After last year’s pilot project, the evening space is now an official outreach programme offered by the Department of Dance Studies of the School of Performing Arts University of Malta. This outreach programme provides a space that unites dance training, creation and performances at the Dance Studies Studios in San Ġwann, offering open Ballet classes, Contemporary Techniques, Workshops in movement exploration both physically and mentally challenging.
It houses a well-equipped dance studio that is a living contribution to the present active dance scene on the island, a center of creativity and a magnet for aspiring dancers, talented professionals hosting both established and emerging choreographers from around the globe.
The evening space offers an extensive range of participatory programmes for adults and young people and aspires to help ongoing support for professional development for artists. It is a key venue for the annual Dance Hybrid Malta now in its 16th Year and Dance on the Move now in its 6th year, Contact Improvisation Dartington Festival Malta now in its 2nd year, hosting a wide range of international artists. These platforms have acted as seed beds for developing new opportunities in exploring dance talent, nurturing and supporting existing dancers to keep developing their craft. It helps new initiatives in providing a structure through which artists can successfully continue to train and develop their own careers. Bringing distinctive dance of the highest quality to both existing and new dance friends.
The evening space will now offer opportunities for everyone to participate in dance, training professionals and enthusiasts of all ages from 15 upwards. It offers access and support not only to the exceptionally talented but equally to those who simply love to dance. Activities extend beyond classes as the programme seeks to pioneer radical new approaches to dance in our community. All dance leaders in their fields, will offer the richness of their knowledge and experience the diversity of their work being key players in the unity of a national voice for dance.
The evening space extends its arms across the globe building strong relationships with artists and practitioners from various countries inviting them in to share in their expertise and knowledge. The outreach programme has an interest and is committed to developing new and enhanced ways of engaging participants and audiences whilst continuing to focus on building a sustainable future for dance on the Maltese Islands. Through all its work this outreach programme is committed to transforming and enriching lives through dance to shaping where dance is going next.