ŻfinMalta Repertoire artistic direction of Paolo Mangiola with company dancers Keith Micallef and Tara Dalli (Malta)
DFM Workshops 27 July
ŻfinMalta’s Education program is dedicated to delivering versatile and tailor-made models of exposure to dance training. The program aims to create a safe space for the development and exploration of movement techniques, under the expert guidance of tutors, both local and international. As part of Dance Festival Malta, ŻfinMalta presents a repertoire workshop for young people aged between 8 – 14 years.
The workshop provides a fast-paced, strengthening, and confidence-building exploration of the ŻfinMalta repertoire, with a focus on the new work ‘Stage 1’, by Paolo Mangiola, premiering at Dance Festival Malta. Participants should have experience in dance and be ready to learn and present material from the workshop in a sharing at the end of the day.
Keith Micallef, born in 1993, began his dance training at age 12 under the tuition of Theresa Lungaro Mifsud at The Dance Workshop. He trained in classical ballet in the Cecchetti Method, achieving a Distinction in the Advanced 2 level.
He also trained in contemporary and flamenco dance styles. Keith joined ŻfinMalta in 2014 and has since performed works by Paolo Mangiola, Jacopo Godani, Jose Agudo, Iván Pérez Avilés, Roy Assaf, Tania Carvalho, and Rosemary Lee, among others. Before joining the company, Keith graduated from the University of Malta with a Degree in Legal Studies.
Tara Dalli was born in 1998. She started her training as a young gymnast, joining the Maltese national team till the age of 13. Growing up, she was exposed to various dance styles, including ballet, jazz, hip hop and contemporary. In 2017, Tara worked for Moveo Dance Company participating in multiple productions, while also taking part in other projects locally. She has been working for ZfinMalta since 2018, participating in many creations and re-staging of works from both local and international artists and choreographers, including Roy Assaf, Tania Carvalho, Jacopo Godani and Paolo Mangiola.