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DANCE FESTIVAL MALTA

DANCE FESTIVAL MALTA

DANCE FESTIVAL MALTA

  • Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    PUERTO FLAMENCO (MALTA/SPAIN)

    FARRUCA 5.0

    8:45pm

    7:00pm

    LAST SPACE

    FRANTICS DANCE (GERMANY)

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    ŻFIN MALTA (MALTA)

    STAGE 1

    8:00pm

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    BRENDA LEE GRECH (MALTA/UK)

    I DO ME

    8:15pm

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    MOVEO DANCE COMPANY (MALTA)

    XLOKK

    8:25pm

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    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    ALL ARTISTS

    Q & R WITH DR. KATHRINA FARRUGIA KRIEL

    9:05pm

  • Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    DERIDA DANCE COMPANY (BULGARIA)

    FR/ACT/US

    8:30pm

    7:15pm

    HE/HIM…HE/SHE…THEY/THEM…

    YADA DANCE COMPANY (MALTA)

    Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta

    Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta

    LEA ELLUL SULLIVAN (MALTA)

    FRAGMENTED

    7:27pm

    Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta

    PK PROJECTS

    AUTOPILOT

    7:40pm

    Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta

    LUKE BUGEJA GAUCI (MALTA)

    AMONG YOU

    7:50pm

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    SPELLBOUND CONTEMPORARY BALLET (ITALY)

    ASCENT

    8:42pm

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    WANG RAMIREZ (FRANCE)

    DIGILEGS

    9:00pm

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    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    ALL ARTISTS

    Q & R WITH DR. KATHRINA FARRUGIA KRIEL

    9:20pm

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    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    ALL ARTISTS

    Q & R WITH DR. KATHRINA FARRUGIA KRIEL

    9:10pm

    8:00pm

    IŻ-ŻIFNA TAL-POETI

    SARAH VELLA TRIO (MALTA)

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    SPELLBOUND CONTEMPORARY BALLET (ITALY)

    FORMAMI

    8:15pm

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    IVGI&GREBEN (HOLLAND)

    OBJECT

    8:30pm

    Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta

    FRANTICS DANCE COMPANY (GERMANY)

    ORDINARY PEOPLE

    8:50pm

  • Teatru Manoel, Valletta

    SOL DANCE COMPANY (ISRAEL)

    PISHPESH

    8:30pm

    6:00pm

    LAST SPACE

    FRANTICS DANCE (GERMANY)

    Triton Fountain, Valletta

    Freedom Square, Valletta

    COMMUNITY DANCE PERFORMANCE (MALTA/ISRAEL)

    URBAN SYMPHONIES

    7:00pm

    Teatru Manoel, Valletta

    WANG RAMIREZ

    FLAG

    8:00pm

    Teatru Manoel, Valletta

    LALI AYGUADÉ

    UNDERNEATH

    8:15pm

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    Teatru Manoel, Valletta

    ALL ARTISTS

    Q & R WITH DR. KATHRINA FARRUGIA KRIEL

    8:55pm

DFM Call for Applications 2024
(Closed)

SAVE THE DATE
25 - 28 JULY 2024

PROGRAMME 2023

Valletta Campus Theatre VCT, Valletta

Dance Festival Malta Day 1

25 July | 8pm, 8:20pm, 8:32pm, 8:46pm & 9:16pm

Spazju Kreattiv Studio A & Theatre

Dance Festival Malta Day 2A

26 July | 5pm 7pm, 7:10pm, 7:20pm & 7:32pm

Valletta Campus Theatre VCT, Valletta

Dance Festival Malta Day 2B

26 July | 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:47pm, 9:10pm & 9:25pm

Manoel Theatre

Dance Festival Malta Day 3

27 July | 7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8:07pm, 8:19pm, 8:39pm, 8:49pm, 9:00pm & 9:11pm

Valletta Campus Theatre VCT, Valletta

Dance Festival Malta Day 4

28 July | 6pm & 8:00pm

Dance Festival Malta Day 1

Dance Festival Malta Day 1

25 July | 8pm, 8:20pm, 8:32pm, 8:46pm & 9:16pm

Valletta Campus Theatre VCT, Valletta

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Dance Festival Malta Day 2A

Dance Festival Malta Day 2A

26 July | 5pm 7pm, 7:10pm, 7:20pm & 7:32pm

Spazju Kreattiv Studio A & Theatre

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Dance Festival Malta Day 2B

Dance Festival Malta Day 2B

26 July | 8:15pm, 8:30pm, 8:47pm, 9:10pm & 9:25pm

Valletta Campus Theatre VCT, Valletta

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Dance Festival Malta Day 3

Dance Festival Malta Day 3

27 July | 7:30pm, 7:45pm, 8:07pm, 8:19pm, 8:39pm, 8:49pm, 9:00pm & 9:11pm

Manoel Theatre

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Dance Festival Malta Day 4

Dance Festival Malta Day 4

28 July | 6pm & 8:00pm

Valletta Campus Theatre VCT, Valletta

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PROGRAMME 2024

Following the Q&R session, join the artists at the official DFM networking hub

at Black Bull Restaurant at Old Theatre Street, Valletta.

ABOUT DFM

Dance Festival Malta is a multi-disciplinary festival that strives to cultivate a dance ecosystem in Malta by providing dance students and professionals with a platform for intense training and professional development. Spread over four days in July the festival will host a series of workshops, masterclasses and performances that welcome the richness of the universal language of dance cultures, featuring established international artists and choreographers. Through this varied programme, audiences and participants can be part of a unique festival that not only celebrates movement but aims to be a reference point where dancers forge links with the global dance community and encourages intercultural exchanges. Dance Festival Malta represents a re-examination of how we look at dance inviting you to share in a world of passion, movement and connection in Malta.

  • The mission and objectives of DFM is to foster the growth and advancement of dance art on the island of Malta by providing comprehensive support to both established and emerging talents. Through a diverse range of activities, the festival aims to accelerate the development of dance by commissioning independent productions, offering training and coaching opportunities, fostering international partnerships, providing residency programs, and curating various dance-related events. DFM aims to support the artistic development of dancers, choreographers, and creators within the performing arts field by facilitating creative interactions between artists and providing platforms for experimentation and exploration, the festival seeks to stimulate creativity and innovation within the dance community. DFM promotes cultural exchange and international cooperation fostering partnerships with artists and organizations from around the world, enriching the cultural heritage of Malta and supporting the exchange of ideas and practices. Through its activities and events, DFM aims to enrich the cultural life of local communities in Malta, contributing to their social and economic development. Recognising the importance of engaging and connecting with its audiences, creating a sense of community and foster meaningful engagement with the art of dance. DFM contributes to the long-term development and sustainability of dance in Malta, ensuring that it continues to thrive and evolve as an integral part of the country's cultural landscape.

MASTERCLASSES 29 JULY 2023

Dance Workshop Studio 2 | 16+ years | 29 July, 10am - 11:30am

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 16+ years | 29 July, 10am - 1pm

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 16+ years | 29 July, 2pm - 4pm

Dance Workshop Studio 2 | 16+ years | 29 July, 2pm - 4pm

Dance Workshop 2 | 16+ years | 29 July, 4pm - 6pm

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta | 16+ years | 29 July | 3pm - 6pm

MASTERCLASSES 30 JULY 2023

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 16+ years | 30 July, 10am - 12pm

Dance Workshop Studio 2 | 16+ years | 30 July, 10am - 12pm

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 16+ years | 30 July, 2pm - 3:30pm

Dance Workshop 1 | 16+ years | 30 July, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta | 16+ years | 30 July | 3pm - 6pm

Call for Applications

Malta Based Dance Artist

(Closed)

Closed

Youth Dance Platform

8-20 Years - Submission Deadline 20 May 2023

Global Call for Performers

Submission Deadline 20 May 2023

MASTERCLASSES 27 JULY 2023

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 8-15 years | 27 July, 9am - 11am

Dance Workshop Studio 2 | 8-15 years | 27 July, 9am - 10:30am

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 8-15 years | 27 July, 10:45am - 12:00pm

Dance Workshop Studio 2 | 8-15 years | 27 July, 11:15am - 12:45pm

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 8-20 years | 27 July, 12:30pm - 1:30pm

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 27 July, 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Dance Workshop Studio 2 | 16+ years | 27 July, 3pm - 4:30pm

Sharon Sapienza Foundation, Naxxar | 16+ years | 27 July, 2pm - 4pm

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta | 16+ years | 27 July | 3pm - 6pm

MASTERCLASSES 28 JULY 2023

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 16+ years | 28 July, 10am - 12pm

Dance Workshop Studio 2 | 16+ years | 28 July, 10am - 12pm

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 16+ years | 28 July, 3pm - 5pm

Dance Workshop Studio 1 | 16+ years | 28 July, 3:15pm - 5:15pm

Upper Barrakka Gardens | All Ages | 28 July, 5pm - 6:15pm

Spazju Kreattiv, Valletta | 16+ years | 28 July | 3pm - 6pm

FRANCESCA ABELA TRANTER

As the Artistic Director of Dance Festival Malta, I extend to you a heartfelt invitation to join us on a soul-stirring journey through the rhythmic pulse of Malta from July 25th to 28th, 2024. Now in its third year, Dance Festival Malta promises a transformative celebration of both international and local talent, offering a vibrant tapestry that unveils the essence of Malta's dance scene.

In a world fraught with tensions, Dance Festival Malta stands as a beacon of unity and resilience, showcasing the enduring power of the arts to transcend barriers and foster understanding. Amidst global uncertainties, it is imperative to acknowledge the unifying force of humanity and art, and how our festival serves as a cultural sanctuary—a melting pot where diverse voices converge in harmony.

This year's dynamic four-day extravaganza will dazzle audiences with a myriad of performances, ranging from politically charged pieces to visually stunning displays, poetic expressions, and masterfully executed fusion acts, covering a wide generation of dancers and dance makers. Moreover, the wonderful series of masterclasses and workshops keeps us dance enthusiasts and professionals alike on our toes and cutting edge.

Join us in this poignant celebration where movement and artistry intertwine, weaving stories that resonate deeply within us. In a world yearning for connection, let Dance Festival Malta serve as a catalyst for inspiration, reminding us of the beauty of our shared humanity.
Your support and presence at our festival will not only enrich your own experience but also contribute to the greater mission of fostering unity and hope through the transformative power of the arts.

Dance Festival Malta is more than just an event; it's a celebration of movement, culture, and connection. Our multi-disciplinary festival is dedicated to nurturing Malta's dance ecosystem, offering a dynamic platform for both aspiring students and seasoned professionals alike. Spanning four exhilarating days in July, the festival features a diverse array of workshops, masterclasses, and performances, showcasing the rich tapestry of dance cultures from around the world. From captivating performances to immersive training sessions, Dance Festival Malta brings together established international artists and choreographers, providing an unparalleled opportunity for artistic growth and cross-cultural exchange. Our mission is to create a vibrant hub where dancers can forge meaningful connections with the global dance community, fostering collaboration and innovation. Join us as we re-imagine the power of dance and embark on a journey of passion, movement, and discovery in the heart of Malta. Experience the magic of Dance Festival Malta and become part of a transformative celebration that transcends borders and unites souls through the universal language of dance.

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

FRANS AGIUS

Welcome to the 3rd Edition of Dance Festival Malta – an occasion to celebrate the medium of dance during 4 comprehensive days. Now established as the most prominent dance festival on the island, the programme presently provides to Malta-based dancers and artists to have a platform to showcase varied dance disciplines.

 

Once again, Dance Festival Malta will continue fostering dance students, professionals, and enthusiasts to experience quality masterclasses and workshops, as well as performances brought to us by national and international dancers.

 

The intention is to focus on inclusivity, diversity, and legacy. Therefore, I am very sure our mission to maintain the festival as a point of reference for Dance in Europe is being achieved and is always our utmost priority for the agency. I hope that you experience the beauty and power of movement through this festival.

FESTIVALS MALTA CEO

FOREWORDS

MISSION & OBJECTIVES

The festival has a wide range of activities that serve various objectives. One of its main goals is to accelerate the development of dance art on the island by providing support to both established and emerging talents in the field. This support can come in the form of commissioning independent dance productions, offering training and coaching opportunities, fostering international partnerships, providing residency programs, and curating dance-related activities.

By offering these opportunities, the festival aims to stimulate the creation and dissemination of dance within the culture. It focuses on increasing the knowledge and skills of dancers, choreographers, and creators of the performing art form. Workshops are conducted to explore creative interactions between artists and to popularize the performing dance scene in Malta, both locally and internationally.

Moreover, the festival plays a crucial role in enriching the cultural life of local communities, including tourism. It supports the development of international cooperation and promotes the cultural heritage of Malta through dance. By doing so, it contributes to the long-term strategies for the development of dance in the country.

Importantly, the festival recognizes the significance of the audience and strives to create a sense of community between the audience and the artists. This is achieved through interactive meetings, networking opportunities, and conversations that facilitate engagement and dialogue.

Overall, the festival serves as a platform for fostering artistic growth, cultural exchange, and community-building, while also contributing to the promotion of Maltese dance both locally and abroad.

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WORKSHOPS & MASTERCLASSES

Following the Q&R session, join the artists at the official DFM networking hub

at Black Bull Restaurant at Old Theatre Street, Valletta.

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