ŻiguŻajg Fes­ti­val on the way

The Malta Independent on Sunday - - LIFESTYLE & CULTURE -

ŻiguŻajg has since its in­cep­tion grown steadily to be­come a cor­ner­stone of the na­tional cul­tural cal­en­dar. The sev­enth edi­tion will be show­cas­ing no less than 25 projects with a se­lec­tion of new Mal­tese pro­duc­tions as well as oth­ers by in­ter­na­tional ac­claimed artists. The pro­gramme, con­sist­ing of no less than 10 creative forms, will again cham­pion creative di­ver­sity and artis­tic ex­pres­sion. In the lead-up to the Euro­pean Cap­i­tal of Cul­ture, Val­letta will once again play host to hun­dreds of artists from no less than 12 coun­tries. The 2017 edi­tion is again ex­pected to reg­is­ter thou­sand of at­ten­dees, most of whom are chil­dren and young peo­ple, who with their en­thu­si­asm will add to the unique Fes­ti­val ex­pe­ri­ence. More­over, thanks to the col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Min­istry for Gozo this year the Fes­ti­val will be re­turn­ing to our sis­ter is­land with top qual­ity pro­duc­tions.

The ŻiguŻajg Fes­ti­val con­tin­ues to be on the fore­front in fos­ter­ing new gen­er­a­tions of young artists while en­gag­ing au­di­ences with projects of high artis­tic ex­cel­lence. Case in point the men­tor­ing ini­tia­tives be­ing launched this year for com­mis­sioned artists in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Arts Coun­cil Malta will pro­vide the foun­da­tion on which to en­sure the reper­toire of work for chil­dren and young peo­ple keeps de­vel­op­ing for years to come.

All this has been made pos­si­ble through the al­lo­ca­tion of public funds and the Fes­ti­val team’s ef­forts, headed by the Fes­ti­val Direc­tor Daniel Az­zopardi as well as all the col­lab­o­ra­tors in­volved.

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