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ISLA
30 June, 1 July
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.
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Kronos Quartet Residency
30 June - 2 July
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.
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SWIM
2 July - 31July
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.
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40th Anniversary Celebration – Kronos Quartet
2 July
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.
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Shakespeare Workshop - Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
2 July
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).
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The Taming of the Shrew
3, 4 July
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.
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20th-Century Harpsichord
5 July
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.
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Viva Verdi! (Fully Booked)
6 July
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.
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Camilleri-Lucini Duo - 'East meets West'
6 July
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.
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Gwerra, Familti... u Ommi
6, 7, 8 July
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.
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Ftakar 3
7 July
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.
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DARIRARI
9, 11, 12 July
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.
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Dhafer Youssef - 4tet
10 July
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.
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Two Room Apartment
10, 11 July
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.
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Wayne McGregor | Random Dance - Workshop for Dancers
10 July - 11 July
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.
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Christine Zerafa Piano Recital
13 July
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.
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FAR
13 July
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.
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Closing Concert
14 July
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.
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European Union Youth Orchestra
8 August
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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27.Mar.2013
Malta Arts Festival Press Conference
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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26.Mar.2013
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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