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Dorian Mallia

Award winning Moveo Dance Company was founded by the Artistic Director Dorian Mallia in 2008 and has ever since been producing contemporary work both locally as well as internationally. As part of its repertoire, the company has produced various original productions including: The Picture of Dorian Gray, Carmen, The Other Door - What’s Wrong, amongst others, which have been presented in various local theatres. Most of its repertoire has also been presented internationally in London, Berlin, Washington DC, Denmark, Bruno Cz, Liberec Cz and Romania. In 2018 Moveo was also commissioned for one of the main productions held at Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmed Cultural Centre –Kuwait for their Black and White production. Moveo has also presented its work at numerous festival and events including: Notte Bianca, Lejliet Lapsi, Malta International Arts Festival, Science in the City, Ziguzajg Kids & Youths Festival, Toi Toi and Chogm. It also has 4 performances listed as part of the Malta Showcase Catalogue of Maltese works of excellence.

Moveo Shine; a strand of the company that produces work for children and outreach programmes, has its own repertoire including productions such as: One Funny Ballet, Blooming Creatures, Are Gejja, Bully Me, Pandora’s Box and SeeQuatic.
In 2016 Diane Portelli became a Director and both Dorian Mallia and Diane Portelli, under Moveo Dance Company, won the prestigious award Premju Ghall- Arti as Artists of the Year 2018. In 2020 Moveo was also awarded the "Best Creative Enterprise Award'. This year our performance 'Diversely Typical' was awarded the "Best Production' ( people's choice award) at Esplora's first edition of the STEM Awards, for Arts, Science and Technology.

Moveo Dance Company’s artistic ethos evolves around searching for the new and that which can capture an ambiguous notion in performance. The constant study of the body in motion is also very essential to our work. It means that what we create is never static and always evolving. The body in performance is most intriguing, as within it lies a whole spectrum of possibilities that include identity, cultural and social behaviours.

In 2019 Moveo was awarded the ICO fund from Arts Council Malta and is now one of its creative partners.

Dorian Mallia


Dance Festival Malta 2022

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