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This Flamenco choreography, inspired by the values of personalities such as García Lorca and Nina Simone, arrives on the island on the 21st of January.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife offers on Sunday, 21 January, at 7:30 p.m. in the Symphony Hall the show titled Paraíso de los Negros, by the dance company María Pagés Compañía. The Andalusian creator and winner of the National Dance Award (Creation) 2002 features in this flamenco choreography with singing and live music. The tickets are on sale for €15.

Paraíso de los Negros draws inspiration from the tension between the principles of freedom and authority that cross Poet in New York by Federico García Lorca, the essence of opposites that is distilled in the homonymous work of Carl Van Vechten, the telluric philosophy of the Négritude of Leopold Sedar Senghor and the claims of the desire expressed by Nina Simone.

The work is about the perpetual pursuit of happiness but explores human limits and limitations. Paraíso de los Negros is constructed around choreography, music, singing, lighting, stage design, costumes, and a dramatic account of the tensions created by boundaries which are real, fictitious, specific, symbolic and their consequent violence and aggression on human consciousness.

The rhythm of the work seeks the tranquillity of the balance of the desired common house. However, it is inspired by the arrhythmia, anomalies, disorder and asymmetry produced by the existential anguish that leads people to assert life and coexistence as our inalienable fundamental rights.

The show is directed by El Arbi El Harti, who is in charge of the dramaturgy, and Pagés, who is also responsible for the choreography, musical direction and costume design. The artistic duo created the scenography together. Their team is completed by the lighting designer Pau Fullana and Enrique Cabañas with the sound design.

Pagés' dancing is joined by the Flamenco singers Ana Ramón and Cristina Pedrosa, Rubén Levaniegos on guitar, Sergio Menem on cello, David Moñiz on violin and the percussion of Txema Uriarte.

Pagés was also awarded the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts in 2014, the Culture Prize of the Community of Madrid in 2007 and the IV Culture Award of the University of Seville in 2016. In 2015, Santiago de Chile recognised her show Utopia as the Best International Dance Work.

The 10 Giraldillo awards of the Flamenco Biennial of Seville confirm her status as one of the most essential Flamenco dancers and choreographers. In 1990, she created María Pagés Company. Since then she has had a repertoire of over 20 works.

The tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. The tickets can be purchased at a price of €15, but there are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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From Auditorio de Tenerife we wish you a happy year 2024, in which you will be the protagonist of an unforgettable show.

Feliz año nuevo Auditorio

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Two of the seven performances are already sold out, which takes place between 4 and 7 January with performers Christian Sánchez and Ana Dachs.

 

Next week, the Auditorio de Tenerife is hosting seven performances of Ghost, the musical. Two of the shows are already sold out. The musical is coming to the island for the first time from 4 to 7 January, with Christian Sánchez, who will play the role of Sam, and Ana Dachs as Molly.  Santa Cruz de Tenerife is the 31st city to see this production, which already has half a million spectators and 800 shows. This musical is an adaptation produced by the author of the film, the Oscar winner Bruce Joel Rubin.

After its successful residency over two seasons on the Gran Vía in Madrid and a tour around Spain, Ghost, the musical comes to the island with a cast formed by 17 performers, led by Sánchez and Dachs. Alberto Collado will play Carl, and Juls Sosa will play the enigmatic Oda Mae. Joan Mas is the criminal Willy López. Oscar Albert is the subway ghost and Joaquín Olivan is the hospital ghost. Esther Santaella and Belén Marcos play the sisters of Oda Mae. And the innocent Mrs Santiago is Maria Moreno.

Alongside the illusionist Paolo Carta, creator of the special effects in the musical Mary Poppins, the show includes striking special effects that make it possible to recreate memorable scenes from the film, such as the scene in which the ghost goes through the body of Oda Mae and the legendary scenes of Sam going through walls. 

Under the musical direction of Carlos Arriezu, the spectator will be immersed for 41 scenes in the pop-rock of the 90's, without forgetting the iconic Unchained Melody. The choreography is directed by Chiara Vecchi, the script and lyric adaptation are by Silvia Montesinos, the costume design is by Felype de Lima and the characterisation is by Olaya Brandón. The lights in the work, designed by Valerio Tiberi, will recreate the nostalgia of New York twenty years ago. 

Ghost is a timeless love story starring Sam and Molly, a couple in love whose happiness is cut short when a thief kills Sam. The spirit of Sam will resist leaving the world of the living and his great love. The need to save Molly's life means that he must remain in the form of a ghost to warn her about the danger she is in. His only form of contact is a peculiar fortune teller with whom he can communicate.

The film was written by Bruce Joel Rubin, Oscar winner for the film's script, which starred Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore and Whoopi Goldberg. Adapted for the theatre by Bruce Joel Rubin himself, the show came to Spain in a musical format in 2019 after its release in London and on Broadway. It has music and lyrics by Glen Ballard and Dave Stewart, the latter was the songwriter of the British group Eurythmics.

The show, which received the 2020 Broadway World Spain Award for Best Musical, is an original production directed by Federico Bellone, the artistic director of internationally renowned shows, notably including the Phantom of the Opera, Mary Poppins, by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh, a resounding success in Italy, Dirty Dancing and the musical Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

This show is a production of Letsgo, the producer and promoter, directed by Iñaki Fernández who is behind many shows such as The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, The Hole, Dirty Dancing, The Addams Family, Young Frankenstein, Kinky Boots, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and events such as Naturaleza Encendida (Nature Lit Up) and the immersive exhibition Tim Burton's Labyrinth.

The performances at the Auditorio de Tenerife will take place on Thursday 4 at 8:30 p.m. (tickets sold out), Friday 5 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Saturday 6 at 6:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and Sunday 7 at 6:00 p.m. (tickets sold out) and 9:30 p.m. The tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office, or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m.

 

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The staff from the Auditorio de Tenerife would like to wish you a 🎄 Merry Christmas🎄 .

The passion for music, opera, and dance can truly light up one's soul. Here's to hoping that the coming year will bring bright moments and share them with you. Cheers!✨ .

 

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This family proposal can be enjoyed this Saturday at 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is hosting two performances of one of the children's shows by Cantajuego. The company, which specialises in this type of proposal, is presenting ¡Viva mi planeta! Me lo contó un pajarito. (Long live my planet! A little birdie told me about it) this Saturday (23rd) at 4.30 p.m. and 7.00 p.m. in the Symphony Hall.

As part of its 2023-2024 tour, Cantajuego is presenting an original story that transports us to the freedom that is enjoyed by birds and that, with its experience and wisdom, will help the audience and artists to learn great lessons, always with music, dancing, and the humour of characters such as Coco, Pepe and Buby, as well as the cantajuegos (singing and games) themselves.

Based on ¡Viva mi planeta! the series nominated for the Latino Grammy Awards, this new show recreates the stories and songs of the musical fiction, where looking after the planet, work and friendship are some of the key values that are promoted in a musical format for the entire family. In total, more than 80 minutes of music, dance and fun are offered.

Created in 2004, Cantajuego is an educational-music project in an audiovisual format, developed by specialists in psychomotor stimulation and psychological-pedagogical work. Especially targeted at those under the age of 6, it proposes using music and movement to kick-start the imagination and develop a sense of rhythm, voice, movement, body gestures and expressions.

With over 2 million albums sold, 10 million subscribers on YouTube and 600 million views in the last six months, they have been touring continuously with their concerts around all of Spain and Latin America since 2008 and presented over 130 concerts in 2022 alone, Cantajuego has become a benchmark in children's music in recent decades.

The tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. Children who have not reached the age of two on the day of the show will not need to purchase a ticket if they are not going to occupy a seat.

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The show features Blanca Paloma, Spain's representative at the last Eurovision Song Contest.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife offers the dance show Acciones sencillas, by the company of Jesús Rubio Gamo. Five dancers perform in this show, accompanied by the voice, music and hand-clapping of three flamenco singers, including Blanca Paloma, Spain's representative at Eurovision 2023. This Friday (22nd) at 7:30 p.m., the Symphony Hall will host the show, which is based on the premise of "the complexity of simplicity" and closes this year's Arts and Movement Festival (FAM) programme. The tickets have a single price of 15 Euros. There are also discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

Acciones sencillas (Simple Actions) dive into the genesis of dance, a force that makes you want to start dancing and moves all that comes after, helping us to learn those codes and discover how to use them. The show is a co-production with the Centro de Cultura Contemporánea Conde Duque Madrid, GREC Festival of Barcelona and Festival Romaeuropa. It has been nominated for the Best Choreography at the 2021 Critics Awards of Catalonia and the Best Lighting Design at the 2022 Max Awards.

Jesús Rubio Gamo is an independent dancer and choreographer who has been producing his creations since 1982. He studied classical ballet, contemporary dance, theatre and literature at institutions such as the Royal School of Dramatic Art (RESAD), the Mariemma Royal Conservatory of Dance (RCPDM) and the Complutense University of Madrid. He received a MAE AECID Grant (2005-2007) to undertake a Master in Choreography at the London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) which he completed earning a Distinction, and he has undertaken Masters studies in Stage Practice and Visual Culture from the UAH in collaboration with the Reina Sofía National Art Museum.

His works have been shown at festivals such as Chantiers d'Europe, Théâtre de la Ville de Paris; the Festival Brandhaarden, the International Theatre Amsterdam; the Swedish National Dance Network; the Escena Contemporánea (Madrid); Danza a escena (Spanish Theatre Network); the Lima Performing Arts Festival; Les Plateaux (La Briqueterie, Paris); the ARC for Dance (Athens); the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival of London; the Birmingham International Dance Festival; the Hay Festival (Arequipa) and the Festival RomaEuropa.

Jesús Rubio Gamo was selected for two consecutive years (2017 and 2018) by the Aerowaves Dance Network as one of the twenty most outstanding young choreographers on the current European scene. In 2020 Spanish National Radio awarded him the OJO CRÍTICO Award in the dance category. The jury valued "his artisanal approach to choreographic composition, which is evident in intimate projects when it comes to making the work dance, and in the orchestration of large groups in which he manages to combine the structure with the individuality of the performers”.

The tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 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. FAM has the collaboration of the Dance on Stage and Acieloabierto Circuit, both of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Spanish Ministry of Culture INAEM.

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The Chamber Hall hosts this programme including works by Bach, Beethoven, Haydn, and Alkan.

 

The pianist Schaghajegh Nosrati features a piano concert next Tuesday (19th) at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín. The programme will contain works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), Joseph Haydn (1732-1809), and Charles-Valentin Alkan (1813-1888).

The concert will begin with Bach's Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue in D minor, BWV 903, and continue with the Sonata in D major, op. 28 Pastoral by Beethoven. This will be followed by the Fantasia in C major, Hob. XVII:4 Capriccio, by Haydn, to end the concert with the four movements of the Symphony for solo piano, op. 39 n. 4-7 by Alkan.

Nosrati has performed for years as a guest soloist at international festivals. Since October 2015, she has taught at the Hannover University of Music, Drama and Media. Born in Bochum (Germany), Nosrati is known as an extremely versatile musician. It was her excellent reputation as a performer of Bach's music that enabled her to establish herself as a concert pianist in her early years.

Her international launch took place in 2014 as the winner of the Bach International Music Competition in Leipzig and, in particular, through her growing musical collaboration with with the renowned Hungarian pianist András Schiff, who praised the "surprising clarity, purity, and maturity" of her musical understanding when performing Bach.

In 2015 she recorded her first album with Genuin Classics, with the titel J. S. Bach: The Art of Fugue. Her second album, launched in autumn 2017 with Genuin Classics and the Deutsches Kammerorchester Berlin, is a recording of the Bach piano concertos BMV 1052-1054.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office, or by dialling the phone number 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. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.

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El espectáculo, una fiel adaptación de la popular película, se estrena en la isla con  Christian Sánchez y Ana Dachs como protagonistas

 

El Cabildo de Tenerife presenta las siete funciones de Ghost, el musical, que llega por primera vez a la isla del 4 al 7 de enero al Auditorio de Tenerife. Los detalles fueron dados por José Carlos Acha, consejero de Cultura del Cabildo de Tenerife; Christian Sánchez, quien interpreta el papel de Sam; Ana Dachs, en el papel de Molly, y Carlos Alexandre, jefe de espectáculos de Letsgo.

José Carlos Acha destacó “este magnífico drama sentimental con escenas sorprendentes, como los efectos especiales de la película, que en cine puede ser sencillo, pero en teatro tiene mucho mérito”. En cuanto al elenco, comentó que “el musical es una disciplina muy completa que requiere que los intérpretes sean prácticamente atletas para poder cantar, bailar y actuar de la forma en que lo hacen”. El consejero también se refirió a la productora que trae este espectáculo, Letsgo, “que lleva a sus espaldas una gran trayectoria con decenas de producciones sobre los escenarios”.

Carlos Alexandre, jefe de espectáculos de Letsgo, reconoció que “nos encanta venir a Tenerife y sobre todo en esta época navideña”. “Siempre intentamos que nuestras giras pasen por el Auditorio de Tenerife, un espacio precioso y emblemático”, comentó el gestor cultural, quien incidió en que “con Ghost hemos sumado medio millón de espectadores con 800 funciones y hemos ido a 30 ciudades, siendo Santa Cruz de Tenerife la número 31”. Asimismo, recordó que “este musical es una adaptación hecha por el mismo autor de la película, siendo muy fiel a la trama original”.

La actriz y cantante Ana Dachs, quien dará vida a Molly en el musical, aseguró que “este espectáculo tiene todo lo que es necesario para emocionarse, con lo que el público suele salir más que satisfecho”. Reconoció que las funciones “requieren de un esfuerzo mental y físico titánico, que es recompensado por el cariño del público”, una conexión que para ella es fundamental. “Estoy deseando compartir todo esto con el público de Tenerife”.

Christian Sánchez, que interpretará el papel de Sam, compartió la responsabilidad que siente “por interpretar a un personaje tan conocido y querido por el público”. “Es importante para nosotros ser fieles a estos personajes que ya existen y conseguir que la gente salga emocionada de la sala”, añadió Sánchez. “Aunque hay canciones que se hicieron para el musical, el público sale con la sensación de haber vivido la película compelta”. El actor destacó “la importancia de la compenetración que tiene el equipo en los momentos de los efectos especiales que consiguen hacer la magia”.

Ghost es un relato de amor eterno protagonizado por Sam y Molly, una pareja de enamorados que ve truncada su felicidad cuando él es asesinado por un ladrón. El espíritu de Sam se resistirá a abandonar el mundo de los vivos y a su gran amor. La necesidad de salvar la vida de Molly hace que él permanezca en forma de fantasma para advertirle del peligro que corre. Su único medio de contacto es una peculiar vidente con la que puede comunicarse.

El espectáculo, que recibió el Premio Broadway World Spain 2020 al Mejor Musical, es una producción original dirigida por Federico Bellone, director artístico de espectáculos de reconocida trayectoria internacional entre los que destacan El fantasma de la ópera, Mary Poppins, de Disney y Cameron Mackintosh, de éxito rotundo en Italia, Dirty Dancing y el musical Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate

Tras su exitosa estancia durante dos temporadas en la Gran Vía madrileña y gira por la geografía española, Ghost, el musical llega a Santa Cruz de Tenerife con un espectáculo cuenta con un elenco formado por 17 artistas, encabezados por Christian Sánchez y Ana Dachs. Alberto Collado interpretará a Carl, y Juls Sosa a la enigmática Oda Mae. Joan Mas es el delincuente Willy López. Oscar Albert es el fantasma del metro y Joaquín Olivan es el fantasma del hospital. Esther Santaella y Belén Marcos son las hermanas de Oda Mae. Y la inocente Sra. Santiago es Maria Moreno.

Un total de 41 escenas recrean la película con una puesta en escena espectacular. De la mano del ilusionista Paolo Carta, responsable de los efectos especiales del musical Mary Poppins de gran éxito en Italia, el espectáculo incluirá impactantes efectos especiales que permitirán recrear memorables escenas del filme; como la escena en la que el fantasma atraviesa el cuerpo de Oda Mae o las míticas de Sam atravesando paredes. 

Bajo la dirección musical de Carlos Arriezu, el espectador se sumergirá en el pop-rock de los años 90, sin olvidar la icónica Unchained Melody. Las coreografías están dirigidas por Chiara Vecchi, la adaptación de guion y letras es obra de Silvia Montesinos, el diseñador del vestuario es Felype de Lima, la caracterización es de Olaya Brandón y el diseño de luces de Valerio Tiberi. Las luces de la obra recrearán la nostalgia del Nueva York de hace veinte años y acompañarán al espectador a sumergirse en esta inigualable historia. 

El espectáculo es una producción de Letsgo, productora y promotora, dirigida por Iñaki Fernández y responsable de shows como El fantasma de la ópera, School of Rock, la saga The Hole, Dirty Dancing, La familia Addams, El jovencito Frankenstein, Kinky Boots, Charlie y la fábrica de chocolate, o eventos como Naturaleza Encendida o la exposición inmersiva Tim Burton: el laberinto. En septiembre de 2020, la productora recibió el galardón ‘Innovación y sostenibilidad’ que otorga el Ayuntamiento de Madrid con motivo del Día Mundial del Turismo. 

La película fue escrita por Bruce Joel Rubin, ganador de un Oscar por el guion de la película, y protagonizada por Patrick Swayze, Demi Moore y Whoopi Goldberg. Adaptada al teatro por el propio Bruce Joel Rubin, el espectáculo llegó a España en formato musical en 2019 tras su estreno en Londres y Broadway. Con música y letras de Glen Ballard y Dave Stewart, compositor este último de la banda británica Eurythmics.

Las entradas para las funciones en el Auditorio de Tenerife se pueden adquirir en la página web www.auditoriodetenerife.com, en la taquilla de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas y de forma telefónica llamando al 902 317 327 en el mismo horario.

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This show by the Navarrese dance company Led Silhouette will take place this Saturday and aims to inspire a sense of resilience

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife programmes for this Saturday (16th) at 7.30 p.m. the dance performance Los Perros by the Navarrese company Led Shilouette and the Valencian choreographer and National Dance Prize winner Marcos Morau. The tickets for this show, part of the Moving Arts Festival FAM, can be purchased for 8 euros, with special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

The Symphony Hall stage of Auditorio de Tenerife will host this performance. The audience will also be seated on the stage for this event. Jon López and Martxel Rodríguez, members of Led Silhouette, are the performers who star in this stage proposal in which, as children of their time, those born in the digital era, are facing an unstable and turbulent setting that confronts them with a process of dehumanisation and isolation, for which the most successful solution seems to be individual armour.

The show unfolds on the premise that the contemporary era obliterates fragile bodies, it disposes of the misfits who struggle between the option of rebellion or docility. In that contradiction, the need arises for others, understanding, empathy, compassion, and love as an urgent resource.

Therefore, Los perros (The dogs) proposes reaching a state of resistance: like dogs that wander, dogs that encounter one another, that recognise one another as being vulnerable, that share joy, but also pain, that fall and get back up, that dance, that rebel through love, generosity, and commitment, to find the meaning of their own lives in that shared journey, to overcome violence and adversity together.

Mornau and the performers present a proposal that travels from the trance of repetition to the fascination of the succession of images. The display of a passionate dance finds its purest meaning in repetition and catharsis: dancing to the point of exhaustion, barking to the point of weariness, living to the point of fatigue. It is, in short, the story of a man who views himself in the other to find himself.

The tickets are available on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. The rest of the FAM programme is available at www.famtenerife.com. This festival has the collaboration of the Dance on Stage and Acieloabierto Circuit, both of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Spanish Ministry of Culture INAEM.

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Daniel García heads this project that delves into the essential elements of Renaissance music. 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife offers this Friday (14th), at 7:30 p.m., at the Chamber Hall the concert Beata Viscera, by Daniel García Trío, led by one of the most versatile and active jazz musicians of his generation, and the vocal quintet Vandalia, known for their historically informed vocal performances.

Throughout its history, jazz has been characterised by its harmonic freedom and improvisational genius. In turn, early music (from the Ars Antiqua up to the Renaissance, from Perotin to Gesualdo) found its most expressive language in dissonance and chromaticism.

Beata viscera is not a typical blend of styles from such different periods as jazz and Renaissance music, but rather, it delves into the essential elements of both: the modality, the colour, the creativity, the amazement, spirituality, and corpulence of this world, that, although entrenched in the 21st century, is still shaken by the same passions, interests, and doubts that moved the start of the Modern Era.

This project is led by the pianist, composer and producer Daniel García, who undertook academic training in Spain and Berklee and gained experience on the main jazz stages in Europe. He is accompanied in this trio by the two virtuosos Pablo Martín Caminero on bass and Borja Barrueta on percussion. In addition, the line-up is completed by the Andalusian polyphony group Vandalia, a benchmark of historically informed vocal performance in our country, made up of the soprano Rocío de Frutos, the countertenors Gabriel Díaz and Jorge Enrique García, the tenor Andrés Miravete and the bass Javier Cuevas.

The tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15 on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office, or by dialling the phone number 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. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed, and large families.

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The Murcia company UpArte is bringing its show ‘Desprovisto’ to La Laguna, Arona and Adeje, and Delirium offers its 'Panza de burro' in Los Realejos

 

The performing arts programme Oye toca ver is ending the year this weekend with a contemporary circus show for all audiences. It is Desprovisto, by the Murcia company UpArte. The performances will take place on Friday (15th) at the auditorium of the University of La Laguna at 8:30 p.m., on Saturday (16th) at the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos (Arona) at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday (17th) at the Auditorium of Adeje at 8:00 p.m. The offer is completed with a new staging of Delirium's latest work, Panza de burro (Blanket of Cloud), which can be seen at the Cultural Centre in Los Realejos on Friday, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Desprovisto stands out for a high technical level of acrobatics, six performers without characters and a leitmotif that drives the work, but which it is not essential to know to enjoy the show. This new proposal undertakes a quest for balance between risk, rhythm, aesthetics and humour. The underlying concept of the work, going from rigidity to flexibility, can be appreciated in the elements used on stage and in the body line, incorporating contemporary dance into the company’s work.

This contemporary circus work for all audiences wants to touch the spectator with both form and substance, through artists who will distance themselves from a depersonalised mass, to transform into a group of individuals, where acrobatics and human towers are guaranteed. In May, the show received the Emilio Zapatero Award for Best Circus Show at the Festival of Theatre and Street Arts (TAC) of Valladolid.

UpArte is a contemporary circus company formed in Murcia at the end of 2012 that has amassed over 250 performances. Its background includes the shows Todo encaja (2015) and Áureo (2018), as well as gala performances. Its shows have toured around most of Spain and abroad (France, Italy, England, Morocco). The company’s trademark is refined high-level acrobatic technique which makes its shows a unique, striking and visual stage event and manages to connect the spectator naturally and, in turn, leave them breathless.

On Friday (15TH) at 8.30 p.m., the cultural centre Casa de la Cultura will host a new performance of Panza de burro (Sea Cloud), the latest project by the Tenerife company Delirium, which details the world of two 10-year-old friends in a neighbourhood of northern Tenerife in a stark and funny way. Shit and Isora live under the protection of the female world of grandmothers. Shit idolises and blindly follows Isora, who is an orphan and suffers from an eating disorder. Both spend summer between boredom, looking for someone to take them to the beach and trying to satisfy and understand the nascent sexual desire that constantly shakes and attacks them, inland, confined under the disappointment of a melancholic sea cloud.

The performing arts programme Oye toca ver is organised by the Island Council of Tenerife with the councils of Adeje, Arona, Candelaria, el Sauzal, Guía de Isora, Los Realejos, Tacoronte, and the University of La Laguna. It consists of 41 performances by thirteen companies and ends next Sunday with the performance of UpArte at the auditorium of Adeje.

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The event this Friday is conducted by Tabita Berglund and features pianist Martín García García as guest soloist

 

The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra has sold all tickets for the concert it is offering this Friday (15th) at the Auditorio de Tenerife as part of a new event by the orchestra in its season subscription which includes works by Tchaikovsky and Chopin and which has been named The Nutcracker. The Norwegian conductor Tabita Berglund is once again leading the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra to conduct this programme which also notably features the Asturian pianist Martín García García as soloist. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m.

The Nutcracker, suite 1, op. 71A, TH 35 by Piotr Ilich Tchaikovsky will open the evening of music. It is a score created in 1892 and based on a fairy tale that appeals to audiences of all ages. The ballet recounts how a series of toys come to life during Christmas Eve, and practically from the time it premiered, it became one of the Russian composer's most popular scores.

Then, there will be a performance of Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor by Frédéric Chopin from 1830 which follows in the wake of the concertos of Johann Nepomuk Hummel, who was in turn influenced by those of Mozart. The piece, with a deep nationalist impact, has lyrical writing, richly adorned, in which the piano -played on this occasion by Martín García García- gets all the attention, while the orchestra contributes the main musical materials, adding timbric colour and sound support.

After the interlude, the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra will once again perform Tchaikovsky, this time with his Symphony No. 5 in E minor, Op. 64, TH 29, composed in 1888 in which he evokes his internal battles through destiny as an inspiring concept. This cyclical work, which is completely autobiographical, underwent several corrections and rewrites during his creative process, deriving from his emotional state.

Tabita Berglund has established herself as one of the brightest hopes on the European scene and has been recognised as the most influential young composer of her generation; her style has been described as suggestive, charismatic, and sharp. Within the symphonic realm, her debuts with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Berner Symphonieorchester, Orchestre National de Lyon, Philharmonia Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Dresdner Philharmonie, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Musikkollegium Winterthur and the Grafenegg Festival, stand out, where she featured alongside the Tonkünstler-Orchester Niederösterreich.

On an opera level, her presence leading the Philharmonia Orchestra stands out, making her debut at the Girlington Opera conducting The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart. This season also notably features her intervention as the principal guest conductor of the Kristiansand Symphony Orchestra and her commitments with the Trondheim Symfoniorkester and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, among others.

Berglund has appeared alongside the leading orchestras on both sides of the Atlantic such as the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Bergen, the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra and the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, the Luzerner Symphonieorchester, the Sinfonieorchester Wuppertal, the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya, the Hallé, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Tapiola Sinfonietta.

Aged just 26, Martín García García is considered one of the most internationally renowned pianists. He performed around 80 concerts all over the world in 2023 alone, making his debut in Korea, Mexico and Brazil. He has also visited Japan, the United States, Canada, Poland, Italy, Portugal, Belgium, Lithuania, Portugal and Luxembourg, giving outstanding recitals and performing alongside prestigious orchestras such as the NHK Symphony Orchestra, the Seoul Philarmonic Orchestra, the Hamburg Symphoniker, the Warsaw Philarmonic Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra and the Orquesta de Brasilia.

García visited the Carnegie Hall in New York and Japan in 2022, on a tour of 14 performances in which he amassed 25,000 spectators. A year earlier, in 2021, he was awarded first place at the "Cleveland International Piano Competition" and third place at the "2021 International Chopin Piano Competition".

Leandro Martín Quinteros, from the Tenerife Association for Friends of Music (Atadem), will give a talk on the three works to be heard at the concert. The event will start at 6:30 p.m. in the Sala Avenida, located in the hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín.

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