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Projekte / Kunst
Iz-Zifna tal-Poeta
This performance project is a celebration of Maltese language, identity, art and culture. It takes a close look at how the writings of an influential Maltese poet, Rużar Briffa, influences movement and disciplines dancers and musicians. It aspires to bring his work to life on stage, through various artistic mediums. Rużar Briffa was a poet of more than Maltese importance; his art and his message must reach the world. This performance in Berlin would be a great stepping stone in doing so.
550 €
500 € Fundingziel
Projekt erfolgreich
 Iz-Zifna tal-Poeta


Finanzierungszeitraum 30.06.14 12:12 Uhr - 04.07.14 23:59 Uhr
Realisierungszeitraum 6th July 2014 at ada studios
Fundingziel erreicht 500 €
Stadt Berlin
Kategorie Kunst

Worum geht es in dem Projekt?

Rużar Briffa, is a Maltese poet and dermatologist and perhaps one of the Maltese island's most significant artists. Known as the poet of simplicity and beauty, he is undoubtedly influential and a major figure in Maltese literature.

This performance project is inspired by a work-in-progress developed and created for Notte Bianca, Valletta, Malta (2013) celebrating Rużar Briffa’s 50th anniversary of his demise. It revolves around Rużar Briffa and his poems in relation to dance, movement and music. How can his writings be translated into movement? How can the simplicity and beauty in his poems, be portrayed in music and dance? His poems will inspire the artists to explore how his writings could be expressed and translated through other artistic mediums. What happens when poetry meets dance meets music? The main aims and objectives of this project are to answer and explore these questions in depth and to create awareness about Maltese art, creativity and language amongst people emerging from different cultures and backgrounds.

Was sind die Ziele und wer ist die Zielgruppe?

Some goals of this project include:
- Raising awareness about the Maltese language, heritage, identity, art and culture
- To bring individual artistic values that each artist offers together to create a coherent, balanced and aesthetically beautiful performance to celebrate Ruzar Briffas' work.

It's also for the public audience interested in and appreciative of various art forms. It is also targeted at people who are unaccustomed to the Maltese language and the artists that make a great impact on Maltas' artistic history.

Warum sollte jemand dieses Projekt unterstützen?

This performance project helps to tackle one concept, delve into it and share it wth an audience who probably has little or no knowledge about it. It is tough competition to be invited by 'ada studios' to perform and therefore, exposure in this environment is essential and could open many more opportunities. Berlin is a vibrant city which gathers artists and audiences from every corner of the world, it is a city open and tolerant to new ideas and culture and that's why we believe this would be a great platform to expose Malta to a wider, international audience. This project will expose Maltese art in the international environment that Berlins’ arts scene is.

So, whether you love Malta, you have visited Malta, you would like to visit and know more about Malta, you heard a little bit about Malta or know nothing about Malta, support this project. Let's build a bridge and spark interest for Maltese arts and culture.

Was passiert mit dem Geld bei erfolgreicher Finanzierung?

The money will be used to cover expenses incurred throughout the whole project. These expenses include; artist fees (dancers, musician, photographer), translator (the poems were officially translated into German to create more awareness about the Maltese language) , studio rental, design and printing of flyers and brochures including the poems (these will be distributed around Berlin for PR and marketing), costumes etc.

Wer steht hinter dem Projekt?

The whole team has been working very hard to create the best work possible. The people behind this project are:

The Malta Arts Fund, without whom this project would not be possible. They already funded us with 80% of the project costs. Thank you!!

Concept and Project management is in the hands of myself, Sarah.

The dancers who put out all their heart and soul into this project and who are also a great part of the choreographic process are Annekatrin Kiesel, Silke Vente Yubi and myself.

Hendrik K. Kar is doing a great job creating an original soundscore for the piece which complements the mood of the poems and the choreography. His expertise in sound engineering also helped as he created voice overs of the poems in Maltese which will also be used for the performance. Hendrik also played a big part in the designing of the flyers.

The poems were originally translated from Maltese into German by Ray Fabri.

Bina Winkler, our photogrpaher, for capturing some great moments on camera during the rehearsal process and who also agreed to come to one of the performances to take some more photographs.

Sinja Maucher, we appreciate her sitting in during a few rehearsals to give us some good feedback!

Alex Kutzias, who considering our very limited technical resources, managed to film and edit this crowdfunding video.

This project is also supported by Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Tanzbasis and ada studios

Sarah Vella


The Malta Arts Fund are funding 80% of this project.

This projected is supported by the Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte. We used their studio space as well as they provided a platform for an open rehearsal, where we could showcase our work.

Thanks to Tanzbasis for offering us studio space.

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