Flesh and Stone

‎ŻfinMalta National Dance Company Repertoire Flesh and Stone Lesley Telford

Flesh and Stone

Inspired by the temples of Gozo, this new creation by Canadian choreographer Lesley Telford, explores the echo and enormity of the influence of our mothers. Through her fascination with the myths of the Ġgantija giants of our past, Telford imagines how the power of those who came before us may seem super-human. Starting from the image of the mother goddess, the work questions: How do we fit into the larger-than-life remnants of our past and how do our regular lives, failures and stories relate to this colossal mother image? Lesley Telford is a Vancouver-based choreographer and Artistic Director of Inverso Productions. Her work has been described as having ‘a profound way of tapping into very deep recesses of our emotional and intellectual landscapes’. Lesley danced with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Compañia Nacional de Danza in Spain, and Netherlands Dans Theater 1, where she worked with choreographers including Jiri Kylian, Paul Lightfoot and Sol Leon, William Forsythe, Ohad Naharin, Johan Inger, and Crystal Pite and others. She has choreographed new works for Ballet BC, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, Netherlands Dans Theater 1, Hubbard Street Dance Company 2, Compañia Nacional de Danza 2, Ballet Vorpommern, Pro Arte Danza, and Arts Umbrella Dance Company, among others. She founded Inverso Productions to experiment with other art forms and ways of creating dance.


Dances for Gozo is commissioned by the Ministry for Gozo.


DURATION: 30 minutes

AGE: 5+




Choreography: Lesley Telford
Costume Design: Lesley Telford & Adelina Abdilla
Ballet Master: Florinda Camilleri
Composer: Ruben Zahra
Light design: Dali Aguerbi