The Dance Workshop will be presenting its 19th annual production-“Games we used to play”, which will be held on Sunday 25th March at The Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta.
The concept behind this year’s performance will be games, with a special emphasis on games popular with children of previous generations. In a world where technology has taking over, The Dance Workshop would like to remind the younger students that there are other forms of fun which do not involve mobile phones, playstations etc.
As in previous years, the school principal Theresa Lungaro-Mifsud has created a new children’s ballet, entitled The Nursery Awakens, especially for this performance. During this one act ballet, which will have original choreography, costumes and scenery, the choreographers will bring to life the various characters which come to life in a child’s nursery.
The second half of the programme will be a showcase of the senior dance students from The Dance Workshop, with choreographers basing their work on games from another era, such as Hopscotch, Hide and Seek, Hula Hoops, Musical Chairs and board games such as Chess and Haunted House. Resident choreographers include 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).