Is­land-hop­ping with Dé­nia Ul­tra­mar Dansa Fes­ti­val

Costa Levante News - - WHAT'S ON -

By Sa­man­tha Kett THREE days of non-stop dance and folk mu­sic are set to liven up the week­end in Dé­nia – back on the block for the fourth year run­ning, the Ul­tra­mar Dansa Fes­ti­val fea­tures a mix­ture of pro­fes­sional and top am­a­teur foot­tap­pers in a spec­tac­u­lar ex­trav­a­ganza on the So­cial Cen­tre stage.

The name of the fes­ti­val trans­lates as 'Over­seas Dance', although this is in a very lit- eral sense: all per­form­ers are based in Spain, but mainly on the Ca­nary and Balearic Is­lands, mean­ing they do, in fact, have to cross seas to reach the Ma­rina Alta dis­trict cap­i­tal.

Con­tem­po­rary dance fused with tra­di­tional mu­sic from the artists' own re­gions of­fers a sat­is­fy­ing blend of old and new.

Only Fri­day night's show car­ries a price - €6 a ticket, which can be pur­chased Au­di­tori de la Mediter­rà­nia. En­trance is free. on the door from 18.00 on­wards – and the re­main­der are free, although places are lim­ited.


20.30: The Ca­nary Is­land­based Natalia Me­d­ina Dance Com­pany per­form­ing Old Skin and See You, See Your­self, fol­lowed by The Car­men Macías Dance Com­pany, with Y Tam­bién Mañana ('And To­mor­row, Too'), also from the Ca­naries.


19.00: The Maquinant Teatre dra­matic arts com­pany from Va­len­cia per­forms Salüq, a fun hour-long show for all the fam­ily.


Noon: The Mari­antò­nia Oliver Com­pany from the Balearic Is­lands stages its 40-minute lunchtime show Volen Volen, a great trip out for dancelovers of any age from three to three hun­dred. hi­bi­tion ‘Es­cal­vas de la Belleza’ (Slaves to beauty), this is a novel and fun way of view­ing and learn­ing about the dif­fer­ent pieces on show.

Of the 150 pieces on show, 115 are be­ing seen for the first time, and there are some that have great ar­chae­o­log­i­cal value.

The the­atri­cal vis­its are ev­ery Thurs­day at 19.30 and Satur­days at 11.30 and cost an ex­tra €2. The mu­seum is open daily from 10.00 to 14.00 and 18.00 to 21.30 Tues­day to Satur­day,

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