Auditorio de Tenerife wishes you a Happy International Dance Day 2020 and shares with you this tribute to the island’s dance schools that every year hold a great festival with us at the foyer and on the grounds of our building. There’s room for all ages, styles and, of course, the family.

We hope you enjoy it :)



This year the official message of Dance International Day, designated by UNESCO in 1986, is from Gregory Vuyani Maqoma, a South African dancer, choreographer, teacher and actor and founder of the Vuyani Dance Theatre. We echo his words so that his voice is heard as far as possible:


300xdanzadianoticiaIt was during an interview I had recently that I had to think deeply about dance, what does it mean to me? In my response, I had to look into my journey, and I realized that it was all about purpose and each day presents a new challenge that needs to be confronted, and it is through dance that I try to make sense of the world.

We are leaving through unimaginable tragedies, in a time that I could best describe as the posthuman era. More than ever, we need to dance with purpose, to remind the world that humanity still exists. Purpose and empathy need to prevail over years and years of undeniable virtual landscape of dissolution that has given rise to a catharsis of universal grief conquering the sadness, the hard reality that continues to permeate the living confronted by death, rejection and poverty. Our dance must more than ever give a strong signal to the world leaders and those entrusted with safeguarding and improving human conditions that we are an army of furious thinkers, and our purpose is one that strives to change the world one step at a time. Dance is freedom, and through our found freedom, we must free others from the entrapments they face in different corners of the world. Dance is not political but becomes political because it caries in its fibre a human connection and therefore responds to circumstances in its attempt to restore human dignity.

As we dance with our bodies, tumbling in space and tangling together, we become a force of movement weaving hearts, touching souls and providing healing that is so desperately needed. And purpose becomes a single hydra-headed, invincible and indivisible dance. All we need now is to dance some more!!!!


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