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Updated: Jan 30

Young Dancers
Photo byDarren Agius

Malta International Arts Festival (MIAF) invites Dance School groups to apply to participate in the second edition of Young Creatives in Motion. MIAF is passionate about bringing young dancers together to create a truly aspirational programme of live performance, encouraging young dancers from a range of dance genre to present their work in a professional environment. The event aims to discover emerging talent and skills in young dancers and choreographers across the island, whilst increasing access, raise standards and improve progression in dance on a national scale and support the teachers and leaders who deliver dance both in and out of school settings. This national platform essentially encourages the next generation of dance artists and leaders.

The applicant group who are selected will be given the music, for which they will need to create a work. The choreography will be presented as part of the MIAF 2024 programme which will be held on the 19th of June 2024. The selected applicants will perform to live music by György Ligeti, George Gershwin, Phillip Glass, Manuel de Falla, Jean Phillippe Rameau and Claude Pascal.


  • Young Creatives group must be between the ages of 15 – 20 years old

  • Venue: Teatru Manoel, Valletta, Malta

  • Stage size for performance: 8 x 12 m

  • Stage length: 8 m

  • Commission Fee: 500 Euro (excl. VAT)

  • Deadline of application: 30th January 2024

  • Performance date: 19th June 2024 at 20.00hrs

  • Rehearsal dates on stage: 17th & 18th June 2024

  • Rehearsal with musicians 17th June 2024 at 15.30hrs – 20.30hrs

  • Rehearsal with musicians 18th June 2024 at 16.30hrs – 20.00hrs

How to Apply

All applications must include the following details:

  • Name of Dance School / Organisation

  • Dance Leader

  • Choreographer

  • Number of Dancers and their names

  • Links of video dance footage of recent work that shows the level of your choreographic work (no longer than 3 minutes)

All applications are to be sent by email to the Festival Manager Neil Zerafa on by not later than 30th January 2024 (noon).


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