Tenerife Moving Arts Festival
The FAM (Movement Arts Festival) aims to make Tenerife the centre of Spanish dance. The strength of live dance is unleashed each year, turning Auditorio de Tenerife and its collaborating theatres into multipurpose areas that accommodate different proposals from contemporary Spanish dance.
Collaborating with FAM Danza a Escena Programme of the Spanish Network of Theatres, as well as the "A cielo abierto" Circuit of the Street and Unique Space Dance Network, both part of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music, which in turn is under the Ministry of Culture of the Government of Spain. This festival has the EFFE Seal (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) of the European Union, a quality distinction that is awarded to festivals with an artistic mission, commitment to local communities, and a strategic vision at the European level.
FAM 24 will take place between 1 and 9 June. We will soon announce the participating companies, as well as the theatres and the full programme.
The performance El lenguaje de las líneas will take place as part of the Arts and Movement Festival FAM programme this Friday.
As part of the Arts and Movement Festival FAM programme, the Auditorio de Tenerife Adán Martín is offering the danced conference El lenguaje de las líneas (The language of lines) by the Andalusian choreographer and flamenco dancer Leonor Leal. The event takes place this Friday (24th) at 7:30 p.m. in the Chamber Hall. The tickets are on sale at a single price of €8 with discounts for people under 30, students, unemployed people, and large families.
The flamenco dancer and contemporary creator Leonor Leal has chosen to inhabit theatre through an innovative and different perspective. Thus, El lenguaje de las líneas (The language of lines) is presented as a danced talk. Leal, who operates within the terrain of nouveau flamenco, wants to share her concerns about the lack of written texts on flamenco. The body and the words of its author are the protagonists of this show.
After collaborating on the project Envoltura by Isabel de Naverán and Idoia Zabaleta in 2017, Leonor Leal began to focus in-depth on Antonia Mercé la argentina. This conference is based on that first encounter and is enriched by many others found along the way. El lenguaje de las líneas premiered as part of the Ahora Danza series at the Circus de Sevilla on 20 March 2019.
Leonor Leal is a unique flamenco dancer with solid training in classical and Spanish dance who found Flamenco to be the right vehicle for developing her talent. Her versatility enables her to adapt to very different contexts and tackle challenges that open up doors for her to continue to grow as an artist.
Tickets for this danced conference can be purchased at a general price of €8 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. FAM has the collaboration of the Dance on Stage and Acieloabierto Circuit, both of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Spanish Ministry of Culture INAEM.
Within the framework of the Arts and Movement Festival FAM, the show “Tra, tra, tra. Tradición, transmisión y traición” by Explica Dansa will take place this Friday
As part of the Arts and Movement Festival FAM programme, the Auditorio de Tenerife is offering, Tra, tra, tra. Tradition, transmission, and treason, a contemporary look at tradition, a danced conference by Explica Dansa, under the direction of the Catalan dancer and performer Toni Jodar. The event takes place this Friday (10th) at 7.30 p.m. at the Sala Castillo. The tickets are on sale at a single price of €8 and with discounts for people under the age of 30, students, unemployed people, and large families.
This work complements the trilogy of danced conferences with which the company Explica Dansa undertakes a journey through the history and evolution of contemporary dance. On this occasion, the focus is on traditional dance. It is a proposal and unique exploration in which Toni Jodar observes the shared influences between contemporary and traditional dance, no longer as an act of treason to either of the two, but rather as an act of unconditional love for all dance.
It might seem like a big leap to go from tradition to treason. However, etymology indeed shows there are meanings that have gradually moved further apart over time and with use, as in this case, but which emerged out of the same root. The word tradition and the Spanish verb "traicionar" (meaning to betray) share the root tradere, which means to transmit, submit, give, transcend. Thus, Tra, tra, tra. Tradición, transmisión y traición (Tradition, transmission, treason) is a look at these roots which, as a result of transmitting from one to the next, end up betraying one another.
Dance with traditional roots brings together varied styles and trends that coexist with a contemporary landscape: the present, the repository of yesterday and tomorrow. Just as contemporary creators have often felt attracted by the riches of traditional dances and have taken some steps, traditional dance has also incorporated modern elements into corporeality, the format, and syntaxis, although some groups continue to work to preserve the traditional legacy in the purest way possible. However, tradition, this legacy passed down from parents to children and which is used as intimate and political material for identity, in each transmission to each new generation and with each family, has inevitably evolved.
Explica Dansa is a project specialising in the training and creation of audiences, its mission is to professionalise activities for spectators. It offers the audience interpretative guides to ensure that knowledge of contemporary languages is more accessible. It is presented through several formats, such as these danced conferences, a stage genre that sits somewhere between conference and show.
It is a longstanding project, led by Beatriu Daniel and Toni Jodar with a team of collaborators and with the support of leading facilities and cultural institutions, both nationally and internationally: Sadler's Wells Theater (London), China Tour (Shangai, Beijing...), Danza a Escena -Spanish Theatre Network, Platea (Spanish National Institute of Performing Arts and Music), Bibliotecas de Catalunya, etc.
Tickets for this danced conference can be purchased at a price of €8 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. FAM has the collaboration of the Dance on Stage and Acieloabierto Circuit, both of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Spanish Ministry of Culture INAEM.
There will be two shows, one at 11:30 (children between 0-3 years) and one at 6:00 p.m. (children between 3-5 years) with two location options for the audience in each of the cases
On Saturday (21st), the Moving Arts Festival FAM organised by the Auditorio de Tenerife proposes an interactive dance show for the whole family titled Paisatges. Estudi #1. La geometría del vínculo, (Landscapes. Study #1. Geometry of the bond) by CreaMoviment. The Chamber Hall will host two participative dance shows at 11:30 a.m. for families with children aged 0 to 3 (show) and at 6:30 p.m. for children between 3 and 5 years of age. In each show, there are two options available for the audience according to the level of participation they want: they can sit in the seating area or on stage to enjoy a greater interaction with the show.
Paisatges. Estudi #1 is an open artistic experience where using contemporary dance music performed live, spectators are invited to actively form part of the proposal. A simple item, painter’s tape, generates moments of enormous beauty when it comes into contact with the infinite universe of babies, who are amazed by the novelty and invited by performers to explore and play. Two dancers and a pianist create playful, intimate, and suggestive landscapes using their bodies and music.
The space, the costumes, and the staging take inspiration from the work of Pablo Palazuelo. The participants who take the plunge enjoy the space as observers while discovering themselves by dancing, playing, building, and transforming the space. This is an original idea by Cristina Martí Ninot under the direction of Toni Viñals Matas, and choreography by Cristina Martí Ninot and Teresa García-Valenzuela that will be performed by the latter with Fátima Campos Trempat, and Marc García-Rami playing the piano.
CreaMoviment is an artistic and educational collective that seeks authenticity, transformation, and sharing knowledge through a bond and respectful perspective. Their shows are the result of a constant process of research regarding materials and the real needs of children, opening up new perspectives to the adults accompanying them. Their apparently simple language is full of nuances that are distilled from their daily practice.
On the other hand, the stalls are for the general public or families and children who prefer to enjoy it from a distance and without intervening. They can purchase this type of tickets through the usual channels (box office, telephone and website).
The 11:30 a.m. performance is for babies and children between 0 and 3 years of age, and they may be accompanied by a maximum of two adults. The 18:00 pm session is open to all the family and is recommended for children between three and five years.
Tickets can be purchased on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the box office 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 and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 during the same schedule. When accessing the hall, you will be required to have a document proving the minor's age (ID card or family book). Pushchairs and prams are not allowed in the hall.
The rest of the FAM programme is available at www.famtenerife.com. The programmes Danza a Escena and the Circuito Acieloabierto, both of the INAEM (Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports) of the Ministry of Culture of the Spanish Government, collaborate with FAM.