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Movimento/Talking Dance: Claire Tonna

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Movimento/ Talking Dance

with guest expert Claire Tonna
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Movimento is a series of five public, interactive talks presented from the perspective of artists outside of dance, looking in. Movimento takes a fresh and innovative approach to audience engagement, where invited guests share their experience of dance or movement, demystifying and making accessible this rich and beautiful art form and inviting the audience to become active spectators.

Body of Words: Translating the Emotional Narrative’


Join us for the third appointment within the ŻfinMalta Movimento series for the 23/24 season with our guest, Singer Songwriter Claire Tonna, who will be sharing songwriting techniques that translate transformation beyond the artistic expression. A listening journey leading to the creation of words, songs, and dances we want to experience; to be and to become. The workshop will deliver tools that strengthen the genuinity and emotional narrative communicated in the arts.


‘There is a silent choreographer in each one of us that our own words can unveil. The sound and meaning of such words is the big conversation we might need to hear. An interior dancer manifesting how we live and what we are creating with our movement and thoughts; for and beyond the stage’.


Songwriting is a tool for discovering the words and power one needs to tell themselves or maybe even ‘stop’ telling themselves.  It is a release, an insight, a very important conversation one can have with themselves to see how and where they are, what they need, what changes can be made to lead to a happier state of being. 


We hold the words that we need to hear, say, cry to, laugh at, be strengthened by, even embraced and belong with. The truth is that we each are the only ones that know those words, that silent dancer waiting to be unleashed. 


The songs / and art created through such process carries a genuine narrative, emotional, physical, human, one that never fails to resonate with all who are witnessing and experiencing its delivery. 


In this workshop Claire Tonna shares this practice and ways of how it can be applied to dance and other forms of creative work.



Who can benefit from songwriting?




What to expect?

A master class/workshop sharing the tools in songwriting that Claire uses, develops and shares, the foundations of which can benefit any dancer, artist, creator and any human being.  Participants engaging with this experience may dive deeper into their emotional intelligence a may discover the songwriter in them.



About Claire Tonna

Claire Tonna is a queer Maltese singer, songwriter, performer renowned internationally for her distinctively contralto voice and writing, considered to be one that transmits the plural facets of human emotion and empowerment.

Tonna ’s works and performances have been taking place all over the globe in the last two decades inside theatres, festivals, LGBTQI+ spaces, prisons, slums, refugee centres, mental hospitals and many other spaces resonating with her truth filled music and vocation. The facets of her presence and voice are acclaimed to present the audience an experience of incomparable empowerment. In 2019 she won the title and award of ‘Best European Singer/Songwriter’ rewarded by the Tour Music Fest, Sony (Italy) and Berklee College from Boston, United States. 


‘ I sing what heals my broken bones and sing them in the one voice we are; Human.’ CT


Contact ŻfinMalta Education & Outreach Artist or visit our Movimento page for further info.

This is a limited capacity event, so book your seat in advance to avoid disappointment.

Further information on ŻfinMalta’s Education & Participation programme can be found here or follow our updates on our social media channels.

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March 21
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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ŻfinMalta Studios
Mediterranean Conference Centre
Valletta, VLT 1645 Malta
+356 2099 4532