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TAFAL

MOULDING MEMORIES INTO DANCE

A short film series. Watch now.

About Tafal

Tafal is a collaborative project between ŻfinMalta and Valletta2018, whereby maritime memories documented during Qatt ma Ninsa 2014 are re-told by contemporary choreographers and dancers. Re-tellings were filmed and produced by Cedric Vella of Hangar.

Qatt ma Ninsa was a successful storytelling experience in which different people brought various objects and explained these objects’ stories, at the Maritime Museum in Birgu.

Each of the five short films which form the Tafal series, recreate the objects’ narrative. Every object tells its own story which evokes its own mood, and thus, choreography and filming locations change depending on the particular object.

Tafal is part of the Cultural Programme being developed in the journey to Valletta hosting the European Capital of Culture in 2018. Valletta 2018 believes in the formation of a strong national dance company and in the strength of interdisciplinary work using new technology.

Stories and narratives are integral to the building of a national identity which can be reshaped through art and new media.

Credits

Directed & Edited
Cedric Vella
Project Manager
Sandra Mifsud
Choreographer
Mavin Khoo
Dancers
Florinda Camilleri
Keith Micallef
Niels Plotard
Caroline Mougenot
Kostas Papamatthaiakis
Elise Ellul
Martina Zammit
Zoe Camilleri
Gabin Corredor
Music
Plato's Dream Machine
Brodu
Kantilena
Historian
Liam Gauci
Web Design
Clint Tabone
Hand Lettering
Jan Frantz
Web Development
Jeremy Harrison
Camera man
Keith Falzon
Underwater Camera Operator
Steve Muscat
Make-up
Jackie Grima
Hair
Karen Sciberras
Wardrobe
Dorothy Castillo
Production Assistant
Stevan Pecorella
Storyboard Artist
Malcolm Alden
Special Thanks
The National Pool, Qroqq
Marsamxett Regatta Club
TCB Barber Shop, Gzira
The Malta Maritime Museum
Bormla Local Council
Manoel Theatre

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