14th Festival 2004

Main programme


Mittwoch 10. Nov. // 22.30 – 24.00 Uhr
Donnerstag 11. Nov. // 22.30 – 24.00 Uhr
LOFFT

Contact Dance Company, Valletta


»Tanz. Malta«

Choreografien von Francesca Abela Tranter

Deutschlandpremieren

»Sturm« (»Tempest«)


Tänzerinnen:

Rachel Axisa, Fiona Barthet, Erika Bonnici, Yasmine Nuvoli, Gillian Zammit


»Zwei Stücke nach Bach« (»Two Movements by Bach«)

Musik:

Johann Sebastian Bach


»Sturm« (»Tempest«)

Musik:

John Cage

Bearbeitung und Schlagzeug:

Renzo Spiteri


»Corpus« – Film

Musikcollage:

Ruben Zahra, Francesca Abela Tranter

Regie:

Stefano Bosco

Video:

JX Studios / John Xuereb

Tänzerinnen:

Sandra Mifsud, Nicola Critien, Giselle Calleja, Melanie Camilleri, Corinne Cutajar


»Corpus« – live

Musik:

Ruben Zahra

Regie:

Stefano Bosco



The Contact Dance Company was founded in 1999 by Francesca Abela Tranter. It is the only modern, professional dance company working together permanently on Malta. The passionate, beautiful dancers are striving to break through established traditions on the island, using innovative forms and communicating in the diversity of western European dance language persuasions. The company has made guest performances in Italy, Lithuania, Portugal, Croatia, India, Azerbaijan, Hungary and Turkey. The guest appearance in Leipzig will be their first in Germany.

Francesca Abela Tranter, born in 1962 in St. Julians/Malta, was educated in dance in Great Britain and Malta. She has been teaching since 1982 and choreographing since 1988. She is the guest lecturer at a number of international dance festivals and responsible for the dance performances at the Manoel Theatre in Valletta.

The two sets from suites by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) form part of »Three Pieces«, although the third set for 8 dancers is no longer performed. »Tempest« came after the »Bacchanale« by John Cage (1912-92), whose composition for piano and strings produces sounds both harmonic and aggressive with materials such as screws, bolts, rubbers, bamboo, textiles and wood; equating the human temperament with nature.

»Corpus« shows a long development of an individual type of music, individual movements and film material from a workshop with the composer Ruben Zahra, the theatre lecturer Stefano Bosco and Francesca Abela Tranter. The soundtrack was edited with the voices of the dancers. Video and live dances allow for the rare, direct comparison of film and stage.


Uraufführungen: 2000-2003, Valletta

Internetseiten der Compagnie: www.contactdancecompany.com

Produktionen: Contact Dance Company

Das Gastspiel erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung der Botschaft von Malta, Berlin.