2019/2020 Programme 

Winter Wonderland

You better not shout, you better not cry, you ought to visit Toi Toi and we all know why! Malta's favourite children's theatre takes Christmas to a whole new level!

DATES

5 - 6 December 2019

40 minutes, 09.30am and 11.00 am

DURATION

Teatru Manoel Studio Theatre

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum 80 students Suggested classes: Kinder 1,2 and Year 1, 2 and 3

Teatru Manoel Toi Toi / education@teatrumanoel.mt / 21222618

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MPO Family Fanfare Concert: Bethoven Forever

"Bethoven Forever" is concieved and curated by Ruben Zahra to celebrate Ludwig van Bethoven's 250th anniversary (b.1770). The performance portrays a musical journey through the composer's nine symphonies conducted by Robert Hodge. Each symphonic excerpt is accompanied by vibrant animations projected over a scrim (gauze screen) installed in front of the orchestra. The musicians will still be visible through the scrim creating a visual dialogue between the live performance and animated sequences. Furthermore a solo mime actor will animate each screne with his movements to illustrate the narrative of each symphony.

DATES

29 May 2020

60 minutes at 9.30am and 11.30M

DURATION

St Agatha's Auditorium Rabat

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Suggested classes Year 4 to 8

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra / education@maltaorchestra.com / 22261900

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Robin hood u Marian

Ejja mmorru lura għal żmien meta t-teatru kien issir b'mod differenti biex, bl-użu ta' ftit makkinarju u naqra kostumi, u b'doża qawwija ta' kreattivita', nirrakkuntaw l-istorja ta' Marian u l-maħbub tagħha Robin Hood... Min huwa l-aħjar arċier? Min se jerbaħ it-turnament tant mistenni ta' Nottingham? U aktar important, ix-Xeriff se jħallihom jieħdu t-trofew tad-deheb jew se jwaddabhom il-ħabs? Flimkien mal-mużiċisti tal-Orkestra Filarmonika ta' Malta niskopru storja antika li ma tmut qatt, ibbażata fuq il-ktieb ġdid ta' Simon Bartolo 'Il-Leġġenda ta' Robinh Hood u Marian'. Il-produzzjoni se tkun parti mill-festival Żigużajg 2019 u se tittella' f'dati oħra għall-iskejjel.

DATES

2 - 6 March 2020

9.00am and 11.30am , 60 minutes

DURATION

St Benedict College, Kirkop / St Aloysius College, Birkirkara

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Sugegsted classes Year 3 to 6 Maximum 250

Malta Philharmonic Orchestra / education@maltaorchestra.com / 22261900

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Il-Ħarsa ta' Rużann

Permezz ta' Rużann, Ebejer jirrapre#enta lill-poplu Malti u lill-identita' Maltija li ntgħaġnet matul is-seklu. Joħroġ fil-beraħ l-elemen tal-kuxjenza soċjali. L-ugwaljanza u l-edukazjoni, waqt li jmiss it-tema soċjopolitika billi joħodna lura għal żmien ta' ħakma barranija u kif il-Maltin irreaġixxew għal dan. F'dan il-proġett kollaborattiv il-kittieb ħoloq adattament pop billi juża tliet karikaturi li jirrapreżentaw lill-poplu Malti permezz ta' rakkont narrativ imnebbaħ mir-rumanzett ta' Francis Ebejer, f'minn daqqiet b'mod esperimentali, li iżda jibqa leali lejn it-temi prinċipali li jiddominaw il-Ħarsa ta' Rużann.

DATES

Available on request

30 minute performance and 10 minute workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 / Suggested classes : Year 7 to 11

Ronald Briffa / ronald.briffa@gmail.com / 99852770

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SelfE

Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What’s It’s Doing to Us. The “selfie generation” didn’t arrive from nowhere. Our love of ourselves—our love of looking at our face in a phone camera, then expecting the world will equally adore our image—has deep roots. It seems like “going viral” is one of today’s generation’s main goals. Many of us live in a fabricated environment, where your body, and surroundings can be enhanced, augmented, reduced, perfected, coloured etc all with the touch of a button. This gives the opportunity presenting or viewing a self that is very far off from reality. Self E focuses on portraying ones online manipulation as the creation of an alien, showing that what you might think is beautiful is actually a bad distortion of your true self. The most beautiful and rewarding thing remains being happy and proud yourself just the way you are. The aim is to send a message that the ‘beauty’ everyone sees on other people’s social media pages is not a depiction of reality but almost a fictional portrayal of who people really are. Self E also shows how dependant we have become on our social media platforms and how much weight we put on the validation we get from others on our profiles. The performance ends with a social media discussion, followed by a movement based workshop including all the students based on various consequences social media
exposure can bring.

DATES

Available on request

40 minutes

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 / Suggested classes : Year 7 to 11

Diane Portelli / 77111010 / moveocommunity@gmail.com

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Il-Qtates ta' Max-xatt

How many cats does it take to make a children's opera? You'll just have to wait to find out! In co-production with the Three Palaces Festivals, Teatru Malta presents a newly- commissioned opera for children. Composed by talented young composer Euchar Gravina, with a libretto by children's favourite Clare Azzopardi, a directed by acclaimed opera director Denise Mullholland this melodiusproduction promises to be a magical spectackle unlike any other which will enchant all. If music be the food of music then play on!

DATES

24.29 April, 7.13 May

9.30am and 11.30am

DURATION

Żurrieq Primary School, Marsaxlokk Primary School, Qormi Primary School, Xewkija, Gozo Primary School and another venue tbc

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Year 4,5 and 6 maximum of 250 per show Suggested classes Year 4 to 6

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Caravag-who?

This production aims at giving secondary school students an entertaining and memorable overview of a select number of classic artists that have contributed to the arts in Malta. Just as our history plays enable children to have a basic grasp of Maltese and European history in a nutshell, this show gives children an overview of the artists Caravaggio, Mattia Preti, Nicolo Isouard and Antonio Sciortino. Thanks to the show, when these students leave the school system, they are more likely to be familiar and conversant with the lives of these artists while also being able to recognise some of their major works. Previous performances have showed that students were already familiar with many of these artists’ works (particularly Sciortino’s monuments) and were excited to know who made them and under what circumstances. Students are also fascinated to hear about Caravaggio’s bad-boy lifestyle, and his love for Fillide Melandroni whose face appears in many of his works.

DATES

Available on request

40 minute performance and 30 minute workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

minimum of 60 and maximum of 150 / Suggested classes:: Year 6 to 8

More or Less Theatre Address: info@moreorlesstheatre.com / 9943 8157

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Babaw

The Babaw is a creepy creature who spends his time skulking in a squalid alley and terrifying anybody who dares to come too close. His life takes a sudden twist one day when he meets Nina, a seven-year-old girl, who’s being bullied by her friends and family. The creature forms an unlikely friendship with the little girl as their adventures combine fun, excitement and hilarity with heart-warming moments. In order to escape from her life, the Babaw takes Nina to the secret Fairy Kingdom where she’s welcomed with open arms by the fairy princesses. However Nina soon realises that her glamorous new friends mercilessly bully the Babaw because he’s big and smelly. What will she do? An innovative and fun theatre piece by More or Less Theatre that’s ideal for capturing young children’s imagination, this play relies heavily on puppetry and lighting.

DATES

Available on request

40 minute performance and 20 minute workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 / Suggested classesp : Year 3 to 5

More or Less Theatre Address: info@moreorlesstheatre.com / 9943 8157

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The Complete History of Europe

Starting from the Bronze Age and going all the way up until the current formation of the EU, The Complete History of Europe (More or Less) goes through the entire history of Europe in a fun and hilarious way. Presented by a comedic duo using a boxful of costumes and props, this show cuts European history down to size by providing its young (and not so young) audiences with a very useful overview of what happened and when – enabling them to put history lessons into context. Relying on the performers’ energy and charisma, this show will inform and entertain at the same time. ‘The Complete History of Europe (More or Less) is written by Malcolm Galea who is a Francis Ebejer Playwriting Award winner for children’s theatre and whose works include 2011’s Best New Musical at the Off-West End Theatre Awards.

DATES

Available on request

60 minute performance and 20 minute workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 / Suggested classes:: Year 7 and 8

More or Less Theatre Address: info@moreorlesstheatre.com / 9943 8157

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The Complete History of Malta

Bringing you 7000 years of Maltese history in one action-packed hour, ‘The Complete History of Malta (More or Less)’ is a hilarious show that tells you everything you need to know about Malta’s wonderful history in a really fun and interactive way. The show is ideal for kids aged 7–12 and after being commissioned for the first edition of the Żigużajg Kids & Youth Arts Festival in 2011 has been entertaining audiences ever since. Malta’s history is presented in a fun and memorable way that ensures that students (and teachers) will remember such things as who came first: the Phoenicians or the Carthaginians – and why! Once the gate of curiosity has been opened, our resource pack will enable teachers to go into the timeline in even more detail. The play is available in either English or Maltese.

DATES

Available on request

60 minute performance and 20 minute workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 / Suggested classes:: Year 7 and 8

More or Less Theatre Address: info@moreorlesstheatre.com / 9943 8157

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Shakeshorts presents A Midsummer Night's Dream

Shakeshorts presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a laugh-out-loud show full of mayhem, songs and puppetry that brings fun and learning to Shakespeare. It’s an interactive piece, with the kids participating in the action, driving the show. In this way, they come to understand the story, the characters and the themes in the play, whilst also starting to understand some of Shakespeare’s language. The show was originally performed with great success at ŻiguŻajg International Arts Festival 2016 and has since been performed multiple times including under the Culture Pass 2017 and 2018. In 2017 it was nominated for a Premju Ghall-Arti for Best Work for Children and Young Audiences. The show is seen by teachers as a great way to introduce kids to the works of Shakespeare. It is speci\ically designed to provide Maltese children with a memorable, fun and educational introduction to Shakespeare. The ease at which the story unfolds and the way in which the audience is drawn in using deceptively simple storytelling techniques, means that it is entirely possible for kids to forget that they are watching a Shakespeare play. Therefore the barriers of Shakespearian language fall away. There is nothing to take the audience out of the story. They remain engaged at all times.

DATES

Available on request

40 minute performance

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 120 / Suggested classes:: Year 9 to 11

Fortress of Dinglitude / christopherdingli@gmail.com / 99452012

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Shakeshorts present Twelfth Night

Shakeshorts presents Twelfth Night is a speedy, fun production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Already one of the bard’s most popular comedies, this version ramps up the comedic elements of the language and characters, whilst ensuring that the (at times complicated) plot remains extremely clear. In this version of the play, students will not only have the opportunity to listen and interact with the themes and original language, but will also be invited to re^lect on the outcomes, motives and other concepts that will help familiarise the play with students with the intention of removing any pre-existing barriers that they might have towards a work that is perceived as potentially dif^icult to access due to archaic language, age, etc.
We do this by subtly introducing the broader context of the play, for example, by attempting to ^ind out what happened on the previous eleven nights (this is Twelfth Night after all!) We then explore in a humorous way the concepts of privilege, mistaken identity, gender and bullying. Students will leave the production with a clear understanding of the plot, characters, themes and an appreciation for the live performance of Shakespeare’s plays. Most of all, they'll ^ind it funny and engaging.

DATES

Available on request

40 minute performance

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 120 / Suggested classes:: Year 9 to 11

Fortress of Dinglitude / christopherdingli@gmail.com / 99452012

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Shakeshorts present Macbeth

Shakeshorts presents Macbeth... or rather, an imaginative retelling of The Scottish Play in which we attempt to never mention the title of the play or the name of the main character (it’s considered to be bad luck, you see). Even though the actual play is a tragedy, this version highlights comedic elements in the plot and characters. It sounds impossible to do so without compromising the nature of the work, but somehow we manage to convey the plot, characters, themes and other elements of the play in a fun way, whilst remaining relatively true to the actual play. Outrageous Scottish accents and bagpipes naturally abound, as do supernatural elements. There’s a really queasy title character who can’t stand the sight of blood, a porter who seems to work in a government department and who is obsessed with paperwork, a skittish Lennox who believes in too many superstitions and the ghost of Banquo who only wants to scare people but is \inding it tough going. It’s an interactive piece, with students participating in the action, helping to drive the show. In this way, they come to understand the story, the characters and the themes in the play, whilst also familiarising themselves with some of Shakespeare’s language.

DATES

Available on request

40 minute performance

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 120 / Suggested classes:: Year 9 to 11

Fortress of Dinglitude / christopherdingli@gmail.com / 99452012

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Your Voice affects me

‘The human voice is the instrument we all play’. Language is extremely powerful yet it is not what we actually say that matters but it is how we say it. This is a 20 minute contemporary duet on the way the human voice affects us. It emphasises the fact that our non verbals are very important and have more weight that what we actually say verbally. It also goes into the use of body language and hand gestures and the way that we are constantly being effected by the non verbals of the people around us whether consciously or unconsciously. It uses music by Arvo Part and includes speeches from Hitler to Shakespeare. After the performance a discussion will be held with the students on what they saw and how they felt. We would also carry out a workshop with them on physicality and how their stance and their non verbals are helping or hindering their communication. We also go into how people around us, especially politicians use these skills to influence the way we think.

DATES

Available on request

60 minute including performance and workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

minimum of 20 and maximum of 150 / Suggested classes:: Year 7 to 11

Pamela Kerr / pamiekerr@gmail.com/ +35699425663

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It's a matter of state

Everything around us is made of matter and all matter has a state. This conditions the way things are able to move and take shape. This project is very influenced by the three most basic states of matter; solids, liquids and gases. How would we move if we, the dancers became the molecules in a solid? And how would this differ as we changed from these type of molecules to molecules in a liquid or in a gas?

DATES

Available on request

60 minute including performance and workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

minimum of 20 and maximum of 150 / Suggested classes:: Year 7 and 8

Pamela Kerr / pamiekerr@gmail.com/ +35699425663

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Plastocean

Did you know that some plastic can take over 500 years to disintegrate? Even worse that, plastic bags and rubbish is thrown into the ocean and kills more than one million marine mammals, fish and sea creatures every year!! Plastocean is based on the importance of keeping beaches and public spaces clean from plastic and other single use materials. During the performance we show different scenarios that reflect the dangers and repercussions plastic and single use objects bring with it. Each scene will depict a different state, for example: starts from someone shopping, to throwing the plastic bag in the bin, to ending up in the sea, to be eaten by a turtle etc.. This is portrayed through dance and visuals which makes the performance educational and artistic. The turtle takes more of a prominent role in the choreography because it also serves as a mentor to children almost like the symbol of Xummiemu. At the end of the performance the turtle gives some facts, like above, to children and explains the idea of the 4Rs with the workshop also being based around this idea where
rethink plastic use.

DATES

Available on request

40 minutes

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 / Suggested classes : Year 1 to 6

Diane Portelli / 77111010 / moveocommunity@gmail.com

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Symbol Literacy Project

The Symbol Literacy Project seeks to address a critical lacuna in the Maltese education system - the formation of pupils who are able to read and re-construct the symbolic expressions present in Malta's cultural heritage. It provides children with the opportunity to build their cultural capital. It provides them with the tools to start recognising recurrent themes and interpreting art. it also helps them develop their reasoning, creative and imagination skills. Apartfrom learning the specific meaning and interpretation associated with symbols, children are also taught to analyze, evaluate, appropiate and reinterpret these symbols in order to become fully aware of, and deeply connected with, themselves, and the world around them. There is enough literature evidence to show that these types of activities elp children face ruptures and transitions in their lives. Each participating class will ave a week-long preparation on a theme, followed by an on-site session at a Museum, where children continue to actively engage, and reflect with a pre-selected tangible artistic heritage. Activities will involve observation, interpretative drawing, role-playing, story-telling, educational games, processing , and analysis.

DATES

Available on request

90 minutes 9.30 to 11.00 and 11.15 to 12.45

DURATION

Mdina Cathedral, Mdina Cathedral Museum, Għar l-Iswed in Baħrija, St. Ursula Street Valletta

VENUE

AUDIENCE

one class of puils per activity, a maximum of 100 activities can be provided within the scholastic year / Year 4 to 6

National Litteracy Agency / david.muscat.4@ilearn.edu.mt 99878748

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Flimkien ngħannu waħda

Dan il-proġett huwa fuq jumejn; fl-ewwel jum jintgħażel suġġett mill-istudenti flimkien mal-għalliema tal-Malti. Tinkiteb forma ta' poeżija skont is-suġett magħżul. Il-Poeżija tkun parti mit-tagħlim tal-lezzjoni tal-Malti flimkien mal-għannej. Issiru ukoll workshops bejn l-istudenti flimkien mal-għanej biex iddiskutu kif tinbena il-poeżija u tiġi irranġata skont ir-rima u għad-data tal-għana. Fit-tieni jum il-poeżija li tkun inbniet fliemkien mal-għalliema, lis-studenti u l-għannej jgħannuha fl-iskola.

DATES

Available on request

one hour each day for two days

DURATION

At the school by request

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum 50 students Suggested classes Year 7 and 8

Angelo Theuma / 79927941

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Toddler Screening

Toddlers together with their parents and carers can enjoy their first trip to the cinema with screenings aimed for preschool children. For the comfort of the little ones, lights are not turned off completely and volume is kept lower. Toddlers will love Messy the lovable scientist in Messy Goes To Okido and delight in watching the quacky flappy adventures of Sarah & Duck! Each screening lasts for approximately 35 minutes and is packed full of fun and learning.

DATES

Contact Us

DURATION

Spazju
Kreattiv
Cinema

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Maximum 105 students / Suggested class Kinder 1 and 2

Spazju Kreattiv / 25408407 / spazju@kreattivita.org

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The Ebbin's Flow of Music in Storytelling

The Ebbin’ & Flow offers an unusual style of music in the Maltese scene and uses distinct creative methods and storytelling. The use of sound to explore and understand a subject is a tool which facilitates a new depth of discussion and perspective - the ability to engage this tool and the supervised exploration of important social issues like the effect of social media and technology will be of benefit to children and young adults; a balanced perspective in relation to technology and its benefits/risks is imperative both whilst learning to manage this environment safely and whilst embracing new developments. The interpretation and engagement of young audience members with this music will also benefit the contemporary music scene of Malta in general and encourage the growth of experimental music. This is achieved through a performance and a workshop which exposes the techniques, equipment and various considerations involved in being able to create a storytelling-driven performance in a contemporary context.

DATES

Available on request

90 minutes

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Ideally 25 students Suggested classes:: Year 7 to 11

Jess Rymer / 99742403 / jessrymer@gmail.com

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Frankie the Frog

In the very deepest part of the forest, in the middle of Lilyland, there was the biggest and bluest lake. It was so blue that when the blue pixies flew near it, they became invisible. And on the bluest lake there were the greenest lily pad leaves and the pinkest water lilies that sat comfortably on them. Every morning, just as the sun comes up, you could hear a ribbity ribbity sound. Frogs! Frogs everywhere! The blue lake turned a slimy, shiny, green. Frogs of all sizes and of all shades of green, all jumping from one leaf to another. But in the far corner of the lake, a tiny ribbeting frog feels useless and alone until a special mission entrusts him with a humongous responsibility in the name of the whole community.

DATES

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40 minutes

DURATION

Studio A,
Spazju Kreattiv

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Maximum 40 per performance Kinder 1 and 2

Spazju Kreattiv / 25408407 / spazju@kreattivita.org

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The man on the moon

Charlie loved the stars and the moon. When she turned 8, Charlie moved in with her grandmother. Every night, before she went to bed, she looked out of her window, but the stars were no longer there. Now, she’s 10 years old, the moon on her ceiling has been long forgotten, and Charlie doesn’t wish upon the stars any more. One day, Charlie goes on an adventure and meets the man on the moon and floats among the stars! The Man on the Moon is a shadow puppet performance that takes your toddlers on an adventure to the stars and the moon!

DATES

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40 minutes

DURATION

Studio A,
Spazju Kreattiv

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Maximum 40 per performance Kinder 1 and 2

Spazju Kreattiv / 25408407 / spazju@kreattivita.org

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#bullyingisnotcool

bBrave is projecting to convey the anti-bullying message through the use of production performances in schools adapted for different age groups. Puppets will be used in some cases, portraying factual situations regarding bullying, playing this out in an entertaining manner, depending on the chosen theme, such as physical, cyber, psychological, social and verbal bullying, as well as exclusion. During the show itself, the performers will be interacting with the students and encouraging their reactions. After the show, students will be allocated in smaller groups for workshops to take place, aimed at bringing further awareness on bullying, its effects, and possible solutions. The use of flash cards will be used in some cases, aimed at enhancing and facilitating engagement with the students during the workshops with bBrave members. Both shows and workshops will be organised in collaboration with the schools’ needs and availabilities. The whole idea of the project is to reach out to our children, make them aware how to recognise a bullying situation and that bullying is not acceptable. Knowing that the same person can be: (i) displaying bullying behaviour; (ii) bullied; and (iii) a bystander witnessing bullying behaviour, our presentation will reach out to all these youngsters.

DATES

Available on request

50 minutes performance and 45 minutes workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Maximum 150 students. Suggested clases Year 4 to 8

bBrave / 79808182 secgen@bbrave.org.mt

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Storytelling Series

Join us to enjoy four stories of the past with a modern and magical twist. Beasts, magical creatures, spells, and unexpected adventures await in a special tent where time stands still. Will Sansuna manage to save this land from destruction? How will Butlettax fix the mess he made when he stole the book of magic plants? Can Katarin break the old curse that emerges from the well? And the sleeping lady? What on earth happens to her the day she finally wakes up? Discover more about Maltese heritage and culture through stories written especially for you!

DATES

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45 minutes

DURATION

Studio A,
Spazju Kreattiv

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Maximum 25 per performance Suggested class Year 4 to 6

Spazju Kreattiv / 25408407 / spazju@kreattivita.org

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Baby Bobby' Climate Crawl

Join Baby Bobby on his multisensory adventures in a magical room full of interesting creatures that magically come to life. Bobby will meet loads of characters and make lots of memories with hismanyfriends. His rustling autumn adventures lead him to a quiet homely hall for some cold winter wander games with his friends, the audience. The flourishing flowers make spring simply sensational, paving the way for the summer smells of playful, sandy games and smashing splashes in the sea.

DATES

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35 minutes

DURATION

Studio A,
Spazju Kreattiv

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Maximum 50 per performance Suggested classes Kinder 1 and 2

Spazju Kreattiv / 25408407 / spazju@kreattivita.org

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Dan & V's Divine Adventure

Halfway through his journey, Dan finds himself in a gloomy wood. He’s lost his path and can’t seem to remember how he got there, or how to get back home to his mother. The woods are full of surprises, the best of which is the appearance of the neighbourhood’s dog. Together, Dan and V set out to go Home. Little do they know just how difficult a destination Home can be. Loosely based on Dante’s Divina Commedia, Dan and V’s Adventure is a fun retelling of the iconic literature, focusing on the feelings of loss and displacement, within a hopeful search for Home.

DATES

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60 minutes

DURATION

Studio A,
Spazju Kreattiv

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Maximum 150 students. Suggested clases Year 7 to 11

Spazju Kreattiv / 25408407 / spazju@kreattivita.org

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Planting Story Seeds

Planting Story Seeds is a storytelling experience in which a professional teller relates a story orally (from memory) and engages the children in multisensory activities that allow them to dig deeper into the meaning of the story. The themes of each story focus on the protection of the environment and diversity – the diversity within our environment and also within our societies. By celebrating our culture, we deepen our sense of belonging, reducing fear of what is different to us because we have a stronger sense of identity. Storytelling is the oldest form of human communication and reviving the oral tradition of telling is a way of healing the disconnect and brokenness that children often feel due to societal stress. We start the experience by setting up the story space, holding a storytelling ritual with the children, allowing them to experience the story through the senses, guiding them into deeper reflection, gifting them the stories to take home.

DATES

2 October 2019 - 27 May 2020 (every Wednesday & Friday from 9 – 12)

40 minutes

DURATION

School Hall

VENUE

AUDIENCE

20 to 25 students / Suggested classes Year 1 to 6

Curious and Courageous / 99428424 / hello@curiousandcorageous.com

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Little Red Riding Hood

As part of our educational outreach program, SOPA is offering a one hour performance and workshop. The opera includes three singers and a musician. The aim of the opera is that of introducing Opera to children in a creative way. It is performed by three singers: a soprano, a mezzo, and a baritone. The performers are accompanied by a pianist. On her way to her Grandma's house, Red meets a wolf who assures her that he is not a stranger and calls her by her name. Relieved Red tells him about her sick Grandma. Red begins to tell the wolf about all the treats she is bringing Grandma and we discover that ssweets make him sick Embarrassed by what she has done to him, he goes to Grandma's house intent on eating Granhdma and having Red for dessert. The wolf chases the old woman around until she locks herself in a closet. He then disguises himself as Grandma and Red arrives. He grabs Red but she starts talking about the strawberries she picked in the forest. At the mention of the sweet fruit. the wolf begings to loose his apetite again and Grandma and Red talk about sweets until the wolf crawls out of the house and dissapears forever.

DATES

On Demand: 1 - 15 November 2019, 1 - 6 December 2019, January 2020, March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, 1 - 15 June 2020

60 minute performance

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

minimum of 60 and maximum of 150 / Suggested classes: Kinder 1,2 Year 1 to 3

School of Performing Arts Malta - lorraine.aquilina@sopa.com.mt / 21385374

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The New Neighbours

The New Neighbours, a children’s play that utilises puppetry, comedy, music and audience participation to teach children the richness of other cultures while also highlighting the importance of safeguarding our environment. The focus will be chiefly on the future and how children of all cultures will need to work together when they grow up so as to ensure that our world will be a safe place for them to live in.

DATES

On Demand: 1 - 15 November 2019, 1 - 6 December 2019, January 2020, March 2020, April 2020, May 2020, 1 - 15 June 2020

40 minute performance

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

minimum of 60 and maximum of 150 / Suggested classes:: Year 1 to 6

More or Less Theatre Address: info@moreorlesstheatre.com / 9943 8157

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Bach to School: Crazy Composers and their Mind-blowing Music

We tend to view famous composers as stuffy old geriatrics in wigs, but many were the rockstars of their day. Geniuses who created music that told stories and expressed emotion that still lives with us today. Through this production and the accompanying workshop (designed to ^it in as part of the performance itself) students will get to explore different pieces of orchestral music and the stories told through them, whilst also getting to know the composers on a personal level. They will be exposed to the sight of some of the music being played live by a musician who will also experiment with different pieces of music, incorporating suggestions from the students. Eg: playing a classical piece and asking them to provide layers of beats and vocal additions on top of it to create an entirely new composition. Students will also discover the different sections of an orchestra, the difference between pieces of music (eg: sonata vs symphony) and the biggest mystery of all: what does a conductor actually do? Finally, we will pick a story and create (through students’ suggestions) our own musical piece, played live, and conducted by a student. This will be done in a hands-on way, picking out volunteers from the audience, giving out simple instruments, allowing them to see what they can do. It’s humorous, entertaining and musical!

DATES

Available on request

70 minutes including workshop.

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150, Suggested classes:: Year 4 to 8

Fortress of Dinglitude / christopherdingli@gmail.com / 99452012

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The 3Ws

The 3Ws is roadshow which promotes the safe use of Internet through dance. This a full length dance theatre performance that aims to spread awareness on the dangers of Internet usage through the presenting of three episodes: 1. Uploading-Explore a day in the life of a selfie-absorbed individual. Trace the journey of their digital footprint from their bedroom to the rest of the world, 2. Sending- Ever been catfished? Watch the helplessness of online messengers as the messages they deliver begin to tell a dark story of their own, 3. Connecting- A young person with big hopes and dreams starts to feel the pressure when her friends are not who they turn out to be. Addressing issues such as Privacy & the Digital Footprint, Grooming & Cyber Bullying, The 3Ws, choreographed by Jacob Piccinino with the ŻfinMalta dancers, aims to shed (sometimes comic) light onto relevant and current cyber situations which are easily manipulated by its users. A collaboration between BeSmartOnline! & ŻfinMalta, this roadshow promotes dance as an educational tool whilst opening up discussions on the online world we face everyday which, in reality, we prefer to keep to ourselves.

DATES

The 3Ws is available on demand and can be booked on
the following days: 13.14.15.16.17.20.21.22.23 Janaury 2020, 24.26.27.28 February 2020, 2.3.4.5.6 March 2020

75 minutes including workshop

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 Suggested classes: Year 9 to 10

Żfin Malta / educ.outreach@zfinmalta.org / 0035620994532

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Wied Peprina

The show is based on 4 out of 10 novels in Wied Peprina by the well known author Trevor Zahra. It is a 55 minute adventure with the famous characters including, Qrempucu, Qrempucellu, Zarmugiga, Nanna Kolina and the others through Wied Peprina. Script is written in a very loyal manner to what the author portrays in the book. Even set build is loyal to book illustrations. We want the children to feel that the book, ambience and characters took live in front of them on stage, and they are part of the animal’s adventure.

DATES

12.13.14 February 2020

9.45am & 11.45am

DURATION

Catholic Institute Floriana

VENUE

AUDIENCE

Maximum seats per show 650

JnD Promotions / anattard@gmail.com / 99888486

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Equally Diverse

The term "neurodiversity" is used with increased regularity in academic circles, but what does it mean? And what influence should it have over what is happening in the classroom? Neurodiversity encompasses a wide range of neurological differences, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and specific language impairment. While a "cure" may not be applicable for some people with neurological differences, relief from their disability may be. The rates of depression and suicide are higher for people with autism compared with the general population, and most of their anxiety begins from the inability to express their physical stimuli in public due to it being deemed “socially unacceptable”Equally Diverse is an artistic project which aims to change perceptions of intelligence, ability and behaviors. Challenging a ‘deficit model’ and shining a light on those neurodiverse individuals who do not fit disabling stereotypes of those who are cognitively different. Young people with neurovdiverse brains, often underachieve because standardized behaviours often do not reflect the intelligence and ability of those who do not have standardised minds. We need a new mind set for the 21st century, a paradigm shift that ‘enables’, rather than ‘disables’. Through the arts we want to make neurodiversity awareness a whole-school focus by educating all young people about it. Through dance we embrace the successes of young people with neurological differences. This could act to promote ways of school peers boosting their feelings of self-worth and hopefully avoid feelings of
not "fitting in" with the conventions of school.

DATES

Available on request

40 minutes

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 / Suggested classes : Year 7 to 9

Diane Portelli / 77111010 / moveocommunity@gmail.com

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Alice in Operaland

Aice is a 15-year-old girl. She complains about the workload and about how boring she finds opera and how she is never goining to remember all the names of the different singers or the different music notes for her music test as they mean absolutely nothing to her. She throws herself on the bed wishing that the phone could magically transport her somewhere far away from her nagging mum, when suddenly the phone starts ringing, and she feels herself being sucked into a powerful vacuum. Suddenly she finds herself in the world of the Queen of the night. The Queen has her phone and refused to return it before Alice delivers invitations for her birthday party later that evening. As Alice journeys through Music Land following rhe Music Stave Road, she meets various characters.

DATES

Available on request

70 minutes at 10.00am

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

minimum students 80, maximum of 150 Suggested classes : Year 7 to 9

School of Performing Arts Malta - lorraine.aquilina@sopa.com.mt / 21385374

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Shakeshorts presents The Merchant of Venice

Shakeshorts presents The Merchant of Venice is a quick-witted, fun re-telling of one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays.
Possibly the original dramedy (is it a comedy or a drama or both?), this production focuses on the comedic elements of the play, whilst never losing sight of the underlying seriousness of the themes explored. Using a blend of Shakespeare’s original text with modern language, this version of the play invites students to enjoy the story at face-value, whilst subtly exploring some of the play's complex themes - revenge, anti-semitism (intolerance and religious differences), mercy and justice. The intention is to draw the audience into the world of the play in a way that is easy and compelling for them to enjoy, and then use that engagement to explore the characters, themes, language and plot in a meaningful and memorable way. After watching this production, students should be able to have a clearer understanding of the details of the play. It will no longer remain a dry text to be studied, rather a performance piece that they enjoyed and that, hopefully, elicited some emotion from them, encouraging re^lection, thought, debate and leaving them with a positive theatrical experience.

DATES

Available on request

40 minutes

DURATION

The event can tour schools and can be performed at any hall /school theatre.

VENUE

AUDIENCE

maximum of 150 Suggested classes : Year 9 to 11

Fortress of Dinglitude / christopherdingli@gmail.com / 99452012

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Playing the Field

The contemporary dance performance will tackle the topic of magnets through movement. It will be created based on Weber’s theories which assume that all magnetic substances are composed of tiny molecular magnets. Any unmagnetized material has the magnetic forces of its molecular magnets neutralized by adjacent magnets, thereby eliminating any magnetic effect. A magnetized material will have most of its molecular magnets lined up so that the nort