The national premiere of the latest Lava show inaugurates the extensive and diverse program of MAPAS 2019

  • Created and directed by Daniel Abreu, 'Abisal' starts the great culture festival tomorrow at the Tenerife Auditorium with free admission until full capacity is reached

An absolute premiere, Abyssal, the creation of Daniel Abreu in order to Wash, will be the opening show of the third edition of MAPAS tomorrow [Wednesday 10], at 8:00 p.m., in the Sala Sinfónica del Tenerife Auditorium. This new piece by the resident dance company of the capital space will start the great festival of culture, free and open to the public, in which the Island connects and networks with proposals for music and performing arts from the South Atlantic. a market that is organized by the Cabildo de Tenerife, unahoramenos and Circulart.

The programming of samples open to the public of the third edition of the South Atlantic Performative Arts Market It begins previously, at 6:30 p.m. at the Guimerá Theater, with the staging of Amour, of the company Marie de Jongh (Spain), recognized with the MAX 2017 in the category of Best Children's or Family Show.

In addition to these scenic proposals, MAPS 2019 will count in the Tenerife Auditorium with two musical performances by Diana Burco Y Alex Alvear Threesome that will bring to the Plaza Castillo and the Symphonic Hall the best sounds of Colombia and Ecuador, respectively. A cultural exchange through the language of music that will be reinforced with the inaugural closing by DJ Kali, that will make all the people who have come to dance to enjoy the night through the different sounds and world dance rhythms. To make the experience more complete, outside the Tenerife Auditorium will be installed a gastronomic terrace with bars and food stalls in which the culinary offer will have a particular approach to Canarian cuisine.

Poetry in motion

The artistic director of Lava, Daniel Abreu, has created for the inauguration of MAPS 2019 an evocative and poetic piece –recommended for adult audiences– that recreates through dance a pure and deep geography, of water between sediments and air, of shade, calm, unimaginable fauna, an impossible place to inhabit. Abreu himself explains in his description of Abyssal that "love is what moves the world and each one of the actions of these six interpreters goes towards it". During the 60 minutes that the show lasts, the love of dance expressed through movement joins the audience in a sensory dialogue. "In my imagination it takes me to the deep sea blue, to the beautiful creatures and to extensive sediments of obsidian or any other volcanic residue", indicates its director and creator.

Lava Dance Company It is part of the Tenerife Danza framework program, which encompasses all dance programs organized by the Culture area of the Cabildo Insular through the Tenerife 2030 strategy. Its artistic director, born in Tenerife, has extensive experience as a performer. In 2004 he created his own company, with which he has toured Africa, Europe, America and Asia. In addition, Daniel Abreu has been distinguished with various awards, such as the 2014 National Dance Award in the category of creation.

Professional meetings

The Association for the Development of the Ibero-American Music Industry (ADIMI) and the Euro-Latin American Network of Performing Arts (REDELAE) will take advantage of the scenario offered MAPAS to hold their respective member assemblies and build collaboration networks with those agents interested in joining them. The Canary Islands will be represented by the Association of Performing Arts Companies of the Canary Islands Réplica and Pie de base, the association of artists of the Canary Islands movement. There will also be a meeting between Réplica, ILLESCENA, the association of Balearic performing arts companies, the Government of the Balearic Islands and the Government of the Canary Islands, which will seek to create bridges of collaboration and dialogue in those common meeting points that allow them to value and give visibility of the work they do.

The live shows, open and free, will put a total of 59 artistic shows from 23 countries on the main stages of the Tenerife capital between July 10 and 14. The program can be consulted on the web and in the free app that can be downloaded for mobile phones, IOS and Android, and access all the information on artistic exhibitions and conferences by MAPAS. Through this application, notifications of interest to the public and market participants will also be sent.

The organizers of MAPAS 2019 are sponsored by the Government of the Canary Islands and the Santa Cruz de Tenerife City Council, in addition to the support of Acción Cultural Española (AC / E) through its Program for the Internationalization of Spanish Culture (PICE) in the Visitors modality, by which a dozen professionals of the performing arts from Ivory Coast, Mali, Mozambique, Tanzania, Mexico, Ecuador, Uruguay, Brazil, Argentina and Uganda will be able to participate in this new edition of the Arts Market Performative of the South Atlantic. Casa África, the Ibero-American General Secretariat, the SGAE Foundation, Iberia and Hyundai, among other public and private institutions, also collaborate.