Contemporary dance will visit five stages at FAM 2021

The Tenerife Auditorium presents the 2021 edition of Festival of the Arts of Movement (FAM), which is held from June 3 to 6 in various scenic spaces in Santa Cruz and La Laguna. Tickets are already on sale at After the 2020 special edition, FAM recovers its usual dates in five venues: Paraninfo of the University of La Laguna (ULL), Espacio la Granja, Guimerá Theater, La Recova Art Center and the Auditorium of Tenerife itself.

The insular councilor for culture, Enrique Arriaga, highlights that “the intensive programming is made up of 24 shows by national companies, with special emphasis on Canarian proposals”, and also highlights that “four of the functions are offered for schoolchildren and social groups” . Proposals include a premiere in the Archipelago and two companies endorsed with the National Dance Award.


Six shows will star in the first day of FAM 21. The show will begin on June 3 (10.00 am) in the Paraninfo with Ina (Paloma Hurtado and Daniela Morales) and will continue at Espacio La Granja (12.30 pm) with Dance, No Goal (Carlota Mantecón). The afternoon program will start in Guimerá (4:00 p.m.) to receive the premiere in the Canary Islands of Dose of paradise (Sharon Fridman Company), a co-production by Auditorio de Tenerife that this May can also be enjoyed at Teatros del Canal, in Madrid. The La Recova Art Center will receive Ruffle (17.00 hours, DeNada Dance Theater).

The first day concludes at the Auditorio de Tenerife (5.30 pm), in the Sala Castillo, with the solo with puppet After the party (Thomas Noone Dance) and in the Chamber Hall (7:00 p.m.) with Sintempo (Sara Cano).

The activity on Friday, day 4, begins in the Auditorium of the ULL (10.00 am) with The flight, by the Canarian choreographer and dancer Daniel Morales. The La Granja Space hosts (12.30 pm) The meat, by Paula Quintana, premiered at FAM 20. Both functions will be enjoyed by social groups. La Quebrá carries its Get no at the Guimera Theater (4:00 p.m.), while the Closed field Daniel Doña’s company will meet (5:00 pm) at the La Recova Art Center. Tenerife Auditorium receives the triptych in its Castillo Hall (5.30 pm) Every morningby Álvaro Esteban and Laura Aris. The Chamber Room offers (7:00 p.m.) the Night scored by Leonor Leal.


On Saturday, June 5, Pau Arán wears his Love letter at the Espacio La Granja (10.30 am) and La Intrusa, a 2015 National Dance Award company, takes the Guimerá stage (12.00 pm) with It’s a wrap (Kubrick is dead). The exteriors of Auditorio de Tenerife receive a double program (5:00 p.m.): 147 hugs, of the Sharon Fridman Company, and At a time, by Isabel Vázquez, to continue in the Chamber Room (6.30 pm) with The oscillating (Pol Jiménez), and end with Plot (Roser López Espinosa), which will begin at 8:00 p.m. in the Symphonic Hall.

FAM 2021 will conclude on Sunday, day 6, with a program that begins (10.30 am) at the Espacio La Granja with the family show of this edition: Petitdanza (Natalia Medina’s company). The Guimerá Theater hosts (12.00 hours) The son, by the Tenerife dancer and choreographer Daniel Abreu, winner of the 2014 National Dance Award.

The afternoon begins in the Castillo Hall of the Auditorio de Tenerife (4:00 p.m.) with a session work in progress only for programmers, where some artists will show the advances in their latest works, which are in process: Laura Marrero (Subtle), Javier Arozena (Swan song (the hero)), Carmen Macías (Tun / La) and Acerina Toledo (The edge of my skin).

Outside the Cabildo enclosure will take place What you see, a work by Javier Cuevas and Paula Quintana. The Chamber Hall receives (7:00 p.m.) The Shepherd, a co-production by Auditorio de Tenerife with the company Nómada premiered at FAM 20. The closing of the festival begins at 8:00 pm in the Sala Sinfónica with Kenophobia, from the Osa + Mujica company.

Tickets, from 2 to 8 euros, as well as all the information about the shows, are available through the website

FAM is sponsored by Inaem of the Ministry of Culture and its programs Dance on Stage, of the Spanish Network of Theaters, and the Open Sky Circuit. In addition, the Government of the Canary Islands collaborates through the Espacio La Granja, the City Council of Santa Cruz de Tenerife through the Guimerá Theater and the University of La Laguna with the Auditorium of the ULL. This festival bears the EFFE (Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe) seal of the European Union, a quality distinction that is awarded to festivals with an artistic mission, commitment to local communities and a strategic vision at the European level.

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