Moveo Dance Company. Photo credits to Andrew Rizzo.

Two more events have been by Arts Council Malta for this year’s Malta International Arts Festival, which will be held from the 8th till the 18th July in various locations.

The Malta International Arts Festival will be promoting local artists with a collaboration by local musicians and dancers from Moveo Dance Company and a recital by Maltese harpist Caroline Calleja.

Calleja will be perfoming works by Grandjany, Zabel, Salzedo, Tailleferre and Fauré at the Fortress Builders Centre on the 9th July. Ms Calleja has performed extensively both in Malta and abroad, and has worked closely with internationally renowned musicians in Devon, Siena and Moscow.


Image: Caroline Calleja, harpist. 


Calleja studied piano and harp performance at the Conservatoire National de Région de Lyon, where she was awarded the Medaille d’Or in piano and the Diplôme de Fin d’Etudes with distinction in harp. She is a first-prize winner of various competitions, including the Bice Mizzi Vassallo Competition, the Young Musicians’ Competition, the EPTA National Piano Competition, and the Tchaikovsky Piano Award. In 2003, she was invited to tour Italy and France with the Mediterranean Youth Orchestra.

Music is blended together with dance in D.O.K., a Maltese work with different artists working together as equal partners, creating a harmonious experience where the expressions of dance, voice and music come together, leading to a commitment to teamwork, exploration and interdisciplinary practice.


Image: Dancers from Moveo Dance Company. Photo credits to Andrew Rizzo.


The work was conceived by Moveo Dance Company’s artistic director and choreographer Dorian Mallia, with the participation of soprano Miriam Cauchi and musicians Simon Abdilla, Joslin and Albert Garzia. It was inspired by the music of Maltese composer Charles Camilleri, and will be held on the 13th July at Fort St Elmo.

Moveo Dance Company, founded in 2005, focuses its work on the study of the body in motion within a whole spectrum of possibilities, including identity as well as cultural and social behaviours.


Further details can be obtained from the Malta Arts Festival website. More events will be published every Friday, with the complete programme unveiled by the 4th May. Early bird tickets will be available from the 4th May up to the 7th June, and regular tickets will be available thereafter.