MasDanza 2017, International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands

MasDanza 2017, International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands

MASDANZA, the International Contemporary Dance Festival of the Canary Islands, started out in Gran Canaria in 1996 at the initiative of Natalia Medina, who has been its director ever since, and with the support of the culture department of the council of  San Bartolomé de Tirajana. The festival plays an important role in the world of culture in the Canary Islands.

MASDANZA is an international showcase for the Canary Islands, which for several days becomes the nerve centre of the cutting-edge world dance scene thanks to this event of key importance to the local community.

MASDANZA has grown as an event that every year acquires more strength and prestige outside the borders of its community, allowing the public to see that there are important cultural alternatives when visiting Gran Canaria. The most convincing evidence of this fact is the increasing number of public attending every edition of the Festival. Thanks to their interest in discovering new creators and trends, this Festival has become a leader in the national and international arenas. 

Parallel to the competition, during the week, there are many activities: Break-Dance Championship, Masdanza Showcase, Dance In Open Spaces, Cultural Breaks, Workshops and Courses. It is important to mention also, that the Organisation is sensitive to the difficulty that new creators have in obtaining a place in the professional world, that is why it guarantees the winners with participation in important circuits and national and international dance spaces. At the same time, MASDANZA also awards grants to outstanding performers.
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