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 2024

FAM 24 will take place between 1 and 9 June.

 

DanceFAM
Espacio La Granja
Sharon Fridman
Dance company
Sat 01Jun24
DanceFAM
Espacio La Granja
Poliana Lima
Dance company
Sun 02Jun24
DanceFAM
Espacio La Granja
Reinaldo Ribeiro
Compañía de danza
Mon 03Jun24
DanceFAM
Espacio La Granja
Mucha Muchacha
Compañía de danza
Tue 04Jun24
DanceFAM
Exterior
Marcia Vázquez
Compañía de danza
Wed 05Jun24
Wed 05Jun24
DanceFAM
Museo Bellas Artes
Elías Aguirre
Compañía de danza
Wed 05Jun24
DanceFAM
Espacio La Granja
Poliana Lima
Dance company
Wed 05Jun24
DanceFAM
Teatro Guimerá
Luz Arcas I La Phármaco
Compañía de danza
Thu 06Jun24
DanceFAM
Exterior
Qabalum
Compañía de danza
Fri 07Jun24
Fri 07Jun24
DanceFAM
Museo Bellas Artes
Lucía Montes y Mado Dallery
Compañía de danza
Fri 07Jun24
Fri 07Jun24
DanceFAM
Exterior
Richard Mascherin
Tenerife
Fri 07Jun24
DanceFAM
Exterior
Ertza
Compañía de danza
Fri 07Jun24
DanceFAM
Espacio La Granja
Richard Mascherin
Tenerife
Sat 08Jun24
DanceFAM
Teatro Guimerá
La Veronal | Marcos Morau
Compañía de danza
Sat 08Jun24
DanceFAM
Auditorio de Tenerife
Kor'sia
Compañía de danza
Sun 09Jun24

News

Actualidad

15 shows will take place at the Auditorio de Tenerife, Espacio La Granja, Teatro Guimerá, the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts) and several outdoor locations

 

The Tenerife Island Council has announced the 14th edition of the Arts and Movement Festival (FAM), an initiative promoted by the Auditorio de Tenerife. Details were provided by José Carlos Acha, who is the regional Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Culture of the Island Council of Tenerife, Cristóbal de la Rosa, who is the General Director of Cultural Innovation and Creative Industries, and José Luis Rivero, the Artistic Director of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

The scheduled companies constitute a varied sample of talented Spanish dance artists, such as Sharon Fridman, Poliana Lima, Reinaldo Ribero, Mucha Muchacha, Marcia Vázquez, Elías Aguirre, Luz Arcas de La Phármaco, Qabalum, Lucía Montes y Mado Dallery, Richard Mascherin, Ertza, La Veronal de Marcos Morau, and Kor'sia.

José Carlos Acha explained that "between 1 and 9 June, Santa Cruz will see 18 performances of 15 dance shows of 13 companies. The performances will take place at Espacio La Granja, Teatro Guimerá, Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts), the Auditorio de Tenerife and several outdoor locations in Santa Cruz".

The regional minister added that "The programme includes large-scale theatrical performances, outdoor solo performances, award-winning duets, interdisciplinary pieces and many more acts in different formats and offering different concepts that go from reflections on the passing of time to representations of the gravitational effect on bodies, all interpreted through the lens of contemporary dance". Acha went on to say, "We must continue offering dance at the institutional level, and the FAM is helping to achieve that goal".

Cristóbal de la Rosa recalled that the festival's beginnings "started with the Auditorio de Tenerife and José Luis Rivero as a bold decision taken in the wake of the 2011 crisis brought on by the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy". "We are grateful for the Tenerife Island Council's backing of contemporary dance and for the receptiveness of other public administrations". Explaining what he considers a necessity, De la Rosa went on to say, "In the Canary Islands, we must continue offering dance, and those in charge of programming must be adventurous to give these kinds of festivals a footing, to reach youth and to create a supporting community".

José Luis Rivero pointed out that "without the FAM, collaboration among institutions would be impossible. In our case, the implication is even greater, as the shows are jointly directed with the technical staff of the venues". This programme is highly representative of the domestic dance scene, with a combination of prestigious choreographers, from the internationally acclaimed Marcos Morau to Poliana Lima, along with other emerging artists in smaller formats, in addition to regional artists, of course". He also stressed the importance of affordable prices, "with tickets at eight euros and a wide range of discounts offered".

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The Canary Islands Government collaborates with the festival through the Regional Institute of Cultural Development, the Autonomous Department of Cultural Affairs of the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife and the programme "Danza a Escena", which is part of the Spanish Network of Theatres of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM) of Spain's Ministry of Culture.

The festival will kick off on Saturday, 1 June, with Go Figure, performed by the Sharon Fridman Company at Espacio La Granja at 8:00 p.m. At the same venue, on Sunday, 2 June, the Poliana Lima Company will interpret The Common Ground at 7:30 p.m. The scheduled performance for Monday, 3 June, is NO/MAS/SACRE, a duet directed by Reinaldo Ribeiro, to take place onstage at La Granja at 8:00 p.m. The programme for the following day at 8:00 p.m. features the first large-format performance of Mucha Muchacha, interpreted by the eponymous company.

Wednesday, 5 June, the solo artist Marcia Vázquez will offer an outdoor performance of Onde pousa a humidade at 5:30 p.m. in Plaza del Príncipe and at 7:30 p.m. outside Espacio La Granja. Also scheduled for that day is This is Alfred, interpreted by Elías Aguirre with double bassist Jorge da Rocha at 6:00 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Arts. At Espacio La Granja at 8:00 p.m., Oro negro will be performed by the Poliana Lima Company. On Thursday, 6 June, Luz Arcas and her company La Phármaco will offer the public the live-music show Mariana at the Teatro Guimerá at 8:00 p.m.

The programme continues outdoors on Friday, 7 June, with the duet performance La medida que nos ha de dividir interpreted by the Qabalum Company at 6:00 p.m. in Plaza del Príncipe and at 8:30 p.m. outside the Teatro Guimerá. For a different experience, Vacío espiritual will be performed by Richard Mascherin in Plaza del Chicharro at 7:00 p.m., and an hour later, a duet performance of Otempodiz will be offered by the Ertza Company outside the Teatro Guimerá. The only indoor performance scheduled for Friday will be In-Side, an interpretation by Lucía Montes and Mado Dallery at 6:30 p.m. and at 9:00 p.m. at the Museo de Bellas Artes (Fine Arts).

Two performances have been scheduled for Saturday, 8 June. The first is He aquí un acto romántico, by the Richard Mascherin Company at 6:00 p.m. at Espacio La Granja, and the second is Sonoma, at 8:00 p.m. at Teatro Guimerá, by the company La Veronal, led by Marcos Morau, winner of the National Dance Award.

The festival's grand finale is the large-format show Mont Ventoux, interpreted by the Spanish company Kor'sia, which takes place on Sunday, 9 June at 7:30 p.m. in the Symphony Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife.

All information, including ticket sales, will start tomorrow (Wednesday 15) and is available on www.famtenerife.com, and at each venue's point of ticket sales.

 

Actualidad

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.

Actualidad

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.