II DANCE INTER FACES is the second edition of an international meeting of programmers, mediators and curators which is held biannually in La Laguna (Tenerife). It is coordinated by the Laboratory of Live Arts (directed by Javier Cuevas) for Teatro Leal in La Laguna. This project is focused on dance and contemporary body & movement practices generated in Canary Islands and it aims to promote and internationalize dance made by artists from this region.
II DANCE INTER FACES invites a selection of national and international professionals from the realm of dance, as well as programmers from regional exhibition centers to connect with eight carefully selected scenic proposals of dance and movement arts. The selection of artists that will showcase their work has been made by all participants that have submitted their project to the open call. The scenic proposals will be presented in a shorter format of 20 minutes each along two days. The program also includes meetings, professional talks between attending artists and programmers, presentations of local projects as well as visits to places of cultural and touristic interest in La Laguna and Tenerife. Dance Inter Faces is approached as a window of opportunity for artists, programmers as well as for the general public to enjoy presentations in different mid-length duration formats of dance and movement practices that represent the Contemporary Creation in Canary Islands.
The Laboratory of Live Arts is a contemporary scenic arts project focused on research, production, training, mediation and exhibition. It was created in 2012 by Javier Cuevas, currently the Artistic Director. Between 2012 and 2018 The Laboratory has hosted more than 20 artistic residencies, around 30 professional training programs, continuous mediation activities and nearly 100 performances of regional, national and international artists and companies. The Laboratory of Live Arts continues its work to generate highly caring spaces for creative processes, artists and cultural contexts in small formats to promote experimentation and research, considering the outermost regions as a paradigm of a new centre.
II DANCE INTER FACES is a project by Javier Cuevas for the Laboratory of Live Arts of Teatro Leal La Laguna with the support of Acción Cultural Española (ACE), Cabildo de Tenerife and the Government of Canary Islands.