Comedy and dance in Adeje

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Adeje’s cultural councilor Nayra Medina Bethencourt has just announced details of the 14th Festival of Theater and Dance which runs throughout November in the town’s Cultural Centre.

All the performances take place on Fridays with tickets at €8 or €5 for people with an Adeje senior citizen’s card or youth card. There will be one dance evening, Pieles, with the dance Compañia Paula Quintana, on November 7th, a fusion of modern and flamenco, and the other three shows are comedies. They are in Spanish and are Aeroplanos, from the Teraphy Koa company on Friday November 14th, El Enfermo Imaginario, from the Delirium Teatro and Cia Abubukaka companies on Friday November 21st and Eloisa esta debajo de un almendro, performed by the Morfema Teatro company on Friday November 28th.

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Medina Bethencourt stressed the Adeje council’s ongoing commitment to the arts, mentioning too the very popular Adeje School of Music and Dance, and adding that the ticket prices were kept low (“symbolic”) as the council want to make sure that the shows are accessible to the public. “We (the council) are maintaining our commitment to culture, in this case with theatre and dance. Theatre is a discipline that we have been happy to support for more than 14 years through the Adeje People’s University and the theatre groups that we have created”.

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The company representatives present said that without the ongoing commitment and investment made by councils such as Adeje in providing festivals for island based companies, the would find it hard to survive, even though “many actors have had to leave the theatre and search for work elsewhere”, said Severino García Noda, director of the Delirium company. “These days it is very difficult to produce theatrical works; we generally have to fund them ourselves and put our faith in them”, he added.

Tickets for all the shows go on sale next week in the Adeje Cultural Centre.

New cultural centre for La Caleta

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The council is working to empower urban zones and create communal spaces

Residents and visitors to La Caleta in Adeje will be able to visit the new La Caleta Cultural Centre from the beginning of next year.

Work has already started on the new installation and should be completed, according to the councillor for works and services Gonzalo Delgado Diaz, by February 2015.

The project has been requested by the local population of this coastal village and fits into the council’s borough-wide plan to empower urban zones and create communal spaces where people can meet and develop social connections and activities throughout the year.

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“For us this is a priority and will enhance our network of cultural centres designed to improve public infrastructures throughout the borough and give people living in all corners of Adeje a local meeting and activity zone” the councillor said.

The new centre is just beside the international diving centre, a part of the area already used as a local focal point for activities and fiestas. “This is why we waited until the end of the local fiestas this year, so they wouldn’t be affected by building work and now of course the work will be completed before next year’s events”, Delgado Diaz commented.

The new centre will be 120 m2 with a central salon, changing rooms and toilets, fully accessible to all, and with an office and storage zones.

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