Dates: 12, 13 December 2020
Venue: ŻfinMalta studios
ŻfinMalta’s third annual Christmas Intensive returns in 2020, led by the internationally renowned dancer, choreographer and teacher, Javier Torres.
Xmas Ballet Intensive with Javier Torres – 12th & 13th December
In lieu of the annual Ballet Summer Intensive, we are thrilled to present a ‘Ballet Bonus Weekend’ with Javier Torres, as an addition to the Christmas Intensive. Born in Mexico City, Torres’ astonishing career includes dancing for the Polish Theatre of the New Dance, Helsinki Dance Company, and the Finnish National Ballet; he has lectured at numerous international dance and medicine symposiums and conferences based on his research into the improvement of ballet pedagogy; and he has worked as a teacher and choreographer for companies including the Stuttgart Ballet, Lyon Opera Ballet, Czech National Ballet, Norwegian National Ballet, Netherlands Dans Theatre, Compañía Nacional de España, Compañía Nacional de México, and Dusseldorf Ballet.
“My work in classical ballet aims to help dancers discover, in a joyful manner, healthy ways of overcoming technical difficulties. For this, I share my understanding of the natural, biomechanical movements of the body, the use of breath and the importance of the relationship with the music. I believe that besides training, a ballet class can be a deep personal and artistic experience.” Javier Torres
The Christmas Intensive is offered at both intermediate and advanced levels according to the schedules below.