The Section “Dance In Open Spaces” aims to bring dance closer to general audiences using non conventional spaces, dancing in the open air, without space boundaries and looking for the interaction with the public.
This Section of the Festival presents Spanish contemporary dance companies from the ACIELOABIERTO Festivals Network, performing along other guest companies.
This year’s program will take place in the Patio of the Maspalomas Cultural Center, on Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Created & Performed by: ABIÁN HERNÁNDEZ
Music: Plastikman “Ex”, Gustavo Santaolalla “Deportation”
“A call, the traffic light, the meal, the bus, a hug, your turn, a desire, a caress, to the lift, an applause…”
“Focused on the waiting process, which occurs in a loop in the human being, taking into account that it begins with the search for an end, but without giving priority to body, mental and sentimental weight in its course; ‘Projecting your gaze towards what you want’ How can you stay in that line of expectation, patient or impatient? I value the enjoyment of the moment (being distracted) and not rushing for what is or is not (disappointment) to come, knowing that if there is no motivation (movement) to reach it or find it there is no ‘waiting’ ”.
San Sebastian, Spain.
Created by: Judith Argomaniz
Performed by: Garazi Etxaburu & Miren Liceaga
Music: Camille Saint Saëns “The Carnival of the Animals”, M.I.A. “Bad Girls”, M.I.A. “Boyz”.
Costumes: Xabier Mujika
Lighting Design: Álvaro Estrada
With the support of Eusko Jaurlaritza, Donostia Kultura, Etxepare Institutoa.
“The relationship between humans and fighting is primitive. It has been present from the beginning of time. In LASALA we appreciate fighting as a fundamental element of life in general and of dance in particular”.
Created & Performed by: Esther Latorre Fernández & Hugo Pires Pereira
Music: Armand Amar “Achko”, – Sydney Bechet “Si tu vois ma mere”
Costumes: Lurdes Fernandes
With the support o Colectivo Glovo, Agadic, Xacobeo2021, Xunta de Galicia, Sólodos, Galicia Danza Contemporánea.
“Maps of other bodies / intercept the line / Continue, you are inside / Do not be afraid, Nature hates emptiness / Like waves in the ocean trying to be an ocean / That is how we are/ Continue / Follow Me / I follow you.
This piece emerges as the need to investigate movement, based in the world of refugees and borders. Borders that, for centuries, we build between worlds, countries, people. This distance, real and hypothetical, places both performers in a relationship of approach and restraint, of power and revolt, sharing a common premise: the impossibility of a border with ourselves. This relationship turns the performer into a rebel, weak, compassionate, aggressive, obedient and invasive with the other, and as a result a visceral human relationship. We ask ourselves: What happens to men who, in their violence, surpass what is interdict?”.
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain
Artistic Direction: VANESSA MEDINA
Created & Performed by: ÁDEX ALONSO, ABIÁN HERNÁNDEZ, ÁNGELES PADILLA, VANESSA MEDINA, ÁNGELES PEREA, SERGIO PÉREZ.
Music: Nicolás Cruz “Adiós Morena”, Novalima “El Regalo”
“This piece is a hymn to hope, a celebration of life, of sharing and toasting our customs and needs, with enthusiasm and laughter. We celebrate that despite the uncertainty that currently exists, we remain together, because we need the same thing, an uncorked dance that floods our souls and heals this time that is so painful. Thank you sublime energy that you make bodies keep moving with strength and tenacity”.
* The programme could be subject to change depending on the considerations of the health authorities in relation to COVID 19.