The contemporary dance company resident at Auditorio de Tenerife, Lava, is giving its first international performance in Bremen, Germany on Wednesday, the 23rd. The group will dance at the Schwankhalle Theatre at 8:00 pm their first two pieces, Bending the Walls and Beyond, at the opening of the Festival Baila España 2019, organised by the city’s Instituto Cervantes.

The dancers are travelling to the German city with their assistant director Dácil González, who was recently awarded the Premio Nacional de Danza 2019 in the Performance category “because she has consistently and soundly delivered a seamless link between technique, emotion and communicative ability in her performances for more than 20 years”.

Bending the Walls is a production by Korzo Theater and the Nederlands Dans Theater, directed by the Spanish choreographer Fernando Hernando Magadan, artistic director at NDT2. It is an exploration on the world of restrictions and limitations in the search for happiness, freedom and understanding: the physical and psychological limits within the self and the surrounding world. It is a metaphor about the psychological, physical and emotional forces human beings can approach in order to reach beyond palpable reality, overcoming sorrow to escape into the world of the imagination.

On the other hand, Beyond, by the company La Intrusa, winner of Premio Nacional de Danza 2015, a creation by Virginia García and Damián Muñoz. The piece deals with the experience of searching through the emotional landscapes of memory, presenting a scenario full of uncertainties, which forces us to create or reflect on our own life and on the landscape that either consciously or unconsciously is shaped.

Lava’s calendar continues on 22 November at Teatro del Museo Universidad de Navarra with the same double bill, Bending the Walls and Beyond; on 1 December, they will be at Auditorio de Tenerife with two new creations by two choreographers, Hush, by Israeli Roy Assaf, and Yalacha, by Korean Dong Kyu Kim, within the Festival de Artes Escénicas Telón Tenerife; on 4 and 5 December both pieces will be premiered in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Lava is the artistic creation department of Tenerife Danza, under the Cabildo’s Instituto de Artes Escénicas. The company was set up in 2018 as resident at Auditorio de Tenerife with the aim of producing a new repertoire by creators of international scope and Tenerife dancer Daniel Abreu (Premio Nacional de Danza 2014) as artistic director.

The six dancers have a strong stage presence, are technically proficient and versatile to bring creations to life that share contemporary dance language plus other codes of the current artistic discourse. Physicality, poetry and commitment.

The company has a high-quality exclusive, original repertoire that is impeccably performed. It has already attracted a wide audience and is creating new ones through the experience of dance and its context.