Title:
Objects Found or Lost?
Genre: Digital Live Art
Performers: Christophe Alix, Lucille Calmel, Toni Sant

In association with: University of Hull , Scarborough Campus
Production Managers: Neill Warhurst, Saviour Zammit
Technical Director: Toni Sant 

Dates: Saturday 05 – Sunday 06 August 2006
Venue: Courtyard, MITP Theatre, St Christopher Street , Valletta
Time: 21:00
Admission: Lm2

Description: Objects Found or Lost? is a collaborative research project exploring the use of found objects in digital art through   both a theoretical approach and live performance work. The project interrogates   the value of the right to use, convert, transfer, alter or modify any sort   of ‘found object' on the web as source material for performance. How do concepts surrounding the use of found objects in twentieth-century art (following Marcel Duchamp) inform creative work with found objects in digital media arts practice? How does the creative process change when working in the found objects tradition within a digital media environment? In dealing with these questions, the project participants pay particular attention to the difference between works that highlight the creative process and the product/ions created through artistic processes.   The live encounter in Valletta involves online collaborators who interact within the collaborative creative process either in real time or through contributions made to the project via the website at www.foundorlost.com . The live audience in the performance space will also be able to contribute ‘found objects' from digital media they happen to have with them, such as CDs, portable memory devices (‘disk on key' or MP3 players etc.), digital cameras and/or PDAs. The audience is encouraged to bring CDs, USB drives and other such devices with them to the live event.  

This event contains material that may be considered unsuitable for younger audiences and other impressionable persons. Spectator discretion is advised.  

Objects Found or Lost? is a Malta Arts Festival: Summer 2006 presentation.

Website: www.foundorlost.com  

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Title:
Mexicana
Genre: Contemporary Research Theatre
Group: C.I.R.T. (Centro Indipendente Ricerca Teatrale), Milano
Performers: Mario Ruggeri, Andrea Fici, Monica Fisar
Director:
Mario Ruggeri 

Dates: Saturday 12 – Sunday 13 August 2006
Venue: MITP Theatre, St Christopher Street , Valletta
Time: 21:00
Admission: Lm3

Description: Mexicana is a studio performance work by Centro Indipendente Ricerca Teatrale (C.I.R.T.) of Milan . This work, which will be first shown in Malta , is part of C.I.R.T.'s new line of research called For a Holy Unity – a project that was launched in January 2006 with the intention of investigating various traditions around the world.

As part of this research project, Mexicana is a performative study that takes its point of departure from the liturgical chants that emerged from the religious syncrethic encounter between Catholic missionaries and the native Indios population in Mexico. The action sequences in Mexicana are functional and contextualized by Rumi's ‘The Narrative of the Three Fishes', which is the reference text in this work.

The second part of Mexicana , which is entitled ‘Imaginary Dialogue', has been described as the ‘secret part' of the performance because it is totally unexpected when it arrives after the first part. The second part of Mexicana consists of an imaginary dialogue between James and Andrew, two disciples of Christ. This dialogue, which is based on the holy scriptures that were written in the early years after the death of the Saviour, marks C.I.R.T.'s first approach with this material within the project For a Holy Unity .

Mexicana is a Malta Arts Festival: Summer 2006 presentation.

Website : www.teacirt.it    

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Title:
La Reina: A Vocal Structure
Genre:
Contemporary Research Theatre
Group:
Icarus Performance Project ( Malta )
Performers:
Nicole Bugeja, Frank Camilleri, Karl Cassar
Director:
Frank Camilleri  

Dates: Friday 18 – Saturday 19 August 2006
Venue: MITP Theatre, St Christopher Street , Valletta
Time: 21:00
Admission: Lm2

Description: La Reina: A Vocal Structure is the first presentation in the second Icarus Performance Project. Taking its cue from the previous project's point of arrival, Icarus Project has devised a vocal structure as its point of departure for the new work.

The new Icarus vocal structure is inspired, textually as well as dramaturgically, by Don Quixote . Material from Cervantes's work has been juxtaposed and montaged with material from other literary sources (mainly Pablo Neruda's work) to provide a base for a dramaturgy that seeks to explore the carnivalesque. La Reina , Spanish for ‘The Queen', is the first step in this performance project.

The vocality of the La Reina structure is a distinctive feature of the new Icarus work in that it taps Maltese and Mediterranean sound patterns and vocal textures. The Project's work in this area builds on the vocal qualities and dynamics of the Maltese language that were explored in Lamentations of Cain (2005).

True to its investigative nature and to the Project's previous presentations, the aesthetic of La Reina is an open, evolving one. This kind of aesthetic gives the performance a dynamic feel of something that is alive.

La Reina is a Malta Arts Festival: Summer 2006 presentation.  

Website: www.icarusproject.info    

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Title:
Deformis
Genre: Contemporary Research Theatre
Group: Teatru IXIDOR
Performers: Adrian Azzopardi, Mario Abela, Christine Borg, Stephen Buhagiar, Daniela Delia, Elisa Delia, Alison Desira, Beverly Pace, Sharon Bezzina and Tricia Dawn Williams.
Director: Ruben Zahra 

Dates: Saturday 26 – Sunday 27 August 2006
Venue: MITP Theatre, St Christopher Street , Valletta
Time: 21:00
Admission: Lm2

Description:

The villany you teach me, I will execute, and it shall go hard. But I will better the instruction .
Shylock – The Merchant of Venice

Oft have I digg'd up dead men from their graves, And set them upright at their dear friends' doors, even when their sorrows almost were forgot; And on their skins, as on the bark of trees, have with my knife carved in Roman letters, 'Let not your sorrow die, though I am dead.'
Aaron - Titus Andronicus

Deformed, unfinish'd, sent before my time into this breathing world, scarce half made up. And that so lamely and unfashionable that dogs bark at me as I halt by them.
Richard – Richard III

Website: www.rubenzahra.com

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