CARMEN – Flamenco meets Contemporary

CARMEN – Flamenco meets Contemporary

For the first time, Moveo and Alegria Dance Company, in collaboration with Teatru Manoel, join forces to fuse Flamenco and Contemporary Dance to narrate this doomed romance. What better way to portray the distinct characters of the fiery Carmen and the delicate nature of Micaela but through these two contrasting styles of dance?

Carmen will be performed on the 3-4-5 February 2017 at Teatru Manoel at 8pm, all to live music. Tickets available from http://www.booking.teatrumanoel.com.mt Tel:21246389

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Summer Flamenco Activities with Alegria

Alegria Academia and Dance Company are keeping busy this summer with various charitable events and performances.  Students at Alegria are given the opportunity to improve their performing skills on a continuous basis in line with it’s reputation to nurture and give as many chances and opportunities to the students to improve their dance techniques.

Events during Summer 2016

Ohloq Tbissima – Alegria Academia students

 

Connecting Through Cultures – Alegria Dance Company

Riflessi Safjin – Alegria Gozo students

The Wine Club – Alegria Dance Company

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Alegria Dance Company to Perform at GHANA FEST 2015

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Alegria will be performing Flamenco dance to traditional Maltese music and song in an experimental work showing the amalgamation of both arts.

The Festival runs over 3 days from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th June with guest artists from Africa, India and Sctoland.  Alegria will be performing on Sunday 14th June 2015 at 7.55pm.

For more information please see the website http://www.maltafolkmusicfestival.org

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Alegria Dance Company Perform in Assam India

A Flamenco Journey in India

Going back to its roots, five members of Alegria Dance Company, with the support of Arts Council Malta have recently returned from a cultural tour to Guwahati, in the north-eastern state of Assam, India.

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The company was invited to participate in an Arts and Cultural Festival called ‘Alcheringa ’15 – Magnum Opus’.

The Festival, organized entirely by the students of IIT (India Institute of Technology), was held between January 29th and February 1st and included a variety of artists, both local and international.

Alegria Dance Company presented ‘El Camino Flamenco’ showcasing a journey from India to Spain and how Flamenco is evolving in today’s world, fusing it with Maltese Folk Music.

The performance, held in the IIT Campus Theatre, was very well attended and appreciated by the enthusiastic audience, particularly when the Maltese dancers, to the surprise of those present, ended their number with a flamenco choreography to a popular Bollywood song, bringing the whole theatre to its feet in a spectacular jumping ovation.

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