We have earlier reported on PARADE & The Velvet Gentleman, performed for one night only at Teatru Manoel on 27 July. The ballet stunned audiences with its new media techniques – stop-motion animation and projection dancing. Following its successful reception, the ballet will return for one night only on 15 September, as part of the Evenings on Campus festival at the Valletta Campus Theatre.
Photo credit: Stephen Buhagiar
PARADE & The Velvet Gentleman is part of the Modern Music Days initiative, which is committed to promote the performance and understanding of 20-century repertoire and contemporary music. Since its launch in 2015, Modern Music Days has organised a series of innovative concerts under the direction of Ruben Zahra, who often adopts an interdisciplinary approach, blurring the borders between different art-forms.
Besides the ‘PARADE’ ballet, the evening will include a percussion trio extravaganza and a visually-stimulating combination of piano and video-art. Modern Music Days is organised by Teatru Manoel, the Malta Association for Contemporary Music and the Valletta 2018 Foundation, in collaboration with Evenings on Campus, as part of the culture programme of Valletta 2018 – European Capital of Culture. Modern Music Days will take place at the Valletta Campus Theatre (formerly MITP) on 15 September at 9pm.