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

Seven shows make up the autumn festival FAM Otoño, which will take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife and Espacio La Granja.

 

DanceFAM
Auditorio de Tenerife
Taiat Dansa
Dance company
Sat 17Sep22
Sat 17Sep22
DanceFAM
Auditorio de Tenerife
Magí Serra & Anamaria Klajnšček
Dance company
Wed 28Sep22
DanceFAM
Espacio La Granja
Gaston Core
Dance company
Fri 30Sep22
DanceFAM
Auditorio de Tenerife
Guillermo Weickert
Dance company
Fri 21Oct22
DanceFAM
Auditorio de Tenerife
Teatro Paraíso
Dance company
Sat 29Oct22
DanceFAM
Auditorio de Tenerife
Hermanas Gestring
Dance company
Sat 19Nov22
DanceFAM
Auditorio de Tenerife
Poliana Lima
Dance company
Sat 17Dec22

News

Actualidad

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.

Actualidad

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.

Actualidad

Between September and December, the stages of the Auditorio de Tenerife and Espacio La Granja will host the proposals.

 

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The Auditorio de Tenerife is presenting the FAM Autumn Programme.  Seven shows take place between September and December on the stages of this island building and at the Espacio La Granja of the Government of the Canary Islands. All the information and tickets are now available on www.famtenerife.com.

The first event takes place on 17 September with two shows, 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., at the Chamber Hall but with a limited capacity as TRES de Ballet Triádico, by Taiat Dansa, will take place within the mechanism that the company itself has designed, a kind of a large white ball inside which the audience sits on cushions.

The next event with dance takes place outside the Auditorio de Tenerife at 7:00 p.m. with the proposal by the Catalan dancer Magí Serra and the Slovenian dancer Anamaria Klajnšček. Cossoc is a dance duet, a hypnotic choreography which displays the complexity and simplicity of a relationship.

On 30 September at 8:00 p.m., Espacio La Granja is hosting one of the shows of FAM Autumn, 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.

On 21 October at 7:30 p.m. in the Castillo Hall at the Auditorio de Tenerife, we will witness  Parece nada, the stage project of 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.

The family proposal of the programme is Ehuna, of Teatro Paraíso, and it will take place on 29 October at 5:00 p.m. at the Chamber Hall, a creation for young children (recommended for children aged between 1 and 5) which explores the way that the body is linked to movement through textiles, fabrics and clothing.

On 19 November at 7:30 p.m., the Gestring sisters will bring their  A muerte to the Castillo Hall of the Auditorium. The creators, along with David Climent, have devised a show whose title is presented as a slogan, as a form of life and as a declaration of intent for any show.

Lastly, Poliana Lima is bringing a female dancer troupe for her show Las cosas se mueven pero no dicen nada, a piece that is based on the idea of permanence and insistence and which evokes the processes of transformation and repetition of nature, without alluding to the extras on stage. It will be on 17 December at 7:30 p.m. at the Symphony Hall.

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

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.