Lava, the new Auditorio de Tenerife resident dance company, premieres their first show on 2 December at 7:00 pm in Sala Sinfónica, as part of Festival de Tenerife. The details were disclosed on Monday, 19th by the Island Director for Culture and Education, José Luis Rivero; Lava artistic director, Daniel Abreu, and the choreographer of one of the pieces being premiered, Fernando Hernando Magadan.

About Lava José Luis Rivero said that “it was a project and now it’s real and we’re seeing it on the stage at last”. “We’re very excited about Lava, which places us at an interesting starting point at national level, and it’s much talked about outside the Island”, he explained.

Daniel Abreu, National Dance Award 2014 and winner of three Max awards in 2018, was in charge of selecting the choreographers for the first shows: Bending the Walls, by Fernando Hernando Magadan, and Beyond, by La Intrusa company. “I’m proud to be able to present Lava and show the world what happens naturally on the islands: quality dance”, the artistic director revealed. He also said that the show will be at Teatro Pérez Galdós in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on 5 December at 8:00 pm.

Choreographer Fernando Hernando Magadan, current director of Nederlands Dans Theater 2, admitted that “it was a long time since I was last in Spain and working here is very special for me”. The artist explained that his piece “has a special closeness, and it’s about that, bending walls, limitations and it touches on that which makes us humans through the bodies, which make us feel sensitivities”. Bending the Walls, a Korzo Theater and NDT production, explores the world of restrictions and limitations in our search for happiness, freedom and understanding: physical and psychological limits inside every individual and in the world around us. It is a metaphor about the psychological, physical and emotional forces human beings can use to transcend palpable reality, overcome grief and escape to the world of the imagination.

The second piece of this double bill is Beyond, by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz of La intrusa, Premio Nacional de Danza 2015 [National Dance Award]. Beyond deals with the experience of searching through the landscapes of memory, portraying an uncertain scenario that constantly forces us to create or reflect on our own life, on the landscape everyone builds either consciously or accidentally.

Lava started work at Sala Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife in September. The dancers have had classes with different experts, like Charo Febles, ballet teacher. Lava’s six dancers, chosen by public call, are Luis Agorreta (Cáceres), Javier Arozena (Tenerife), Emiliana Battista Marino (Nápoles, Italy), Samuel Déniz (Gran Canaria), Carmen Fumero (Tenerife) and Virginia Martín (Madrid). Lava is the artistic creation section of Tenerife Danza, which is part of the Instituto de Artes Escénicas del Cabildo, within the Tenerife 2030 Strategy.

Tickets can be purchased at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday; on the websites and www.festivaltenerife.comhere or calling 902 317 327.