The Culture area of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, coordinated by the councilor Alberto Aguiar, has designed a wide and varied program of activities for the month of May which includes, among others, cinema, plastic arts, theater, music, but also performances, installations, conferences or literary debates.
By specialties, the seventh art is one of those that has more presence during this month of May. Always with the Buñuel Cinema as the stage, the screenings scheduled for the coming weeks will begin with the film ‘Drive my car’, by Ryusuke Hamaguchi (2021), which can be seen on the 4th and 5th. Later, on the 11th and 12th of May, ‘The worst person in the world’, by Joachim Trier (2021), will be exhibited.
The film ‘Six current days’, by Neus Ballús (2018), can be seen on May 18 and 19 thanks to the collaboration with the Mujeres de Cine association. ‘A small world’, by Laura Wandel (2021), will be screened on May 25 and 26.
And the program will close the Cine Club Lanzarote cycle, on May 28, with the projection of a tribute to Roberto Pérez Toledo, carried out in collaboration with the Pancho Lasso School of Art in which students from the center will exhibit their works dedicated to the figure of the recently deceased film director from Lanzarote.
As for the performing arts, the month begins strongly with the premiere in Lanzarote of the play ‘La Noche’, by José Saramago, included in the centenary events of the Portuguese Nobel Prize. This version by Eugenio Arredondo, directed by Joaquín Vida and staged by Trama2 Producciones, can be seen at the Víctor Fernández Gopar “El Salinero” Theater on May 6 and 7.
On Saturday, May 14, there is an appointment to see one of the world’s great companies that is on tour in the Canary Islands. This is Mayumaná, the company that mixes percussion and urban dance in some spectacular shows and that will present ‘Mayumaná Currents’ in Lanzarote. It will have two showings: at 8:00 p.m. and at 10:30 p.m. and also at the El Salinero Theater.
At the end of the month, specifically on May 27, another work programmed as part of the José Saramago centenary events can be seen. This is the piece ‘Ceguera’, inspired by the novel ‘Essay on blindness’, and staged by the Cuerpo Teatro company. It will be in the Civic Center of Arrecife. This same work can also be seen on June 3 at the San Bartolomé Sports Pavilion and on June 10 at the Mácher Sociocultural Center.
As for music, two will be the outstanding appointments that month. One in the Institutional Act of the Day of the Canary Islands, in which the Symphonic Singer project participates, which will take place in the Jameos del Agua Auditorium on May 27.
The other appointment will be the following day, on Saturday, May 28 at the Víctor Fernández Gopar ‘El Salinero’ Theatre, when Dulce Pontes, one of the greatest representatives of Portuguese fado, can be heard live in Lanzarote.
There will be many events in May with the plastic arts and they will all take place at the CIC El Almacén. On Tuesday, May 3, it will be when the artist’s book “Mother” by Teresa Correa will be presented, about the exhibition of the same title exhibited in the cultural center of the Cabildo. The presentation will be attended by the artist herself and the curator Adonay Bermúdez.
On Monday, May 9, the first of the talks to be offered by the art historian Estefanía Camejo will begin.
In the meantime, on Tuesday, May 12, there will be a conversation between creators Gala Knörr and Daniel Jordán, moderated by Adonay Bermúdez.
On Friday, May 13, it will be the turn of the presentation of the catalog of ‘Blanco Corrupto’, the show by Acaymo S. Cuesta, curated by Dennys Matos. In the presentation will be Cuesta himself and Adonay Bermúdez.
On Monday, May 16, you can see the performance ‘María Magdalena vs María Maccarena’, by the artist Macarena Nieves Cáceres, which includes within the activities of her installation ‘Identity Detonations’.
The next day, Tuesday, May 17, there will be a meeting that fuses art with literature, since within the acts of the exhibition ‘Eight creators, eight writers’, there will be an artistic-literary debate with the participation of Lola Suárez , Macarena Nieves Cáceres and Daniela Martín Hidalgo.
On May 25, the catalog of the exhibition “Identity and Travelers” by Guacimara Hernández will be presented. The artist herself and the person in charge of exhibitions from the Culture area of the Cabildo de Lanzarote, Pepe Betancort, will be present.
And on May 27, the events will close with a conversation between the artist Romina Rivero and the exhibition curator Nerea Ubieto, in which they will talk, among other things, about the exhibition of the first one that will be inaugurated a day before at the CIC Stock.
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Culture flourishes again in the month of May