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.
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”.
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.