Tanz. Malta (Dance. Malta)

Tanz. Malta (Dance. Malta)

Contact Dance Company, Valletta

Wednesday 10. Nov. and Thursday 11. Nov. // 10:30 p.m – 12:00 a.m.

    Choreografien von Francesca Abela Tranter

    The Contact Dance Company was founded in 1999 by Francesca Abela Tranter. It is the only modern, professional dance company working together permanently on Malta. The passionate, beautiful dancers are striving to break through established traditions on the island, using innovative forms and communicating in the diversity of western European dance language persuasions. The company has made guest performances in Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Croatia, India, Azerbaijan, Hungary and Turkey. The guest appearance in Leipzig will be their first in Germany.

    Francesca Abela Tranter, born in 1962 in St. Julians/Malta, was educated in dance in Great Britain and Malta. She has been teaching since 1982 and choreographing since 1988. She is the guest lecturer at a number of international dance festivals and responsible for the dance performances at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta.

    The two sets from suites by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) form part of »Three Pieces«, although the third set for 8 dancers is no longer performed. »Tempest« came after the »Bacchanale« by John Cage (1912-92), whose composition for piano and strings produces sounds both harmonic and aggressive with materials such as screws, bolts, rubbers, bamboo, textiles and wood; equating the human temperament with nature.

    »Corpus« shows a long development of an individual type of music, individual movements and film material from a workshop with the composer Ruben Zahra, the theatre lecturer Stefano Bosco and Francesca Abela Tranter. The soundtrack was edited with the voices of the dancers. Video and live dances allow for the rare, direct comparison of film and stage.

    Uraufführungen: 2000-2003, Valletta

    Internetseiten der Compagnie: www.contactdancecompany.com

    Produktionen: Contact Dance Company

    Das Gastspiel erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Botschaft von Malta, Berlin.

    Tänzerinnen: Rachel Axisa, Fiona Barthet, Erika Bonnici, Yasmine Nuvoli, Gillian Zammit


    Zwei Stücke nach Bach (Two Movements by Bach)

    Musik: Johann Sebastian Bach


    Sturm (Tempest)

    Musik: John Cage

    Bearbeitung und Schlagzeug: Renzo Spiteri


    Corpus – Film

    Musikcollage: Ruben Zahra, Francesca Abela Tranter

    Regie: Stefano Bosco

    Video: JX Studios / John Xuereb

    Tänzerinnen: Sandra Mifsud, Nicola Critien, Giselle Calleja, Melanie Camilleri, Corinne Cutajar


    Corpus – live

    Musik: Ruben Zahra

    Regie: Stefano Bosco

    Archive 2004

    14th festival