Title: RISK: El Riesgo de la Reina
Genre: Contemporary Theatre
Group: Icarus Performance Project ( Malta )
Performers: Nicole Bugeja, Frank Camilleri, Karl Cassar, Aldith Gauci, Marie Louise Vella
Director: Frank Camilleri
Projections: Cathleen Tanti 

Dates: Tuesday 31 July – Wednesday 01 August 2007
Venue: MITP Theatre, St Christopher Street , Valletta
Time: 21:00
Admission: Lm 3 ( www.maltaticket.com – Malta Arts Festival)  

Description:

RISK: El Riesgo de la Reina is the second step in Icarus Project's work on an evolving performance structure inspired by Don Quixote . Based on La Reina (the Project's vocal structure which fuses material from Cervantes's masterpiece with other textual sources), RISK explores liminal areas of theatre performance.

Apart from the multi-tiered vocality of the songs and texts in RISK , which is the distinguishing feature of Icarus Project presentations, the performance incorporates digital/video projections and an installation-spatial setting in its performative weave. Structured improvisation and choral work are also explored in RISK 's performative rendition of some Don Quixote themes, especially the contrast between illusion and reality.

Will the knight rescue the lady in distress? Or will the lady's reality prove too formidable a quest? The only way to find out is to run the risk.

Website: www.icarusproject.info

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Title: Diptyque I / pose, pause, expose
Genre: Contemporary Dance and Photography
Group:
collectif k.o.com
Performers: Fanny Avram and Emma Morin
Director: Manon Avram  

Dates: Saturday 11 – Sunday 12 August 2007
Venue: MITP Theatre, St Christopher Street , Valletta
Time: 21:00
Admission: Lm 4 ( www.maltaticket.com – Malta Arts Festival)

Description: France-based collectif k.o.com will be presenting a contemporary dance performance fusion with photography. The piece will explore the themes of inside/outside and visible/invisible by means of body movement and photographs. In an age where pictures often destroy the intimate by exposing it in order to inform, prove, watch or illustrate something, Diptyque I tries to reveal the intimate part of what is shown by awakening a personal way of imagining. A fixed picture can create movement, it can affect us in a way or another, it can move or reveal something to us. Diptyque I promises to be an engaging experience.  

Website: www.agenda-culturel.com/collectif-ko-com.html  

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Title: New Adventures of Baron Munchausen
Genre: Theatre
Group: The Working Party (Glasgow/Berlin)
Performers: Benno Plassmann
Director: Martin Danziger
Text: “Tales from Baron Munchausen” by Scotland 's National Poet Edwin Morgan  
 

Dates: Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 August 2007
Venue: MITP Theatre, St Christopher Street , Valletta
Time: 21:00
Admission: Lm3 ( www.maltaticket.com – Malta Arts Festival)

Description: Legendary German Nobleman Baron Munchausen is known for outrageous tall stories about his adventures. Does he really ride on cannon balls? He will do anything to seduce his audience with anecdotes and historical accounts. Is he a soldier, storyteller, seducer or just a brilliant liar?  

Glasgow and Berlin-based The Working Party takes audiences on a flight through the fantastical world of the Baron, whose stories are brought alive by specially commissioned writing by Scotland 's National Poet Edwin Morgan. The lyricism and imagination of the poems are matched by a highly physical performance that draws the audience deep into the Adventure, creating a kaleidoscopic theatrical treat.

 

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Title: Old Testament Project, Episode II: Lust and Order
Genre: Theatre
Group: Weltschmerz Productions ( Malta / Germany ) and Compagnie Préface ( France )

Dates: Friday 24, Saturday 25, and Sunday 26 August 2007
Venue: Courtyard, MITP Theatre, St Christopher Street , Valletta
Time: 21:00
Admission: Lm4 ( www.maltaticket.com – Malta Arts Festival)

 

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