Innovative and traditional: The two facets closing off the Malta International Arts Festival

MIAF - Closing 2016

17th & 18th July see the end of this year’s edition of the Malta International Arts Festival with two exciting and distinctly varied performances.

Please, Continue (Hamlet)

In this unique theatre experience, members of the audience will participate directly in the performance, blurring the boundaries between fiction and reality. Please, Continue (Hamlet) is structured like a criminal court trial, with the jury randomly made up of audience members who are informed of the elements of the case at hand. A psychologist also takes part in the trial, who will have conducted the evaluation of the accused and will present the results of her research and lend support to the prosecution and defence. In the presence of the judge, the jury (audience) will then deliberate on the guilt or innocence of the accused. Please, Continue (Hamlet) stimulates and provokes the civic sense in each spectator as it relates to the idea of justice and touches on the gap between their personal sense of justice and the state-defined one.

Date: 17 July 2016
Venue: Malta Chmber of Commerce, Valletta
Time: 19:30
Entrance: €15

Malta Philarmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Michael Laus

We have decided to end the festival with a celebration of one of the world’s greatest
poets and playwrights with Romeo and Juliet, the legendary play which inspired so many composers. Commemorating Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, we bring the eternal love story to life through music across the ages. Lush, powerful and poignant, we portray jealousy, passion and fire through the pens of Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Bernstein, taking you on a journey from Juliet’s Balcony to Bernstein’s Mambo!

MIAF - Closing 2016 - MPO _ Malta Philarmonic Orchestra

Date: 18 July 2016
Venue: Mediterranean Conference Centre, Valletta
Time: 19:30
Entrance: €15

However, there is plenty more in store from Malta’s culture scene this summer with the Jazz Festival just around the corner.

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