This co-production between Spain, France and Canada will reach us on Sunday, starring Mal Pelo’s Pep Ramis



On Sunday, the 1st at 7:30 pm the Sala de Cámara of  Auditorio de Tenerife, a cultural venue under the Cabildo de Tenerife’s Department of Culture run by councillor Enrique Arriaga, is hosting The Mountain, the Truth & the Paradise. This contemporary dance show is part of the Festival de las Artes del Movimiento FAM. You can buy tickets, at a single price of 8 euros, up to two hours before the performance starts. 

This is a co-production of Catalonian company Mal Pelo with Festival de Tardor de Catalunya Temporada Alta 2017, the Théâtre de la Ville in Paris, France, and Agora de la Danse in Montreal, Canada.

The piece emerges from the need the protagonist, dancer Pep Ramis, felt to building a very personal fiction, to update the experience of his latest work and research in his present artistic interests. Working solo at 50 also involves revisiting the tools gathered throughout a long career creating for the stage. 

The Mountain, the Truth & the Paradise is a poetic world that wonders about the meaning of the divine and the vulgar, spirituality and ignorance, beauty and banality. The performer’s ability to transform in a blank, empty space and the accuracy of gestures and the voice are the fundamental lines in the dramaturgy of a piece that displays a changing, exciting, highly stimulating journey. 

Throughout the creative process, Ramis has had the collaboration of Jordi Casanovas and María Muñoz as directors, August Viladomat in the lighting design and Fanny Thollot who penned the soundtrack. 

Dancer, actor and stage director, Pep Ramis has been a member of Mal Pelo, along with María Muñoz since 1989. The dance company bases its work on the constant search of languages, which they have used to create countless shows that have toured the world and have won major prizes. In 2001 they promoted the centre for creation and interchange with other art forms L’animal a l’esquena. 

Tickets can be booked via the website and by telephone on 902  317 327 Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays. You can also make an appointment to come to the box office on // and on 922 568 625, where they can also answer all your queries Monday to Friday from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, except holidays.

The next FAM show this year is on 6 December with Lava Compañía de Danza’s new piece: Kick the bucket, a choreography by Iván Pérez. Auditorio de Tenerife’s company will also perform Bending the walls, a production of Korzo Theater and Nederlands Dans Theater. You can see all the information on

Audience members are kindly asked to come to Auditorio early enough to enter the theatre gradually. On buying the tickets, users accept the measures implemented at this Cabildo cultural centre to tackle COVID-19, such as wearing a face mask or coming only with people you live with. The full measures and the AENOR-certified contingency plan are available on Auditorio’s website. 

Collaborators with FAM include the Government of the Canary Islands plus the Spanish Theatre Network’s Danza a Escena scheme, and of the Circuito Acieloabierto of the street and unusual places dance network, both under the Spanish Ministry of Culture’s INAEM. The festival has the European Union EFFE label, (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) a quality mark that is granted to festivals with an artistic mission, commitment to local communities and strategic vision at European level.