Weaving Chaos is performed as part of ŻfinDays: 1 DOUBLE BILL, 2 FULL LENGTH WORKS, OVER TWO WEEKENDS
ŻfinDays is an annual programme of works by choreographers who are currently in the spotlight on the international dance stage. Introduced in 2019 by ŻfinMalta’s Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola, ŻfinDays has become one of the company’s annual signature programmes, exposing ŻfinMalta’s company dancers, and its audiences, to the extraordinary diversity of talent on the European choreographic scene. For the first time, ŻfinDays 2023 will run over two weekends, each weekend featuring the D’Agostin/Mangiola double bill on the first night, and one full length work on the following two nights.
Working with the Portuguese choreographer Tânia Carvalho, one of Europe’s most important choreographers today, ŻfinMalta’s company dancers perform the highly acclaimed work Weaving Chaos. Homer’s Odyssey is the driving force behind this piece, which summons its dancers to interpret the stubbornness, the pain, and the will of the epic hero returning home. Between the show of individuality of a character and their presence or dissolution in a collective, the tireless search for movement remains, and they fall, in order to rise again.
Tânia Carvalho’s career as a choreographer spans over 20 years and includes works for the Lyon Opera Ballet, the Company of Elders in London, the National Ballet of Portugal, the Paulo Ribeiro Company, Dançando com a Diferença, and Ballet National de Marseille, among many others. Her work also encompasses music, drawing and film.
Supported by the Embassy of Portugal in Rome and Camões I.P.
Dates & Time: 25-26 FEBRUARY 2023, 19:30
Venue: Valletta Campus Theatre:
Duration: 70 minutes
Choreography: Tânia Carvalho
Assistant choreographer: Luís Guerra
Cast: 12 dancers
Original Score: Ulrich Estreich
Original light design: Zeca Iglésias
Light design in Malta: Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Light Scenography: Jorge Santos
Costumes: Aleksandar Protic
Photography: Margarida Dias