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Recital and Masterclass


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Prof. Michele Pentrella (Conservatorio di Trapani) will be performing a Piano Recital on Thursday 26th September 2013 from 13:00-14:00 hrs in Room MDT124, Music Studies Department, University of Malta.

A Piano Masterclass will be held on Friday 27th at 10:00-12:00pm in Room MDT124, Music Studies Department, University of Malta. Those students who had registered their interest for the Foderà Masterclasses are kindly asked to attend.

 


 

Open Sessions in Physical Training at the School of Performing Arts

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For further details enter here [PDF]

Reserve your free place by sending an email to Ms Teresa Parry 


 

Lectures by Dr Paul Fryer

(Postponed - Dates will be announced later)

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Il-qarċilla – xena teatrali u suġġett ta’ pittura

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Prof Vicki Ann Cremona from the Theatre Studies Department will be giving a paper related to the Maltese carnival. Details can be found in the poster. The event will be held in Maltese.

 


Masterclass Vocal Technique and Interpretation with Verena Rein (Germany)


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 For further details on this Masterclass please click here [PDF]


 

Practical Workshop conducted by Domenico Castaldo 

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Further details on this workshop can be viewed here [PDF]

 


 Masterclass by the BostonBoys (Boston, Massachusetts)

The Music Department in collaboration with the American Embassy and the School Of Performing Arts (UoM) is proud to host the BostonBoys (Boston, Massachusetts) on campus.

The Boston Boys are a quartet eager to spread joy to the world through their music. Each member is rooted in different styles, new and old, and the quartet blends their unique sounds together to create a new form of ‘Americana’. They will share and talk about their experiences during a Masterclass at the Music Department (Room MDT124) on Friday 29th November 2013,  from 10.00 – 12.00 hrs.

This visit is being made possible through the American Music Abroad that builds on Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s vision of “smart power” diplomacy. This embraces the use of a full range of diplomatic tools – in this case music – to bring people together and foster greater understanding. It also builds on the historic legacy of the Department of State’s Jazz Ambassadors, who first travelled the world in the 1950s to connect with people through music.

The members of the quartet are:

NICHOLAS FALK  (PERCUSSION)

ERIC ROBERTSON (MANDOLIN)

JOSH HARI (BASS)

DUNCAN WICKEL (VIOLIN)

Further details can be found here [PDF]


Final Year Contemporary Dance Tour 

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The second cohort of third year students of the full time undergraduate programme at the University of Malta embarks on their final year tour. For further details please view here. [PDF]

 


The School of Performing Arts Research Seminars 

The School of Performing Arts (SPA) is holding a series of Research Seminars aimed at promoting the various strands of research it carries out. The School was established in July 2012 to bring together the disciplines of Theatre Studies, Music Studies, and Dance Studies. It fosters the academic study of these disciplines through the interdisciplinary merging of practical, historical, and theoretical approaches.  Integral to this interdisciplinarity is the development of the School’s national and international research portfolio, to which the Research Seminars will contribute. 
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Details of the second seminar are as follows:

‘Negotiating an alternative androgyny’
by Mavin Khoo (Dance Studies)
The seminar will take the form of a live demonstration followed by an interview with Lucía Piquero.

Date: 2nd December                    
Time: 16:00-17:30
Venue: Dance Studios, JPR Buildings, Industrial Estate, San Gwann.

To reserve a seat, or for more information, kindly contact Dr Stefan Aquilina

 


 

S-S-Spaces 


The rubberbodies collective invites you to MITP theatre, Valletta for a collaborative performance project between Adrian Abela, Rebecca Camilleri and Nicola Rayworth.

S-S-Spaces is a performance derived from the book 'Species of Spaces’ (1974) by French author George Perec. Perec used the term infraordinary to describe the ordinary and habitual aspects of everyday life. He dissected the complex details of the everyday, transforming common objects, places and the world we created around them.

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Rebecca and Nicola are both dance artists who have studied and trained together and after a few years apart they reconnected and started working with the text 'Species of Spaces'.Visual artist Adrian Abela who also studied Architecture, reshapes the literature through imagery, tasks and instructions.

In the days leading to the performances, you can be part of the process and contribute through imagery and writing. Images shall be uploaded on both the facebook and tumblr pages in .JPG format and also as downloadable links.You are expected to print these pages.

Or you might want the images sent personally to you. For this option an e-mail to and you will start receiving the files in PDF format in various printable sizes (A4/A3/A2/A1).

Follow the process here

This project is supported by University of Malta (School of Performing Arts).

Performance dates

13th and 14th December

20.00

5 Euro (at the door)

 


 

 The Death of Opera?

A three-lecture series delivered by

Professor Nicholas Till University of Sussex, UK

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 Further details can be found here [PDF]

 


 The Performing Arts in 20th century Malta: Heritage, Transmission, Relevance

The School of Performing Arts of the University of Malta is organising a conference on twentieth-century performance and the performing arts in Malta. Titled ‘The Performing Arts in 20th century Malta: Heritage, Transmission, Relevance’, the conference presents and documents  practices, trends, difficulties, achievements, and research strategies which marked the Performing Arts (theatre, dance, music) in Malta during the colonial as well as post-Independence decades, the effects of which can still be discerned in many performance practices evident today and in related documentation. The emphasis is clearly on the 20th century and the conference therefore aims at creating and transmitting a body of knowledge on this heritage which otherwise may run the risk of being lost or not given the deserving attention. 

The conveners invite initial submissions of abstracts of 300 words for presentations for this conference, in which they state the main theme(s) they wish to discuss. Possible topics may include, but are not restricted, to the following: 

Performance training: local attempts and foreign models
Amateurism and professionalism in the performing arts
Festivals in Malta
Performance, the performing arts, and politics
Pantomime
Opera production
The ‘rise’ of the theatre group
The production of Francis Ebejer’s plays
The influence of Princess Putiatine on Maltese classical ballet
The development of the ‘school show’: from Sleeping Beauty to Divas
The Maltese wind band tradition
Jazz music in 20th century Malta

Presentations are welcomed in a variety of formats: e.g. essays, live interviews, testimonials, photographic/multimedia presentations, etc. Presenters will be allotted a time-slot in which to deliver their presentation, which will be followed by a short Q+A session. The conference will also include one keynote speech by an established foreign scholar. 

Kindly submit your abstracts, by not later than the 6th January, to Dr Stefan Aquilina 

The conference will be held on the 28th and 29th March 2014. Venue TBA.

Lectures by Dr Paul Fryer

The Theatre Studies Department of the School of Performing Arts (University of Malta) is proud to host a series lectures by Dr Paul Fryer, Lecturer and Associate Director of Research at Rose Bruford College (Kent, England). With an international profile as a researcher and lecturer, Dr Fryer specialises in the connection between opera, opera singers and the early (pre-sound) film industry.

Dr Fryer will give three lectures between the 11th and 14th February. The first lecture (11th; 18:00-20:00, Venue: GW Hall D1) reflects on ‘Stanislavski on Stage’, and is based on the photographic collection of the Stanislavski Centre Archive at Rose Bruford College. The archive holds more than 200 photographs from Moscow Art Theatre productions between 1899 and 1921, including seven productions which represent Stanislavski’s work as an actor, director and producer.

The second lecture (12th; 15:00-17:00, Venue: GW Hall D1), titled ‘Shakespeare and the Silent Film (or Romeo and Juliet in three and a half minutes)’, explores the adaptation of Shakespeare’s plays to the cinematic media. Extracts from some early examples of Shakespeare on film will be shown to elaborate on what these early movies tell us about nineteenth- and twentieth-century acting techniques, and what happens to Shakespeare’s classic texts when the spoken word is removed.

The third and final lecture (14th; 10:00-12:00, Venue: LC 120) is on ‘Chaliapin and Ivan the Terrible’, and includes a restored version of the rare 1915 silent film, The Maid of Pskov/Ivan the Terrible.This movie was based loosely upon Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera, Pskovityanka, and starred one of the most influential singer-actors of his time, the Russian bass Feodor Chaliapin. The film has been restored with new English-language inter-titles and an original orchestral score by the British composer, Barry Seaman. The restoration was directed by Dr Fryer, in collaboration with the State Museum of Theatre and Music in St Petersburg, Russia.

These sessions should be particularly stimulating to anyone interested in the multi-faceted nature of performance, especially the interdisciplinary relation between theatre, drama, film, opera, song, and dance. All sessions will be followed by a brief discussion.

For more information kindly contact Dr Stefan Aquilina. You can also view the poster here.



 

The School of Performing Arts Research Seminars

(Postponed - Dates will be announced later)

The School of Performing Arts (SPA) is holding a series of Research Seminars aimed at promoting the various strands of research it carries out. The School was established in July 2012 to bring together the disciplines of Theatre Studies, Music Studies, and Dance Studies. It fosters the academic study of these disciplines through the interdisciplinary merging of practical, historical, and theoretical approaches.  Integral to this interdisciplinarity is the development of the School’s national and international research portfolio, to which the Research Seminars will contribute. 

Details of the third seminar are as follows:

‘Only connect: Argentine Tango as a practice of embodied cognition’

by Dr Abby Hoffman (Dance Studies)

‘The Application of Electronic Music Concepts into the Acoustic Domain’

by Reuben Pace (Music Studies)

Date: 11th February 2014                     

Time: 15:00-17:00

Venue: MITP Theatre, St. Christopher Street, Valletta

To reserve a seat, or for more information, kindly contact Dr Stefan Aquilina


 Workshop with American Gospel and Jazz singer Joyce Elaine Yuille 

We invite you to a music workshop with American Gospel and Jazz singer Joyce Elaine Yuille. The workshop is open to the public and will be held on Friday, February 28th 2014, in Room MDT124 at the University of Malta from 10:00 – 12:00. The event is organized by the U.S. Embassy in collaboration with the Department of Music Studies.

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Please click here to access biography of singer, Joyce Elaine Yuille 


 

 Cosmos Cominati Recital

The Cosmos Wind Ensemble with pianist Roberto Cominati 

Tuesday 20th May, 8pm, Teatru Manoel 

The concert features Dr Rebecca Hall and Mr Godfrey Mifsud two lecturers of the Music Studies Department 

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