The flamenco dancer Fernando Romero, the piano duo Lechado-Kucháeva and the percussion ensemble ‘Música Viva’ feature this proposal.


The Auditorio de Tenerife is a cultural space linked to the Department of Culture of Tenerife Island Council that is managed by the councillor of Culture Enrique Arriaga. On Wednesday, the 13th of June at 7:30 pm, it will offer the concert “Dialogues. Debussy and Stravinsky from the Flamenco dance perspective”. The Chamber Hall hosts this proposal of the flamenco dancer Fernando Romero, the piano duo Lechado-Kuchaeva and the ensemble ‘Música Viva’ with Verónica Cagigao and Carolina Alcaraz. Tickets are on sale.

The show proposes a great sense of timbre linking two pianos and two percussion instruments. Debussy, Borodin and Stravinsky provide the music that takes shape through the choreographer and dancer Fernando Romero. The eternal need to find new challenges when applying classical music to contemporary flamenco dance inspires this project. 

In this way, the strength of dance and music converges in the same space to build new paths for contemporary artistic creation. A great awakening of dance occurred at the beginning of the 20th century; it partly happened due to these works. The challenge of this project is to dance the musical pieces in flamenco style while being aligned with their most essential part. 

Debussy's 'Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune' is one of the most emblematic works of the 20th century for music and dance. It defines musical impressionism. His whole construction is based on dissolving rhythm and harmony, thus creating moods, expressiveness and emotional understanding. The arrangements are adapted to dance to offer the spectator a new vision of this work.

'Polovtsian Dances', from Act II of Borodin's unfinished opera Prince Igor, will give the dancer a break. This musical version highlights a great drama and a sense of timbre; it will be performed by an ensemble comprised of two pianos and two percussion instruments.

'Le Sacre du printemps', by Stravinsky, was premièred in 1912 in Paris. In general terms, it is considered the great revolution in dance. The current stage concept is preceded by this work. 'The Rite of Spring' challenges the audience from beginning to end with its chaotic percussive momentum. The dramaturgy is based on a pagan rite about virginity and the arrival of spring through sacrificial dance. The script is integrated into the musical work. It literally devours any chance of another reading. This work is aimed at finding its mystery through flamenco dance style. 

FMUC wraps up this edition with a third and final concert that takes place on 17 June at 7:30 pm: the premiere of ‘Collage'. This piece was composed for the festival by the Tenerife-born musician Francis Hernández, who conducts the show and plays accompanied by a piano, percussion and brass ensemble of the Music Conservatory of the Canary Islands.

Tickets can be purchased until one hour before each show on the website  and by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. During the purchase process, the user will have to choose between one or two pre-set seats distributed throughout the hall. The audience is requested to arrive at the venue well in advance to enter the Auditorium in staggered "waves".

By purchasing tickets, you accept the measures implemented by the cultural centre to combat Coronavirus, such as the correct use of masks and attendance at the event only with people you live with. All of the measures, as well as the contingency plan certified by AENOR, can be consulted on the Auditorium’s website.