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Notte Bianca – Lejl Imdawwal: Contact Dance Company And Stage Breeze theatre group at MITP theatre

Malta Independent Thursday, 5 October 2006, 00:00 Last update: about 11 years ago

The MITP Theatre in Valletta will host two separate performances by Contact Dance Company and Stage Breeze Theatre Group as part of Notte Bianca – Lejl Imdawwal, on Saturday 14 October with the support of University Cultural Cooperative (KKU). Admission to these two performances is free of charge on a first-come basis.

Contact Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Francesca Abela Tranter, will present a triple bill. The contemporary dance production is being held at 8.30pm, and will feature guest choreographer Bawren Tavaziva (Zimbabwe) and Maltese percussionist Renzo Spiteri.

Bawren Tavaziva will premiere his choreographic work entitled Chewa. This piece has been inspired by a research about the Chewa (tribe) women from Malawi and Zambia in Africa. The second piece is entitled Heja, and is choreographed by Rachel Grech Axisa to music by T. Pace, V. Pule, G. Borg, with interacted instruments by Renzo Spiteri. One of the main elements of Heja is the amalgamation of contemporary dance and Maltese traditional music. Francesca Abela Tranter will present the third choreography called Alternative Moves and Spaces, a work in collaboration with the dancers based on skilful improvisation. The original score is by Renzo Spiteri.

The dancers of Contact Dance Company are Francesca Vassallo, Rachel Axisa Grech, Jeanelle Cassar, Florinda Camilleri, Anna Skorout and Yasmine Nuvoli.

Stage Breeze Theatre Group will be performing Ritmatti, which is an original experimental devised performance, written and produced by Stage Breeze and directed by Chris X. Grech. This performance, taking place at midnight, will deal with photos exploring realism of people’s lives. With the participation of Leigh-Anne Abela, Dorianne Bonanno, Mariano Said, Chris X. Grech, Jes Sciberras and Joseph Fenech, Ritmatti will also be performed on 20, 21 and 22 October at 8pm at the MITP Theatre.

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