The Malta Independent 17 May 2022, Tuesday

Fondazzjoni Kreattività launches the third edition of ŻiguŻajg Season

Friday, 21 January 2022, 12:38 Last update: about 5 months ago

Arts for Children and Young People 2021-2022

After the success of ŻiguŻajg Festival 2021, Spazju Kreattiv launches its third edition of ŻiguŻajg Season 2021 | 2022 with events for children and young people are organised throughout the year in 2022. Ranging in the ages it caters for, ŻiguŻajg Season brings together all forms of creative arts including amongst others, music, film, theatre, digital animation, dance and storytelling with 15 different projects in total and engaging over 40 artists.

Rupert Cefai, Chairperson of Fondazzjoni Kreattività, spoke about the Fondazzjoni's role and the importance of ŻiguŻajg in the local cultural sphere.

"One way we like to look at the Fondazzjoni is that of a parent and our projects as 'children' born from our love and commitment to the sector.  One of these children being ŻiguŻajg, which grew up to become the mainstay in the local community, a pillar in high quality productions targeting families and young audiences." Cefai states that after a successful run of a two-week festival that continues to spread its reach, it's without a doubt a necessity to bring enthusiasm and creativity all year round throughout the Season.

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Spazju Kreattiv's Artistic Director Daniel Azzopardi, outlines that ŻiguŻajg is for families to enjoy together.

"As festivals go, seasons return to ŻiguŻajg. It is with great pleasure that we announce the return of ŻiguŻajg Season for its third consecutive year. ŻiguŻajg Season, produced as part of the Spazju Kreattiv programme, was conceived with a principal goal in mind: to present quality-driven creative initiatives targeting children and young people all year round. And this season, no matter the adversities, I am proud to say that the team at ŻiguŻajg has continued to consolidate this aim, improving by creating another strong programme of live events by local and international creatives for children and their families to enjoy."

ŻiguŻajg Season will follow suit in creating a programme that is inclusive, celebrates diversity, promotes professionalisation, and engages with subjects which are pertinent and topical. With ŻiguŻajg Festival being recently awarded the title of 'Autism Friendly Space', sensory-friendly performances will also be trialled for ŻiguŻajg Season in order to instil that holistically ŻiguŻajg is for everyone, engaging with different communities promoting inclusivity within the artistic community. 

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