Malta’s national dance company, ŻfinMalta, will be launching its first UK tour in the next few days with their first performance – a triple bill in Swansea, Wales. The tour will travel through six UK cities, culminating in a final double bill performance at the crazy-prestiigious Sadler’s Wells theatre in London.
The tour will consist of five choreographed pieces curated by the company’s artistic director – Mavin Khoo, former Nederlands Dans Theater dancer Iván Pérez, and ŻfinMalta associate artist Jose Agudo. The tour will be performed by a cast of national and international dancers, and will represent the spirit of the company’s Euro-Mediterranean roots.
“This is the people’s company. Instead of telling people what dance is and telling them they have to understand it, it’s really about making them feel they can take ownership of it. Contemporary art is about people having the freedom to take ownership of what they see,” Khoo said of the national ensemble when it was first formed.
Now that intention can be played out at one of the most prominent performing arts theatres in all the world. Sadler’s Wells is renowned as one of the world’s leading dance venues, and is a go-to destination for the most avant-garde, provocative and leading dance performances.
More information and the UK tour’s full programme can be found on ZfinMalta’s website.