Sunday 14Apr24

La mentira complaciente

1 Shows
14 Apr 19:30 h.
60 min. aprox.
Dance/Artes Escénicas
 Auditorio de Tenerife (Symphony Hall)
 15 €

The Auditorio de Tenerife is scheduling La mentira complaciente (The Complacent Lie), a show by the Colombian dance company Sankofa Danzafro.


The show arises out of the knowledge of Afro-Colombian dance based on research and reflection. La mentira complaciente (The Complacent Lie) questions certain stereotypes regarding Afro-descendant traditions. Using costumes that accentuate the supposed bodily characteristics of black women and men, the dancers reveal sexualisation and exoticism as hyperbolic categories that the Western gaze has attributed to their bodies, in a symbolic or literal way.


Thus, as a stage product, a caricatured body appears that refutes the essence of Afro-descendant culture.  In an initiative for the right to defend the meaning of our artistic and spiritual manifestations, we insist on not being represented but rather self-represented in the memory and wisdom of the community.


This work was created thanks to the Creative Grant for Dance awarded by the Colombian Ministry of Culture in 2019

Artistic direction and choreography:  Rafael Palacios Callejas

Lighting design and scenography:  Álvaro Tobón

Costume design: Diana Echadia

Artists: Yndira Perea Cuesta, William Camilo Perlaza Micolta, María Elena Murillo, Luis Armando Viveros, Sandra Vanesa Murillo Mosquera, Piter Alexander Angulo Moreno, Jhoan Andrés Mosquer Ibarguen, Estayler Osorio Fuentes, Raittza Castañeda, Maryeris Mosquera Batista, Liliana Hurtado, Diego León de los Ríos.


Musicians: Juan José Luna Coha, Feliciano Blandón and Gregg Anderson

Show recommended for those over 10 years of age.

Access is only allowed to children over five years of age.

For further information, please check the general purchase terms and hall conditions.

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Sun 14Apr24

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