Ves­pers – a con­tem­po­rary dance dou­ble bill – by the Di­ciem­bre Dance Group this week­end

Malta Independent - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

Ves­pers is a dou­ble bill of con­tem­po­rary dance works in­spired by plays of Fed­erico Gar­cía Lorca and or­gan­ised by Di­ciem­bre Dance Group (DDG), per­formed by DDG and Cien­fue­gos Danza.

‘Blood Wed­ding’ is Di­ciem­bre Dance Group's new pro­duc­tion based on Fed­erico Gar­cia Lorca’s renowned work. It is a work fus­ing con­tem­po­rary and fla­menco dance styles, unit­ing pro­fes­sional dancers and peo­ple from the com­mu­nity, whilst in­ter­twin­ing Mal­tese and Span­ish cul­tures. Un­der the artis­tic di­rec­tion of Lucía Pi­quero, the work also in­cludes the par­tic­i­pa­tion of Ale­gría Dance Com­pany, orig­i­nal mu­sic by Al­berto Gar­cía, and light­ing de­sign by Moritz Za­van.

'88 Lil­lies And A Dog', mean­while, is Cien­fue­gos Danza’s lat­est work based on Lorca’s polemic 'The Pub­lic'. Cien­fue­gos Danza dou­bles its orig­i­nal cast in­clud­ing Malta-based dancers as a col­lab­o­ra­tive en­deav­our for this par­tic­u­lar per­for­mance. The work is chore­ographed by Yoshua Cien­fue­gos and has orig­i­nal mu­sic by Jesús Ser­rano.

Both chore­og­ra­phers, Pi­quero and Cien­fue­gos, work on the use of dance com­po­si­tion as a means to rein­ter­pret Lorca's pow­er­ful sto­ries. And Di­ciem­bre Dance will also col­lab­o­rate with au­thor Lizzie Eldridge who pre­sented a street theatre piece, and Univer­sity of Malta's Pro­fes­sor Vicki Ann Cre­mona, Dr Im­manuel Mif­sud and Dr Marco Galea to bring Lorca's work closer to both au­di­ence and per­form­ers, in­clud­ing a panel dis­cus­sion that was on 30 Sep­tem­ber at the Univer­sity of Malta.

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