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 2022

Teatro Guimerá
Isabel Villanueva
Antonio Ruz
Choreographer & dancer
Fri 01Apr22
Auditorio de Tenerife
Helena Lizari
dance company
Fri 06May22
Auditorio de Tenerife
Nova Galega de Danza
contemporary dance
Sun 08May22
Auditorio de Tenerife
Lamajara Collective
Dance Company
Elvi Balboa
Dance Company
Juan Carlos Avecilla
Dance Company
Sat 14May22



Three companies selected by the national catalogue "Acieloabierto" will present their pieces starting at 19:30


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council and managed by its island's Minister of Culture, Enrique Arriaga. Next Saturday [day 14] at 7:30 p.m., Auditorio de Tenerife presents three outdoor dance shows. Träd, by Colectivo Lamajara; Am I what? by Elvi Balboa, and Du@l>, by Juan Carlos Avecilla, all of them selected by the national catalogue programme Acieloabierto (Spanish Ministry of Culture). The performances take place outside the building, and the access is free. 

The Lamajara Collective is an organisation of artists who share an interest in the body’s language and its expressive possibilities. Träd is based on the question: What would happen if each day you woke up somewhere in the world, and you lived, one by one, each of those possible lives? On this basis, they explore the transformation of the body according to the circumstances. Another world is possible where there are no executioners or victims, where power is not above the human, and where values and the essence of people are essential.

The artistic proposals of Elvi Balboa normally turn public spaces and unique spaces into spaces of study and creation. The aim is to understand these spaces across all their riches and dimensions: spatial, historic, social and poetic. Am I what? her first creation as a director was nominated as best street show at the Pad Awards (Andalusian Association of Dance Professionals). It is an ode to the individuality of human beings as opposed to the collective group that tries to gobble it up. On this occasion, the language of dance provides a deep reflection on the consumption of bodies, seeing bodies and competing to be the most seen body.

The company by Juan Carlos Avecilla was founded in 2015. Throughout its trajectory, it has received several awards and recognitions. Du@l> is an arbitrary social construction resulting from the patriarchal organisation and male dominance, formed by series of values, definitions, beliefs and meanings about being, having to be and not being male, but above all, of their status in relation to women. It is possible to be a man and be scared, tender, charming, weak, peaceful, careful, etc. Two different bodies, two styles, and two forms of movement challenge one another metaphorically, thus showing superiority over the other through folk singing with the figure of two roosters.

The performances take place outside the building, close to where its cafeteria is located. This open-air dance evening brings to a close the programme of FAM Primavera, in collaboration with the Danza a Escena and Acieloabierto programmes of the Instituto Nacional de Artes Escénicas y de la Música del Ministerio de Cultura del Gobierno de España (National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Spanish Ministry of Culture).


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The family show ‘Malebable’ by Helena Lizari will take place this Friday, and the performance ‘Leira’ by Nova Galega de Danza next Sunday.


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural venue linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. It is scheduling two dance shows for this week. The first, Malebable, was created for children aged 0 to 5 and it will take place this Friday [6 May] in the Chamber Hall at 05:00 p.m., while Leira, winner of a Max Award, will be on at the Symphony Hall this Sunday [8 May] at 07:30 p.m.

Malebable is a sensory movement show that stimulates the imagination of children. The body and objects dance together creating a series of poetic images, an adventure of perception through textures, touch. It is a journey through sensations, the senses. The concept and the direction of this children´s proposal is by Helena Lizari, dancer, choreographer, a movement and psychomotricity teacher with a degree in theories and analysis of movement. 

Tickets for Malebable can be purchased at a single price of €5 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. Children who have not reached the age of two on the day of the show will not need to purchase a ticket if they are not going to occupy a seat. 

Leira has been a finalist for the Best Dance Show 2021 and winner of Best Male Dance Performer at the 2 XXIV Max Awards for Performing Arts. The body and the earth strengthen their ties in this dance and music show that transports the viewer to the harsh beauty of fieldwork. The woman is at the centre of this telluric connection, repeated day after day in a never-ending succession of seasons. The sun and the rain, the wind and the landscapes <will be> inhabited solely by a human choreography of farming implements, of bodies that carry loads and drag loads, that dance among the furrows ploughed in the earth.

Leira is also the simple joy of work done with one's hands, with the courage that comes from the body and returns to the body; the celebration of a timeless and magical Galicia. Nova Galega de Danza is the result of a process that began in 1998 when the dancers Vicente Colomer and Jaime P. Díaz reached their artistic and professional maturity and decided to combine their efforts. They searched for new forms of expression that blend the Galician folk tradition with contemporary dance.

Tickets for Leira can be purchased at a single 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. There are special discounts for the audience under 30 years of age, students, unemployed and large families.

Both shows are part of the program of FAM Primavera 2022 and they come 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 offer of FAM concludes on 14 May at 07:30 a.m. in the outside area of the Auditorio de Tenerife with three outdoor dance shows from the state programme Acieloabierto: Träd by Lamajara Collective; Am I what? by Elvi Balboa, and Du@l by Juan Carlos Avecilla.


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The choreographer and the violist Isabel Villanueva perform a live mix of Bach and Kurtág combined with movement arts


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the island's Minister of Culture Enrique Arriaga. The festival is bringing the show ‘Signos’ to Teatro Guimerá. The show is presented as part of the festival FAM Primavera. It takes place on Friday, the 1st of April at 8:00 p.m. at the city theatre.

The origin of this project arose out of the desire of the violist Isabel Villanueva, who plays with an Enrico Catenar viola (Turin 1670), and the choreographer and dancer Antonio Ruz, who won the 2018 National Dance Prize, to collaborate on a multidisciplinary stage work that opens up a new window onto classical music and contemporary dance.

With a refined aesthetic concept and lighting design, the beautiful and complex sound architecture of the musical pieces by the composers György Kurtág and Johann Sebastian Bach performed by Isabel, blend with the corporeal musical score proposed by Antonio Ruz. The dramaturgy navigates between the dreamlike, the poetic and the unsettling.

This gathering of languages proposes, without prejudice, a dialogue between sound, movement, voice, objects and light. This proposal is a mixture between a dramatized concert and a choreographed viola concert. In this atmosphere of accompanied solitude, Isabel Villanueva and her viola, under the watch of Antonio Ruz (her alter ego, shadow, conscience), will undertake a physical and emotional journey that will not fail to make an impression on anyone.

The tickets, at a single price of eight Euros, are on sale at the website and at the Box office of Teatro Guimerá. The upcoming shows of the festival FAM Primavera count with the collaboration of the "Danza a Escena" Programme a project by the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM). The shows take place in May 2022 and will be announced in the website www.famtenerife.com.


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