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June 2017
29
June
8:00 pm — 9:20 pm
@ St James Cavalier
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GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY: ANGELA’S KITCHEN

Told simply and truthfully, Angela’s Kitchen by Griffin Theatre Company, is an astonishingly evocative piece of autobiographical theatre. Angela’s Kitchen is a play about Paul Capsis’s connection with his maternal grandmother Angela and her island home of Malta. A journey that begins at a kitchen table becomes a portrait, not just of a much-loved matriarch, but of a whole generation. In 1948, Angela left Malta. Having gathered up her five children, she sailed out on the Strathnavar, leaving poverty and…

29
June
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ President’s Palace
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MALTA PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA: ORCHESTRA FOLK FUSION

The premiere of five new works for Maltese traditional instruments and orchestra Conductor: Riccardo Bianchi 29 June L-Imnarja – is a celebration of local culture, and it is with this in mind that the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra is presenting a very special performance as part of the Malta International Arts Festival on that day. Under the direction of conductor Riccardo Bianchi, an MPO chamber orchestra will be presenting five new pieces of music commissioned to Maltese composers: Karl Fiorini, Jes Grixti, Christopher…

30
June
10:00 am — 11:00 pm
@ St. George’s Square
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BANDLI

We all love to swing! BANDLI builds upon this instinctive mode of entertainment to create an interactive sound installation. Each swing is equipped with a motion sensor so that music is triggered through the swinging action. Different instruments are assigned to the eight swings so that the whole structure functions like a music ensemble that is brought to life through the interactive engagement of the public. If three people are swinging, it’s a music trio; four swings make a quartet……

30
June
5:00 pm — 11:00 pm
@ City Gate
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IDDI

IDDI is an interactive visual installation created for the Malta International Arts Festival that will allow participants to control an array of LED tubes. By walking, running or dancing beneath the installation, participants’ positions are tracked and reflected above in various colours and shapes. The concept of IDDI is to provide participants with an aura or glow that belongs to them and follows them wherever they move.

30
June
8:00 pm — 9:20 pm
@ St James Cavalier
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GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY: ANGELA’S KITCHEN

Told simply and truthfully, Angela’s Kitchen by Griffin Theatre Company, is an astonishingly evocative piece of autobiographical theatre. Angela’s Kitchen is a play about Paul Capsis’s connection with his maternal grandmother Angela and her island home of Malta. A journey that begins at a kitchen table becomes a portrait, not just of a much-loved matriarch, but of a whole generation. In 1948, Angela left Malta. Having gathered up her five children, she sailed out on the Strathnavar, leaving poverty and…

30
June
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
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TERRA VERUNT

Experience the hope and trepidation in leaving family and home for a new land and, for the returning migrant, the weight borne from years of being severed from your home country. An immersive performance transforming a site into an arrival point for immigrants in an alternate reality. This work explores the feelings and experiences of migration, particularly focusing on the young people going through this process, and aims to allow the audience to “live” through and identify with a version…

July 2017
01
July
3:00 pm — 4:20 pm
@ St James Cavalier
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GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY: ANGELA’S KITCHEN

“An EU2017MT Programme” ‘At the end, he shares his most precious memories with the audience, many of whom were holding back tears. Deeply affecting theatre.’ Sun Herald Told simply and truthfully, Angela’s Kitchen by Griffin Theatre Company, is an astonishingly evocative piece of autobiographical theatre. Angela’s Kitchen is a play about Paul Capsis’s connection with his maternal grandmother Angela and her island home of Malta. A journey that begins at a kitchen table becomes a portrait, not just of a much-loved…

01
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Fort St Elmo
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PUERTO FLAMENCO – SHIP OF THESEUS

Puerto Flamenco presents its premiering show of Ship of Theseus. The company pursues the challenge of having a contemporary vision yet maintaining true to the universal flamenco essence. With Ship of Theseus the company takes another step forward in establishing their trademark blend of grassroots flamenco and contemporary stage direction and design. The production revolves around the central concept of the Ship of Theseus, a philosophical paradox based on the Greek legend first exposed by Plutarch, questioning whether a ship…

02
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
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PUERTO FLAMENCO – SHIP OF THESEUS

Puerto Flamenco presents its premiering show of Ship of Theseus. The company pursues the challenge of having a contemporary vision yet maintaining true to the universal flamenco essence. With Ship of Theseus the company takes another step forward in establishing their trademark blend of grassroots flamenco and contemporary stage direction and design. The production revolves around the central concept of the Ship of Theseus, a philosophical paradox based on the Greek legend first exposed by Plutarch, questioning whether a ship…

03
July
9:30 pm — 11:00 pm
@ Pjazza Teatru Rjal
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MUGENKYO TAIKO DRUMMERS

Mugenkyo Taiko Drummers present taiko (a form of Japanese drumming) in a modern and theatrical style with precise choreography, dramatic lighting, and a variety of costumes ranging from the post-apocalyptic industrial to gorgeous earthy silks. The concert is extremely musically varied; powerful rhythms, huge taiko drums, delicate shinobue bamboo flute, expressive percussion, and dance pepper the show. Through their 20-odd years of rigorous touring, Mugenkyo have developed a style that is uniquely their own. Retaining the traditional spirit of taiko,…

04
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Fort St. Elmo
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MPO/MYO JOINT CONCERT

In what has become an annual event, the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra joins forces with the Malta Youth Orchestra to present a captivating and engaging performance in the beautiful setting of Fort St Elmo in Valletta, under the direction of acclaimed conductor Peter Stark. The programme includes the theme music for The Simpsons, Star Wars, Harry Potter and The Magnificent Seven, as well as the Billy the Kid Suite and George Gershwin’s Cuban Overture.

05
July
9:00 pm — 10:00 pm
@ Auberge de Castille
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Nadia Debono & Ahmed Dickinson Cárdenas

Brilliant violinist Nadia Debono is no new name to the stage. In a first-time collaboration with Cuban guitarist Ahmed Dickinson Cardenas, this performance is a delightful, passionate, exciting journey from baroque music, gradually evolving into contemporary Cuban music through the music of Bach, Paganini, Bartók, De Falls, Piazzolla, and contemporary Cuban composer Eduardo Martin, with whom Dickinson often plays himself. GRAB YOUR TICKETS

06
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ St. George’s Square
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KUBU

KUBU is a site-specific project that takes the stage off the ground and creates a performance that allows multiple viewing perspectives. This project challenges space through moving structures.  With Big Band Brothers (directed by Daniel Cauchi) and the design commissioned from dandDLab architecture design laboratory, you will hear the fusion of big band with electro swing through Malta’s characterful sounds. KUBU is a collaboration project between Daniel Cauchi and dandDlab design laboratory, and performed by the Big Band Brothers. Credit List Artistic…

07
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
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LONDON SINFONIETTA: UNDER THE SKIN (MICA LEVI)

Rating: [15+] Please note that Under the Skin includes nudity and some scenes of a sexual and violent nature. “Astonishing” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The Telegraph “Mica Levi’s score ups the dread level: it sounds at times like a new electronic language being born or a subtle form of communication between aliens.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Time Out Jonathan Glazer’s 2014 film Under the Skin impressed both filmgoers and critics with its darkly seductive portrayal of an otherworldly predator, played by Scarlett Johansson. Mica Levi’s beautiful, elemental and skewed music…

08
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ St. George’s Square
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NONCLASSICAL: GABRIEL PROFOKIEV WITH DJ MR SWITCH

Over the last few years, ‘classical club-nights’ have become an increasingly visible feature of the London’s nightlife. This has been fuelled by the next generation of classical performers, composers and promoters who are redefining the rules, and breaking out of the constraints of the traditional concert hall. At the forefront of this new movement is Nonclassical. Gabriel Prokofiev (grandson of Sergei Prokofiev) is a composer, producer, DJ, and founder of the Nonclassical record label and club night, who fuses classical…

09
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Fort St Elmo
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Mnozil Brass: CIRQUE

Cirque is the latest creation of the seven brass players – MNOZIL BRASS. Always pushing the boundaries of their seemingly limitless instruments, Mnozil Brass enter the “arena” in order to place the music of the everyday life together with humor, thus turning it into the quirky Flohzirkus (the common, popular flea circus!) even if only for a few hours … Come! Listen! Be amazed! Created in 2017 together with director Philippe Arlaud and the choreography of Virginie Roy, Cirque is…

10
July
6:00 pm — 7:30 pm
@ Fort St Elmo
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Unifaun Theatre Productions: IL-METAMORFOSI TA’ OVIDJU

10, 11 July 2017 Event: Theatre Venue: St Elmo Entrance: €25 Rating: 16+ Language: Maltese Unifaun Theatre’s adaption of Ovid’s The Metamorphosis is performed in water, inside a swimming pool set up purposely at St Elmo Fortifications in Valletta. Adrian Buckle, who adapted the script together with Trevor Zahra, notes that the text holds unrequited love as its centre. These are all love stories, they portray love in all its different forms: there is the love of a lover, a…

10
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Fort St Elmo
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Unifaun Theatre Productions: IL-METAMORFOSI TA’ OVIDJU

10, 11 July 2017 Event: Theatre Venue: St Elmo Time: 21:00 Entrance: €25 Rating: 16+ Language: Maltese Unifaun Theatre’s adaption of Ovid’s The Metamorphosis is performed in water, inside a swimming pool set up purposely at St Elmo Fortifications in Valletta. Adrian Buckle, who adapted the script together with Trevor Zahra, notes that the text holds unrequited love as its centre. These are all love stories, they portray love in all its different forms: there is the love of a…

11
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Pjazza Teatru Rjal
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BALZUNETTA TOWERS

Balzunetta Towers is a contemporary theatrical cabaret. This original show treats one of Malta’s most flagrant well-kept secrets – Balzunetta – known as Strait Street’s naughtier sister, albeit in Floriana. It showcases the stories of one of Malta’s most outrageous spaces during some of the islands’ most gripping epochs. On top of this, these stories are juxtaposed with present realities. The show will be an interactive spectacle where the audience can be asked to intervene. Pjazza Teatru Rjal will be…

11
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Fort St Elmo
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Unifaun Theatre Productions: IL-METAMORFOSI TA’ OVIDJU

10, 11 July 2017 Event: Theatre Venue: St Elmo Time: 21:00 Entrance: €25 Rating: 16+ Language: Maltese Unifaun Theatre’s adaption of Ovid’s The Metamorphosis is performed in water, inside a swimming pool set up purposely at St Elmo Fortifications in Valletta. Adrian Buckle, who adapted the script together with Trevor Zahra, notes that the text holds unrequited love as its centre. These are all love stories, they portray love in all its different forms: there is the love of a…

12
July
9:00 pm — 11:00 pm
@ Auberge de Castille
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BRUNO HEINEN: RE-IMAGININGS, Piano Solo

“Erudition, eclectic studies and a jazz sensibility make Heinen the kind of newcomer who repositions the goalposts.” ⭐⭐⭐⭐ The Guardian For this solo recital, London based contemporary pianist, composer and bandleader, Bruno Heinen, who is no new name at Ronnie Scott’s the Southbank Centre and Vortex Jazz Club, amongst many other places, will be re-imagining works by Antonio Vivaldi, Karlheinz Stockhausen and György Kurtag – improvising on themes of their compositions. In the case of the Stockhausen, he will be…

12
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Pjazza Teatru Rjal
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BANZUNETTA TOWERS

Balzunetta Towers is a contemporary theatrical cabaret. This original show treats one of Malta’s most flagrant well-kept secrets – Balzunetta – known as Strait Street’s naughtier sister, albeit in Floriana. It showcases the stories of one of Malta’s most outrageous spaces during some of the islands’ most gripping epochs. On top of this, these stories are juxtaposed with present realities. The show will be an interactive spectacle where the audience can be asked to intervene. Pjazza Teatru Rjal will be…

13
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Auberge de Castille
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TRIO BACARISSE

Programme Enrique Granados Campiña Trio in C Major Op 5 Felix Mendelssohn Trio No1 in D minor Op 49 In this concert, Trío Bacarisse pays homage to Spanish composer Enrique Granados Campiña to mark the 150th anniversary from his birth. This pianist’s music is considered to represent Spanish nationalism. His music reproduces popular melodies, while combining them with antique, traditional and modern sounds. Trío Bacarisse will also interpret one of Felix Mendelssohn’s greatest and most popular trios. This performance will sound…

14
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Fort St Elmo
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ULTIMA VEZ: IN SPITE OF WISHING AND WANTING

Rating: 14+ The performance contains scenes of nudity. Ultima Vez returns to one of its key works: In Spite of Wishing and Wanting. In 1999, when this dance piece was first performed, it caused a huge stir. For the first time, Wim Vandekeybus had created a performance not about the chemistry between men and women, but a primal desire in a world of men alone – fierce, wild, naive and playful. Spellbinding footage and dance sequences, supported by David Byrne’s…

15
July
9:00 pm — 10:30 pm
@ Mediterranean Conference Centre
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MPO featuring DENIS MATSUEV – Closing Concert

Stalls €20 Dress Circle €25 The Malta Philharmonic Orchestra brings the Malta International Arts Festival to a fitting conclusion with a festive orchestral performance at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta. This concert will see the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra join forces with internationally-renowned Russian pianist Denis Matsuev for a performance of a Prokofiev Piano Concerto No 2.

16
July
5:00 pm — 6:30 pm
@ Esplora
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EXPLORE…THINK…IMAGINE…CREATE!

Tickets available at the door EXPLORE…THINK…IMAGINE…CREATE! is a collaboration with Esplora [www.esplora.org.mt]  to create a multidisciplinary, interactive day based on artists’ proposals as a reaction to a given theme.  Chosen performances from across all art forms [Music, Dance. Theatre, Media] were inspired by the environment of Esplora (e.g. exploration, discovery, science meets art, as well as the exhibits and the space itself).  This will all be taking place in the exciting environment of Esplora throughout the day on July 16.

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