Sundays become family days with Telón festival
The Telón festival transforms Sundays into a family day with extensive theatre, dance and circus programming in the north of Tenerife.
The Teatro Leal in La Laguna will host between October and December outstanding national and international functions design-ed for families and children.
Seven shows of theatre, dance and circus, designed for all audiences, but especially for the smallest of the house, will meet at the Teatro Loyal de La Laguna between October 6 and December 15 from from 5pm with prices from five euros.
Tickets are now available on the website www.telonten-erife.com and at the box office of the Teatro Leal from Monday to Saturday from 11am to 1pm and from 6pm to 8pm before each function.
The first of the shows of this new section of the festival will be Oopart, by Tresperté Circo Teatro, which will be performed on October 6th. It begins with a kind of spacecraft on stage, from which a peculiar crew emer-ges that sells time travel through circus numerical numbers.
On the next family Sunday, the trip to Ulysses, from Gorakada, will break into the Canary Islands for the first time. The Greek gods lived on Mount Olympus and ruled over human beings. Ulysses dared to challenge them and was punished: he cannot return to Ithaca and has to roam the sea. Each scene, full of unique adventures, shows the journey as a metaphor for life, for the struggle against difficulties and how to solve them.
The last show of the company of Auditorio de Tenerife TP Danza, Eti-Queta, will be on October 20th. During the function the first laboratory of people is inaugurated, where proto-types with human qualities are manufactured and perfection is sought, but what is being perfect? What is being human?
On Sunday, November 3rd, Telón offers the premiere of the Ludo Circus Show in the Canary Islands. It is about the staging of the spirit of the game through the circus, with techniques such as scales, balances, acrobatics and juggling. When seven charac-ters appear on the stage wanting to play, winners and losers appear, voluntary and involuntary blows, attunement and disenchantment, fun, teamwork and individualism.
The Swedish show Close-Enough, designed for over six years, will be released nationwide on November 10. In this humorous and inter-active show from Sweden, the importance of the game is remembered. The dancers fall, follow and interpret an ingenious, almost acrobatic dance show that is based on the art of contact improvisation. Together with a live multi-musician on stage it will take the audience on a magical and playful journey.
On November 24th, the theatre will host La casa del Panda. This show, never seen before in the Canary Islands, is an imaginary journey through the oldest and most natural China through dance, visual arts and play. Following in the footsteps of a panda bear, the public discovers Chinese traditions and culture, bamboo forests, fireworks, comets and more.
Finally, on Sunday, December 15, the Teatro Leal receives the premiere in the Canary Islands of the circus show for the entire family “ Emportats”.