Malta will raise the curtains on its EU Presidency with a dance production focusing on migration, a subject at the forefront of the island’s agenda. Premiering at the Mediterranean Conference Centre, the original production is titled Bahr (the ancient Arabic word for sea), and is produced by the ŻfinMalta Dance Ensemble.
ŻfinMalta’s artistic director Mavin Khoo has called on migrants to attend a repeat performance of the show this Saturday at 8pm. NGOs involved with migrants and third-country nationals are encouraged to contact ŻfinMalta on [email protected] for more information.
“As an immigrant myself, migration has always been a topic of interest, but this time I was forced to dig deeper and uncover different layers; it’s where I encountered the message of hope that determines each migrant’s journey. Hope places a huge responsibility on all of us — whether governments or individuals — to determine whether the story has a happy or tragic ending,” Khoo said.