Within the framework of the Arts and Movement Festival FAM, the show “Tra, tra, tra. Tradición, transmisión y traición” by Explica Dansa will take place this Friday


As part of the Arts and Movement Festival FAM programme, the Auditorio de Tenerife is offering, Tra, tra, tra. Tradition, transmission, and treason, a contemporary look at tradition, a danced conference by Explica Dansa, under the direction of the Catalan dancer and performer Toni Jodar. The event takes place this Friday (10th) at 7.30 p.m. at the Sala Castillo. The tickets are on sale at a single price of €8 and with discounts for people under the age of 30, students, unemployed people, and large families.

This work complements the trilogy of danced conferences with which the company Explica Dansa undertakes a journey through the history and evolution of contemporary dance. On this occasion, the focus is on traditional dance. It is a proposal and unique exploration in which Toni Jodar observes the shared influences between contemporary and traditional dance, no longer as an act of treason to either of the two, but rather as an act of unconditional love for all dance.

It might seem like a big leap to go from tradition to treason. However, etymology indeed shows there are meanings that have gradually moved further apart over time and with use, as in this case, but which emerged out of the same root. The word tradition and the Spanish verb "traicionar" (meaning to betray) share the root tradere, which means to transmit, submit, give, transcend. Thus, Tra, tra, tra. Tradición, transmisión y traición (Tradition, transmission, treason) is a look at these roots which, as a result of transmitting from one to the next, end up betraying one another.

Dance with traditional roots brings together varied styles and trends that coexist with a contemporary landscape: the present, the repository of yesterday and tomorrow. Just as contemporary creators have often felt attracted by the riches of traditional dances and have taken some steps, traditional dance has also incorporated modern elements into corporeality, the format, and syntaxis, although some groups continue to work to preserve the traditional legacy in the purest way possible. However, tradition, this legacy passed down from parents to children and which is used as intimate and political material for identity, in each transmission to each new generation and with each family, has inevitably evolved.

Explica Dansa is a project specialising in the training and creation of audiences, its mission is to professionalise activities for spectators. It offers the audience interpretative guides to ensure that knowledge of contemporary languages is more accessible. It is presented through several formats, such as these danced conferences, a stage genre that sits somewhere between conference and show.

It is a longstanding project, led by Beatriu Daniel and Toni Jodar with a team of collaborators and with the support of leading facilities and cultural institutions, both nationally and internationally: Sadler's Wells Theater (London), China Tour (Shangai, Beijing...), Danza a Escena -Spanish Theatre Network, Platea (Spanish National Institute of Performing Arts and Music), Bibliotecas de Catalunya, etc.

Tickets for this danced conference can be purchased at a price of €8 on the website www.auditoriodetenerife.com, at the auditorium's box office or by dialling the phone number 902 317 327 from Monday to Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 05:00 p.m., Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 02:00 p.m. FAM has the collaboration of the Dance on Stage and Acieloabierto Circuit, both of the National Institute of Performing Arts and Music of the Spanish Ministry of Culture INAEM.