From despair comes hope, and from death comes life. Easter is the time to celebrate these transcendental ups and downs, and what better way than through a combination of nature and art, as is done in the well-known Floral Easter of Guía de Isora
Guia de Isora, on Tenerife’s west coast, has set up a four-day exhibition of floral sculptures that wind their way through the narrow streets of this sleepy Tenerife town. Easter has brought a diversity of designs in all its editions, and it is possibly the most original activity of Holy Week in Tenerife.
Combine art with the traditional Holy Week
After the break of the last two years, the City Council of Guía de Isora and the Cabildo de Tenerife decided to organize the twelfth edition of Holy Week. The proposal, which arose to combine art with a tradition as deeply rooted as Holy Week, has established itself as a unique event in Spain in its category.
The long-awaited event adds new artists in each edition, plastic and floral schools of international scope. Those who come to Guía de Isora between the 14th and 17th will be able to enjoy twenty floral artistic installations inspired by the Passion of Christ.
In addition to the event, a cultural offer is offered, complemented by opera, dance and theater, a program that will be inaugurated by the National Dance Award, Daniel Abreu. Also with the intention of helping the economic reactivation, the cultural offer will be complemented by the gastronomic route Flavors of Spring: Chopping without Pecar Edition.
La convocatoria de este nueva edición
This year, the work teams will be made up of: Juan Chamorro (Alnorte, Floral Academy of Oviedo); María de Carmen Barreña Moreno (representing the AEFI); Juan Bautista Bosch Blasco (Valencia School of Floral Art); Maximina Angela Batista Hernandez; the specialist in floral art Jordi Abelló Roig; José Martin González (Spanish School of Floral Art); María Cristina de León (Aloe Florists); María Teresa Henríquez Arbelo (Naturart); the green zone gardening company; the Cycle of Gardening and Floristry of the IES Manuel Martín González de Guía de Isora; the artists Amelia Piñas Pisaca and César Rodríguez Díaz; the Association of Carpet Makers of La Orotava and the director of the project and municipal designer Carlos Curbelo who, together with a group of volunteers, will place the assemblies along the processional route, which can be visited from Thursday 14 to Sunday 17 April uninterrupted. In addition, the attending public will be able to enjoy an exhibition of Canarian artists, integrated into some of the windows of the historic center of Isora.
Music, opera, dance and flower
Thursday 14: in the Plaza de Nuestra Señora de la Luz at 12:30 p.m. contemporary dance with Daniel Abreu and at 5:00 p.m., classical music concert with the group Tempus Cello Ensemble.
Friday 15: at 11:00 a.m. and at 12:00 p.m. in Tagoro street monologue “Defense of Pilate” with Leandro González García.
At 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in c/ de Arriba, monologue “María Magdalena” by Soraya Glez (Delirium Teatro).
At 1:00 p.m. in the Plaza de Nuestra Señora de la Luz, a performance by Burka Teatro.
Throughout the day and until 5:00 p.m. in c/ de Abajo, Salvador Ortega performs “Goodbye to life”.
Saturday 16: at 12 noon in the Plaza, performance by the Chamber Group of the Virgen de la Luz Band.
Source: Guia de Isora