‎ŻfinMalta repertoire Holm tal Milied New Victorians Adriano Bolognino


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ŻfinMalta presents its first Christmas production with direction and original music performed live by The New Victorians, and choreography by Adriano Bolognino. This dynamic new work is a dance theatre adaptation of the Christmas book, Ħolm tal-Milied? by Trevor Zahra, a classic story many know and love from their childhood and continue to pass on. ‘Ħolm tal-Milied?’ is a delightful full family experience, taking audiences on a nostalgic ride, while juxtaposing classic Maltese traditions with a fresh and contemporary musical score and aesthetic. Dramaturgy is by regular collaborator Victor Jacono and for the first time, ŻfinMalta collaborates with set designer Anna Horvath and Laurent Uyttersprot for costumes. The New Victorians are a high-profile, award-winning sister duo who make music and theatre. Since 2015, they have released two full length studio albums and multiple EPs, opened for multi-platinum artist Anastacia on her Evolution Tour and for the BBC Concert Orchestra in 2019, and repeatedly topped local airplay charts. Adriano Bolognino’s extensive portfolio of achievements includes recipient of the Danza&Danza Emergent Choreographer Award 2022, new creations for Kayzer Ballet in 2023 and Compagnia Opus Ballet in 2022. He was selected by the European Dance Network Aerowaves, and in 2020 the Venice Biennale commissioned him to create Your body is a battleground.


Supported by the Italian Cultural Institute of Valletta.


DURATION: 75 minutes
AGE: 5+
Based on the book Ħolm tal-Milied? by Trevor Zahra. Published in Malta by Merlin.
Production team
Direction, original score, and live performance: The New Victorians
Choreography: Adriano Bolognino
Dramaturgy, writing and narration: Victor Jacono
Ballet Master: Florinda Camilleri
Set design: Anna Horvath
Costumes: Laurent Uyttersprot
(Also including items from the ZfinMalta wardrobe.)
Light design: Dali Aguerbi
Paper artist: James Dimech