authors of this movement cocreation, include three Spaniards and three Slovenian: María de la Cruz Álvarez Galván, Mari Lina Sánchez Díaz, Wenseslao Gutiérrez Barrios, Majda Lekše, Metoda Pavlič and Maja Culiberg.

Mantecón is director and choreographer while Luz Prado Codina is the visual artist, and Tamara Ascanio deals with voices. Alberto Reverón is in charge of the videos, Silvia Navarro is costume assistant and the lighting design is by Cristina Bolívar. As for the Slovenian team, Urša Adamič is the dramaturg and assistant, Pila Rusjan is the video artist while lighting adaptation is by Janko Oven. The creative production is led by Katja Somrak, with Sara Serrano as her Spanish counterpart.

DANCE, NO GOAL is coproduced by the Cabildo de Tenerife by means of a stage production grant, Auditorio de Tenerife and Plesni Teater Ljubljana/Dance Theatre Ljubljana (Slovenia). The Ljubljana Dance Theatre scheme is subsidized by the and Ljubljana Town Council, Culture Department.

FAM continues on 20 September with Ígnea, by Colectivo Lamajara, which is also subsidized by the Cabildo de Tenerife. They will do their residency in both the Auditorio de Tenerife and Espacio La Granja, a venue under the Government of the Canary Islands, where it will also be performed at 8:30 pm. You can buy your tickets no won the website, at the box office or calling 902 317 327.

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