Feed me, I’m full
This solo revolves around the themes of image, self-representation and validation, and the ideas of expectation and reality, in relation to a world of trends, likes and scrolls. Zoe Camilleri takes a critical approach to the vast amounts of information we are exposed to daily and questions how we can keep up with a growing demand for perfection, transferring these concepts into movement and space. Integral to the work is an original score by her brother Zack Camilleri.
Maria Concetta Cariello
Non-Linear Body/ies sets out to portray the dancer’s journey from within the different bodies of human vibrational existence: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual bodies. It is at once a personal and universal journey, through the exploration of the five elements of somatic practice: breath, vocalisation, contact, movement, and stillness. It is a calling to return to the wisdom of the body and to find authentic and intimate connections with all the aspects of our inner existence.
This solo revolves around the concept of vulnerability, as seen from a psychological state. Inspiration is drawn from a dance residency Gaby attended in India, where personal experiences, observations and movement research led her to recognise the sensitivity of emotional states caused by vulnerability and its impact on body language, social interactions and mental wellbeing. The work aims to show an individual’s psychological journey through an abstract-narrative contemporary dance piece.
This Is Not A Solo
“Once upon a time, before the Nokia 3310 and compulsive finger swiping, we were more porous. We live in a time when we absorb less of what is real and instead the data is absorbing us. I EXPERIENCE, I RECORD, I UPLOAD & I SHARE. These are perhaps the most powerful ways of integrating into the community. Our right foot is bogged in the muddy puddle of ‘Dataism’, while the left is shaking constantly, to fight for freedom and authenticity. We think that we are our own authors, but data has become the weapon that conducts our choices, not our inner being.” Rochelle Gatt.
Me to Me
The ways in which we form our personal identities may depend on the stories we create and tell ourselves. Me to Me explores that personal, internal dialogue, which culminates in a range of emotions. Centred around the technique of autobiographical reasoning, used to document one’s internal narrative, we witness the dancer’s personal journey as he grapples with these voices, and negotiates with them and himself.
Julienne Schembri & Deborah Falzon
HER seeks to tell the story of one remarkable woman’s experience of migration, and to explore the power of dance in the sphere of activism. Through the power of the performance, Schembri and Falzon raise awareness not only of this woman’s resilience, strength and bravery, but of all migrants living in our communities. This solo is a continuation of Dance Beyond Borders, supported by a Research Support Grant (Arts Council Malta), and invites collaborators who bring diverse, artistic responses to the story to create a sensorial and provocative experience.
ŻfinMade is a co-production with Spazju Kreattiv, presented in collaboration with Valletta Cultural Agency.