Two Auditorio de Tenerife shows received four awards at the gala of the Premios Réplica de las Artes Escénicas de Canarias [Canary Islands Performing Arts Replica Awards] which was held on Monday, 4th in Agüimes. Eti-Queta, by TP Danza, took the award for best children’s show and the Lava’s piece, Abisal, won the Best Dance Show award; Best Costumes went to Leo Martínez and Lava’s artistic director, Daniel Abreu, landed the Best Sound Space award.

Daniel Abreu, Tenerife-born dancer and choreographer, National Dance Award and Lava’s artistic director says that “it’s a beautiful recognition” and points out that “Abisal, the piece created by Lava Compañía de Danza, won three out of four awards it was nominated for”. “We’re very happy and I thank the wonderful team that made Abisal possible”, said the author of the award-winning contemporary dance show.

In Abreu’s view, Abisal, premiered at the opening of Mapas 2019 last July, “contains everything I can express: geography, water among sediments and air, shadow, peace, and unimaginable fauna in a place that no human can inhabit but is evocative enough to place landscapes in it”. “Love’s what moves the world and every single movement of these six dancers goes in that direction because I can’t regard dance as anything other than love”, the creator affirmed.

TP Danza is Tenerife Danza’s Pedagogic Unit, a project coordinated by Helena Berthelius, who picked up the award that recognises the work “of an excellent team who collaborates and participates from a sensitive standpoint making a huge joint effort”. The author and director, who is leading the III Foro La pedagogía se mueve this weekend, stressed the importance of “producing family and educational projects”.

Eti-Queta starts at the inauguration of the first lab for people where they make prototypes with human qualities in search of perfection. Through labelling, different skills are proposed and put into practice. However, the result is a mystery. Intelligence at this lab, led by Master G and his central computer, has managed to create the most wonderful beings. They may not be able to control everything, though…

The Tenerife Danza project works on three areas: social, through Danza en Comunidad; didactic, through its Pedagogic Unit, and its company, TP Danza; plus a creative side provided by the professional training of Lava Compañía de Danza.