Title: Department of Dance Studies Dance Tour 2021: Final Choreography Programme 2021
Date: Friday 11 June 2021
Event: Premiering on YouTube (see below)
[We do not own the rights to the music tracks in this video]
Our third-year Bachelor students present their own work as director-choreographers. Their task was to create an ensemble work between 10 and 12 minutes, with 2 to 4 performers. The theme, style, and approach are determined by individual choice, and the students were mentored by a member of staff. Through this study-unit, students are encouraged to cultivate their own choreographic signature. Many of the performers are from the Dance Studies programme, and some come from outside the course; we would like to thank them all for their time, energy, commitment, and flexibility, especially under the current circumstances.
- I Am Not My Name
Choreography: Valentina Vidal
Performers: Chiara Bellich, Helga Kiss, Sarah Sammut
Music: Pide Piso- Bajofondo, The Quality of Mercy- Max Richter, Av de Mayo- Bajofondo, No Surprises- Radiohead.
Voiceover: original text by Sarah Sammut and Daniel Formosa. Interpreted by Chiara Ballich, Helga Kiss, and Sarah Sammut.
Three dancers explore notions of duality. They resist them, they embrace them. They play between extremes of physicality and the places in between. In the end, there may be unity.
- Border Crossing
Choreographer: Katherine Green
Performers: Petra Chircop, Melissa Frenznick, Maria Paola Paulis
Music: Territory – The Blaze, Jump In (Cross the Line) – M.I.A, Bingo – Myd, Get to Know Ya –
Nao and KAYTRANADA, Prettiest Virgin – Agar Agar
Have you ever anticipated how many cheek kisses to go in for? Brits kiss once, Spaniards twice, and Russians thrice! Border Crossing explores cross-cultural communication. From gestures to body language, misunderstandings to awkward situations, all because of our different cultural backgrounds. How can we learn to accept this? Easy, just listen.
- Broken Cycle
Choreographer: Matthew Cilia
Performers: Marie-madeleine Opouma Poupa, Valentina Vidal
Music: Getting Kinda Boring – Bonus Track by Lack Of Afro; The Fish And The Whale by A Shell In The Pit; No Idea Where I’m Goin’ by Ryllo (Edited by ‘OH Prod.’ Youtube channel); Walk In The Forest ringtone by Samsung; soundtrack edited by Matthew Cilia
Life is just living it. You eat, work, rest, sleep and the cycle continues. Sometimes your routine is disrupted, other times you delude yourself into making a change only to find out it’s too much effort. My point is, don’t think about it. React.
Choreographer: Maria Agius Muscat
Performers: Sophie Debono, Katherine Green, Helén Tamaskó
Music: Marea (We've Lost Dancing) - Fred again.. feat. The Blessed Madonna, Bogoroditse Devo - Sergei Rachmaninoff
Communaholic is a word often used to describe Generation Z. It refers to an almost radical kind of inclusivity which promotes acceptance and functions on the fact that we are bound through our differences. The three women we see here are discovering the relationship between them among the chaos which is their continuously developing identity and reality.
Lighting & Technical Direction: Matthew Gellel, Neil Zerafa
Videography: Sam Chetcuti
Academic coordinator: Lucía Piquero