Date: 9 June
Venue: Valletta Campus Theatre
Contact Dance Company premieres DIASPORA a full evenings work Artistic Direction Francesca Abela Tranter in collaboration with Dance Artists Kostas Papamathaikis, Elise Ellul, Rochelle Gatt, Stefania Catarinella, Lucas Roque and Moritz Zavan Steockle. Original score by established musician Renzo Spiteri, Videography Matthew Muscat Drago, Voice Ruth Borg photography Emma Tranter. This project is in collaboration with Arts Council Malta and the 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the EU also supported by University of Malta School of Performing Arts. DIASPORA will also be presented at the Michael Cacoyannis Foundation Theatre in Athens, Greece on 13 June 2017 to celebrate the events of the Maltese EU Presidency in conjunction with export Malta cultural projects.
Diaspora investigates migration from a different perspective questioning living with duality. We ask ourselves where are we now and how does it feel? Where has our life journey begun and what are our roots? Where does our heart continue to live? Francesca leads this international team on an interesting journey.
“Whilst creating is inventing, we begin to explore, this uncovers, discovers and unravels a process of making work through the human body and its imagination and individual history. It allows me to develop a vision which then makes it visible and alive. As we do this together, we approach it by looking at things with an acceptance that things are already there. Logic is exposed whilst the mechanisms of our embodied history structures our story and a body of work is absorbed and emerges telling our stories.”
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