Get your morning moving in a class with the ŻfinMalta company dancers and one of our expert guest teachers. Week 5: December 2022 Open Classes with Julienne Schembri. Once a month for a week, local and international professional dance artists are invited to join the company’s morning practice. Techniques explored are ballet, contemporary, and somatic practice.

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Ticket sales for ŻfinMalta Open Classes with Julienne Schembri unfortunately have now finished! The last day of this event was on Saturday 17-Dec-2022. Ticket sales ended at Saturday 17-Dec-2022 10:00.


ŻfinMalta provides an open and inclusive space where participants can further develop their professional practice, make connections, and experience life inside Malta’s National Dance Company.

Week 5: December 2022 Open Classes with Julienne Schembri

Tuesday 13th - Saturday 17th December 2022

Time: 10:00–11.15 

Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta 

Julienne’s classes will be rooted in the Laban Bartenieff Movement System taking inspiration from concepts of the developmental movement patterns, experiential anatomy and space harmony. The class will explore sequences as well as improvisational tasks taking dancers on a journey through simple and complex ideas to truly warm up the bodymind. This will invite dancers to discover new things or enrich what they already know.

About Julienne Schembri

Julienne Schembri has extensive experience of performing in London, working with artists like Rosemary Lee, Amit Lahav, Anthony Van Laast, Sacha Miles Davis and featuring as an ensemble dancer in Wicked, in the West End. Now in Malta, Julienne is seeking alternate ways in which to share her passion for movement and dance while actively participating in the social domain. She believes that embodied knowledge can provide a rich and powerful source for self, social transformation, empathy, and connection. To satisfy this ongoing enquiry into the interconnection of dance and activism she is currently working towards gaining a diploma in Laban Bartenieff Movement System, through EMOVE institute in Rotterdam.


For updates and information on the ŻfinMalta's 2022 - 2023 season Open Classes: https://www.zfinmalta.org/education-and-participation/open-classes/  


Before attending any movement sessions under the umbrella of ZfinMalta’s Education and Participation programme, we require you hand in a signed copy of our participation form. It can be handed over to the Education Artist in hard copy or sent in soft copy to martina.d.zammit@zfinmalta.mt 

Check out ŻfinMalta's Class Policy for a few notes and tips in preparation for class etiquette and protocol.