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The flamenco dancer Fernando Romero, the piano duo Lechado-Kucháeva and the percussion ensemble ‘Música Viva’ feature this proposal.

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Wednesday, the 13th of June at 7:30 pm, it will offer the concert “Dialogues. Debussy and Stravinsky from the Flamenco dance perspective”. The Chamber Hall hosts this proposal of the flamenco dancer Fernando Romero, the piano duo Lechado-Kuchaeva and the ensemble ‘Música Viva’ with Verónica Cagigao and Carolina Alcaraz. Tickets are on sale.

The show proposes a great sense of timbre linking two pianos and two percussion instruments. Debussy, Borodin and Stravinsky provide the music that takes shape through the choreographer and dancer Fernando Romero. The eternal need to find new challenges when applying classical music to contemporary flamenco dance inspires this project. 

In this way, the strength of dance and music converges in the same space to build new paths for contemporary artistic creation. A great awakening of dance occurred at the beginning of the 20th century; it partly happened due to these works. The challenge of this project is to dance the musical pieces in flamenco style while being aligned with their most essential part. 

Debussy's 'Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune' is one of the most emblematic works of the 20th century for music and dance. It defines musical impressionism. His whole construction is based on dissolving rhythm and harmony, thus creating moods, expressiveness and emotional understanding. The arrangements are adapted to dance to offer the spectator a new vision of this work.

'Polovtsian Dances', from Act II of Borodin's unfinished opera Prince Igor, will give the dancer a break. This musical version highlights a great drama and a sense of timbre; it will be performed by an ensemble comprised of two pianos and two percussion instruments.

'Le Sacre du printemps', by Stravinsky, was premièred in 1912 in Paris. In general terms, it is considered the great revolution in dance. The current stage concept is preceded by this work. 'The Rite of Spring' challenges the audience from beginning to end with its chaotic percussive momentum. The dramaturgy is based on a pagan rite about virginity and the arrival of spring through sacrificial dance. The script is integrated into the musical work. It literally devours any chance of another reading. This work is aimed at finding its mystery through flamenco dance style. 

FMUC wraps up this edition with a third and final concert that takes place on 17 June at 7:30 pm: the premiere of ‘Collage'. This piece was composed for the festival by the Tenerife-born musician Francis Hernández, who conducts the show and plays accompanied by a piano, percussion and brass ensemble of the Music Conservatory of the Canary Islands.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before each show on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com  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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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FAM offers during the last-day wide participation from the Canary Islands. Daniel Abreu, who aspires to three Max Awards, stands out.

 

The show ‘Kenophobia’, by the company Osa + Mujica, wraps up the Arts and Movement Festival organised by the Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its Director of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. During the last day, wide participation from the Canary Island stands out with Natalia Medina, Javier Cuevas, Paula Quintana, Nómada and Daniel Abreu. Once more, Abreu was nominated for the Max Awards under three categories.

OSA + MUJIKA is comprised of three pieces that last fifty minutes; it is a colourful work, full of images, with a physical language, with dynamic and energetic movements. For those who suffer from kenophobia, empty spaces are terrifying. The play begins with a big party. By its end, the players start feeling lonely and afraid. In line with the company's work concept, special importance is given to the costumes, to the presentation in video and photography.

The tickets to see Natalia Medina's company and her family show Petitdanza are sold out. It takes place at Espacio La Granja from 10:30 am onward. This proposal invites you to take a journey through fantasy, where movement and expression come together to let your imagination fly.   This work is dynamic, joyful and vital. The bodies move to the rhythm of beautiful melodies that touch our hearts and take us to a state of peace and well-being.

Daniel Abreu won the National Dance Award in 2014. He participates in FAM 21 with his proposal 'El hijo' (The son). The Tenerife-born choreographer considers that this work has layers that move around a concept that captures his curiosity: “descendants”. 'El hijo' (The son) talks about our link with parents. The show can be seen in Teatro Guimerá at 12:00 noon, during which smoke and strobe effects are used. Abreu has been nominated to the Max Awards under three categories for this show: Best dance performance, best choreography and a best male dancer. 

The joint proposal by Javier Cuevas and Paula Quintana titled 'Esto que tú ves' takes place outside the Auditorio de Tenerife from 6:30 pm onwards. The tickets are sold out. 'Esto que tú ves' is a dance piece for street and non-conventional spaces. It is about the poetic and cinematographic gaze, about the work and its frame, about the loving encounter between attention and life. It is like a journey to celebrate the human capacity to compose reality and to be moved by it.

Nómada company features again during this new FAM edition. This time it will be with 'El pastor' (The Minister). At 7:00 pm in the auditorium’s Chamber Hal, the choreographer and dancer Roberto Torres represents a religious, political or cattle mass guide. When people feel frightened, he manipulates them as a way to motivate the group.

During this last day, an exclusive session titled "Work in Progress" is aimed at programmers. Several artists will show their latest works in progress: ‘Sutil’ by Laura Marrero, ‘Schwanengesang (Der Held)’, by Javier Arozena, ‘Tun/La’ by Carmen Macías and ‘La orilla de mi piel’ by Acerina Toledo.

Tickets are sold through the website www.famtenerife.com, where you can also find all the information about the shows. Each venue has implemented its own prevention measures against the pandemic, which can be consulted during the purchasing process. 

FAM is sponsored by the INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports) and the programmes ‘Danza a Escena’, are sponsored by the organisations 'Red Española de Teatros' and 'Circuito Acieloabierto'. Likewise, the Canary Islands Governments collaborates by offering the venue Espacio La Granja; the Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife by offering the theatre Teatro Guimerá and the University of La Laguna by offering the venue Paraninfo. The FAM festival has obtained the EFFE Seal (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) granted by the European Union. The EFFE Seal is a quality distinction awarded to festivals with an artistic mission, a commitment to local communities, and a strategic vision at the European level.

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Pau Aran, Compañía Sharon Fridman, Isabel Vázquez, Pol Jiménez y Roser López Espinosa feature on the third day of this festival.

 

The company 'La Intrusa', distinguished with the National Dance Award 2015, presents the show “It's a wrap (Kubrick is dead) during the FAM Festival. The performance starts when six characters from Kubrick's filmography receive the news of his death. Damián Muñoz expects to win the Max Award for his performance in this play. This artistic proposal can be seen on the 5th of June at the Teatro Guimerá from 12:00 noon on. The show takes place as part of the FAM Festival organized by the Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by its Director of Culture, Enrique Arriaga.

On Saturday at 10:30, the programme starts with Lettre d'amour in Espacio La Granja. The piece is inspired by desire or the appetite for what is absent; This piece, based on texts by the Peruvian poet César Moro and the dramaturgy by Alberto Conejero, gather on stage the dancer Pau Aran - nominee for the Max Prize - and the actress Consuelo Trujillo.

This double programme outdoors of the Auditorio de Tenerife begins at 5:00 pm with the company Sharon Fridman and the show '147 abrazos' (147 hugs) to continue 30 minutes later with Laika, by Isabel Vázquez. The first piece is an extract from the play 'Dosis de paraíso' (Dosis of paradise). The work arises from the need to deal with love and from the relationship between two people. With this proposal, Isabel Vázquez demands the right to be odd and peculiar as human values; this enables each individual to reassert that each one of us is a special and unique being.

At 6:30 pm, Pol Jiménez will play ‘La Oscilante’ (The Oscillating) at the auditorium's Chamber Hall. This piece revolves around the concept of 'otherness', of moving in unison through curvy and straight paths, through linear and discontinuous ways, thus revealing the constant vibration of the binary.  On that third day, the last show will be performed at the Symphony Hall, where the company Roser López Espinosa offers at 8:00 pm the piece Trama (Plot). The show is like a concert with different voices, tunings and discordant notes. Dancers interweave their bodies and relationships to create a physical score of interdependencies and mutual trust.

Tickets are sold at a price of 2 to 8 euros through the website www.famtenerife.com, where you can also find all the information about the shows. Each venue has implemented its own prevention measures against the pandemic, which can be consulted during the purchasing process. 

FAM is sponsored by the INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports) and the programmes ‘Danza a Escena’, are sponsored by the organisations 'Red Española de Teatros' and 'Circuito Acieloabierto'. Likewise, the Canary Islands Governments collaborates by offering the venue Espacio La Granja; the Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife by offering the theatre Teatro Guimerá and the University of La Laguna by offering the venue Paraninfo. This festival has obtained the EFFE Seal (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) granted by the European Union. The EFFE Seal is a quality distinction awarded to festivals with an artistic mission, a commitment to local communities, and a strategic vision at the European level.

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The second day also includes performances by Leonor Leal, Álvaro Esteban & Lorena Nogal, Daniel Doña, Paula Quintana and Daniel Morales

 

On Friday the 4th of June, the company La Quebrá will offer the performance 'GET NO' at the Teatro Guimerá. This show is included in the second day's agenda of the FAM 2021 (Arts of Movement Festival). The festival is organised by Auditorio de Tenerife, an institution linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. This second date of the festival also includes performances by Daniel Morales, Paula Quintana, Daniel Doña, Álvaro Esteban & Lorena Nogal and Leonor Leal.

The work GET NO deals with satisfaction and aircraft. It is a passing place in which to contemplate, a non-place. A million passable nooks and fleeting airport-like encounters. People who stop, brief stories that are observed during a blink of an eye or that can last forever. Time passes by, but the emptiness does not stop. GET NO reflects the wish to continue, to understand, to change, a constant dissatisfaction.

For the second day, the FAM 21 has programmed six shows that will start at 10:00 am at the Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna, where Daniel Morales will perform 'El vuelo'.  He proposes to change routines, warning us that borders are invisible lines that we can cross with our minds. In this show, these lines draw the sky that connects with the imagination.

LA CARNE by Paula Quintana, was premiered at the last edition of the festival. It is the second part of a trilogy about the rebirth and elevation of bodies. She premiered 'Las alegrías' in 2019 as part of FAM. This proposal can be seen at 12:30 in Espacio La Granja. It revolves around Camille's autobiographical account: a future, anonymous and resilient woman who stands up to the world alongside her peers to usher in a new era of human and planetary transformation. 

At 5:00 pm, the Centro de Arte La Recova will welcome the Dance Company Daniel Doña and the show 'Campo cerrado'a cartography-like performance that revolves around concepts like identity and diversity. From the dramaturgy point of view, it tackles key cultural issues of a difficult historical time: the Spanish post-war period. This choreographic work aims to show an alternative way of interpreting our history; it explores in depth how the different post-war avant-garde movements developed during this historical period. Creators of the time, with their stroke of genius and talent, probably made it possible to happen; they applied different artistic perspectives that consolidated and went beyond a period that has been traditionally considered as a cultural backwater.

Álvaro Esteban and Lorena Nogal will perform the show Cualquier mañana-Tríptico, including a solo for each dancer: 'El elogio de la fisura' (Lorena Nogal) and 'Antípodas' (Álvaro Esteban), to conclude with 'Cualquier mañana', a coreography by Esteban and Laura Aris. This proposal will we shown at 5:30 pm in the Castillo Hall (Auditorio de Tenerife).

The second day will wrap up the Festival with the Flamenco dancer Leonor Leal and her show Nocturo, with Alfredo Lagos playing the guitar and Antonio Moreno playing percussion. The show takes place at the Chamber Hall, Auditorio de Tenerife. This show, which starts at 7 p.m., is a fantasy where two musicians a dancer who weave together on stage a route through insomnia, memory and longing.

Tickets are sold at a price of 2 to 8 euros through the website www.famtenerife.com, where you can also find all the information about the shows. Each venue has implemented its own prevention measures against the pandemic, which can be consulted during the purchasing process. 

FAM is sponsored by the INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports) and the programmes ‘Danza a Escena’, are sponsored by the organisations 'Red Española de Teatros' and 'Circuito Acieloabierto'. Likewise, the Canary Islands Governments collaborates by offering the venue Espacio La Granja; the Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife by offering the theatre Teatro Guimerá and the University of La Laguna by offering the venue Paraninfo. This festival has obtained the EFFE Seal (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) granted by the European Union. The EFFE Seal is a quality distinction awarded to festivals with an artistic mission, a commitment to local communities, and a strategic vision at the European level.

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The FAM 21 festival kicks off on Thursday the 3rd of June with six shows distributed among five venues 

 

Sharon Fridman's company presents her show 'Dosis de paraíso'. It is a co-production with Auditorio de Tenerife, an institution linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. The performance, which is part of the first day of the Festival de las Artes del Movimiento (FAM), takes place at the Teatro Guimerá, starting at 16:00.

This new creation of the director and choreographer Sharon Fridman is an exploration of love and relationships. During the performance, a dialogue with new technologies in search of emotional spaces is developed. The company has designed this 50 minutes’ show with smoke and strobe effects.

The FAM 21 edition kicks off with six shows. The first performance, 'Ina', takes place at 10:00 am in the Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna, with Paloma Hurtado and Daniel Morales. 'Ina' focuses our gaze on the concept of light, that which we do not see but which shines brightly within us.

El Espacio La Granja, cultural space of the Canary Island's Government, welcomes Carlota Mantecón and her show 'DANCE, NO GOAL'; a co-production between Auditorio de Tenerife and the Dance Theatre Ljubljana, Slovenia. Carlota Mantecón, dancer and choreographer, presents this show with Canary and Slovenian dancers who are over 60 years old.

Ruffle, choreography by Carlos Pons Guerra, is inspired by cockfighting and Greco-Latin wrestling. This DeNada Dance Theatre performance can be enjoyed at the scenic venue Centro de Arte La Recova from 5:00 pm on. This bittersweet duo explores emotional aggression in homosexual relationships and the moments when our bedrooms become battle arenas. 'Ruffle' was choreographed in 2015 for Rambert, the UK's national dance company, and has toured internationally.

A man is sitting on a chair. He is thinking of past conversations and encounters. He is filtering and trying to differentiate the relevant from the insubstantial, remembering and reliving. The surprising appearance of his alter ego allows him to engage in a dialogue that is as intense as it is absurd. Truths, dreams and lies expressed with dance and a rebellious puppet. The proposal offered by Thomas Noone Dance in his show After the party can be seen in the Castillo Hall, Auditorio de Tenerife, from 5.30 p.m. onwards.

The first day of FAM 21 concludes at 19:00 with Sintempo, the second work by Sara Cano, which will be staged in the Chamber Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife. It is a dance solo in which the choreographer seeks to create her own stage space She develops an anachronistic dance, made up of pasts, presents and futures, a dance without time... simply personal. Her choreographies combine Spanish and contemporary dance. It is a mixture of choreographic languages in a continuous process of searching for her own style.

Tickets are sold at a price of 2 to 8 euros through the website www.famtenerife.com, where you can also find all the information about the shows. Each venue has implemented its own prevention measures against the pandemic, which can be consulted during the purchasing process. 

FAM is sponsored by the INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports) and the programmes ‘Danza a Escena’, are sponsored by the organisations 'Red Española de Teatros' and 'Circuito Acieloabierto'. Likewise, the Canary Islands Governments collaborates by offering the venue Espacio La Granja; the Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife by offering the theatre Teatro Guimerá and the University of La Laguna by offering the venue Paraninfo. This festival has obtained the EFFE Seal (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) granted by the European Union. The EFFE Seal is a quality distinction awarded to festivals with an artistic mission, a commitment to local communities, and a strategic vision at the European level.

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Conducted by Jaume Santoja and with Daumats Liepins playing the piano, the programme includes the premier 'Alen' by Eduardo Soutullo  

 

The Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife (OST) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. This new season concert will offer a look at Russian music through two composers who were contemporary of each other but had different aesthetics: Rachmaninov and Stravinsky. 

The programme is rounded up with the premier 'Alen', work which was distinguished with the '10th Prize to Musical Composition' awarded by AEOS-Fundación BBVA. On Friday, the 4th of June at 7:30 pm, Jaume Santoja will conduct this concert sponsored by the foundation ‘Fundación Jesus Serra’, with the pianist Daumants Liepins, winner of the María Canals 2019 Competition. 

With his music, the Galician composer Eduardo Soutullo (Vigo, 1968) will guide the audience to the surroundings of Monte Seixo (Pontevedra), where the Porta do Alen is located. According to beliefs, through this megalithic monument, one could access another dimension.

The Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No. 3 in D minor by Sergei Rachmaninov (1873-1943) is one of the most difficult to tackle as a soloist. Although it is impossible to separate his figure, his works and his outstanding performing talent, his four keyboard concerts are linked to recalled emotions, the passionate longing for what has been lived and longed for; all of it is aligned with the late romantic tradition of the 20th century.

The composition “The Firebird” in its suit version from 1919 by Igor Stravinski (1882-1971) was premièred just seven months after Rachmaninov premièred his concert. Although this composer was routed in post-romanticism, Stravinsky emerged as an icon of modern art. He gave his best in orchestral music with choreographic works such as the one included in our programme. This score is Diaghilev's first commission for the Russian Ballets in Paris. It is a great symphonic poem by the composer to announce a new harmonic language from which he produced three orchestral suites. The most common of the three will be performed in this concert.

The Valencia-born director Jaume Santonja is currently working for a second season as an assistant conductor of the City of Birmingham Symphony. He has combined his activity as a percussion soloist with the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra with that of conducting the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Milan Verdi Symphony Orchestra, the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra and the Antwerp Youth Orchestra. In Spain he has conducted the ORTVE, ADDA-Simfònica, Extremadura, Córdoba, Sinfónica de Asturias and the JONDE. 

His first steps in music were as a percussionist, and as such he has performed under the direction of Mariss Jansons, Daniele Gatti, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, Valery Gergiev, Pierre Boulez, Andris Nelsons, Zubin Mehta, James Levine, Charles Dutoit and Essa-Pekka Salonen. In the case of Jaume Santoja, conducting and composing are activities that cannot be split. Apart from being an arranger, he has a small number of his own creations, especially for chamber music, another of his passions.

The young Latvian Daumants Liepins was the winner of the ‘Vendome Prize at the Verbier Festival 2019’. He is also one of the most promising pianists of his generation. In 2017 he won the Grand National Music Prize of Latvia in the ‘Young Artist of the Year’ category. It is the most prestigious award for a classical musician in his country. He also won the first prize and the special prize of the public at the ‘International Music Competition Maria Canals (Barcelona) 2019’ and the First Prize of the ‘Nordic Piano Competition’. 

In addition to regular solo recitals on various stages around the world, Daumants has performed with several symphony orchestras, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Helsingborg Symphony Orchestra, the Romanian National Symphony Orchestra, the Georgian National Symphony Orchestra and the Kaunas Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, except on holidays. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves" to enjoy this cultural experience. 

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and the attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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Auditorio de Tenerife, Teatro Guimerá, Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna, Centro de Arte La Recova and Espacio La Granja will host FAM 21 from the 3rd to the 6th of June

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife is an institution linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. The institution presents the FAM 2021 edition (Arts of Movement Festival) comprised of 24 contemporary Spanish dance performances. The shows are scheduled from the 3rd to the 6th of June in five venues: Paraninfo de la Universidad de La Laguna, Espacio la Granja, Teatro Guimerá, Centro de Arte La Recova and Auditorio de Tenerife. Tickets are on sale here: www.famtenerife.com

This edition’s programme starts with the Canary Islands première: Dosis de paraíso, by the Sharon Fridman Company. This co-production of Auditorio de Tenerife could already be enjoyed in Madrid at the theatre Teatros del Canal. It will be on stage on Thursday this week at the Teatro Guimerá. Two of the companies that will attend this FAM 21 edition were distinguished with the National Dance Award. The company 'La Intrusa', takes the stage of Teatro Guimerá on Saturday with the show “It's a wrap (Kubrick is dead). The company of Daniel Abreu takes that stage on Sunday with the show 'El hijo'

Apart from Abreu's solo, another seven shows make up the proposal in this platform of contemporary Spanish dance that is the FAM. Ina, by Paloma Hurtado and Daniel Morales; DANCE, NO GOAL, by Carlota Mantecón; El vuelo by the choreographer and dancer Daniel Morales; LA CARNE by Paula Quintana; The performance ‘Petitdanza’, by the dance company of Natalia Medina Esto que tú ves, by Javier Cuevas and Paula Quintana; El pastor, a co-production by Auditorio de Tenerife and the company Nómada. 

During the exclusive session for programmers which is titled Work in Progress, several artists will show their latest works in progress: ‘Sutil’ by Laura Marrero, ‘Schwanengesang (Der Held)’, by Javier Arozena, ‘Tun/La’ by Carmen Macías and ‘La orilla de mi piel’ by Acerina Toledo.

Lo que nos espera en FAM 21

FAM 21 is rounded off with performances by DeNada Dance Theatre's duet Ruffle; The puppets solo 'After the party' by Thomas Noone Dance; Sintempo, by the dancer Sara Cano; GET NO, by La Quebrá; Campo cerrado by the company of  Daniel Doña; Cualquier mañana, by Álvaro Esteban and Laura Aris; Nocturno, by Leonor Leal; Lettre d’amour,  by Pau Arán; 147 abrazos, by the company Sharon Fridman; Laika, by Isabel Vázquez; La oscilante, by Pol Jiménez; Trama, by Roser López Espinosa, and Kenophobia, by the company Osa + Mujica.

Tickets are sold at a price of 2 to 8 euros through the website www.famtenerife.com, where you can also find all the information about the shows. Each venue has implemented its own prevention measures against the pandemic, which can be consulted during the purchasing process.

FAM is sponsored by the INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports) and the programmes ‘Danza a Escena’, are sponsored by the organisations 'Red Española de Teatros' and 'Circuito Acieloabierto'. Likewise, the Canary Islands Governments collaborates by offering the venue Espacio La Granja; the Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife by offering the theatre Teatro Guimerá and the University of La Laguna by offering the venue Paraninfo. This festival has obtained the EFFE Seal (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) granted by the European Union. The EFFE Seal is a quality distinction awarded to festivals with an artistic mission, a commitment to local communities, and a strategic vision at the European level.

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THE FMUC 21 Festival starts with a percussion workshop tomorrow, Saturday, 29 May and the concert NeoArs Sonora on Tuesday, 1 June 2021

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, is managed by its Director of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. It offers three concerts and two workshops as part of the FMUC 2021 programme. This year's edition kicks off on Saturday, 29 May with a workshop. On Tuesday, 1 June 2021 at 7:30 pm, the first show takes place: Música de hoy para trío, by NeoArs Sonora. Tickets are on sale. 

The main objective of the Ensemble NeoArs Sonora is to support and foster the excellence of contemporary music. ‘Música de hoy para trío’ (Today’s music for trio) shows the sound possibilities for a flute, cello and piano trio. The concert takes place in the Chamber Hall and will be played by Juan Carlos Chornet, flute; Antonio Jesús Cruz, piano; and Kathleen Balfe, cello.

The percussion workshop that takes place in the Auditorio de Tenerife is related to body percussion, and the dancer Jep Meléndez will be in charge of it. Another masterclass, a choreographic workshop on how to apply classical music to contemporary flamenco dance, will be given by the dancer Fernando Romero on 8 June 2021. The workshop is aimed at professionals or dancers with a middle-high level of flamenco and Spanish dance.

The next concert is titled Diálogos. Debussy y Stravinsky desde el prisma del baile flamenco (Dialogues. Debussy and Stravinsky from the Flamenco dance perspective). On the 9 June at 7:30 pm, the starring dancer Fernando Romero, the piano duo Lechado-Kucháeva and the 'Ensemble Música Viva' with Verónica Cagigao and Carolina Alcaraz will give their concert.

The next appointment with the FMUC festival takes place on 17 June at 7:30 pm with the début of 'Collage". This piece was composed for the festival by the Tenerife-born musician Francis Hernández, who will conduct the show and play the piano with the percussion and brass group of the Music Conservatory of the Canary Islands.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before each show on the website  www.auditoriodetenerife.com 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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Both bands will play on Sunday in the Chamber Hall

 

 

The Auditorio de Tenerife, cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council, is managed by the islands’ Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Sunday, the 30th of May, at 11:30, the bands La Esperanza and Isorana, respectively from La Guancha and Guía de Isora, offer a concert. The event takes place at the Chamber Hall and is part of the ‘Primavera Musical’ cycle, which is organised since 2005 by the federation 'Federación Tinerfeña de Bandas de Música' with the collaboration of Tenerife Island Council.

The ensemble ‘La Esperanza’ will be conducted by Jesús Agomar González. It has prepared a programme with four traditional pieces from the Canary Islands: the pasodobles ‘Santa Cruz de Tenerife’, by Antonio González Santamaría,and ‘Canta Tenerife’, by Santiago Reig; and the popular songs ‘Malagueñas canarias’, by Miguel Castillo Alfonso, and ‘Sombras del Nublo’, by Néstor Álamo, both arranged by the director, Jesús Agomar.

The ensemble ‘Isorana’ will be conducted by Francisco Carvajal. During this new performance it will offer a repertoire that includes two pasodobles from the Valencia-born composer Ferrer Ferrán: ‘Lorena Tomás’ and ‘Amunt Pirris’; “Over the rainbow”, by Harold Arlen, to conclude with the pasodoble ‘La Isorana’, by the Valencia-born composer José Luis Peiró Reig.

The performance of these two groups closes the May concerts of the Primavera Musical cycle, which will continue with three more concerts in June. The bands Las Candelas (Candelaria) and La Candelaria (Arafo) play on the 12th of June in the Symphonic Hall; the ensembles Fasnia, Alcaraván (San Juan de la Rambla) and Amigos del Arte (San Andrés, de Santa Cruz) play on the 13th of June at 11:30 in the Chamber Hall. That day at 6:00 pm this year's edition ends in the Symphonic Hall with the bands La Luz (Guía de Isora) and Princesa Yaiza (El Rosario).       

Tickets can be withdrawn at zero Euro until one hour before the concert starts. Visit the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com or dial 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. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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El organista zamorano Juan María Pedrero da vida al instrumento este domingo a las 12:00 horas

 

El Auditorio de Tenerife, espacio que depende del área de Cultura del Cabildo que dirige el consejero Enrique Arriaga, ofrece este domingo [día 30] a las 12:00 horas el concierto Entre lo francés y lo germano, en el que el organista zamorano Juan María Pedrero dará vida al icónico instrumento de la Sala Sinfónica.

El programa, una amplia paleta de lenguajes y estilos que abarca los siglos XVII y XX, tiene como punto en común la forma barroca passacaglia, passacaille (del español pasacalle), consistente en un bajo ostinato con un número indeterminado de variaciones. Para la Premio Canarias 2021 y miembro de la Real Academia Canaria de Bellas Artes de San Miguel Arcángel, Rosario Álvarez, esta forma “desafía la inventiva de los creadores y la imaginación de los oyentes”.

La musicóloga explica que el programa está “encuadrado por obras francesas del barroco André Raison y de aquellos miembros de la nueva escuela de órgano como Olivier Messiaen y Jehan Alain que encierran a cuatro potentes compositores alemanes que van desde el omnipresente Johan Sebastian Bach hasta el postromántico Max Reger pasando por el gran admirador del primero, el romántico Félix Mendelssohn, o por un autor eminentemente operístico como Wagner, del que Juan María Pedrero incluye aquí su propia transcripción del preludio del Acto I de Lohengrin”.

Juan María Pedrero, nacido en Zamora y formado en Barcelona y Francia, es miembro numerario de la Real Academia de Bellas Artes de Granada, director artístico de la Academia Internacional de Órgano que se celebra cada año en septiembre, y desde 2004 es profesor de órgano en el Conservatorio de dicha ciudad.

El órgano del Auditorio, de Tenerife, construido por el prestigioso maestro organero Albert Blancafort y su equipo, es un instrumento del siglo XXI único por su diseño pero también por su sonoridad y registros. Los sonidos surgen de los 3.835 tubos que se alojan en las paredes de la emblemática Sala Sinfónica, los cuales son manejados desde el escenario por la consola, con cuatro teclados, donde toca el organista. Además, se podrían añadir otros teclados externos, así como un órgano positivo también diseñado por Blancafort.

Las entradas se pueden adquirir hasta una hora antes del comienzo del espectáculo en la página web www.auditoriodetenerife.com y de forma telefónica en el 902 317 327 y en la taquilla de lunes a viernes de 10:00 a 17:00 horas y sábados de 10:00 a 14:00 horas. El usuario tendrá que elegir entre una o dos butacas prefijadas y distribuidas por la sala previamente. Se ruega al público llegar al recinto con antelación suficiente para realizar una entrada escalonada a la sala.

La compra de las entradas supone la aceptación de las medidas implementadas por el centro cultural del Cabildo para hacer frente a la COVID-19, como el uso correcto de la mascarilla o la asistencia solo con convivientes. Las medidas al completo, así como el plan de contingencia certificado por AENOR, se pueden consultar en la web del Auditorio.

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El Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur se desarrollará del 14 al 18 de diciembre de forma presencial

 

MAPAS, Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur, celebrará su cuarta edición del 14 al 18 de diciembre de 2021 en Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Santa Cruz de Tenerife con el objeto de generar un entorno de confianza y de recuperación de la cultura empresarial para las artes en vivo en un momento decisivo. El encuentro, organizado por el Instituto Canario de Desarrollo Cultural (ICDC) del Gobierno de Canarias, Cabildo de Tenerife, Cabildo de Gran Canaria, unahoramenos y Circulart, con la colaboración del Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria y Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife, adquiere así una dimensión regional con vocación de marcar un punto de inflexión en una edición que se adapta al contexto actual y a las necesidades de agrupaciones artísticas y programadores que, con su apoyo y participación, respaldan esta cita anual como referente para la internacionalización de las industrias creativas.

Los detalles de este encuentro fueron dados a conocer hoy [martes 25] por el viceconsejero de Cultura y Patrimonio Cultural del Gobierno de Canarias, Juan Márquez; la consejera de Cultura del Cabildo de Gran Canaria, Guacimara Medina; el consejero de Cultura del Cabildo de Tenerife, Enrique Arriaga; la concejala de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Encarna Galván; Gladys de León, concejala de Cultura del Ayuntamiento de Santa Cruz de Tenerife; y Mario Vega, director de MAPAS. Todos los presentes coincidieron en resaltar que el Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur se ha convertido en un proyecto que ha aunado a las diferentes instituciones canarias en una estrategia común para desarrollar un modelo para la cultura del futuro.

Será una edición estratégica en la que Canarias se convertirá en el foco de referencia internacional de los profesionales de la música en vivo, el teatro de calle, la danza contemporánea, el circo y el teatro de sala creados y desarrollados en África, Latinoamérica y sur de Europa (España y Portugal). Su celebración de forma presencial, en un entorno sanitario seguro, ofrece la posibilidad de afianzar las relaciones comerciales, el intercambio o el fortalecimiento de redes y circuitos. No en vano, MAPAS es el primer mercado de compraventa profesional de las artes escénicas y la música en vivo del Atlántico Sur, y las posibilidades de recuperar los encuentros personales cobran más valor para la reactivación artística y económica del sector.

En su compromiso de optimizar su convocatoria, alcance y representatividad, MAPAS pone a disposición de creadores y creadoras y agencias de representación un espacio que potencia la circulación de sus obras y servicios culturales, además de una serie de herramientas para que puedan generar sinergias con programadores y programadoras de todo el mundo. En ese sentido, este año vuelve a tener en las muestras artísticas, las reuniones de negocios, la formación y los encuentros internacionales sus líneas de desarrollo principales. Todo ello concentrado en cinco días de actividad artística y comercial orientados a fortalecer las industrias culturales y creativas como un sector estratégico de la economía del conocimiento, mostrando las tendencias de futuro en clave de especialización, tecnología y sostenibilidad.

Esta cuarta edición de MAPAS –prevista inicialmente para julio de 2020 y que fue aplazada debido a la crisis sanitaria– programará las actividades relacionadas con las artes escénicas en espacios de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria como el Teatro Cuyás, SIT Sala Insular de Teatro, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus y Teatro Pérez Galdós (Fundación Canaria Auditorio y Teatro de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), Edificio Miller y Teatro Guiniguada los días 14, 15 y 16 de diciembre. Asimismo, el Auditorio de Tenerife, el Teatro Guimerá, el espacio escénico del Centro de Arte La Recova, el Espacio La Granja y TEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes acogerán en Santa Cruz de Tenerife del 16 al 18 de diciembre una completa programación artística y profesional de la industria musical.

Con todo ello, el Mercado de las Artes Performativas del Atlántico Sur prepara una edición que no solo enriquezca sus contenidos como uno de los grandes motores de crecimiento para los profesionales –propiciando la formación, la colaboración y los encuentros de negocios– sino también para la población canaria y visitantes, ya que la presentación de espectáculos en vivo llevan consigo un aporte necesario en la recuperación de la vida cotidiana y la convivencia con nuevos escenarios tras el cambio de paradigma ocasionado por la COVID-19.

 

Apertura de convocatoria

El periodo de inscripción tanto para artistas, compañías y agencias procedentes de Latinoamérica, África y sur de Europa como para responsables de programación de todo el mundo que quieran participar en este encuentro internacional que se desarrollará en las dos capitales canarias se abre el próximo 31 de mayo.

La convocatoria para creadores y creadoras y agencias de management, booking y distribución de artes escénicas en vivo –música, teatro, danza, artes de la calle y circo– permanecerá abierta hasta el 31 de julio de 2021 y los resultados del proceso de selección (con una cuota del 50% de agrupaciones canarias), que estará a cargo de un comité asesor integrado por expertos de reconocida trayectoria internacional en el ámbito de la cultura, se harán públicos en septiembre. 

Los responsables de programación, directores artísticos, curadores, comisarios de festivales, gestores culturales de instituciones públicas o privadas y empresarios de las industrias de las artes performativas están invitados a inscribirse para tomar parte de los encuentros de negocios y también a conocer las propuestas artísticas de los tres continentes que se exhibirán durante esos días en ambas Islas. La inscripción es gratuita y permanecerá abierta hasta el 29 de noviembre.

 

MAPAS 2021, una edición para la recuperación

En un contexto marcado principalmente por la necesidad de recuperación de las industrias culturales y creativas, MAPAS centra todos sus esfuerzos en programar una edición dedicada a potenciar espacios de conocimiento que contribuyan a relanzar la actividad de las artes en vivo regional, nacional e internacional, así como ofrecer el reencuentro profesional de creadores y creadoras, agencias y programadores.

La crisis del coronavirus ha sido un desafío médico, logístico y económico global, pero también es un desafío cultural tanto para gobernantes como para la ciudadanía. MAPAS se convierte en un espacio de encuentro esencial para abordar problemáticas comunes, así como para proponer reflexiones y acciones de futuro no solo para el sector, sino para su relación con una sociedad también en crisis. El proyecto surgió de la necesidad de poner el foco en las Islas Canarias como referente internacional de las artes perfomativas del Atlántico Sur, una posición que se justifica por su ubicación, a modo de enlace tricontinental.

Las cifras de participación de ediciones anteriores de MAPAS, con más de 15.000 asistentes, representan también un impacto económico directo sobre proveedores de bienes y servicios locales y en la actividad artística isleña. En la edición 2019 se celebraron 2.200 citas en las ruedas de negocios entre 124 agrupaciones artísticas y musicales de 27 países y 23 agencias de booking, management y distribución de África, Latinoamérica y sur de Europa con 149 programadores procedentes de 40 países de todo el mundo. El debate, la formación y los encuentros internacionales también tuvieron una presencia relevante en las actividades paralelas para los agentes implicados en el sector cultural. Se realizaron 18 actividades académicas con una asistencia total de 670 personas que participaron en mesas redondas, charlas, conferencias y reuniones sectoriales. Estos encuentros se completaron con 56 muestras de música y artes escénicas abiertas al público.

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The guest pianist Rafael Bechacz will play under the direction of Víctor Pablo Pérez

 

 

The Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife (OST) is a project of the Island Council’s Department of Culture which is directed by Enrique Arriaga. This new concert will offer a look at the 19th century through selected works by Chopin and Sibelius, key Romantic composers who also represent the musical nationalism movement. On Friday, the 28th of May at 7:30 pm, Víctor Pablo Pérez, the honorary conductor of the Orchestra, will conduct the musical programme. During this concert, the Polish pianist Rafael Bechacz will make his debut with the OST.

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) is considered to be the first "poet of the piano" and one of the most attractive figures of the Romantic period. He mainly composed for piano. His music is highly regarded for its lyricism, purity, delicate charm and virtuosity. The Piano Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, which in fact is the second concert chronologically speaking, belongs to the composer’s Polish period before moving to Paris and making it his adopted city. The concert was premièred in 1830 in Warsaw. It was also the last concert Chopin gave in his home country and the second concert to launch his career as a prodigy.  The result is undoubtedly the work of a genius with a unique voice.

Finland had no significant musical tradition before Jean Sibelius (1865-1957). The composer’s early works were imbued with nationalist fervour and had a late Romantic style too. The Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife will play his Symphony No. 2 in D Major during the second half of the concert. This work marks the end of a highly creative and fruitful period known as "nationalist romanticism", which he rejected in later scores. It is the most universally known of the seven symphonies Sibelius wrote, and it was composed after 'Finland'. According to critics, this symphony has "a significant political component". Sibeliuscompleted it in 1902. The work was adopted by the Finnish as a song of combat and liberation against the Russian oppressor and the musical expression of their nationalist aspirations.

Víctor Pablo Pérez, the honorary conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife, studied at the Royal Conservatory of Music in Madrid and at the Hochschule für Musik in Munich. He was artistic director and chief conductor of the Symphony Orchestra of Asturias between 1980 and 1988 and of the Symphony Orchestra of Tenerife between 1986 and 2005. In 1993 he started to conduct the Symphony Orchestra of Galicia, a task he carried out until 2013. That year he joined the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid as artistic director and conductor. Since January 2017 he has been the artistic director of the Youth Orchestra of the Canary Islands.

Rafał Blechacz has been distinguished with numerous awards and accolades from critics, producers and artists as one of the best interpreters of Chopin's piano works of his generation. He started playing the piano at the age of five and finished his piano studies in 2007 at the Bydgoszcz Academy of Music with the piano professor Katarzyna Popowa-Zydroń. A year earlier, in 2006, he signed an exclusive agreement with the German record company Deutsche Grammophon’, becoming thus the second Polish pianist after Krystian Zimerman to sign with said label.

Tickets can be purchased until two hours before the concert on the website www.sinfonicadetenerife.es and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturdays 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m, except on holidaysThe audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves" to enjoy this cultural experience. By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat COVID-19, such as the correct use of masks and the attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.

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