Third year students introduce Takudixxi, a new work created by Roberto Olivan for the Dance Tour 2016.

Takudixxi is an old Maltese word meaning ‘to take care of’ and the work is part of an evening of new works created on the theme of 21st Century Identities.

In the words of one of the dancers: The dance experience with Roberto Olivan gave us the taste of being in a professional environment. The brief creative process demanded our total physical, emotional and mental engagement. We were encouraged to face our fears whether it was hanging upside down, being lifted high in the air, or showing our most vulnerable side with the audience. In his workshops we were prompted to embrace our instinctive movement language, to use our humanity and include it in our professional toolkit. His dance practice boosted our motivation and we are now looking forward to presenting a fascinating piece, filled with sincere emotions and strong physicality’. Eszter Joo

The Dance Tour 2016 also features works by choreographers including Avatara Ayuso (United Kingdom/Spain), Patrick Laera (Malta/Italy), and Máté Mészáros & Nóra Horváth (Hungary), premiering 18 & 19 November at Junior College in Msida, Malta, from 7.30pm, and touring to venues in the United Kingdom 24-29 November.


  • Artistic direction: Malaika Sarco-Thomas
  • Choreography: Roberto Olivan
  • Rehearsal direction: Sara Accettura
  • Performers: Anna Armato, Blanka Fekete, Georgia Evans, Yasmin Falzon, Marie Keiser-Nielsen, Eszter Joo, Natalie Muschamp, Rebecca Camilleri Pace, Gabriel Velazco Robbe and Francesca Zammit
  • Lighting design: Paul Davies
  • Musicians: Samuel Mallia and Luke Cucciardi
  • Video: Francesca Zammit



  • 29/11 The Dance Studio Theatre, University of Chichester (United Kingdom)
  • 28/11 Studio Theatre, Trinity Laban, Creekside (United Kingdom)
  • 25/11 Bath Spa University Ashton studio (United Kingdom)
  • 24/11 University of Bedfordshire Theatre (United Kingdom)
  • 19/11 Junior College Auditorium Theatre, Msida (Malta)
  • 18/11 Junior College Auditorium Theatre, Msida (Malta)