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