Friday 10Nov23

Tra, tra, tra

Tradition, transmission, and treason
1 Shows
10 Nov 19:30 h.
 Auditorio de Tenerife (Castillo Hall)
 8 €

The festival FAM 23 is offering the show  Tra, tra, tra.  Tradition, transmission, and treason, a contemporary look at tradition. It complements the trilogy of danced conferences with which Explica Dansa undertakes a journey through the history and evolution of contemporary dance. On this occasion, the focus is on traditional dance. 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 of unconditional love for all dance.


It might seem like a big leap to go from tradition to treason. However, etymology indeed shows us 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.


We are talking about dances found all over Spain -jotas, fandangos, aurresku ...- as well as those that we find in Catalonia -sardana, ball pla- manifestations of life that one day became a tradition. 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 evolved. Could we say that it has been betrayed?

Explainer-performer: Toni Jodar
Script and Dramaturgy: Helena Tornero and Bàrbara Raubert
Accompaniment in this project: Montse Colomé
Audio-visual design: Tristán Pérez Martín and Bàrbara Raubert
Producer: Tristán Pérez Martín
Communication: Sara Peralta and Andrea Moliner CAT Tradicionàrius
Support of Management and Production: Marta Domenech_La Taula
Executive production: Beatriu Daniel
Co-directors: Beatriu Daniel and Toni Jodar

Coproduced by: Mercat de les Flors, Fira Mediterrània de Manresa, És Dansa
Collaborators: CAT Tradicionarius, Dantzagunea –Diputación de Guipúzcoa, Donostia Kultura, La Caldera Centre de creació, l’ Estruch de Sabadell, Centro Danza Zaragoza.
Project funded by: Departament Cultura Generalitat Catalunya; ICUB Ajuntament de Barcelona; National Institute of Performing Arts and Music (INAEM)
Project in collaboration with the residents of Fàbrica de Creación Fabra y Coats.

Show recommended for those over 14 years of age.

Access is only allowed to children over five years of age.

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