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Every month ŻfinMalta opens its doors to local and international professional dance artists and students following vocational training to join the ŻfinMalta dancers during their morning practice. ŻfinMalta company open classes provide a safe and inclusive space for dancers to further develop a professional practice, make connections and experience life within the National Dance Company.
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4 - 8 September 2023
Ballet company classes with Alessandro Bigonzetti
Currently a teacher and choreographer at Teatro dell'Opera in Rome, Alessandro Bigonzetti graduated in 1987 from the same theatre school and subsequently attended a specialization course in Reggio Emilia, dancing in Aterballetto productions. His career as a dancer continued with the Tuscan Ballet Company at the Teatro Comunale in Florence, the Teatro dell'Opera in Rome and at the Teatro Alla Scala in Milan. Bigonzetti works as a ballet master at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Arena di Verona and at Teatro San Carlo di Napoli.
11 – 15 September 2023
Company morning classes with Florinda Camilleri
This week of open classes will focus on bodily alignment for professional contemporary dancers. Each class will begin with studies of horizontal alignment through floor work, shifting into verticality, and finally exploring axes in-between by working with gravity and suspension as tools for movement. The classes will include a mix of structured exercises and guided movement research, energetically supported by a specially-curated playlist.
Florinda is a dance artist from and based in Malta. She initiates, leads, and supports performing arts projects in Malta and internationally, taking on various roles as a contemporary dance and screendance performer, maker, collaborator, researcher, educator, rehearsal director, and producer. Her practice collaboratively investigates human and more-than-human relations within public spaces through feminist and posthumanist perspectives. She is taking on the role of rehearsal director with ŻfinMalta for various projects over the 2023-2024 season.
Cost: €10 per session / 5 sessions for €35 (booking fees apply)
Participants attending classes must fill out ŻfinMalta's Participation form in advance of attendance and kindly check out our Class Policy prior to attending classes and for terms and and conditions.