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.
Date and time
1 February 2020
This is now a past event.