Last chance to see ŻfinMalta in Gozo

Double bill at the Teatru Astra.

ŻfinMalta and the Ministry for Gozo and Planning have joined forces for Dances for Gozo, a unique biennial production that includes a specially commissioned new work as part of a dynamic double bill.

The final performance is on tonight, presenting the Vancouver-based choreographer Lesley Telford’s work, Flesh and Stone. This is being presented alongside Cantata, by Mauro Bigonzetti, which recently wowed audiences in Malta for ZfinDays 2024.

Inspired by the temples of Gozo, Flesh and Stone, explores the echo and enormity of the influence of our mothers. Through her fascination with the myths of the Ġgantija giants of our past, Lesley Telford imagines how the power of those who came before us may seem super-human. Starting from the image of the mother goddess, the work questions: How do we fit into the larger-than-life remnants of our past and how do our regular lives, failures and stories relate to this colossal mother image?

Cantata by Mauro Bigonzetti, is the result of his personal quest to read and recover the traditional musical heritage of Southern Italy. The passionate and visceral gestures of the choreography are evocative of its wild, Mediterranean origins. Cantata is an intuitive dance that stages a continuous game of opposites, sacred and profane, man/woman, sun and moon, love and violence, where music, sounds, voice and body are the main interpreters of the piece.

The event takes place tonight and tomorrow at Teatru Astra at 8pm. For tickets or more information visit www.zfinmalta.org.

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