Movimento / Talking Dance: Absorb the expertise of artists who come across movement in their work, and join our 3rd season of Movimento.  

With a fresh and innovative approach to audience engagement, ŻfinMalta presents Movimento, a series of appointments with experts, from Malta and abroad, who share their experiences to demystifying dance.  


Join us at Valletta Design Cluster, for a series of discussions on movement led by experts coming from outside the field of dance.  Acknowledging the vast overlaps between artistic forms and with the intention of cultivating active spectatorship in dance, Movimento invites audiences to sit and talk dance, and experience the stories of these diverse artists whose work intersects with movement.  


Movimento offers a unique experience that delves into its subject, with our experts facilitating active engagement with dance, taking you on a journey of discovery that reveals how patterns of choreography can be found all around us. 

Dates: 5 sessions, February – June 2022


Cost: 5€ per session


Time: 18:30–19.45


Venue: Valletta Design Cluster


Led by experts includingVictor JaconoScott DeLahuntaMichele TufignoArthur Dumas, Rodia Vomvolou,  Tom Van Malderen, Alexandra Pace & Riccardo Buscarini

Our upcoming session:

with guest expert

Dr Michael Quinton

‘The Music of the Spheres: Sonification of the Solar System’

Dr Michael Quinton for ŻfinMalta's Movimento
Tuesday 31st May 2022

Movimento’s 3rd Season

Tuesday 3rd May 2022

‘Deconstructing a classic’

with guest expert

Riccardo Buscarini

Riccardo Buscarini for ZfinMalta's Movimento
‘Deconstructing a classic’
Tuesday 3rd May, 18:30 at Valletta Design Cluster


Riccardo Buscarini joined us for a special edition of Movimento, in conversation with ŻfinMalta’s Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola, discussing his new take on a classic narrative for the upcoming Requiem for Juliet. Both experts were in their element: talking dance, and unpacking the classic tale of Romeo & Juliet as told in the aftermath by a grieving Lady Capulet. Audiences gained insight into the many facets of the creative process and planning for a dance production of this scale, premiering at Teatru Manoel in May. You can find out more about Riccardo’s Movimento session from our blog here:

Tuesday 29th March 2022

‘Freeze, Loop, Reverse’

with guest expert

Alexandra Pace

Alexandra Pace for ŻfinMalta's Movimento
‘Freeze, Loop, Reverse’
Tuesday 29th February, 18:30 at Valletta Design Cluster


Alexandra Pace guided us through some of her photographic, cinematic, and literary inspirations, as well as her own work that followed, to demonstrate her “pre-occupation with time and movement,” and how the perception of time can be manipulated with various tools across different art forms and mediums.

‘When I refer to myself and what I do, I generally settle for multidisciplinary artist. However, it’s a lot more convoluted than that. I am indeed an artist, and my medium is photography and the moving image, as well as the chopping and remixing of cult cinema, print-making and the darkroom. However, I am also the founder of Blitz Valletta and a digital designer. It sounds complicated but it’s actually all connected.’ You can find out more about Alexandra’s Movimento session from our blog here:

Tuesday 8th February 2022

‘Stories on Objects, Space & Movement’

with guest expert

Tom Van Malderen

ZfinMalta's Movimento - Tom Van Malderen

“We all observe and live in the world a different way – this is just the opinion of one person, in one body, with its own proportions, and perhaps you live in and relate to this world differently.” Tom Van Malderen

Tuesday 8th February, 18:30 at Valletta Design Cluster


Tom Van Malderen gave us his perspective on movement, that of a skilled architect, sculptor, furniture designer, stage designer, and artist. Tom started his studies and career in architecture, for which he explains owes its existence to form and space, and “whos perception owes a great deal to movement.”


For further information on ZfinMalta’s Education and Participation programmes and to discuss the ŻfinMalta’s Artist Development programme, please contact our Education & Outreach Officer, Martina Zammit on