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Threaded Fine

Rosemary Lee

Photo by Hugo Glendinning

Following the creation of her 24 hour performance Circadian for a beach in Lowestoft, Rosemary Lee was commissioned by ŻfinMalta, the National Dance Company of Malta, to reimagine this work with a cross-generational cast of professional and non-professional dancers from across the Maltese Islands.

In Threaded Fine one after the other, 23 dancers, ranging in age from 9 to 70+ years, perform the same short solo, accompanied by a continually looping song by composer and musician Isaac Lee-Kronick.  Beginning with the youngest and ending with the eldest, each dancer steps into the footsteps of their predecessor and brings their own unique quality to this repeating, ritualistic performance. With its moments of intensity and stillness, Threaded Fine draws on our inescapable connections with space and time and the cyclical rhythms of nature that shape us. 

Threaded Fine in Malta was set in the stripped out Valletta Campus Theatre with the central chalk circle bathed in the subtle ever changing lighting design of Moritz Zavan Stoeckle. The dancers who included the eleven company dancers of ZfinMalta were stylishly and clothed by designer Flora Moyes.  The encircled audience could come and go as they wished though many stayed with the soloists for hours. 

Commissioned by ZfinMalta, Malta’s National Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Paolo Mangiola in collaboration with the Valletta Cultural Agency.

Choreography: Rosemary Lee, with interpretation by the performers

Assistant choreographer: Sophie Arstall

Composer and performer: Isaac Lee-Kronick

Costume design and styling: Flora Moyes

Lighting design: Moritz Zavan Stoeckle

Performers in order of appearance: Elisa Morguello, Sarah Angie Agius, Gabriel Fitzpatrick, Keira Galea, Andrea Pisani, Amber van Veen, Nicola Micallef, Simon Riccardi-Zani, Elise Lijmbach, Andrea Martin Albert, Tara Dalli, Felix Deepen, Calvin Rüth, Keith Micallef, Emma Walker, Florinda Camilleri, Greta Muscat Azzopardi, Tom Van Malderen, Petra Ellul Mercer, Jes Scibberas,  Rosemary Lee, Jo Butterworth, Josephine Burden.

Stage Management: Simon Van Heddejen

Project Manager: Nicole Bearman

Date and time

1 February 2020

Please note
This is now a past event.


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