Resources

ŻfinBlinks

Short and sharp, as the name suggests, ŻfinBlinks is ŻfinMalta’s new online programme of short videos, developed by Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola, and dedicated to the making of dance. Each video, created and written by our Creative Learning and Archive Officer Emma Walker, explores how choreography is used to compose dance. Every episode investigates different choreographic tools and their development over time, and through the analysis of a range of works, from solos to large ensembles, we look at how dance-makers create. ŻfinBlinks provides flashes of inspiration and information on the evolution of dance by unpacking its rich and multilayered history and and delving into the creative process, giving our audiences invaluable tools for the experience of dance.

– Season 1 –

EPISODE 1

Solo choreography

EPISODE 2

Generating Material

EPISODE 3

Structure in Composition

EPISODE 4

Duets

– Season 2 –

EPISODE 1

Ensembles

Żfinstories

Part documentary, part day in the life of, ŻfinStories takes you behind-the-scenes with ŻfinMalta, Malta’s National Dance Company. James Vernon captures the scenes of a choreographic process that we rarely see, and documents the dancers on their different journeys.

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

ŻfinMalta Podcasts

This series of podcasts, produced and presented by ŻfinMalta, aims to highlight the myriad ways dance features in our lives, reminding us that everyone has a relationship with movement, and everyone has an experience of dance. It’s also an opportunity to draw on the opinions, ideas and perspectives of the many voices in our cultural ecology. In these candid interviews by members of the ŻfinMalta team, we get an insight into the lives and minds of dancers and choreographers, as well as artists working in other disciplines, policy makers, curators, writers, directors and thinkers, many of whom are also our collaborators.

WEEK #9 / Alliance

with Brenda Lee Grech, Dr Lucía Piquero and Florinda Camilleri

WEEK #9 / Alliance

with Teodor Reljić, Elyse Tonna and Diane Portelli

WEEK #8 / Theatre

with Marta Vella

WEEK #7 / Leadership

with Theresa Beattie

WEEK #7 / Leadership

with Caldon Mercieca and Joanne Attard Mallia

WEEK #6 / Art

With Núria Guiu

WEEK #6 / Art

With Margerita Pulè

WEEK #5 / Movement

WITH KONRAD BUHAGIAR

WEEK #5 / Movement

WITH SCOTT DELAHUNTA

WEEK #4 / Nurture

WITH JORGE CRECIS

WEEK #4 / Nurture

 WITH MEREL HEERING

WEEK #3 / Island

WITH LISA GWEN

WEEK #3 / Island

WITH CHARLIE CAUCHI

WEEK #2 / Future

WITH ELAINE FALZON, TONI ATTARD AND PAOLO MANGIOLA

WEEK #1 / Żfin

WITH ROSEMARY LEE

WEEK #1 / Żfin

WITH SERGIU MATIS