‘Mapas’ turns Tenerife into a Tricontinental live arts market

The Cabildo of Tenerife, in collaboration with Canary Islands ‘One hour less’ and ‘Circulart’, has organised ‘Mapas’, a cultural project that will turn the island into a tricontinental market for performing arts – theatre, dance, music, circus and street art – between 12th and 16th July.

The details of this initiative were presented at a press conference yesterday and highlighted the objective of ‘internationalising’ the cultural production of the Island. In total, there will be more than 200 artists from Latin America, Africa, Spain, and Portugal – 37 of them from the Canary Islands, MORE INFORMATION HERE will take part.

In addition, there will be more than 50 live and free performances in various areas of Santa Cruz such as the Auditorium ‘Adán Martín’, the Guimerá Theatre, the art room La Recova or TEA.

The Cabildo has invested about €600,000, 70% of which will directly benefit the economy. Carlos Alonso commented that this project is “a challenge” and a “long-term” investment to promote a sector that “moves the economy and creates jobs”, and is already a “resounding success”.

Participants are from various countries such as Argentina, Burkina Faso, Colombia, Ethiopia, Ecuador, South Africa, Mexico, Kenya, Venezuela, Costa Rica or Senegal, Four Winds Concerts, Sao Paulo International Theatre Show, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and the Hong Kong Arts Festival

For more info on Tenerife read the Red Queen Musings everyone’s favourite Tenerife Blog
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