Orfeo & Majnun – Call for participants – Info Session

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Date(s) - 01 Jul 2017


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Become part of a unique experience!

Find out how you can work with local and international artists to expand your own creativity and your talents by taking part in one of Valletta 2018’s biggest participatory projects, Orfeo and Majnun.

Attend an info session on Saturday 1 July between 10-11am at our Palazzo de La Salle. 

Valletta 2018 would like to invite artists, NGOs, cultural associations, performers, musicians, choirs, storytellers and citizens to attend an info session on how to take part in this interdisciplinary, participatory music-theatre project.

Orfeo and Majnun combines two myths from different cultures – the Greek myth of Orfeo and Eurydice and the Middle Eastern legend of Leyla and Majnun. A theatre of emotions about love, loss and longing and the power of music, this production uses multiple textures, including shadow puppet theatre, to express a new take on these well-known tales.

Following info sessions, workshops will be organised, in which students, choirs, musicians artists and people from all walks of life, can collaborate and co-create. Under the guidance of the artistic team, participants will choose the artistic fields they would like to work in and, with the support of local and international artists, they will develop their own interpretations of the themes of love and longing. The results of this will include the creation of theatrical scenes, dances, songs, sketches, shadow puppetry, films, amongst others, which will be presented together as the first part of the Orfeo and Majnun project. Workshops will be given by international professionals such as Airan Berg (Theatre), Martina Winkel (Theatre, Writing and Shadow Puppetry) and Daan Milius (Film Making and Video).

Find out how you can contribute by attending one of the info sessions listed below. Info sessions will be in English. Those interested in attending are to send an e-mail to orfeoandmajnun@valletta2018.org by Thursday 22nd  June, stating which info session they would like to attend.

Malta Society of Arts Info Session

01.07.17 – 10:00 – 11:00 – Palazzo de La Salle, 219, Republic Street, Valletta

Apart from the Info Session taking place at our Palazzo de La Salle, other sessions will take place as follows:

28.06.17 – 18:00-19:00 – Juventutis Domus, Triq San Girgor, Żejtun.

29.06.17 – 10:00 – 11:00 – Hamrun Scouts, Old Railway Station, Railway Avenue, Hamrun

30.06.17 – 10:00 – 11:00 – Razzett tal-Markiz Mallia Tabone, Wied il-Ghasel, Mosta

30.06.17 – 18:00 – 19:00 – Birkirkara Local Council Hall, Civic Centre, 2nd Floor, Tumas Fenech Street, Birkirkara

01.07.17 – 18:00 – 19:00 – Gozo Visual and Performing Arts School, Soil Street, Xewkija, Gozo

More info: http://valletta2018.org/events/orfeomajnun