CARMEN – Flamenco meets Contemporary

CARMEN – Flamenco meets Contemporary

For the first time, Moveo and Alegria Dance Company, in collaboration with Teatru Manoel, joined 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 was performed on the 3-4-5 February 2017 at Teatru Manoel at 8pm, all to live music and enjoyed 3 full houses.


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Amor – a flamenco dance performance

Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco 


A Flamenco Dance Performance with a slight difference !  A huge success in Malta and Gozo.

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Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco and Alegria Dance Company presented it’s Academy Performance on November 26th at 8.00pm and 27th at 7.30pm  at Salesian Theatre, Sliema, MALTA and December 10th at 7.30pm at Don Bosco Oratory Theatre in Victoria, GOZO !


GUEST APPEARANCE – JOE GRECH Maltese Folk Singer (Ghannej)

A contribution from each ticket sold was donated for Cancer Research through RIDT.

We wish to thank all our sponsors who believed in us and supported us !



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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







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.

Flamenco Dance Workshop with Angel Muñoz



AT ALEGRIA Academia de Baile Flamenco

(No.90 Msida Valley Road, B’Kara)




ALEGRIA ACADEMIA has the pleasure to invite ANGEL MUÑOZ to conduct a Flamenco Dance Course. This course is designed to train Flamenco Dancers in Malta and Gozo to improve and raise the level of this genre. All Flamenco dancers and teachers on the Island of Malta and neighbouring European countries are welcome to this workshop


 Angel Muñoz, who hails from Seville, is not a new face to the Maltese Flamenco enthusiasts. Apart from having visited Malta in the past, many students who have attended The Festival de Jerez have done courses with him . For more details on Angel, please visit his website. This course is highly recommendable.

For full details on Angel Muñoz – please go to his website on


 DATE: Monday 6th April 2015 to Friday 10th April 2015

VENUE : ALEGRIA Academia de Baile Flamenco, No.90 Msida Valley Road, Birkirkara (between Charles Grech and Idea Casa)


Beginner Level                                                                € 120.00

Intermediate Level                                                           € 120.00

Advanced Level                                                                  € 160.00

Price per class (Beginner & Intermediate)          € 40.00

Price per class (Advanced)                                         € 60.00

There are 3 levels of classes available –

BEGINNER LEVEL – (For students who have experienced 1 year to 2 years of Flamenco Dance)

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL – (For those students who have experienced between 2 years to 4 years of Flamenco dance)

ADVANCED LEVEL – (For students who have experienced over 4 years of Flamenco training and Teachers)


Monday 6th April till Friday 10th April 2015

Beginners (Tangos)                        5.30pm to 6.30pm

Intermediate (Fandangos)               6.30pm to 7.30pm

Advanced (Alegrias)                       7.30pm to 9.00pm

 It is advisable to book early since this course is also open to overseas students and studio space is limited. Attached please find an application form which would need to be filled up and sent to ALEGRIA with the payment. Please note that no places can be reserved without the application form and payment.  

Please state which course you will be applying for on application form.

 All applicants will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance.


Once a booking for the course is made, no refunds will be given if the place is cancelled for any reasons other than illness. In the case of illness 25 % of the fee will be refunded upon production of a doctor’s certificate no later than 1 week after the course. No refund is available if anyone falls ill or is injured during the course.

For any further details or queries, please call Ingrid Sciberras on 9949 5187 or email

We hope that you will take this opportunity to make the most of this chance to work with this great artist.

 Any students applying from outside Malta, who wish to obtain information on accomodation in Malta, kindly write to Ingrid Sciberras on



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* Cheques are to be made payable to ‘Ingrid Sciberras’ and sent to Alegria Academia, No.90 Msida Valley Towers, Valley Road, B’Kara BKR 9022

Aire Flamenco

There’s Flamenco in the air

Local and foreign talent in dance show

Alegria Academia de Baile Flamenco & Alegria Dance Company, Malta’s only dance school specialising in Flamenco dance, song and music will once again be putting up an evening of flamenco extravaganza entitled ‘Aire Flamenco’. Under the direction of Ingrid Sciberras, the performance will consist of Flamenco Dance by members of the Academy and Dance Company together with percussion by Jose Calderon from Seville, Spain and featuring Walter Vella on Saxaphone as a guest artist. The event will also include extracts from Bharat Natyam dance choreographed by Mavin Khoo for Alegria dancers.

The performance will also pay tribute to Sharon Sapienza and Paco de Lucia, who have both given their life to Flamenco and whose legend still lives. The event will also be making a contribution from its proceed towards cancer research at the University of Malta, through the Research Trust (RIDT).

Estelle Bonello Sant, Director of Choreography will be preparing most of the dances together with Ingrid Sciberras, Nicola Henson, Sara Bianchi, Ursula Farrugia, Ema Marie Attard and Claudia Karapanou. The evening promises to be passionate, emotional, vibrant and colourful.

ALEGRIA AIRE FLAMENCO small‘Aire Flamenco’ will be held on Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 at Salesian Theatre, Don Bosco Street, Sliema. For information and sale of tickets contact Ingrid Sciberras on 9949 5187 or email

Flamenco Dance Street Performance in GOZO

Alegria Dance Company in conjunction with Lazuli, a new designer clothing and accessories boutique just opened in Gozo, will be entertaining the public of St.Georges Square, Rabat, Gozo on Saturday 26th April from 10am. Lazuli will be welcoming their customers to a special launch during that morning offering ‘one day only’ special offers and a Spanish-themed party.
Lazuli, whose sister shop, Organika has been established for a while on the square is providing a fresh and colourful look for the Summer and offers a regularly changing range of stylish, colourful, high quality, exclusive and ethically traded clothing and accessories in limited quantities and Spanish hand-made shoes and espadrilles.
For this reason it seemed very appropriate for Alegria, with all their colourful Flamenco costumes, to work together with any Flamenco Dancers on this project and bring some joy and colour to St.Georges Square.

For more information on this event, email and



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