The dances of peace have their origin from the folk dances of the various countries of the world, which even today, in some places, are moments of social aggregation.
The dances of peace, on the one hand, represented the moment of celebration linked to traditions, on the other, the exhibition of motor skills.
The group and individual costumes and choreographies symbolized, through the language of the movement, typical characteristics of each individual ethnic group or country.
In the choreography we find: courtship, masculine strength, gratefulness for femininity, exhibition, but above all choral choreography, in which the fundamental element is undoubtedly harmony.
The course, aimed at children of the 'Children's Dance Group of Malta', aims to prepare participants for the performance 'Dances on the music of Branduardi'.
This show is a tribute to Angelo Branduardi, Italian singer-songwriter, violinist, guitarist, composer and multi-instrumentalist. From the beginning of his career he sought a new musical genre that combined ancient music (especially medieval and renaissance) with traditional folk music and of Celtic and northern European tradition, earning him the nickname of 'il Menestrello'.
The topics addressed (fundamental choreographic elements, choral and individual movements, rhythmic skills exercised on musical rhythms in progression of difficulty, gestural expressiveness as body language to communicate the message of musical and poetic content) merge with the melodies composed by Branduardi himself.
Duration: May and June 2019
Place: headquarters of the Association
Conductor: Emanuele Reti, choreographer of the Association