Notte Bianca | Dance

Various dance performances will be scattered across Valletta this Saturday night.

Walk the Plank

Presented by the RedTape Dance Company, Walk the Plank is a 15-minute dance installation, choreographed by Maria Cassar and Jo Leany, in collaboration with Maltese artist, Patrick Mifsud. This interesting piece was originally perceived as an interdisciplinary art installation. However, after much experimentation, it led to a performance bringing together choreography and sculpture.

This spectacular show combines the media of dance, art and sculpture, creating a dynamic partnership on stage, whereby the performers demonstrate a physical relationship with the objects. It is an atmospheric piece, perceiving subtle shifts of meaning in movement and light endorsed by a hypnotic soundscape.

The performers come from backgrounds ranging from classical ballet to contemporary dance and from hip-hop to modern and post-modern art.

The shows will be held at the Manoel Theatre, starting at 19:00 and performed approximately on the hour, with the last show commencing at 22:00.


Choreographed by Maxine Calleja, a dancer at heart, this five minute contemporary dance will take you on a journey through the extremities of what the human body is capable of, with a performance that focuses on high-energy movement.

Starting out from a very young age, Maxine has studied all forms of dance, concentrating on contemporary in her final year. She loves the stamina and the energy required for such a piece and being a first time choreographer along side fellow dancer Chloe Jessica Wilkilson, she wanted to create a piece that would stop people in their tracks and grab their attention.

The performance will be held between the hours of 18:00 and 03:00 around various locations in Valletta including the Manoel Theatre.


This dance and classical music combo presents a unique approach to live performance. It attempts to explore the common characteristics between movement and music, and aims to inflect a different theme, musical idea or dance style in every performance.

Inflections is inspired by the passionate and vibrant sounds of Spain, with piano works by Granados, Mompou, Falla, Albeniz, Bizet and Turina, performed by pianist Gisele Grima. The choreography presents a fresh outlook exhibiting contemporary dance methods with occasional moments of pure flamenco, choreographed by Marish Bonnici.

The idea behind Inflections is to deliver an unusual production where movement and music stimulate artistic creativity, and to present a holistic performance that brings to light the beauty of dance and music.

The performance will be repeated throughout the night and will be held at the Manoel Theatre.