- Friday08 | January21
The FAM (Movement Arts Festival) is offering seven dance shows at Auditorio de Tenerife
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.