Geographers of Solitude

ŻfinMalta National Dance Company Repertoire Geographers of Solitude Paolo Mangiola

Geographers of Solitude

ŻfinMalta joins forces with Ballet d’Jèrri, the national dance company of Jersey Island, in a new work by ŻfinMalta Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola. 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 different 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.



DURATION: 70 minutes

AGE: 5+



(ŻfinMalta Dancers) Marti Blanco Romeu, Pearl Calleja, Lidia Caricasole, Noemi Coin Andreotti, Lotte La Haye, Jérémie Lafon, Keith Micallef, Matteo Real, Simon Riccardi-Zani, Benjamin Spiteri (Apprentice dancer), Amber Van Veen


(Ballet d’Jèrri Dancers) Anna Daly, Donovan Délis-McCarthy, Tabitha Dombroski, Yasset Roldan Garciarena, Reece Hudson, Ombline Noyer, Hanna Szychowicz, Stanley Young


Artistic Team

Choreography and Direction: Paolo Mangiola
Rehearsal Director: Alexis Oliveira
Visuals: Matthew Attard
Dramaturgy: Victor Jacono
Original Score: Dag Rosenqvist
Light Design: Dali Aguerbi
Costume Design: Alessandro Vigilante
Costumier: Linda Rowell
Stylist: Holly Knowles
Set Design: Gary Pace