Kalypso seeks refuge after being exiled by her own people. Lost at the sea, the waves bring her adrift to an uncharted peninsula inhabited by mythical dwellers. Her presence becomes a colonizing force on the islet and its inhabitants. She promises fertility in return for their servitude and devotion. Tampering with the harmony of this clan, Kalypso triggers a string of accidents that imperil the fate of this land.


Created by Maltese choreographer, Jacob Piccinino, Kalypso is a performance about human shame and how its associated guilt drives people to act out in unimaginable ways. It is also about compassion (or the lack thereof) between men and women, and the power struggles that can lead to brutal tension within societies.



Supported by the Embassy of France in Malta.

Choreography: Jacob Piccinino
Cast: 6 dancers
Original score: Alex Vella Gregory
Sound design: Kristopher Chahda
Light design: Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Costumes & mask maker: Lucien Cassou
Duration: 30 minutes
Age: 5+