• SWIM
    Malta has but one neighbour: the sea. At a glance, it is at once a vastness beyond reach and a fierce border. Depending on the point of view, it can be a route of escape or a path to safety. What seems to be shared either way, is the idea that beyond the sea, there always lies a better life.
  • Kronos Quartet Residency
    String quartets have the unique opportunity to work with one of the world’s most influential contemporary music ensembles, which for the past 40 years has been committed to expand the limits of the string quartet.
  • FAR
    Danced by an ensemble of ten performers and the finest exponents of Wayne McGregor’s singular dynamic style, FAR binds cutting edge design with choreography made from a radical cognitive research process.
  • 20th-Century Harpsichord
    Michael Laus plays the harpsichord and directs the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra in a selection of modern works for an instrument more commonly associated with the baroque period. Soloists also include Marcelline Agius and Nadia Debono.
  • Ftakar 3
    The Big Band Brothers return at the Malta Arts Festival with Ftakar 3. With a guest appearance of Maltese band Red Electrick this year’s concert will feature the lyrics of one of Malta’s foremost poets, writer, and philosopher Joe Friggieri.
  • Gwerra, Familti... u Ommi
    Italo-Maltese writer and actor Pino Scicluna draws on his maternal Italian heritage and narrates the story of ordinary Italians who, in the Second World War, faced choices between life and death.
  • 40th Anniversary Celebration – Kronos Quartet
    The Grammy-winning, ground-breaking string quartet celebrates four decades of fearless musical exploration in a varied programme showcasing the group’s sonic itinerary, including Clint Mansell’s theme to Requiem for a Dream, which brought them to worldwide mainstream fame.
  • The Taming of the Shrew
    One of the Bard’s most popular and outrageous comedies performed by Shakespeare’s Globe on Tour. Introducing one of the theatre’s great screwball double-acts, a couple hell-bent on confusing and outwitting each other right up to its controversial conclusion.
  • DARIRARI
    Contemporary performer-based circus organization CirkuMalta presents its debut show commissioned by the Malta Arts Festival. Based on ‘Malta and the Maltese’ the show stars professional international circus performers, local artists and craftsmen contributing to create a unique, unforgettable experience.
  • Closing Concert
    British conductor Wayne Marshall directs the Malta Philharmonic Orchestra and performs Gershwin’s all-time favourite Rhapsody in Blue. The concert includes Bernstein’s Candide Overture and Suite and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 in E minor op. 64.
  • ISLA
    Seville’s top flamenco artists stomp, swish and sway their way around the various notions of what an island means, inevitably paying homage to Malta, Puerto Flamenco director Francesca Grima’s homeland.
  • Two Room Apartment
    A duet reflecting on the artistic and personal relationship of the two dancers. The work, which is both political and personal, examines boundaries in all their various guises, be they physical, non-physical, or self-imposed.
  • Shakespeare Workshop - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
    The Malta Arts Festival is proud to present a two-session workshop with the world-renowned Shakespeare's Globe Theatre on 2 and 4 July 2013. This is a unique opportunity to work with members from the UK Globe Theatre, which has been acclaimed as "London's most informal and genuinely popular theatre" (The Independent, June 2010).
  • Christine Zerafa Piano Recital
    The Malta Arts Festival is proud to present young pianist Christine Zerafa Described as ‘a natural musician’ by pianist and musicologist Peter Hill and ‘a musician with a warm and very communicative personality’ (The Times of Malta). Zerafa is part of the island’s vanguard of young classical musicians.
  • Viva Verdi! (Fully Booked)
    Marking 200 years from the birth of Italy’s greatest operatic composer, Giuseppe Verdi, the New Choral Singers showcase the composer’s most famous arias and choruses, which remain evergreen to this very day.
  • Dhafer Youssef - 4tet
    Tunisian-born oud player, singer and composer Dhafer Youssef draws inspiration from jazz, his homeland and from as far afield as Scandinavia. The Dhafer Youssef Quartet will perform music from their latest album Abu Nawas Rhapsody.
  • Camilleri-Lucini Duo - 'East meets West'
    Flautist Fiorella Camilleri and guitarist Luca Lucini meld strings and woodwind as they take the audience on a transcultural musical journey from Argentinian Tango to Eastern European folk music.
  • Wayne McGregor | Random Dance - Workshop for Dancers
    A one-off opportunity to work with members from the dance company of the multi award-winning British choreographer renowned for his physically testing choreography and ground-breaking collaborations across dance, film, music, visual art, technology and science.
  • European Union Youth Orchestra
    The European Union Youth Orchestra (EUYO) is an official European Union artistic body aimed at serving as a European cultural ambassador. Considered one of the world’s most prestigious orchestras, it is made up of young musicians from all 27 EU countries. The Malta Arts Festival, in collaboration with V.18 ...
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There’s the passion of flamenco, a cutting edge visual arts exhibition, Shakespeare’s Globe, harrowingly intimate dance-theatre, bracing brassy music and orchestral concerts and even a performer-based circus show...
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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance
The Malta Arts Festival is proud to present a four-session workshop with world-renowned dance company Wayne McGregor | Random Dance.
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