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La Desnudez

La Desnudez

Malta International Arts Festival 2024

La Desnudez is about a naked duo, not about a couple getting naked. Two bodies lay themselves bare ... about what is built to be destroyed, what grows to be transformed, and what mutates to throw off all the layers that time has put in place. They delve into the profound, at times clear, at others obscure, but they always leave a sweet taste of shared intimacy, a universal intimacy we all feel deep within. They delve into the skeleton frame of a building in ruins. They delve into the mechanism of an old clock, and into the interior of an old piano. 

- Pilar Duque de Estrada


Daniel Abreu Company

Photo: Marcos Gpunto

Founded in 2004, the Daniel Abreu Company is considered one of the most recognised on the Spanish stage. Daniel Abreu’s choreographic work is characterised by its simple performing language, the strength and personality of the dancers, the suggestive landscapes derived from the construction of magnificent oneiric and present-day images, and a sensitive sound experience. The various interpretations of the scenic images and the great poetic storytelling, characteristic of each work, prop up each of the performed creations in both solo and group format. The Daniel Abreu team is made up of dancers devoted to the physical vocabulary and bodily communication. So far, the company has premiered more than fifty performances. The company has visited more than twenty countries in its regular tours around Europe, the Americas and Asia. Their popularity both with

audiences and the specialized press has led to further support with an array of institutions such as the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, the Cervantes Institute, and the Madrid Community. In 2011, the Daniel Abreu Company started its participation in the European programme, Modul Dance, led by the Mercat de les Flors.


Direction, choreography and scenography - Daniel Abreu 

Interpretation - Dácil González and Daniel Abreu 

Musician (live) - Hugo Portas

Music - Tarquinio Merula, Claudio Monteverdi, Gabriel Fauré and Henry Purcell

Lighting design - Irene Cantero

Sculpture creation - David Benito

Costumes workshop - Angeles Marín 

Technical coordination - David Benito 

Production assistant - Teresa Rivera 

Manager - Elena Santonja · Esmanagement

Coproducers - Teatros del Canal and Festival Danzatac. 

Collaborators - Auditorio de Tenerife, Centro de Danza Canal and Teatro Victoria de Tenerife.

23 June 2024
Valletta Campus Theatre
General Admission: €20
Concession: €10
Audience Level
Minimum Age: 18+
Other Dates
Terms & Conditions
This performance contains nudity.

Concessions are applicable to senior citizens (over 60 years), persons with *disability, students (on presentation of student card), European Youth Card holders, and children up to 12 years.

*Persons with disability can send an email to for a complimentary companion ticket (on presentation of a valid disability card - subject to availability).

All prices are inclusive of VAT.

Malta International Arts Festival 2024

La Desnudez

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