Public performance ‘The School of Narrative Dance’ held in Valletta
Public representation The School of Narrative Dance (SOND), a large-scale participatory project focusing on empowerment, inclusiveness and creativity as social driving forces, took place in Malta at the end of last month.
SOND offered free workshops in Malta with choreographer Maria Fonzino before the main show, at Blitz Valletta and Casino Maltese.
The open call to participate was available on the Blitz website and social media (www.blitzvalletta.com) and shared through flyers and word of mouth for three months thanks to the collaboration of the Malta Voluntary Sector Council .
To date, SOND has seen over six million participants in 24 countries. It brings together participants of all ages and backgrounds, with no prior artistic experience, as well as artists from disciplines as diverse as capoeirahip hop, breakdance, tango, flamenco, ballet, opera, pop music, gymnastics and much more.
During the local event on June 30, the Żebbuġ BP Band set the pace by inviting passers-by to join the artist and the artistic procession to reactivate our shared public space, from the streets to the buildings, in a unique piece . kind celebration of rebirth and community.
Senatore is a multidisciplinary artist who dives into practices of non-hierarchical learning and participatory art. Over the years, she has explored forms of resistance, vernacular and popular culture, dance, music and activism, in order to rethink the political nature of community action and reconcile individuals and collective bodies.
To do this, she experiments with radio broadcasts, street festivals, operas, musicals and processions such as The School of Narrative Dance (2012-ongoing), centered on the emancipatory power of storytelling, agency and public action.
The Senator’s Exhibition something about you, currently at Blitz, is a 10-year investigation bringing together paintings, drawings, videos, a powerful project with Russian protest group Pussy Riot showcasing a new site-specific organic sculpture.
The exhibition also features a public artwork on the historic facade of the Casino Maltese in Valletta.
Remember the first time you saw your name (2020) is a powerful phrase in a bold red light composition dominating St George Square, Valletta, for the duration of the exhibition. The artwork is an enchanting blast from the past, evoking the Maltese custom of celebrating community at village fetes and annual events with swags, luminaries and light installations.
This exhibition is intended to inspire dialogue in Malta, at a time when collective action seems to be the most effective tool for a new beginning and the birth of communities.
As biopolitical philosopher Judith Butler says, “Freedom doesn’t come from me or you; it can and does happen as a relationship between us, or, indeed, between us.
While emphasizing the stories and hidden potentials of individuals, Senatore does not distinguish between so-called low and high culture, and embraces the power of decontextualization to open conceptual windows into an ever-changing humanity. evolution represented in a plural form.
Something About You is open by appointment until the end of July according to the following hours: Wednesday to Friday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
To make an appointment, send an e-mail to [email protected]
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