Festival de Tenerife presents its first dance show this year: Si pudiera hablar de esto no haría esto [If I could talk about this I wouldn’t do this]. This contemporary dance show by Galicia artist Janet Novás can be seen on Sunday, 4th at 7:00 pm at Sala Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife. The Festival has arranged a dance ticket package so you can attend all the shows in this category.

Ms Novás explained that “there are two main lines or recurring principles in my creative process that are important when making decisions and which outline my work: one of them is of an intuitive nature and it’s somatic; the other, reflects on and asks questions about the first one”. In this piece, the artist has tried to “draw on all those materials that come from impulses, turning away from the problems posed by discourse”. That is why the piece does not put forward any questions, discourse or collective reflection.  “I don´t know which argument would suit this piece best, or actually, what it’s about; this inability to describe it is my driving force and motivation”, she stated.

The creator says that “all I want is to activate my body, the time and the space around me, share sensations, go down a path through my experiences and needs of expression where action, dedication, commitment and responsibility are essential to carry out this work”. Novás’s interest in widening the boundaries of the body has led her to use objects to build metaphorical images, make up that transforms the body, costumes that reflect the light and sound textures that create landscapes. The choreographer says that in this one, she only recognises biographical landscapes: “like Galicia cliffs, the sea, folklore, magic, rituals and cosmic features”.

Festival de Tenerife tickets and packages can be bought at Auditorio de Tenerife box office, Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, calling 902 317 327 or online here or on the websites  www.auditoriodetenerife.com y www.festivaltenerife.com.