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MASDANZA Extensions

December 15, 2015 by admin · Leave a Comment 

It has always been one of the main objectives of MASDANZA to bring to greater audiences the works presented during the Festival, especially because of the unique opportunity of having in our territory all of these international artists, totally out of the circuit of the Canary Islands and even from the programs of the theaters in the mainland, given the obvious difficulties, logistic and financial, that their performances here imply.

This is the reason why, in 2004, MASDANZA organized its first Extension, in the city of Santa Cruz de Tenerife, presenting a selection of Solos in the Teatro Victoria and Groups in the Auditorium of Tenerife. This pioneer Extension has been a success from the beginning, with a splendid reception from the audience and it continues to grow to this day.

Backed by this experience, and with the support of the City Hall of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and La Caja de Canarias, in 2007 MASDANZA organized the first Extension in the capital city of Gran Canaria in the CICCA Theatre. A success from the beginning, this Extension has sold out every edition since then.

In 2008, MASDANZA inaugurated its extension in the island of El Hierro, at the Asabanos Cultural Centre in Valverde. This extension was held also in 2009 and 2010. After a few years of absence in El Hierro and on the occasion of MASDANZA’s twentieth anniversary, the MASDANZA EL HIERRO Extension was resumed and it continues today with a loyal audience.

In 2011 MASDANZA presented MASDANZA FUERTEVENTURA for the first time, at the Insular Auditorium in Puerto del Rosario. This Extension is now a highlight in the cultural calendar of the island and is awaited by locals and visitors every year.

In 2012, the Teatro Insular de Lanzarote held for the first time MASDANZA LANZAROTE, sponsored by the Area of Education of the Government of Lanzarote. In 2017 the Teatro Insular de Lanzarote will welcome the fifth edition of this Extension, establishing itself as a main event in the cultural life of Lanzarote.

Additionally, the Teatro Guiniguada of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria welcomes since 2011 our project MASDANZA Xtra, which programs artists mainly from the Canary Islands, Spain in general and sometimes international companies.

In 2015 the MASDANZA Extensions Tour included, for the first time, the seven islands of the archipielago, with excellent reception from the audiences. With the collaboration of the Government offices of each one of the Canary Islands, the XXII Edition of MASDANZA will bring a sample of the works participating in 22MASDANZA to all the islands.

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