From Wednesday, 5 June to Sunday, 9 June, the Festival de las Artes del Movimiento de Tenerife (FAM) is offering some twenty free entry dance shows at different venues in La Laguna and Santa Cruz: Auditorio de Tenerife, Teatro Guimerá, Teatro Leal, ULL Paraninfo and some streets in La Laguna. Tenerife dancer Paula Quintana is opening the festival with her work Las Alegrías which she is premiering at 7:30 pm at Teatro Leal. The 9th FAM will also welcome about thirty local, national and international programmers. 

Quintana’s new proposal is a piece about joy as a generating, transforming and revolutionary power. It is a dialogue danced by two bodies: the living, latent body of Paula Quintana and a magical, heavenly body that concentrates all the powerful energy and drive of life. Las Alegrías is an accompanied solo number, or a choreographed installation about joy as a life and political stance.

For this stage journey across a body, concentrating all the creative and mysterious power of joy, Paula Quintana has counted on a large working team. To the dancer’s creation and interpretation, we must add the dramaturgy by Javier Cuevas, the sonorous space of Óscar Villegas, the light and stage by, Tahiche Díaz’s installation, the styling by Amuhaici Luis, image design by Pepe Valladares, Grace Morales as technical director and texts by Roy Galán.

Las Alegrías is a production of Paula Quintana with the support of Cabildo Insular de Tenerife through the Instituto de Artes Escénicas de Tenerife, Centro de Danza Canal, Teatre Principal de Palma, Festival Tercera Setmana, Eima Centre de Creació, Teatro El Sauzal, Tenerife LAV and Teatro Leal de La Laguna.

The programme goes on at 5:30 pm on Thursday, the 6th at Teatro Leal with iU an Mi, by Compañía Lali Ayguadé. This is followed by three performances of the national circuit Acieloabierto: Habrá que ponerse cachas, by Proyecto Colectivo de Maylis Arrabit, Xabier Madina and Ebi Soria at 6:30 pm outside Leal; Anónimas Raíces by Premoh’s Cru at 7:00 pm in Calle Viana; and Canvas of bodies. Opus nº1 by Taiat Dansa at 7:30 pm in the square of Parroquia de Santo Domingo. The last Thursday show is taking place at ULL Paraninfo at 8:30 pm with bailaor and choreographer Manuel Liñán and his Baile de autor.

On Friday, 7 June Set of Sets by Guy Nader and Maria Campos will be the first to go on stage at Teatro Guimerá at 12:30 pm. This performance will be attended by the general public and schoolchildren. At 7:00 pm Paloma Hurtado is bringing her Ephimera outside Teatro Guimerá to then go on with the Daniel Morales’s premiere as a company with La muerte de Venus at 8:00 pm.

On Saturday, another Canarian premiere starts the day with dancer and choreographer Carlota Mantecón, and her Esto no es una prueba de sonido. The show is taking place at 11:30 am in Auditorio’s Sala Castillo. At 12:30 pm Sala Sinfónica will host Presente, by Antonio Ruz. The Danza en Comunidad scheme (the social area of Auditorio de Tenerife’s Tenerife Danza coordinated by Laura Marrero), is presenting three pieces at 4:30 pm at Sala Castillo: Piedras, made by the Proyecto de Mujeres de Añaza Emprendedoras-Fundación el Buen Samaritano; Viento, by Asociación de Padres Orobal; and Adosados, created at the workshops Martes Danzando en Comunidad.

The programme continues with Ehiza, by Héctor Plaza and Agnes Sales, at 5:30 pm in the foyer. At 6:30 pm Janet Novás will put on her Mercedes y yo at Sala de Cámara. Saturday closes at 8:00 pm in Sala Sinfónica with Lava, Auditorio de Tenerife’s dance company, directed by National Dance Award winner Daniel Abreu, with Bending the walls, a piece by Fernando Hernando Magadan.

Liov, by Diego Sinniger, opens Sunday at 11:30 am outside Auditorio de Tenerife. The Lamb, by Kor’sia is on at 12:30 pm at Sala Sinfónica. La gramática de los mamíferos, by María del Mar Suárez can be enjoyed at Sala de Cámara at 6:30 pm. Lava is on again with the premiere of 15º al Oeste, by Paloma Hurtado, to be performed outside Auditorio at 7:45 pm.

The company of Lava artistic director, Cía. Daniel Abreu, closes the 9th FAM at 8:30 pm at Sala Sinfónica with La desnudez, which Abreu is interpreting with Dácil González and musician Hugo Portas. The piece received three Max Awards in 2018 for Best Dance Show, Best Male Dancer and Best Choreography.

Apart for the programme, which can be seen on, different activities for professionals, like presentations and meetings, are being held during the first three days of FAM.

FAM is a Cabildo de Tenerife project under the Tenerife 2030 strategy. It has the collaboration of Red Nacional de Teatros [Theatre National Network], through the Danza a Escena scheme and the support of Ministry of Culture’s INAEM, the Acieloabierto network and the city councils of Santa Cruz and La Laguna. With the passing of years, the Festival de las Artes del Movimiento has renewed its EFFE stamp (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe), a quality distinction that is granted to festivals that have an artistic mission, are committed to the local community and have a strategic vision at European level.