As another year is coming to an end at The Dance Workshop, our final week will possibly be the most inspiring week of the whole year. Held from the 3rd to 8th July, the Summer Intensive gives the students the opportunity to experience vocational dance training for one week. The students will have a daily ballet class which is followed by a contemporary class, hip hop or Modern dance class. The children’s morning sessions will come to an end with the ever popular daily drama class by Malcolm Galea and the seniors’ afternoon/evening session will come to an end with a daily choreographic workshop which this year will be conducted by Carl Crochet. Last year, over 80 students participated in this year’s Summer intensive, and subscriptions for this year show that it will be just as popular.

Our guest tutor this year will be Mr Simon Kidd, founding director of the Moorland International Ballet Academy. Simon performed with Adventures in Motion Picture, English National Ballet, The Royal Ballet, and Northern Ballet, where he danced several lead and titled roles including Romeo (Romeo and Juliet), Beast (Beauty and the Beast) and Puck (A Midsummer Night’s Dream). Whilst with Northern Ballet he performed and created works by many world renowned choreographers including David Nixon, Massimo Moricone, Cathy Marston, Didy Veldman and Nacho Duato. During the classes, Mr. Kidd will be sharing and passing on his professional experiences advice with the students and teachers present.

Places in this course are limited. For more information, please get in touch with us on infothedanceworkshop@gmail.com or call us on 99429233 or check us out on Facebook.


The Dance Workshop presented its 18th annual production – “Designed by Dance”. Held once again at The Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, the concept behind this year’s performance was inventions – with the main focus being to encourage students to research about inventions of machinery and gadgets which today we take so for granted. A new children’s ballet was created especially for this performance, based on the popular TV character Dora The Explorer. This one act ballet, created by Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud, had original choreography, costumes and scenery. The resident choreographers of The Dance Workshop brought to life the adventures of Dora as she travelled by a great invention - the steam train.

The second half of the programme was a showcase of the senior classical, modern and contemporary dance faculties of The Dance Workshop, with choreographers basing their work on an invention, which has inspired them over the years. Choreography was based on inventions such as the typewriter, the hour glass, windmills and the photographic negative. The Dance Workshop’s resident choreographers included amongst others, Douglas Comley, Kostas Papamatthaiakis and Jade Farrugia (Contemporary Dance), Pamela Kerr and Francesca Bartolo (Classical Ballet), Diane Portelli and Claire Cassola (Modern Dance), Sue Vassallo (Hip Hop) and Bettina von Brockdorff (Flamenco).


 
Dancers: Nicola Micallef, Therese Mizzi
Photo: John Grech
Dance: Bastions
Performance: DanceStructures, March 2015
Dancer: Pamela Kerr
Photo: Kurt Paris
Tutu: Simona Mamo
Make-up: Krista Paris
Dance: Maturity
Choreography: Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud
Performance: Return to Innocence (DanceWorks)
October 2012
Photo: Darrin Zammit Lupi
Dance: Pictures in Sepia
Choreography: Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud
Performance: Verve '08 – March 2008
Photo: Lucien Stafrace

Pamela Kerr
Dance: Don Quixote – Kitri’s Wedding
Performance: The Art of Dance – April 2006
Photo: Gaby Giacchino
Dance: Sonando con Argentina
Choreography: Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud
Performance: Dreams & Resolutions – April 2009
Photo: Leonard Cocks

Angelo Bonello and Karl Cini
Dance: Full Circle Squared
Choreography: Francesca Abela Tranter
Performance: The Art of Dance – April 2006
Photo: Gaby Giacchino