The MASDANZA CANARIAS program arises from the need to accompany and promote creators and artists from the Canary Islands. They are given a space in the context of the Festival with the aim of showing to the public pieces created and/or performed by Canarian artists, consequently contributing to their national and international projection and favoring the creation of a Canarian artistic community.
MASDANZA CANARIAS 2023 PROGRAM
FRIDAY SEP 29 / GUINIGUADA THEATRE / 20,00 h
Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Created & Performed by> EMILIANA BATISTA & DANIEL MORALES
Music > Abul Mogard “Sand”; Son Lux “Molecules (Lucrecia Dalt Rework)”.
«And here we are, amidst cheap cotton sheets that don’t love us and that I don’t want. I arch myself between ribs and vertebrae as I touch what hurts and holds life. Look at me! Because I’m not capable of seeing myself, nor of seeing us. Hold me! Because I no longer know you, yet we continue to know each other all the time. Give me air, give me your hand, your shoulders, and the sway of your hips, and let the sea take them wherever it pleases. And meanwhile, you and I will keep sailing on top of the clouds of powdered sugar and colors, without burdens, in that fleeting moment of growing old with you…».
Gran Canaria – Madrid, Spain
Created & Performed by > DANIEL FERNÁNDEZ
Music > Elena Frolova “Letel Golub’”; Tchaikovsky “La Fee-argent”, “The Sleeping Beauty, Op.66”; Paradis “Instantané”; Antonio Machón “Toda una Vida”.
«The figurative power of man is the game between a racket and his heart-shaped ball, after encountering his enemies, the Adonises of reason».
- Winner MASDANZA-SIT Artistic Residency 2024.
A OJO (15’)
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
Created & Performed by > CARMEN FUMERO & DÁCIL GONZÁLEZ
Original Music > Aurora Arteaga & Looking for Nafara.
«The term «at first sight» refers to the observation made without optical instruments that help perceive in more detail what we contemplate. What is observed is framed within the subjective context of the observer, so their perception is linked to the way of looking at things and events in each space. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
With change as the only stable motor around us, we discover fissures through which to look and be perceived; cracks in the skin and surfaces that show us ways to access the world and ourselves».
Gran Canaria, Spain
Created & Performed by > ANDREA PÉREZ & ABIÁN HERNÁNDEZ
Original Music > Luis Pardo.
«The performer-creators project, through movement, reflections on the duality present in the entire universe, where every element has a pair of fundamental forces that are opposite but complement each other to achieve a harmonious balance.
They choose the myth of the androgynous figure presented in Plato’s Symposium to reflect the longing to restore a lost wholeness, to reconnect with a totality represented in the eternal quest for «the other half». They present the problem of the widespread belief in the Western world that a romantic connection with another person is a vital necessity.
In this way, they wish to delve into the idea that humans are beings filled with contradictions, dualities, and opposing forces, and that it is only when they accept themselves in their entirety that they achieve a state of completeness».