ŻfinMalta Open Classes with Stéphane Aubry



Get your morning moving in a class with the ŻfinMalta company dancers and one of our expert guest teachers. Week 4: November 2022 Open Classes with Stéphane Aubry. 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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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. Kicking off the new season in September, Anna Watkins leads a week of contemporary classes. Other experts throughout the season include Lucia Geppi, Herve Palito, Artistic Director Paolo Mangiola, Artistic Co-ordinator Anna Nowak, Florinda Camilleri, Zoe Camilleri, Julienne Schembri and many more! Classes are suitable for young dancers and established practitioners alike.

Week 4: November 2022 Open Classes with Stéphane Aubry

Tuesday 8th - Saturday 12th November 2022

Time: 10:00–11.15 

Location: ŻfinMalta Studios, Valletta 

“We define classical dance by its technical and aesthetic principles, which are: "l'en-dehors" and balance, a spirit of rigor and transparency, as well as concern for elegance and purity of the movement.  During the class, we focus on applying its principles, but at the same time, moving away from French academicism to come within reach of more neoclassical styles; beginning a la barre” and then moving to centre practice, we will take care of technique, considering anatomical concepts, rhythm and dynamism.” 

About Stéphane Aubry  

Stéphane, born in Vichy, France in the 80s, is a freelance guest teacher and assistant choreographer who has worked with Opera Nova, Polish Dance Theatre, Grand Theatre of Poznan and Ostrava. As a soloist in Ostrava he has covered and performed repertoire from Jiří Kylián, Itzik Galili, Jacek Przybyłowicz, Paul Chalmer and Mauro Bigonzetti amongst others. Starting a late career, Aubry trained at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de musique et de danse de Paris after which he joined the Poznan National Theatre and was promoted to demi-soloist. In 2014 he created his first choreography for the Evening Young Choreographers in the National Theater in Poznan entitled “Corps”. He continued to develop the work, presenting “C.O.R.PS2” in Ostrava few years later. 


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.




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