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Tomorrow at 8.00 p.m. the theatrical association Tatrum stages this comedy at the cultural centre Centro Ciudadano de Gracia

 

Tomorrow [Friday 14] the cultural centre Centro Ciudadano de Gracia in La Laguna hosts the play Bar Manolo. This play is part of the programme of the Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) of the Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. The proposal by the theatrical association Tatrum begins at 8:00 p.m. Entry is free until full capacity is reached. 

The theatrical piece Bar Manolo presents a popular establishment located just opposite the cemetery. Manolo, the bar owner, is a fan of crosswords and drinking. He is accompanied by Conchi, who is responsible for cleaning and cooking. During the show, a wide variety of characters will come to the bar, which will be the setting of forbidden love, vices, complicities, and madness. One day, things get out of control due to the death of an acquaintance and an accident that includes a coffin, an old woman whose memory is failing and a winning lottery number.

Nine performers from the Tatrum theatre association bring this proposal to life. José Manuel Sosa will be Manolo, the bar owner, while Yesica Rodríguez will be Conchi, the cook. Hugo Rodríguez will play Carlos the teacher and Mariana Rodríguez will be Silvia, mother of Leticia, who will be in the role of Yolanda Peña. Luisa and Paco are the workers at the funeral home, roles played by Olga Vanesa Curotto and José Luis Rubio, respectively. Lastly, Olgui González will become Blanca, the widow, and Pepe Damas will play Jesus, the plumber. 

Bar Manolo was created by Jean Pierre Martínez and directed by Irene Pérez. The costumes and stage design of this show, which involves the collaboration of the Council of La Laguna, is provided by the theatre group itself. 

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is part of the Educational Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre and the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations on the island. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

Its objectives are to promote a liking for theatre among different social and cultural groups, as well as to promote the general public's attendance to, and love of, theatrical plays; likewise, to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different work groups necessary in the production of a play.

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Performances from China, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands are appearing this Sunday [16th] at 9:00 p.m.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Next Sunday [October 16], at 7.30 p.m., the Auditorio welcomes the Tenerife extension of the 27th International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, Masdanza. It will be possible to enjoy four international dance duets from China, Spain, Italy and the Netherlands.

The programme of choreographic pieces will begin at 9:00 p.m. with Convergencias, by the Spaniards Tania Garrido and Eva Alonso, a work that unfolds between time and space in an almost pictorial manner. From Italy comes the proposal by Adriano Bolognino, entitled Behind you, which investigates the emotional aspects of winter taking inspiration from the work of art Return from the forest by Giovanni Segantini.

Order without freedom? Or freedom without order? This is the premise behind Chaos, by the creator from China Zhiren Xiao. Lastly, False memories, by Tu Hoang and Hiro Murata, is coming to the Auditorio de Tenerife from the Netherlands to reflect with the psychologically minded audience through the perspective of two individuals who have an indescribable connection with one another. 

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.

In addition to the Auditorio de Tenerife, the Teatro Victoria in the capital of Tenerife is also part of the Tenerife extension of the Masdanza festival, programming a series of dance solos at it from Israel, Cyprus, China and Spain which can be seen on Sunday, at 7:00 p.m., and on Monday [17th] at 9:00 p.m.

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On Thursday at 7:30 p.m. the Chamber Hall hosts a talk with Javier Almuzara with free entry until full capacity is reached

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of the Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. On Thursday, the 13th at 7:30 p.m. a talk with the librettist of the opera Fuenteovejuna, Javier Almuzara, who will break down the process of adapting the Golden Age classic by Lope de Vega. Entry is free until full capacity is reached. 

The composer Jorge Muñiz received a commission from the Opera of Oviedo Foundation to adapt the opera Fuenteovejuna, to mark the 400th anniversary of the creation of Lope de Vega's work, a masterpiece of the Spanish Golden Age. The world premiere of this adaptation with a libretto by Almuzara took place in Asturias in 2018. The Auditorio de Tenerife will be the second venue to offer the performance of this contemporary work on 18, 20 and 22 October.

Javier Almuzara (Oviedo, 1969) has published several poetry books, including El sueño de una sombra (1990), Por la secreta escala (1994), Constantes vitales (2004, Emilio Alarcos Award), Caravana y desierto (2014, a series of lyrical recreations based on the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam), Quede claro: Antología poética 1989-2013 (2014, with a prologue by Miguel d'Ors, and which includes the unpublished poetry collection Siempre y cuandoA la de tres (2017, Haikus collection) and Todos los besos son de despedida (2021). He is also the author of the diary Letra y música (2001), of the miscellaneous prose book Títere con cabeza (2005, Café Bretón Award) and of the book of essays Catálogo de asombros(2012). 

He was the scriptwriter of Manos a la ópera, an educational programme on the Television Network of the Principality of Asturias, and he is the librettist of the opera Fuenteovejuna (Espuela de Plata, 2018). He runs reading and literary creation workshops and literature and history of music courses at centres such as the Open University of Gijón and the National Distance Education University (UNED).

As for next week's opera performances, Santiago Serrate will lead the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra as musical director. The stage direction is by Miguel del Arco, and, for the shows in Tenerife, Raúl Vázquez will be in charge of stage revival direction. The stage design was by Paco Azorín, while the costumes were devised by Sandra Espinosa. The lighting direction which can be enjoyed in the Symphony Hall is by Juanjo Llorens.

As for the cast, the soprano María Miró will be Laurencia, the daughter of the mayor of Fuenteovejuna. Her sweetheart, Frondoso, will be played by the tenor Antonio Gandía. The bass Felipe Bou will play the municipal ruler, while the baritone Damián del Castillo will be transformed into the ruthless commander Fernán Goméz. The bass-baritone Fernando Latorre will provide the voice of his assistant. 

The roles of the villagers Mengo, Pascuala and Jacinta will be performed by the tenor David Astorga, the soprano Isabella Gaudí and the mezzo-soprano Marina Pardo, respectively. The tenor Juan Noval-Moro will play the magistrate who will issue a judgement on the town. The voices of the soloists will be joined by another thirty members of the Tenerife-Intermezzo Resident Choir.

This opera, in three acts, shows that some questions posed by Lope de Vega have remained valid four centuries later: the united force of a social mass under the repression of the established power and corruption. Muñiz - first Grand Prize of the European Young Composers - ratifies his commitment to social issues with this work.

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. Check the special discounts for students, unemployed, large families and holders of the TEN+JUB and TEN+DIS cards issued by the Tenerife Island Council as well as the special price of €5 for the audience under 30 years of age. 

The subscription for Opera de Tenerife is available until October 17th, including five of the seven performances of the season: (FuenteovejunaUn ballo in mascheraNancy Fabiola y sus invitados (Nancy Fabiola and her guests)DER ZWERG (THE DWARF) and Tannhäuser). Prices of the Opera Club pass start at 100 Euros and it provides a 20 percent discount on the cost of tickets. There is also a discounted pass for members of large families (-30%) and the offer continues for young people under the age of 30, who can enjoy the five products -all of them, except the chamber and family operas- for 20 Euros, that is to say, four Euros per title.

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The Puro Teatro Association will perform this comedy tomorrow at the cultural centre Centro Ciudadano Barrio Nuevo

 

The Tenerife Auditorium's Amateur Theatre Programme is under the Island Council's Culture Area, an area that is directed by the island’s minister of culture Enrique Arriaga. Tomorrow it offers a new performance of Historias caóticas para cinco artistas desesperados. The Puro Teatro Association is performing this comedy recommended for an adult audience tomorrow (Tuesday 11) at the cultural centre Centro Ciudadano Barrio Nuevo of La Laguna Theatre at 8:00 p.m.

Historias caóticas para cinco artistas desesperados is made up of five small texts whose common theme is chaos. Each of the five stories is starred by two characters who in some way express their feelings at a specific moment in their lives. The actors that are part of the Association are Lidia Dorta, Jesús Patrón, Sonia Lutzardo, Glenda Suárez and Nuria Neida.

In the first of the stories in this theatrical piece, the two brothers find themselves in strange circumstances and realize that their lives have taken very different paths. In the second, a painter has been hiding a great secret from her husband, but he hides an even greater one. A comedian who gets entangled in a mess thanks to an admirer is the theme of the third story. In the fourth story, a husband disappears and forces his wife to turn to a professional to search for him. And, lastly, the fifth story features the appearance of a mother who causes tremendous upheaval in her unstable daughter's life.

The programme Teatro Aficionado (Amateur Theatre) is part of the Educational and Social Area of the Auditorio de Tenerife. This programme encourages interest in the hobby of theatre and the production of theatrical plays by the existing associations in Tenerife. It aims to stimulate matters such as communication, the exchange of ideas, and creativity amongst members who, in turn, belong to youth collectives, cultural collectives, women's collectives, and neighbourhood groups, among others.

Its main objectives are to promote a liking for theatre among different social and cultural groups, as well as to promote the general public's attendance to, and love of, theatrical plays; likewise, to contribute to enriching the technical/artistic quality of amateur theatre groups and to create different work groups.

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The shows takes place next week and will be attended by the composer and librettist

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife opens the opera season 2022-2023 with Fuenteovejunabased on the Spanish Golden Age classic by Lope de Vega. The performances take place in the Symphony Hall on the 18, 20 and 22 of October at 7:30 p.m. The tickets and passes for five titles of the season are still available. The details of the production were announced today [Monday 10th] by the island’s minister for Culture of Tenerife Council, Enrique Arriaga, together with the opera’s composer, Jorge Muñiz, the musical director, Santiago Serrate, and the director of stage revivals, Raúl Vázquez.

Enrique Arriaga recalled that “not long ago the composer Jorge Muñiz received a commission from the Opera of Oviedo Foundation. He adapted the opera Fuenteovejuna to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the work by Lope de Vega with one of the masterpieces of the Spanish Golden Age”. The world premiere of this adaptation with a libretto by Javier Almuzara took place in Asturias in 2018. “The Auditorium of Tenerife will be the second venue to offer the performance of this contemporary work with a very topical subject” highlighted Arriaga.

Arriaga acknowledged that “we are delighted to open the season of the Opera of Tenerife with this contemporary proposal which is in line with the aim established last year to reach everyone: opera experts, young people and those not so seasoned in opera”. The Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and the solo singers are joined by the choir ‘Coro Titular Ópera de Tenerife-Intermezzo’ and the extras. “It promises great success on the stage” announced the minister.

Winner of the European Grand Prize for Young Composers, the composer Jorge Muñiz explained that “programming new work in opera seasons is what we contemporary creators aspire to do in order to communicate today”. “Fuenteovejuna is by Lope de Vega, but its language has been updated by the librettist Javier Almuzara and I hope that it directly talks to the audience”. As for the music, Muñiz highlighted that “they are going to hear hip hop, funk, merengue and even a bolero during the work, but he also talked about tradition, and they are going to recognise characters who are shaped like in Mozart operas in a modest tribute”.

Santiago Serrate will lead the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra as musical director. “It is the first time that I have conducted this orchestra which I have known for a long time. I must say that it is a luxury and we are going to head into this premiere with great naturalness” explained the maestro. For Serrate, “the Opera of Tenerife is a star that really dazzles the global scene. What makes it different is its programming: opening the season with a contemporary opera from four years ago says a lot about the Auditorium”. “The All for one, Fuenteovejuna in this work is very topical because in the pandemic we saw that together we could beat it and the same will happen with the war” explained the maestro. He stated that people would hear live music “that will touch their hearts”. “Our job is not only entertainment, culture educates, it shapes people, and this opera poses very relevant questions” stated the musician.

The stage direction is by Miguel del Arco, winner of the 2017 National Theatre Award, and, for the shows in Tenerife, Raúl Vázquez will be in charge of stage revival direction. “I feel that the Opera of Tenerife is like my second home and I am delighted to return on this occasion with a stage direction created by Del Arco that is very demanding, both in terms of staging and music” announced Vázquez, who added that “I hope the public will not miss the chance to see this work in an opera format because it will not fail to make an impression and all of our work and effort will be seen in this total spectacle”.

The stage design was by Paco Azorín, while the costumes were devised by Sandra Espinosa. The lighting direction which can be enjoyed in the Symphony Hall is by Juanjo Llorens. As for the cast, the soprano María Miró will be Laurencia, the daughter of the mayor of Fuenteovejuna. Her sweetheart, Frondoso, will be played by the tenor Antonio Gandía. The bass Felipe Bou will play the municipal ruler, while the baritone Damián del Castillo will be transformed into the ruthless commander Fernán Goméz. The bass-baritone Fernando Latorre will provide the voice of his assistant.

The roles of the villagers Mengo, Pascuala and Jacinta will be performed by the tenor David Astorga, the soprano Isabella Gaudí and the mezzo-soprano Marina Pardo, respectively. The tenor Juan Noval-Moro will play the magistrate who will issue a judgement on the town. The voices of the soloists will be joined by another thirty members of the Tenerife-Intermezzo Resident Choir.

This opera, in three acts, shows some questions posed by Lope de Vega that have remained valid four centuries later: the united force of a social mass under the repression of the established power and corruption. With this work, Muñiz ratifies his commitment to social issues.

 

 

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. Check the special discounts for students, unemployed, large families and holders of the TEN+JUB and TEN+DIS cards issued by the Tenerife Island Council as well as the special price of €5 for the audience under 30 years of age.

The subscription for Opera de Tenerife is available until October 17th, including five of the seven performances of the season: (FuenteovejunaUn ballo in mascheraNancy Fabiola y sus invitados (Nancy Fabiola and her guests)DER ZWERG (THE DWARF) and Tannhäuser). The prices of the Opera Club pass start at 100 Euros. There is also a discounted pass for members of large families (-30%) and the offer continues for young people under the age of 30, who can enjoy the five products -all of them, except the chamber and family operas- for 20 Euros, that is to say, four Euros per performance.

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The Carlos Meneses Trio stages on Friday and the Kike Perdomo Quartett on Saturday joined by the 101 Brass Band in the Auditorium’s Hall

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. This weekend, the venue welcomes the 14th edition of the Canarias Jazz Showroom with two concerts. The Carlos Meneses Trio stages on Friday [7th] and the Kike Perdomo Quartett on Saturday [8th]. At the end of the second performance, the 101 Brass Band will perform a free concert in the Auditorium's Hall. Both concerts start at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall.

The Carlos Meneses Trío presents a live repertoire with a selection of works from the three albums released to date. Apart from the original works by Carlos Meneses (compositions and arrangements), the experience of having played live together as a trio on several occasions. In addition to presenting the musical content of their latest album "Like one”, thetrio will play songs from the previous albums Sharp Jazz (2020) and “Jazz a.m.” (2021). The Carlos Meneses Trio was formed in 2020, and it is currently formed by Federico Lechner and Daniel González.

Kike Perdomo Quartett presents the latest work, Friendship. Based on original compositions, with a contemporary musical concept and focused on research and the development of new sounds within the world of jazz, this album was recorded in an acoustic format (drums, bass, piano and saxophone) in New York, the place where this musical style was born. The album was subsequently enriched in Tenerife at the 96KMusic studio with several instruments and voices to add a colourful proposal with new textures and sonorous nuances to the final work. The saxophonist Kike Perdomo plays in a quartet format with Nasim López-Palacios Navarro on drums, Ruimán Manuel Martín León on double bass, David Quevedo Fernández on piano and Olga Salud Sáez as a guest vocalist.

After the concert by Kike Perdomo Quartett on Saturday, the Auditorio de Tenerife offers a performance by the 101 Band Brass in its hall with free entry until capacity is reached. As a result of the musical interest and curiosity of its members, this band was formed in Tenerife at the beginning of 2014 using Balkan, South American and American brass bands as references, always with the premise of providing fun and conveying all the possible energy to the audience.

The 14th edition of the Canarias Jazz Showroom arrives with a great new jazz work that bears the regional hallmark. This year, almost ten projects will be presented on different islands which will finish with a concert in Brussels where the new lines of jazz by regional creators will be showcased. The festival has featured more than one hundred groups and projects who show that the jazz performers and composers of the Canary Islands are in very good health.

The tickets for the performances 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 tickets can be purchased at a single price of €15. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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The auditorium’s Chamber Hall Will host the recital ˋMystikˊ, with compositions by Bach and Messiaen at the service of religious solemnity

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of the Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. The venue has programmed a concert for two pianos next Tuesday [the 4th of October] with the Tenerife-born pianist Esther Ropón and the German Ernst Surberg. The programme, entitled Mystik, begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall.

Johann Sebastian Bach and Olivier Messiaen join hands in this recital whose common denominator is music at the service of spirituality and religious solemnity. Just over 200 years separate the life trajectory of both composers, united in this programme by their unconditional mysticism.

The performance begins with three transcriptions of the choral preludes and cantatas written by the master from Leipzig and arranged for piano four hands by the Hungarian composer and pianist György Kurtág, all of them a faithful reflection of his unwavering faith and his transcendent vision between the earthly and the spiritual.

Olivier Messiaen, for his part, manifests a mystical sense of communion with nature. Written in 1943 during the occupation of France, Visions de l'Amen consists of seven ecstatic meditations for two pianos on biblical verses ranging from Genesis to Revelation. A driving theme that Messiaen himself called "the theme of creation" acts as a unifying element that runs through the entire work, from its beginning, Amen de la création, with grandiose and solemn chords, to Amen de la Consommation in a long chorale of final glory. 

Two composers who reaffirm the human and spiritual values of music through a strongly polyphonic language, solid sonorities and a moving expressiveness with two identical instruments, where it is not the contrast of two different timbres that comes into play, but the dialogue between the human being and the divinity.

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. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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More than one hundred shows and 28 companies comprise this initiative by the Auditorio de Tenerife, University of La Laguna and seven councils

 

Twenty-eight companies will participate in the first edition of the programme Oye toca ver (Listen Touch See) organised in conjunction by the Auditorio de Tenerife, the University of La Laguna and the councils of Adeje, Arona, Candelaria, El Sauzal, Guía de Isora, Los Realejos and Tacoronte. The project, organised as a season of performing arts, includes more than one hundred performances of Canarian, national and international shows, which will take place from 7 October to 26 March.

The minister for Culture of the Island Council, Enrique Arriaga, indicated that “the ambitious project that we are starting next month aims to be a tool for councils in terms of invigorating cultural activity” and he recalled “the significant investment that the Island Council of Tenerife is making to ensure that all the municipalities have a suitable facility for housing professional companies”.

Enrique Arriaga stated that the shows of this first edition, which serves as a laboratory, will take place in different stage spaces on the island: Adeje, Arona, Candelaria, El Sauzal, Guía de Isora, Los Realejos, Tacoronte and the Paraninfo (Auditorium) of the University of La Laguna. The minister informed the councillors and cultural programmers who attended the event held at the Auditorio de Tenerife that “this performance is included within the focus of the cultural policy that we presented and which aimed to balance the cultural activity on the island”.

For the island director of Culture, Alejandro Krawietz, “this initiative is pioneering as it creates the programme of the season through a selection team formed by municipal programmers, who have attended exhibitions and festivals on the national scene and held joint meetings for months”. He highlights that “this is a pilot experience that new municipalities will gradually join over the coming months”.

The international participation in this first edition comes with the company Hugo & Inés, formed by the Peruvian Hugo Suárez and the Bosnian Inés Pasic, which will bring Hambre de títeres. Miniaturas. From London, the String Theatre is participating with The Insect Circus, and the four Portuguese shows will feature the companies Gato Sa (Vai Vem), Do Chapitó (Antígona), Peripécia Teatro (Fardo) and Partículas elementares (Ninho).

Seventeen companies are participating from other Spanish autonomous communities. Madrid is contributing five: Manuel Liñán (¡Viva!), Jesús Rubio (Gran Bolero), Pablo Remón (Barbados, etcétera), Korsia (Igra) and La Tristura (Future lovers); Catalonia is offering four shows courtesy of El Pot Petit (Las aventuras del león vergonzoso - "The adventures of the shameful lion"), Les Cícliques (Tábula), La Calórica (Fairfly) and Dora Cantero (El tiempo de las tortugas - "The time of the turtles").

The Andalusian companies La Zaranda, Las Niñas de Cádiz and Truca will stage their shows La batalla de los ausentes (" The battle of the absent"), Las bingueras de Eurípides ("Euripides' Bingo Players") and Sopla!("Blow!"), respectively. From the Basque Country come Tanttaka Teatroa (Sexpiertos) and Mar-Mar Teatro (Tarzán); from the Valencian Community Leamok (Hanle) and Lucas Escobedo (Paüra), and from the Balearic Islands, the company Des Tro will participate with its show Poi.

The Canarian representation included in the programme is formed by Bypass (El sonajero de polichinela - "Polichinela's rattle") and Abubukaka (El nombre de la rosa - "The name of the rose"), Daniel Morales (Somnus), Paloma Hurtado (Origánika) and Cyrano (Mararía).

The companies that will star in the first two months of this season are: Leamok, performing in Tacoronte (7 October), Los Realejos (8 October) and Arona (14 October), Gato Sa, presenting their show in Adeje (21 October), University of La Laguna (Paraninfo, 22 October), Los Realejos (28 October), Hugo & Inés with four performances in Tacoronte (28 October), Adeje (29 October), Arona (4 November) and Los Realejos (5 November).

La Zaranda will start the tour in Los Realejos (11 November), to continue in Arona (12 November), El Sauzal (18 November) and University of La Laguna (Paraninfo, 19 November). String Theatre will perform in Candelaria (18 November), Tacoronte (20 November), Los Realejos (26 November) and Adeje (27 November). The performances by Bypass will be held at the University of La Laguna (Paraninfo, 26 November), in El Sauzal (27 November), Adeje (3 December) and Los Realejos (4 December), and Tanttaka Teatroa will perform Sexpiertos in El Sauzal (26 November) and at the University of La Laguna (Paraninfo, 27 November).

The activities of this project, which also includes workshops, talks and events with the participating companies, will be announced by each stage space through their normal formats. The first show will be on 7 October in Tacoronte with Hanle, by the company Leamok. The complete schedule of all the shows is also in the Performing arts section of the website of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

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ˋThe very last northern white rhinoˊ, by the Argentinean choreographer Gaston Core with the dancer and model Oulouy, will take place this Friday

 

The festival FAM Otoño shows on Friday [the 30th Sept.] at 8 p.m. at the Espacio La Granja the solo The very last northern white rhino, by the Argentinean choreographer Gaston Core. The dance programme of Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of the Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga, proposes this show starring the Ivorian model and dancer Oulouy.

This piece emerged out of the news of the death of the last northern white rhino, leaving a mother and its daughter as the last members of its species, with no chance of continuing. When New York Times reporter Sam Anderson learned of the death of the last male northern white rhino, he flew to Kenya to spend a week with the only survivors of the species. 

Two females, mother and daughter, entered what is known as "functional extinction: when they die, the lineage will have ended. Anderson describes the daily life of Fatu and Najin who, indifferent to their fate, graze under the sun of the reserve where they will be kept safe from poachers until their death. 

This image highlights life for life's sake since the only function of these individuals is to live and account for a species that is already a part of the past. Gaston Core imagines these hulking mammals as terribly fragile: their bodies as irreplaceable as pieces from a living museum. 

Knowing that the northern white rhino will disappear with them, we no longer see just a safari animal but a terrifyingly human creature that confronts us with ourselves. For Core, "the fact that they are and occupy space is a testimony that makes the individual a symbol of his species; man, a symbol of man”. 

Through formal research on different styles of urban dance, Core offers in this piece the image of the man who dances until exhaustion because there is, perhaps, nothing else that can be done. In other words, this piece presents dance as excess, as a celebration stemming from life.

“This image of the last two northern white rhinos brought me much peace at a time of great uncertainty for the world, like when at the end of "Melancholia" by Lars Von Trier, Kirsten Dunst's character builds the structure of a tipi without walls to take refuge with her nephew and sister and wait for the meteorite to collide with the Earth.

On 21 October at 7:30 p.m. the next appointment to enjoy the Arts and Movement Festival will take place at the Castillo Hall (Sala Castillo) of the Auditorio de Tenerife, staging the scenic work Parece nada (Not at all), by Guillermo Weickert. Based on an attempt to place the organ of perception (the eyes) as the perceived object (viewed), he proposes an exercise of taking another look at the stage, those who inhabit it and their movements as a testing ground.

FAM (Arts and Movement Festival), a proposal of Auditorio de Tenerife and a commitment to Spanish contemporary dance, comes alongside the artistic circuit supported by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) and developed by the Spanish Network of Theatres: Danza a Escena 2022.

The tickets are available on the website www.famtenerife.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. Some shows have age recommendations, which can be consulted on the website. Check the special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

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The pianist Andrei Korobeinikov will be the guest soloist for this occasion and will sign his first performance with the Council orchestra

 

Today (Tuesday 27) the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra started rehearsals ahead of the concert that is staging this Friday (30th) at 7:30 p.m., in the Auditorio de Tenerife in a program formed by works by Mahler, Saint-Säens, Ravel and Strauss that will address five different interpretations of death. The work sessions were affected by adverse weather which prevented the guest conductor, Jaume Santonja from landing on the island. In this third concert of the 2022-2023 season, the orchestra will perform Totentanz by Franz List for the first time, which will involve the participation of the pianist Andrei Korobeinikov as a soloist. 

The concert will begin with Totenfeier, the symphonic poem in C minor for orchestra by Gustav Mahler. Written in 1897 based on the verses of the Pole Adam Mickiewicz, the Austro-Bohemian composer describes a shadowy journey through the deepest doubts of human beings faced with this inescapable event.

Totentanz, S. 126, fantasy for piano and orchestra, is an unprecedented register in the history of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. Written over almost 20 years by Franz List, this musical score recreates, in a hypnotic atmosphere, the fatal attraction that all human beings experience towards death. Even in its gloomy development, the demanding technical mastery of playing the piano stands out, which will contribute flashes of light through a range of colour, texture and expressiveness.

In the second part of the concert, the orchestra will begin with Danse macabre, op. 40 by Camille Saint-Säens, a piece based on a medieval tradition that represented death dancing with different people from the wealthiest classes to remind them that the end will be the same for everyone. Premiered in Paris in 1875, the violin solo known in the Middle Ages and in the Baroque period as “diabolus in musica”, announces the start of a macabre instrumental choreography. 

Pavane pour une infante dèfunte, by Maurice Ravel, is the fourth piece of the evening. In it, the French composer looks at the music of the Spanish court during the Baroque period. He used it as inspiration to recreate the Pavane dance, a slow processional dance that enjoyed great popularity between the 16th and 17th centuries with simple writing that isn't however lacking the modernity, colour and elegance of Ravel.

The concert will end with Death and Transfiguration, TrV 158, op. 24 by Richard Strauss, a symphonic poem written when he was barely 24 years old and in which he addresses the last living moments of a person. The composition evokes how the main events in life pass before their eyes, from the innocence from childhood, to the suffering of adulthood, leading to a Moderato that represents the eagerly-awaited entry into a life beyond the physical world.                                                                                                                     

The conductor Jaume Santonja, recently named associate conductor of the Basque National Orchestra

 and Principal Guest Conductor of the Milan Symphony Orchestra is once again conducting with the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra after his last appearance on 4 June last year. Santonja has also raised the baton in front of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra as an assistant conductor, and he is also regularly invited to conduct the main Spanish groups, such as the National Orchestra and Choir of Madrid, Euskadiko Orkestra, Philharmonic Orchestra of Málaga, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra of Galicia or the Orchestra of Valencia. 

Internationally, he has also recorded his presence in renowned groups, for example, the Symphony Orchestra of Milan LaVerdi, Philharmonic Orchestra of South Holland, Belgrade Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestra of Opera North (Leeds) and the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra.

In 2020 the Valencian maestro participated in the exclusive masterclasses of Iván Fischer and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam after a selection process among the most promising conductors. 

The guest conductor for this concert, Andrei Korobeinikov, took his first piano classes when he was barely five years old, and gave his first performance just three years later. After graduating from the Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, he received the distinction of “Best Musician of the Decade”, he completed his studies with a postgraduate degree at the Royal College of Music in London.

More than 20 international awards stand out in his musical career, notably including First Prize in the Scriabin International Piano Competition in Moscow and Second Prize and Audience Prize in the Rachmaninov International Piano Competition in Los Angeles (2005). 

He currently performs with the world's main orchestras, such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Budapest Festival Orchestra, Konzerthausorchester Berlin, NHK Symphony Orchestra, St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre National de France, Orchestre de Paris and the Wiener Symphoniker.

The tickets for this third concert of the season can be purchased until the day of the concert on the website web www.sinfonicadetenerife.es, at the auditorium's box office and 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.

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Suspendido el concierto 'Cyberpunk Remastered (Vol. 2)–El alma de la máquina' y el espectáculo de danza 'Cossoc'

 

En base a la alerta máxima decretada por el Gobierno de Canarias, Auditorio de Tenerife suspende la actividad programada para el sábado 24 de septiembre, que incluye el concierto Cyberpunk Remastered (Vol. 2)–El alma de la máquina y el espectáculo de danza al aire libre Cossoc, de Magí Serra & Anamaria Klajnšček. Además, quedan igualmente suspendidos en lo que dure la alerta los servicios de Auditorio de Tenerife: cafetería, parking, taquilla y recepción.

 

La devolución del importe de las entradas de Cyberpunk Remastered (Vol. 2)–El alma de la máquina se hará efectiva a partir de la próxima semana de la misma manera en que se realizó la compra sin necesidad de solicitarlo. Si las localidades fueron adquiridas online por nuestra web o en taquilla por datáfono, la devolución se hará automáticamente en la misma cuenta bancaria; en cambio, si la compra se llevó a cabo con dinero en efectivo, tendrá que acudir a taquilla cuando termine la alerta en horario de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábado de 10:00 a 14:00 horas, excepto festivos.

 

Esta decisión no afecta al concierto Fimucité 16 programado para hoy a las 19:30 horas, Cyberpunk Remastered (Vol. 1)–Manga/Anime, que se desarrollará con normalidad.

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The Catalonia-born dancer Magí Serra and the Slovenian dancer Anamaria Klajnšček present the duet Cossoc at 7:00 p.m.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island's Council that is managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. On Saturday 24th of September at 7:00 p.m. it offers a dance duet outdoors within the framework of the FAM Otoño (Autumn Moving Arts Festival). The performance Cossoc takes places outside the cultural centre with free admission until full capacity is reached.

The show by Magí Serra and Anamaría Klajnšček features hypnotic choreography full of suggestive images of what two bodies in constant balance can do. It is a research initiative on the complexity and simplicity of a relationship; a window of observation and curiosity for the viewer; a blurred boundary between public and private.

Establishing an intimate relationship, the two performers form a strong connection; a place where they can challenge their environment and become one with space. The piece brings the public down a path of silence and reflection. Perhaps the piece is nothing more than the search for a place to find yourself easily.

Magí Serra and Anamaria Klajnšček met in 2018 as part of the creative process of Tramaby Roser López Espinosa. In 2019 they began a creative process that ended with the creation of Cossoc in 2021, their first long project thanks to the co-production of the Fair of Tàrrega and El Graner, which emerged out of their shared interest to take dance out of the usual space of a theatre. Since then, they have performed in both international contexts as well as in local programmes for audiences of both adults and children. In addition to the duo, they have created a video dance that is currently touring around different festivals of this kind, and they also do workshops on their partnering proposal.

FAM Otoño is offering several shows that will take place between September and December on the stages of the Auditorium of Tenerife and at the La Granja Space of the Government of the Canary Islands, where the next dance event takes place. It will be on 30 September at 20:00 with the solo The very last northern white rhino, by Gaston Core. Performed by the dancer Oulouy, this piece emerged out of the news of the death of the last northern white rhino, leaving a mother and its daughter as the last members of its species, with no chance of continuing.

The Moving Arts Festival is an initiative by the Auditorium of Tenerife for contemporary Spanish dance, which comes alongside the art circuit promoted by the INAEM (Spanish National Institute for the Performing Arts and Music) and developed by the Spanish Theatre Network: Dance on Stage 2022. All information available at www.famtenerife.com.

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