Open Rehearsals

ŻfinMalta's Open Rehearsals

Open Rehearsals invites audiences into the National Dance Company’s studios for a sneak peek into ŻfinMalta’s upcoming works…

Open Rehearsals take audiences behind the scenes of ŻfinMalta’s productions during the creation process. This is a rare opportunity to preview the work before opening night and experience the process of what goes into making a dance production for stage. Join open rehearsals for each production throughout the season to see the dancers at work and meet the many artistic collaborators who bring a work to life.

Audiences are granted free entrance with a ticket to the open rehearsal’s relevant performance!


Purchase your ticket for our next production and present it at the door for free entry! Interested participants not in possession of a ticket for the relevant performance can buy an open rehearsal for €5 .


Geographers of Solitude

Saturday 18th May 2024 , 14:30

Paolo Mangiola

featuring ŻfinMalta and Ballet d’Jèrri

Join us at ŻfinMalta studios for a behind-the-scenes rehearsal of Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola’s ‘Geographers of Solitude,featuring both the company dancers of ŻfinMalta National Dance Company and Ballet d’Jèrri!

Twenty dancers come together to explore what unites the two islands through distinctive geographical and cultural landscapes. Taking inspiration from the Arctic Tern, a bird known for having the longest migratory patterns on the planet, ‘Geographers of Solitude’ is a conversation on diversity, the fragility of dfferent voices, and fostering collective harmony. Just as these birds take shelter on both islands during their long journey, the dancers on stage explore both itinerant and protracted island life and the dynamic interplay between solitude and communal, on our individual and collective narratives. It delves into the notion of islands as a microcosm of the world at large – a contained environment where its inhabitants develop unique cultures and ways of organising societies.

A co-production with Ballet d’Jèrri.


Purchase your ticket and attend the Open Rehearsal on 18 May 2024 for free! If you do not yet have your ticket to a ‘Geographers of Solitude’ performance in May, tickets for this open rehearsal are only €5!

with your ticket to a ‘Geographers of Solitude’ performance in May

Open Rehearsals are an opportunity to connect with the National Dance Company in the more intimate and informal studio setting, a bonus peek into upcoming performances and an opportunity to see a snippet of the work if you cannot make the actual performance! 

Check out the below list of ŻfinMalta’s Open Rehearsal appointments that will be happening throughout the season:

Wednesday 4th October 2023

Paolo Mangiola

Saturday 2nd December 2023
Ħolm tal-Milied

The New Victorians/ Adriano Bolognino

Saturday 20th January 2024

Mauro Bigonzetti

Saturday 3rd February 2024
Aringa Rossa .10

Ambra Senatore

Saturday 9th March 2024
Intimate Żfin

Alexandra Alden/ Paolo Mangiola

Saturday 18th May 2024
Geographers of Solitude

Paolo Mangiola (featuring Ballet D’Jerri)



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