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Żfindays - Double Bill

Date:

02/18/2022


Żfindays - Double Bill

The IIC La Valletta presents "ŻfinDays - Double Bill" premiering this week!

 

Organized by ŻfinMalta, Georgia Tegou's OCHRE and Francesca Pennini's HOW TO DESTROY YOUR DANCE (supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of Valletta) go back to back between the 18th and the 20th of February 2022 at the Valletta Campus Theatre (VCT).

 

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HOW TO DESTROY YOUR DANCE

 

Francesca Pennini’s How to destroy your dance is firmly rooted in the present. Both a choreography and a game, it sets out to explore the limits of the body and create a handbook for the boycott of every choreographic decorum, through impossible acceleration and extreme slow-motion.

How long is one minute? What are the limits of the body? How much can it slow down to reach the most cosmic stillness, or lose its definition and then turn into an ultra-fast wake? How to destroy your dance is a challenge against time with pulp tones and ludic taste. A massacre game with no fiction and no sparing, where dancers become wrestlers of relativity and the show gets stripped down by the intimate rituals of preparation and the destruction of any form of formal artifice. ColletivO CineticO is an experimental performing arts group founded in 2007 by the choreographer Francesca Pennini. Their work crosses genders and codes, bends the rules of the performative event, challenges the relationship with audiences, and occupies the interstices between dance, theatre and the visual arts. The group has been presented in Austria, Belgium, Bosnia, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, and Taiwan.

 

CHOREOGRAPHY: FRANCESCA PENNINI / COLLETTIVO CINETICO

DRAMATURG & TECHNICAL MANAGER: ANGELO PEDRONI

PRODUCTION MANAGER: CARMINE PARISE

MUSIC: WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART RELOADED

LIGHT DESIGN: MORITZ ZAVAN STOECKLE

COSTUMES: HOLLY KNOWLES

 

OCHRE

 

Choreographer Georgia Tegou meets ŻfinMalta National Dance Company to create a new work traversing history and memory, ancient wisdom and mysticism. Ochre is an ode to the Venus of Malta and the catacombs in which she was found, and an attempt to unveil the mystery surrounding her ascension to light. The work follows the Sleeping Lady’s journey from the moment she was unearthed, taken from her underground home, put through the conservation process, and finally placed on display in a dark gallery on her own. It traces the steps of a female figure coming to life, leading us through her movement in a transitory, in-between space.

Georgia Tegou is a choreographer, creative director, and performer. She approaches dance as design, blurring the boundaries of dance and movement with other visual and spatial arts including architecture, sculpture, fashion and visual art. Her work has been presented by Arts Council England, Onassis Stegi, Dance Umbrella Festival, and The Whitechapel Gallery, among others. She has choreographed two music videos for Róisín Murphy. Georgia is currently an artist in residence at Somerset House Exchange and works as a lecturer in dance at University of Roehampton in London.

 

CHOREOGRAPHY: GEORGIA TEGOU

SET & COSTUME DESIGN: ANDREW BORG WIRTH

ORIGINAL SCORE: LIRAN DONIN

LIGHT DESIGN: MORITZ ZAVAN STOECKLE

 

Source: https://www.zfinmalta.org/  

 

Information

Date: Da Friday, February 18, 2022 a Sunday, February 20, 2022

Time: At 8:00 pm

Organized by : ŻfinMalta National Dance Company

In collaboration with : Istituto Italiano di Cultura La Valletta - The VBL Group - Osteopathy Malta

Entrance : Free


Location:

Valletta Campus Theatre (VCT)

1548