The island's schools can send in their applications until 23 April


The Culture and Education departments of Tenerife Island Council have published the catalogue Teatro en la Escuela (Theatre at School) for this season. The initiative, whose management has been entrusted to Auditorio de Tenerife, brings together productions by the 16 selected companies that schools can apply for on the website from now until 23 April. To ensure its realisation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this project changed its format to a non-face-to-face format.

Alejandro Krawietz, the island's Director of Culture, highlights the effort made by the area to bring this programme to fruition. "For Tenerife Island Council, it was important to maintain this activity despite the difficulties; it really generates interest in the educational field, it allows us to contribute to amplify humanist activities in schools and helps us to generate new audiences for the performing arts in Tenerife".

Isabel Bello, the island's Director of Education and Youth, also values this project. "Teatro en la Escuela" is an offer that island's educational centres, from Pre-Primary Education to Baccalaureate, can find to carry out activities in their own facilities; it covers all educational cycles". Bello points out that the pre-recorded plays and dances will be shown in educational centres. A didactic guide and virtual meetings with the performers will complement this offer.

The catalogue and application instructions can be found under the section "Teatro en la Escuela" at A commission of experts, who assessed the artistic and didactic proposal, made a selection from among the 23 companies presented. In accordance with the regulations for this year's insular project, only one show per company was chosen. Each company will perform a minimum of ten shows.

Thus, for Pre-Primary Education, the shows Pedro y el lobo by Ballets de Tenerife, Monstruoso by Contando Ando & Co and Mi isla de agua by I+D Danza have been chosen. 

The offer for Primary Education is: Esto no es una prueba de sonido by Carlota Mantecón, 80 días bailando alrededor del mundo by Jaster & Luis Creaciones, A leer el Quijote by Bolina Teatro de Títeres, Clównbate! by Clownbaret, La príncipe y el princesa by Tragaluz Teatro de Títeres, La historia del gato que no sabía leer by El Wije Producciones and Los secretos de mi paraguas by Antonio Conejo.

The proposals for Secondary Education are Amarga Dulce by Cía. Paula Quintana, Bailando a los clásicos II by Entredanza and Eurípides no te Sófocles que te Esquilo by Timaginas Teatro. 

Finally, for Baccalaureate and Vocational Training, La voz humana, a subtitled pocket opera by Vector de Ideas, Menos mojadas by Mon Peraza and Entre burlas y veras by Teatro Tamaska have been selected.

The aim of this project is to introduce students to performing languages in their own educational context, to bring the performing arts closer and to disseminate them among the island's pupils. This initiative also seeks to link academic and professional contexts of the performing arts in Tenerife; at the same time, it promotes values centred on dance and the arts of movement related to art, health, the body and movement. All of them are inherent to dance as an artistic discipline with a cross-curricular approach.