Film: A Midsummer Night’s Dream

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – The Film

Created by choreographer Sergiu Matis for ŻfinMalta, A Midsummer Night’s Dream is ŻfinMalta’s first cinema release. When you are looking for more indoor activities this October, don’t miss the experience of ŻfinMalta National Dance Company on the big screen.

 

Matis’s rendition of Shakespeare’s play adapts its principal themes of obsessive love, nature, and the mystical to our time, bringing in the new themes of climate change, feminism, and the colonialist, capitalist west. In this Midsummer Night’s Dream no one laughs at trivial erotic turbulences anymore. What do we laugh at in the post- apocalypse? As another midsummer is approaching and the heatwave ignites random bonfires, the wind scatters the ashes on the remaining tree stumps, and in the glaring flames the charred forests magically sparkle, as if enchanted. During the night, the heat is bearable. But no one sleeps, they venture out of their bunkers to admire the spectacle of flames. Walking on fire is an old ritual for cleansing – now it’s the new normal.

 

Sergiu Matis is a Romanian choreographer living and working in Berlin. He often uses science-fiction or dystopian scenarios as points of departure for his movement scores. They enable reimagining and reorganising the body towards new intensities and extremes, making visible an exaggerated version of the bodies of the present.

PRODUCTION TEAM
Choreography: Sergiu Matis
Original score: Antje Greie AGF
Light design: Andrew Schembri, Late Interactive
Set & costume design: Romualdo Moretti
Costumes: Giulia Orsi
Props: Claudio Apap
Videography: Eusebio Aquilina
Duration: 90 mins
Age: 10+
SCREENING DATES & TIME:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021, 19.30
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2021, 17.30
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 2021, 19.30
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2021, 18.30
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021, 20.30
VENUE: CINEMA, SPAZJU KREATTIV, VALLETTA
VENUE: CINEMA, SPAZJU KREATTIV, VALLETTA
DURATION: 90 minutes / AGE: 10+
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