The Murcia company UpArte is bringing its show ‘Desprovisto’ to La Laguna, Arona and Adeje, and Delirium offers its 'Panza de burro' in Los Realejos


The performing arts programme Oye toca ver is ending the year this weekend with a contemporary circus show for all audiences. It is Desprovisto, by the Murcia company UpArte. The performances will take place on Friday (15th) at the auditorium of the University of La Laguna at 8:30 p.m., on Saturday (16th) at the Auditorio Infanta Leonor in Los Cristianos (Arona) at 8:00 p.m. and on Sunday (17th) at the Auditorium of Adeje at 8:00 p.m. The offer is completed with a new staging of Delirium's latest work, Panza de burro (Blanket of Cloud), which can be seen at the Cultural Centre in Los Realejos on Friday, starting at 8:30 p.m.

Desprovisto stands out for a high technical level of acrobatics, six performers without characters and a leitmotif that drives the work, but which it is not essential to know to enjoy the show. This new proposal undertakes a quest for balance between risk, rhythm, aesthetics and humour. The underlying concept of the work, going from rigidity to flexibility, can be appreciated in the elements used on stage and in the body line, incorporating contemporary dance into the company’s work.

This contemporary circus work for all audiences wants to touch the spectator with both form and substance, through artists who will distance themselves from a depersonalised mass, to transform into a group of individuals, where acrobatics and human towers are guaranteed. In May, the show received the Emilio Zapatero Award for Best Circus Show at the Festival of Theatre and Street Arts (TAC) of Valladolid.

UpArte is a contemporary circus company formed in Murcia at the end of 2012 that has amassed over 250 performances. Its background includes the shows Todo encaja (2015) and Áureo (2018), as well as gala performances. Its shows have toured around most of Spain and abroad (France, Italy, England, Morocco). The company’s trademark is refined high-level acrobatic technique which makes its shows a unique, striking and visual stage event and manages to connect the spectator naturally and, in turn, leave them breathless.

On Friday (15TH) at 8.30 p.m., the cultural centre Casa de la Cultura will host a new performance of Panza de burro (Sea Cloud), the latest project by the Tenerife company Delirium, which details the world of two 10-year-old friends in a neighbourhood of northern Tenerife in a stark and funny way. Shit and Isora live under the protection of the female world of grandmothers. Shit idolises and blindly follows Isora, who is an orphan and suffers from an eating disorder. Both spend summer between boredom, looking for someone to take them to the beach and trying to satisfy and understand the nascent sexual desire that constantly shakes and attacks them, inland, confined under the disappointment of a melancholic sea cloud.

The performing arts programme Oye toca ver is organised by the Island Council of Tenerife with the councils of Adeje, Arona, Candelaria, el Sauzal, Guía de Isora, Los Realejos, Tacoronte, and the University of La Laguna. It consists of 41 performances by thirteen companies and ends next Sunday with the performance of UpArte at the auditorium of Adeje.