Quartets in Motion


Quartets in Motion

Quartets in Motion brings an intimate and visceral experience to the audience, in close proximity with the dancers. This cycle of choreographic miniatures is set to the music of Bartók’s string quartet No. 4 and Beethoven’s string quartet No. 11 in F minor – performed live by the Somogyu String Quartet from Budapest.


A series of dances ranging from solos to duets, trios and ensemble, will animate the space and enhance the special relationships between bodies, dance and music. The programme will alternate between the live chamber music recital, dance accompanied by the live quartet, as well as dance in silence.


‘Quartets in Motion’ is organised by the Malta International Arts Festival under the artistic direction of Ruben Zahra.

Choreography: Paolo Mangiola
Live string quartet: Somogyi String Quartet
Light design: Paolo Mangiola
Costumes: Luke Azzopardi
Duration: 1 hour
Age: 5+
Dates: July 2021
Venue: TBC