For the first time in the Canary Islands, Festival de Tenerife presents the dance show Las muchas,, by Companyia Mariantònia Oliver. The piece, which deals with age as a source of wealth, includes eight women aged over 70 who on Tuesday, 20th started a workshop offered by the company. The full show, an invitation to exalt femininity in those who are still willing to dance, can be seen at Sala Castillo in Auditorio de Tenerife on Friday, 23rd at 7:00 pm.

Las muchas is about the frailty old age involves, about bodies which no longer belong in the social corpus, which stop being in the official market but which are full of life, and above all, freer: bodies which breathe, weigh, dance, seduce, move and are positioned differently. Las muchas is the result of the need choreographer Mariantònia Oliver (protagonist of the piece) felt to listen and take in her experiences. The idea this proposal starts from is a fish shoal, an emerging system, an organism made up of many individuals making one single movement. It is also based on common images citizens put together, their identity because in the end, they all share similar emotions and situations.

Companyia Mariantònia Oliver is a contemporary dance company based in a small village in the centre of Mallorca, Maria de la Salut. Throughout her career she has worked different disciplines in projects for adults or families. In recent years, she was awarded the Premio Escénica 2010, the Premio Mejor Espectáculo Illes Balears 2011 and Premio Proyectos Escénicos Ajuntament de Palma 2009 and 2011.

Tickets can be bought at Auditorio de Tenerife box office from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, Monday to Saturday; on the website, in this link or calling 902 317 327. You can also get 50% discount by showing at the box office a ticket for a Festival de Tenerife show you had previously bought.