The Victoria Theater this week opens the 21st edition of the Encuentros Contemporary Theater Festival, which will host a total of four Canarian and four Peninsular companies over four weekends this year. From May 26 to June 18, the groups will present their pieces in the Santa Cruz space with proposals that explore areas such as cabaret, performance, clowns and other natural settings.
The schedule of performances will be divided into four consecutive weeks. As in previous editions, Canarian companies will perform on Friday, while foreign companies will take over the scene with two performances on Saturday and Sunday.
True to its name, the festival thus maintains its objectives of holding meetings and exchanges between companies and, at the same time, offers the Tenerife public an opportunity to explore new languages from two different perspectives.
Opening this 21st edition will be the Tenerife group Dada and Sia, who will bet on humor in their new show ‘Banana Rock’. A bereto cabaret’. It will begin on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m., with an act that features monologues and individual numbers filled with criticism, irony, reflection and guaranteed laughter.
The following days, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 May, at 7:30 pm, it will be the turn of the Madrid company Paraíso Cero. With his article ‘How to be Cleopatra’. A study on seduction and how to lose Egypt in 10 steps, they show an instruction guide to becoming queen and overcoming the struggle between duty and pleasure, like the famous king of antiquity.
On both the Friday and Saturday days of the festival, visitors will also be able to participate in casual conversation with the artists in a casual conversation. A great opportunity to learn in depth the processes, inspirations and details of each piece at the end of the performance.
Tickets for the 21st Encuentros Contemporary Theater Festival can be purchased through the website elteatrovictoria.com and the Ecoentradas ticket office. They will have a normal price of 8 euros for the general public, 6 euros for those presenting a European Youth Card, and 5 euros for students from performing arts schools and members of Solar and PedBase.
The Victoria Theatre, on the other hand, makes tickets valid for eight performances available to the public for the same price of €40 (or €30 if you are entitled to any of the above discounts). It can be reserved through its website or purchased directly at the theater box office on the days of performances.