ŻfinMalta is hosting a series of creative movement sessions for children and young people between seven and 18 years old.
Participants will not be required to have a dance background and are encouraged to show up and get creative with their most familiar tool − their body! The intensive will occur over four sessions, with a total of six hours training for each age group, between June 24 and July 2 – at ŻfinMalta’s studios.
The group of seven- to 11-year-olds will have sesisons between June 29 and July 2, under the guidance of Julienne Schembri. The theme for the intensive is ‘journeys’ and takes inspiration from the journeys that happen in nature − of animals on land, sea and air − to inspire novel expressions.
“We will explore movement pathways, directions and dynamics that influence the pace, flow and quality of how we transition. We will create maps, based on the journeys as means to create original dance scores which will allow participants to weave concepts together into a living expression of their learning,” Schembri said.
The group of 12- to 14-year-olds will have sessions on June 24 and 25 and July 1 and 2 under the guidance of Sarah Vella. The emphasis of these sessions would be on encouraging participants to listen to their bodies, explore their own movement potential and express themselves creatively through movement. Most of all, the sessions are intended to be fun.
The 15- to 18-year-old group will have sessions on June 24 and 25 and July 1 and 2 under the guidance of Rachel Calleja.
“We will exchange favourite pieces of music and find how they encourage us to move in different ways, playing with rhythm, dynamic, timing and styles,” Calleja said.
On July 2, families and peers will be invited to attend a small sharing/presentation of the movement explored during the intensive during the last half hour of each session.