Perhaps the loudest thud of all from the scores of monthly press releases to fall on my e-mail screen is made by the weighty tome that is issued by Miguel Ferrar from the Department of Culture at the Cabildo (government) Lanzarote proclaiming forthcoming arts events. So densely packed was his release previewing events on the October calendar (and on into 2022 in some cases) that we now have a the end of this year´s calendar and our new one for 2022 filled with red letter days of live art events here on Lanzarote. So as Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music, ´let´s start at the very beginning, that´s a very good place to start´.

So, on the Ist October on Lanzarote there is the opening of two arts exhibitions.

Friday 1st October 2021
ART EXHIBITION  BY  FRANCISCO MONTELONGO & FRANCISCO RODRÍGUEZ

“La Orilla”
Sala El Aljibe – CIC El Almacén
From 1st October until 27th November 2021
open to the public
Admission: free if pre-booked according to covid conventions.
Hours, Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 21.00pm ;
Saturday, 10.00a, a 14.00 hpm.
Sundays and Holidays closed.
Promoter: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

There was a time when the transit of days and nights was marked by the coming and going of the tides. The island did not exist. There was only a shore where the doors of the houses, the bridges, the boats, the lows, the islets and the tide lined. Only the sea. The sea and the sky, certain and immeasurable territories. In this artistic project Francisco Montelongo and Fran Rodríguez set out to reconstruct the visual universe linked to the natural and human landscape that barely survives on our shores, in the form of small recreations of watercolors and illustrations that transport us to the cultural imaginary of a maritime territory that defines us as orphans of this shore.

Activities to complement the exhibition included guided visits by the informed and informed art historian Estefania Camejo
on

Saturday 2nd October at mid-day
Saturday 9th Octubre at mid–day
Tuesday 19 Octubre at 18.00 am
Saturday 13 November at mid-day

The Presentation of the catalogue will be given by Francisco Montelongo, Francisco Rodríguez and the curator of the exhibition on November 16, 2021, at 20:00 pm in the Buñuel Cinema Room. All audiences. Free admission, with limited capacity and prior registration by phone call to 928 831507

ART EXHIBITION BY IVÁN VILELLA

“Oscura”
Sala El Patio – CIC El Almacén
1st October until 18th December 2021
open to the public
Admission free with pre-booked ticket according to covid conventions
Monday to Friday 10.00 am to 21.00 pm;
Sáturday, 10.00 am to 2.00 pm .00 h;
Sundays and holidays closed
Promoter Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

“Oscura” is an audiovisual project created by Iván Vilella and inspired by the exhibition “Sincretismo” by the artist Rigoberto Camacho that was exhibited in 2020 at the CIC El Almacén. It is an artistic proposal of symbiosis that moves between the sound installation and the subtle visual stimulus, to highlight and combine some of the scopes of anthropological syncretism: the cultural mixture and the native influence, as critical vectors of rupture with the current and paradigmatic homogeneous spaces of globalization. We are proposed to make an immersive experience through soundscapes that accentuate the value of absence, shadow, the recondite or impurity, where blackness and darkness are configured as a vindication of sublime beauty.

You may also have noticed in Miguel´s listings over previous weeks a performance scheduled for Ist October by Lanzarote Ensemble. We promise you we were there and will bring a full review of their playing of Mahler´s Jubilation in the next couple of weeks.

Saturday 2nd October

MOBILITY WORKSHOP: THROUGH THE AIR

Taught by Daniel Abreu
3rd Translation Festival
Saturday 2nd October 2021
11:00 am to 13:00 pm
+16 años
registration free.
at Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero”

As of September 13, 2021, in strict order of registration.

This non-therapeutic mobility workshop, in which Daniel Abreu focuses his teaching process on the body for the appropriate use from physical knowledge, its limits and possibilities. Still working from the formal dance, he approaches the structure of the directed and supported body, the gestural body and in movement. And all this dancing

This visit was aimed at all audiences. Its entrance is free, with capacity limited to 8 people.

Wednesday 6th October (& 7TH & 8th)

WORKSHOP

Introduction to artistic screen printing
INTRODUCCIÓN A LA SERIGRAFÍA ARTÍSTICA
Taught by Juan Munoz
at CIC El Almacén
6th, 7th and 8th Octuber
10:00 am to 14:00 pm (1º grupo)
17.00 pm to 20.00 pm (2º grupo)

In an informative and practical way the artist JUIN (Juan Muñoz) proposes us to approach this technique of plastic printing consisting of the reproduction of images through a tense mesh attached to a frame on different supports such as paper or textiles (t-shirts or talegas), addressing some theoretical considerations, the preparation of artistic compositions in advance, as well as the techniques of insolation, development and, finally, printing.

Saturday 8th October 2021

THEATRE LAS CANCIONES
Teatro Kamikaze
Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero”
Saturday 9th October
20.00 pm
+ 16 años
Admission: 15 €
Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com
(A la venta a partir del 13 de septiembre a las 9.00 h)
Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote – INAEM-PLATEA
Colabora: FEMP

In Las Canciones, a group of people gather to listen to various music. And what at first seemed like a harmless act – a group of people listening to and singing music – ends up transforming them all. A work by Pablo Messiez, created from characters and situations in the stories of Anton Chekhov and born from the desire to dwell on the mystery of listening. Listen to the world and listen to its music against which no eyelid protects since, as Paul Quignard says, no eyelid closes over the ear.

The Kamikaze Theatre company won the National Theatre Award in 2017

Friday 15th October 2021

LITERATURE UNDER THE EYE-LIDS OF WHO IS MOVING AWAY
by Rafael-José Díaz
PresentaTión by libro de poemas
at CIC El Almacén
Friday 15th October 2021 at 19.30 pm

Admission: free, with prior reservation Reservation tickets: through the phone 928 831 507, providing full name, email, telephone and ID. Places are limited and will be confirmed through the email provided. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations. Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

The writer, critic, teacher and translator Rafael-José Díaz (Tenerife, 1971), with a long and recognized literary career both inside and outside the Canary Islands, returns to El Almacén to present his latest collection of poems, entitled “Under the eyelids of those who move away”. And he does so accompanied by another writer, Fernando Gómez Aguilera, director of the César Manrique Foundation and with whom he will dialogue and try to unravel the ins and outs of poetic writing that beat under each of the sections in which this book is divided: Carnivorous Waves, The Place of Snow, Pantheon, Rapture and Stumps. The drawing that illustrates the cover of the book is the work of the artist Jesús Hernández Verano.

Rafael-José Díaz (Tenerife, 1971). After graduating in Hispanic Philology from the University of La Laguna in 1994, he was a reader of Spanish at the universities of Jena and Leipzig (Germany). He has also collaborated, along with other young poets, in the creation of the magazine Paradiso, as well as in different newspapers and writing forums inside and outside our country, currently occupying the presidency of the literature and theater section of the Ateneo de La Laguna, where he has promoted numerous meetings, cycles and literary publications.

He has been awarded poetry prizes such as the “Tomás Morales” in 2002 or the “Pedro García Cabrera” in 2007. He has published different books such as El canto en el umbral (1996), Llamada en la primera nieve (2000), Los párpados cautivos (2003), Moradas del insomne (2005), Antes del eclipse (2007), Le Crèpitement (2007), La crepitación (2012), El sudario (2015) or Umbrales donde apenas llega la luz (2019), amongst others.

He has also worked as a translator and literary critic that has been published in the form of articles and reviews in Cuadernos Hispanoamericanos, Revista de Libros, Diario 16, Vuelta (Mexico), Vallejo & Co (Peru) and other magazines.

He has participated as a lecturer or as a poet in numerous cultural events organized in spaces such as the Neruda Foundation (Chile), the headquarters of the Cervantes Institute of Paría or Fez (Morocco), the Student Residence and the Circle of Fine Arts of Madrid, the César Manrique Foundation, the Copenhagen Literature Festival or the Poetry Festival of Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), among others.
After residing in Germany, Gran Canaria and Madrid, he has returned to Tenerife where he is a career civil servant in the educational field. More info at
www.rafaeljosediaz.blogspot.com.es

Saturday 16th October 2021

THEATRE SEX COMEDY OF A SUMMER NIGHT
de Woody Allen
Acelera Producciones
Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero”
Saturday 16th October 2021
20.00 h
+ 16 años
Entradas: 15 €
Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com
Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote
Colabora: Instituto Canario de Desarrollo Cultural

Three couples at the dawn of the twentieth century spend a weekend in the countryside, but… An uproar of love leads these urban characters in a country setting to detonate on a summer night… A dreamlike game of existentialist reflection on communication between the group, and between oneself. Desires and needs flourish in that field full of magical goblins and incandescent lights in this comedy entangled with the constants of Woody Allen cinema and its characters inordinate by the environment that surrounds them.
+ Info: www.aceleraproducciones.com

Wednesday 20th October 2021

ART  PRESENTACIÓN DE “RETINA”
OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
CIC El Almacén
Wednesday 20th October
19.30 h
Admission: free with pre-booked ticket

Book tickets: through the phone 928 831 507, providing full name, email, telephone and ID. Places are limited and will be confirmed through the email provided. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations. Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote Collaborates: Ateneo La Laguna

The Audiovisual section of the Ateneo de La Laguna presents in Lanzarote the publication “Retina”, a careful artistic edition that includes a visual game, an interview and visual research carried out by Canarian creators and cultural managers such as Andrea Abreu, Teresa Correa, Daniasa Curbelo, Alejandra Galo, Carmela García, Pura Márquez, Estrella Monterrey, Yolanda Peralta Sierra, Paula Quintana, María Sosa, Noemi Tejera, Mónica Trujillo and Sabina Urraca.

“Retina” is an audiovisual project devised and coordinated by the filmmaker Miguel G. Morales, with the collaboration of the editorial design and layout of Noelia Varietti. The presentation will be attended by several authors and the projection of their works.

Friday 22nd October 2021

ART EXHIBITION MADRE
BY TERESA CORREA
AT Sala El Aljibe – CIC El Almacén
From 22nd October 2021 to 22nd January 2022
Open to the public
Admission free, on completion of pre-booking following covid conventions
Monday to Friday, 10.00 am to 21.00 pm;
Saturday 10.00 a 14.00 h;
Sundays and holidays closed
promoters: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

In 1998, Teresa Correa, carrying out a photographic documentation work with archaeological remains of the Canarian Museum, is in front of a skull of a woman of North African origin that has the same bone structure as hers. The skull 1383, baptized by the Gran Canarian artist as “Mother”, will be a fundamental turning point that will motivate a personal process of anthropological research and artistic reflection that will lead her not only to rethink the unique and hegemonic look that evaluates and excludes women from the cultural and social construct that surrounds them, but also to reformulate the concepts of identity, time or memory, in the form of a dialogue that visually transits between visible (revealed) and invisible (undisclosed) reality.

Guided visits will be delivered to complement the exhibition, led by the in formed and informative Estafania Comejo
Saturday 30th October at 12:00 noon
Saturday 6th November at 12:00 noon
Tuesday 16th November at 18:00 pm
Saturday 27th November at 12:00 noon
Tuesday 28th December at 18:00 pm
Tuesday 21st December at 18:00 pm
Saturday 8th January at 12:00 pm

Jornada Arte, Arqueología y Mujer: el sábado, 11 de diciembre, en la Sala de Cine del CIC El Almacén.
Presentación del libro de artista: de la exposición, el martes, 18 de enero, a las 19:30 h. Sala Cine del CIC El Almacén
The entrance to the guided tours and parallel activities is free, but with limited capacity, so it is necessary to reserve a place. To do this, they must call 928 831 507, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., providing the full name, ID, NIF or NIE, telephone and email. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations.

ART EXHIBITION
“Los ojos adentro”
by KARINA BELTRÁN
Sala El Cubo – CIC El Almacén
From 22nd October 2021 to 22nd January de 2022
Open to the public
Admission; free on pre-booking
Monday to Friday, from 10.00 am to 21.00 pm;
Saturday from 10.00 am a 14.00 pm;
Sundays and holidays closed
Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

 

Karina Beltrán’s curious and intuitive gaze makes photography the ideal means of expression with which to explore her nomadic existence. Through a compulsive methodology based on the referential, the artist forms a cartography of interior fragments, objects, lights and atmospheres. Beltrán turns his visual work into a search for the eternal, into a form of melancholic and existential expression that gives body to a poetics of fragmentation. The final result is a great puzzle composed of metaphors of itself, a universe of the everyday and the small, of the ephemeral and the unforeseen, in which to find the only thing that can save us: beauty.

Guided visits can be booked to complement the exhibition, led by the informed and informative and seemingly very busy Estafania Comejo
Saturday 30th October at 12:00 noon
Saturday 6th November at 12,00 noon
Tuesday 16th November at 18:00 pm
Saturday27th Noviember at 12:00 noon
Tuesday 14th December at 18:00 pm
Tuesday 21st December at 18:00 pm
Saturday 8th January 2022 at 12:00 noon

Presentación del libro de artista: de la exposición, el Tuesday, 11th January 2022 at 19:30 h. Sala Cine del CIC El Almacén

The entrance to the guided tours and parallel activities is free, but with limited capacity, so it is necessary to reserve a place. To do this, they must call 928 831 507, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., providing the full name, ID, NIF or NIE, telephone and email. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations.

ART EXHIBITION
“Identidad y vajeras”
by GUACIMARA HERNÁNDEZ
La Salita – CIC El Almacén
from 22nd October to 22nd January 2022
open to the public
Admission free on pre-booking under covid conventions
Monday to Friday, from 10.00 am to 21.00 pm
Saturday 10.00 am to 14.00 pm
Sundays ands holidays closed
Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

Taking as an inspiring reference the literary universe of the texts of the European travelers who visited the Canary Islands in the nineteenth century, such as the British writer Olivia Stone, the creator Guacimara Hernández offers us the possibility of immersing ourselves in an exercise of anthropological and cultural reflection through an artistic installation and several specific informative actions with the aim of activating and reformulating interpretative readings on the foreign gaze, posing situations for interpretation and dialogue around concepts such as the island territory, the travel experience, otherness, identity or tourism.

guided visits to complement the exhibition will be delivered by Estefania Comejo
Saturday 30th October 12 noon
Saturday 6th November 12 noon
Tuesday 16th November at 18.00 pm
Saturday 27th November at 12.00 noon
Tuesday 14th December at 18.00 pm
Tuesday 21st December at 18.00 pm
Saturday 8th January 2022 at 12.00 noon

also note
WORKSHOP
“The traveling collage that writes verses”,
by Guacimara Hernández,
November 12th and 13th
Friday, from 19.00 to 21.00 p.m.
Saturday, from 10:30 a.m. to 13:30 p.m.
at the CIC El Almacén.
TALK
“Olivia Stone and the discovery of the landscape of Lanzarote” by Pepe Betancort,
Monday, November 15TH , at 19:30 p.m.
in the Cic El Almacén Cinema Room.

TALK
“The footprint of Canarian women in travel literature”:
by Teresa González Pérez,
on Tuesday, December 14, at 7:30 p.m.,
in the Buñuel Cinema Room of the CIC El Almacén.
.
PRESENTATION
of the exhibition catalogue:
Tuesday, December 28th, at 7:30 p.m.
Sala Cine Buñuel of the CIC El Almacén
Presentación of exhibition catalogue
Tuesday 28th december, at 19:30 pm
Sala Cine Buñuel del CIC El Almacén
The entrance to the guided tours and parallel activities is free, but with limited capacity, so it is necessary to reserve a place. To do this, they must call 928 831 507, from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., providing the full name, ID, NIF or NIE, telephone and email. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations.

Tuesday 26th October 2021

ART “CASA”, DE PEPA SOSA (house of Pepa Sosa)
Presentatión of catalogue
by Estefanía Camejo & Pepe Betancort
Cine Buñuel – CIC El Almacén
Tuesday 26th October 19.30 pm
Open to the public
Admission free on pre-booking according to covid conventions
Book tickets: through the phone 928 831 507, providing full name, email, telephone and ID. Places are limited and will be confirmed through the email provided. Application of safety and hygiene measures according to current COVID-19 regulations. Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote

The Gran Canarian artist Pepa Sosa, within the context of her exhibition “Casa”, proposes us to move away from the conventional format of the catalog to present us with an artist’s book configured as a territory of artistic and poetic exploration in which images of the pieces and installations made in El Almacén are combined, as well as texts by the Creator of Gran Canaria herself around the processes of creation and personal reflection on that referential space, own and intimate which we call “house”. This artist’s book features the photographs of Carlos Reyes and the graphic design and layout of Carmen Corujo. The artist will be accompanied in this presentation by the art historian Estefanía Camejo and Pepe Betancort.

Monday 29th October 2021

DANCE: MASDANZA 2021
Monday 29th October at 20.00 pm
open to the public
Asmission 10 euros
Teatro Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero”
Comprar entradas: www.culturalanzarote.com
(On sale from September 13th at 9.00 am) Organised by: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote, Qué Tal Estás Producciones Colabora: Instituto Canario de Desarrollo Cultural (ICDC)
(A la venta a partir del 13 de septiembre a las 9.00 h)
Organiza: Cultura Lanzarote – Cabildo de Lanzarote, Qué Tal Estás Producciones
Colabora: Instituto Canario de Desarrollo Cultural (ICDC)

The International Festival of Contemporary Dance of the Canary Islands, baptized as MASDANZA, celebrates twenty-six years since, in 1996, it was born under the direction of Natalia Medina. This October returns to Lanzarote for the tenth consecutive year with a careful selection of five companies that arrive from South Korea, Mexico, Taiwan and Spain.

Some readers will know that my son is married to a South Korean girl and has lived over there for twenty years now and they bring up our eleven year old grand-daughter, Olivia, so we are especially looking forward to seeing the South Korean performances. We already are aware of some of the cultural compare and contrast situations between The Canary Islands, the UK and Suoth Korea and the subject matters discussed below sound intriguing. Be sure to look out for our subsequent review.

FLOWER HEART from Seoul, South Korea Creator & Performer: Yang Byung Hyun Music: Sigur Ros “Fjogur Piano” All life begins to wither over time. As people age, our bodies and heart wither, but fortunately, unlike the body, the heart can flourish again.

WHEN WE ARE from Barcelona, Spain Creators & Performers: Carla Cervantes Caro & Sandra Egido Ibañez Original Music: Nico Casal “Fog” Music: Young Collective “Back & Forth” Costumes: Carla Cervantes and Sandra Egido Lighting Design: Antonio Navarro When we are together. When we are the space we inhabit. When we are earth, skin and water. When we are in essence being present. When we are plural we are the same element. We are when there is listening.

CUANDO SOMOS from Barcelona, España
by the creators ansd interpreters Carla Cervantes Caro & Sandra Egido Ibañez with original music, Fog, by Nico Casal and music, Back And Forth by Young Collective
When we are together. When we are the space we inhabit. When we are earth, skin and water. When we are in essence being present. When we are plural we are the same element. We are when there is listening.

MIENTRAS EL FÉLIDO DUERME from Mexico is created and interpreted by Danya Guadalupe González Cristerna to music including Nicolas Jaar´s “Nothingness”, “Club Capital”, Vetusta Morla´s “Trastos Viejos”, and by Telefon Tel Aviv “Your face reminds me of when I was old”
This is a Body narrative about a body that is in a situation that makes it emit states that are unknown and take it out of control. Everything, outside the collectivity, in the privacy of its solitude. Without suspicion I tell you that what you hear is a lie. Why? Because the discourse belies it. Appearances disappear, while the felid sleeps.

TALK ABOUT DEATH is again brought to us from Seoul, via South Korea Creator: Nanhee Yook with performers: Nanhee Yook & Seol-yoon Park. Original Music is Peter Mitchell´s lcarus and Scarlett’s Breath. The dance tells of the e limit of life and death, life is sometimes comforted by death. The saddest moment is when facing the death of a loved one. However, the fear of living could be greater. The movements of this piece are based on the tradition of Korean funeral ceremonies called SangYeo and Yeom. Minimized movements that aim to draw with serenity the thoughts of death as a mere serial process of life

DIVERGENCE is brought over from New Taipei City, Taiwán having been created by Chien-Chih Chang and will be interpreted by Siang-Fu Zeng & Tse-An Lin to original music by Jun-De-Liu.
The two go down divergent paths. As they walk, sometimes they go in parallel, sometimes they rub, sometimes they overlap, and sometimes they cross paths. Their relationship seems to be in a state of competition and contention, back and forth between winning and losing without a definitive result. Step by step, they reveal their strategy and general disposition, as if playing chess on a board. However, in the end, they walk side by side as one, moving in the same direction.

And if you are hungry for even more of your arts diet don´t forget to follow Miguel´s cinema listings in his what´s on guide at Lanzarote information.

So, the last day of September brought the above bumper bundle of news of live arts coming back to life in England, not only on Lanzrote but also in the UK, USA, and South Korea.

We (I) have been known to make the odd mistake or typo, however, so I do urge you to check times and venues etc before just turning up. Actually the necessity of pre-booking due to covid restrictions does help keep your diary in order but also check Miguel´s What´s On listings at Lanzarote Information because he certainly picks up municipality events that I would otherwise miss. Most of these municipalities do publish their own usually free glossy listings monthly or quarterly magazines that can be picked up in garages and supermarkets, so even if you are here on holiday you could catch some arts and culture if you want to.

And if any one of you attends an event you feel you would like to review please submit your thoughts in a word-document attachment to an e-mail to me at normanwarwick55”gmail.com

I´ll happily editorialise it and include a brief bio and photo of you if you send them. I will try to publish here and / or on my own daily Sidetracks And Detours blog and you will be fully attributed. I look forward to hearing from you.

Meanwhile, it is, of course, fantastic that Miguel Ferrer, in the island-government Department Of Culture, takes the trouble to share art and cultural agenda with not only with ¨Miguel´s´ Lanzarote Information outlet, but alo with my own blog, too. Often at live arts events here we bump into new residents from England who are following the arts recommendations from our services. That means of course, that not only do we have happy readers who turn to us for information but also that the island benefits financially and socially from new residents contributing both to the island´s economy and also to Lanzarote´s social integration and harmony.

Personally Dee and I feel that after we have been made to feel so welcome here, for the last seven years amongst the islanders, that ´joining in´ is the least we can do. So, bring on October as it seems the Arts have much with which we will be very happily joining in !