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On the 18th May 2024, join us at ŻfinMalta studios for a behind-the-scenes rehearsal of Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola's ‘Geographers of Solitude’ featuring both the company dancers of ŻfinMalta National Dance Company and Ballet D'Jerri! Entry is €5 via showshappening.com, or FREE ENTRY if you have already purchased a ticket to a 'Geographers of Solitude' performance! Read more below.

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Ticket sales for Open Rehearsals: ŻfinMalta National Dance Company & Ballet d'Jèrri for Geographers of Solitude unfortunately have now finished! The last day of this event was on Saturday 18-May-2024. Ticket sales ended at Saturday 18-May-2024 18:30.


‘Geographers of Solitude’ Open Rehearsal

 Saturday 18th May 2024, 14:30

ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta


On the 18th May 2024, join us at ŻfinMalta studios for a behind-the-scenes rehearsal of Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola's ‘Geographers of Solitude’ featuring both the company dancers of ŻfinMalta National Dance Company and Ballet D'Jerri!


Twenty dancers come together to explore what unites the two islands through distinctive geographical and cultural landscapes. Taking inspiration from the Arctic Tern, a bird known for having the longest migratory patterns on the planet, ‘Geographers of Solitude’ is a conversation on diversity, the fragility of different voices, and fostering collective harmony. Just as these birds take shelter on both islands during their long journey, the dancers on stage explore both itinerant and protracted island life and the dynamic interplay between solitude and communal, on our individual and collective narratives. It delves into the notion of islands as a microcosm of the world at large – a contained environment where its inhabitants develop unique cultures and ways of organising societies. 


This Open Rehearsal is led by ŻfinMalta rehearsal director Alexis Oliveira and features conversations between Artistic Director and choreographer Paolo Mangiola, the performers of the work as well as collaborators on the creative process.


Don’t miss this opportunity to catch the dancers of ŻfinMalta National Dance Company and Ballet D’Jerri in rehearsal, and gain insights into the creative process of this work, as well as a chance to speak to those involved in the artistic team. 


Entrance to this Open Rehearsal is €5 if you haven’t booked your ticket to the performance.  

Book your ‘Geographers for Solitude’ ticket here to benefit from free entry to this Open Rehearsal! Simply RSVP via this form to let us know you will be attending: https://forms.gle/oJQExFZZPyPY7cch7

Our Open Rehearsals take audiences behind the scenes of ŻfinMalta productions during the creation and rehearsal process. This is a rare opportunity to preview the work before opening night and experience the process of what goes into making a dance production for stage. Join open rehearsals for each production throughout the season to see the dancers at work and meet the many artistic collaborators who bring a work to life! Audiences are granted free entrance with a ticket to the open rehearsal's relevant performance. 


Open Rehearsals are an opportunity to connect with the National Dance Company in the more intimate and informal studio setting, a bonus peek into upcoming performances and an opportunity to see a snippet of the work if you cannot make the actual performance!