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Dance Festival Malta Day 4

Dance Festival Malta Day 4

Dance Festival Malta 2024

Seifeddine Manai (France)


This performance will occur at 6pm, Freedom Square Valletta.

"Only destiny remains the dimension that eludes us."

This unavoidable variable, which opens a breach, an escape, of the Uncontrollable.

How can one draw inspiration from this notion to confront this world of certainty?

How do we propose?

This debate constructs a body without organs that we will call

Non-human Body / Empty body devoid of sensitivity.

What am I today, tomorrow, and the day after tomorrow? And after... M.A.K.T.O.U.B

Choreography/Performer: Seifeddine Manai

Music: Steezy Wonder Composition / inspiration Dhafer Youssef & Charles Bukowski

Seifeddine Manai Seifeddine is a multi-talented artist, excelling as a choreographer, performer, director, and dramatist. From a young age, he developed a passion for the world of dance. After receiving stage training with the Sybel Ballet Théâtre Company under the direction of Syhem Belkhodja, he joined the young national ballet of Tunisia in 2003. Between 2011 and 2023, Seifeddine Manai continued various artistic collaborations and explorations in Italy, Spain, France, Belgium, and elsewhere, resulting in the acquisition of several international awards.

Supported by The French Embassy

Alleyne Dance (UK) A Night’s Game

This performance will occur at 8pm, Valletta Campus Theatre, Valletta.

A Night’s Game reflects the turmoil and strife of human emotion when faced with the prospect of incarceration.  Explore the mind's journey as the contemplation of the loss of freedom engulfs every waking moment. 


Kristina and Sade bring to the stage dynamism and athletic strength, which they deliver with grace and beauty.  Inspired by true life events, Alleyne Dance creates a dark, atmospheric and abstract work. Choreography/Performers: Alleyne Dance Music Design: Sadé Alleyne, Alan Dicker, Tom Neill  

Music: Alan Dicker, Samuel Kerridge, Paul Englishb, Ólafur Arnalds, Kevin MacLeod, Armand Amar & Haroun Teboul Song

Alleyne Dance (AD) is a UK based company with an international reach, founded in 2014 by award winning dancers and twin sisters Kristina and Sadé Alleyne. The choreographic aesthetic reflects the sisters diverse background in athleticism and dance training. Within their abstract contemporary construct, Alleyne Dance blend West African, Caribbean, Hip Hop, Kathak and Circus Skills, delivered as fast paced and dynamic movement. They infuse lyrical and fluid motion, layered with rhythm and textures in physically powerful, yet graceful performances. 


Alleyne Dance strives for high quality and excellence as the Company delivers its three main objectives: performance, participation and development. In 2023, Alleyne Dance were winners of Black Female Icons of Lewisham with Brockley Max and The Mayor of London, and the Company also received the award for Best Independent Company at the National Dance Awards.

The Company has five main works currently being presented: Stage productions A Night’s Game and The Other Side of Me, award-winning film (Re)United and outdoor production BONDED. A new stage production, Far From Home, premiered in Autumn 2022 and is touring throughout 2023. Recently, Alleyne Dance have worked on high profile commissions for renowned Martha Graham Company (USA), Phoenix Dance Theatre (UK), and the Mayor of London’s London Borough of Culture 2022 in Lewisham. Other notable commissions include the 2019 Bench commission with 2Faced Dance Company.  


DATES: 25-28 JULY 2024


Author and scholar Kathrina Farrugia-Kriel has taught extensively over the past twenty years on research in dance, approaches for writing dance and performance histories, as well as pedagogy in choreography and ballet. Her books include Princess Poutiatine and the Art of Ballet in Malta (2020) The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Ballet (with Jill Nunes Jensen, 2021), and a new anthology on ballet pedagogy (with Adesola Akinleye). She has also published chapters, essays, and articles on ballet, pedagogy, and choreographic/performance studies, and has authored three webinar series: ‘Pioneers of the Royal Academy of Dance’ (2020), ‘Ballet in the 20th Century’ (2021-22) and ‘Ballet in the 21st Century’ (2022-23). As Head of Research at the Royal Academy of Dance (London), she has curated the Guest Lecture Series. With a global reach, Kathrina has organised conferences in Europe, the USA, and Australia.

Sponsored by APS Bank & Finaro

28 July 2024
Valletta Campus Theatre VCT, Valletta
75 minutes
€12 - €15
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Dance Festival Malta 2024

Dance Festival Malta Day 4

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