The Academy of Dance Arts proudly presents Lost in Motion. This dance spectacular will be held on Friday 8 April at 6:30pm, Saturday 9 April at 3:00pm and 6:30pm, and Sunday 10 April at 10:00am, 11:30am, 3:00pm and 6:30pm at St. Agatha’s Auditorium in Rabat.
Tickets may be purchased now from www.ticketline.com.mt.
Lost in Motion is a performance brought to you by the students and faculty of the Academy of Dance Arts.
During this year’s show you will experience one of our beautifully, age-appropriate chosen themes selected specifically with the particular students in mind. We are putting up six shows all including a variety of dance genres. The themes are as follows:
Show 1: Fantasyland
Show 2: Fun with Nature
Show 3: The Magic Toy Box
Show 4: Let’s Celebrate
Show 5: Colour Palette
Show 6: Setting Trends
Show 1, our youngest students, will be enchanting you with their cuteness as they take you through a fantastical journey of dance. Our second show, primarily our 5-7 year olds are highlighting the beauty of the nature around us. Our 7-9 year olds bring the toy kingdom to life. Next, in Show 4, we are taken around the world experiencing various important celebrations and learning all about the different cultures through dance. In Show 5, we get to experience a burst of colour as our students paint our bright, beautiful world through their passion for dance. Finally, our senior students highlight various trends and fashions through the ages and take us on an educational journey with them.
The show is an important event on the school calendar to which we look forward with excitement. This year is even more special, as we have waited four years for this moment, having missed out on our last show after having had everything in place. However, this has taught us to appreciate every moment and to give it all we have today and now. Through the show all our students are given the opportunity to perform on stage in front of an audience. It also gives students the opportunity to work as a team to achieve a common goal. Children also develop their self-confidence in preparation for the performances. Students also learn other important values including discipline, punctuality, timeliness and respect for one another. The show provides a great learning platform for students to understand what it entails to produce a show – from choreographies, rehearsals, and costumes, to lighting and sound set-up.
In 2020, Academy of Dance Arts set up its very own dance company: Company of Dance Arts, with our most accomplished, Senior students. During this year’s shows, Company of Dance Arts will be performing a selection of their Repertoire in every one of the six shows. What a treat! In addition, our young scholars will be presenting two ballet dances and one commercial dance with the Company.
Organising such a performance comes at a considerable cost both financially, as well as in the effort made by all the parties involved. The energy which each one of us has put into this production is commendable. Special mention goes to all our teachers who have been so important in preparing the choreographies and in organising the rehearsals, to all the staff of the Academy for all the work that goes on behind the scenes, so as to ensure a smooth running of all the Academy’s work, and to the students and their parents for their passion, patience and support throughout these past weeks.