Saturday 8th & Saturday 15th October 2022 (11+)
10th – 14th October 2022 (18+)
Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta
Please be careful to select the correct dates when booking for Hervé Palito as there are booking options for both the intensive over two weekends, and for open company classes available
This edition of ŻfinMalta’s Ballet Intensive is led by Hervé Palito, career-born out of Béjart Ballet Lausanne, working closely with the company as rehearsal assistant following his performing and training career there and subsequently re-staging Béjart’s choreographies worldwide. Palito also re-staged Nacho Duato choreographies internationally and served as rehearsal assistant and co-director of various companies and projects including LaLaLa Human Steps’ ‘Salt’, Aalto Ballet Theater, Ballet de la Comunidad de Madrid and 59° North.
Hervé is currently working as a freelance ballet master, artistic assistant and rehearsal director in various international companies and dance academies and has been invited as a guest teacher to Cullberg Ballet, Béjart Ballet Lausanne , Ballet Montecarlo, Staatstheater Nürnberg, Aalto Ballet Theater, LaLaLa Human Steps, Staatstheater Augsburg, Lyon Opera Ballet, Finnish National Ballet, Ballet de Loraine, Hong Kong Ballet, National Ballet of China, Ballet Nacional de Santo Domingo, Royal Swedish Ballet, Scapino Ballet and Ultima Vez. Additionally, Hervé has experience in working as ballet master, artistic coordinator and artistic Director of Compañía Nacional de Danza, Spain and also as assistant to the director at the National Ballet of China.
Hervé’s unique approach as a ballet master, is to develop exercises which connect the physical preparation and study of the ballet technique with its more organic side. Musicality, upper body awareness and coordination, placement of body weight in space, relationship to the ground, and quality of movement, are the elements that make Hervé’s classes accessible to both classical and contemporary dancers.
Dates & Times: Saturdays 8th & 15th October : (11+) 11:00 – 13:00
Price: 4 hour intensive for €50
Dates & Times: 10th – 14th October: 10:00 – 11:30
Price: drop-in of €15 or a package of 5 sessions for €60
For further information and to discuss the ŻfinMalta Artist in Residence programme, please contact our Education & Outreach Officer, Martina Zammit on email@example.com