Supported by Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattività

Physical Theatre, Mime and Puppetry sets out to take Opening Doors Theatre Group to the next phase of their work. The group has been working for seven years and has performed publicly at St James Cavalier every year since 2010. Each production has been the result of a process where performers explore and devise a new piece of work based on improvisations, and each production has been the result of a new phase of development. The next phase of work is intended to extend the range and physical capabilities of the group, and this project targets this new stage.

“The existence of a social fund such as Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattivita has been essential to the development of our organisation and achievement of our goals. Following a successful five-year process to develop a theatre programme and establish a permanent theatre group, in 2014 Opening Doors Association embarked on a new creative journey focusing on dance, thereby providing dance training to a number of participants with learning disabilities. Funding from Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattivita allowed us to pilot this idea, which was the first step towards getting dance to include individuals with learning disabilities. The project led to a public performance and was presented in front of the President of Malta during the award ceremony of Il-Premju tal-President għall-Kreattivita in September 2013. A permanent dance group was later established in 2014 thanks to the success of the initial pilot project and to further funding from Il-Premju Tal-President għall-Kreattivita in 2014. This fund also led to a showcase called Il-Ħolm, directed by Sandra Mifsud and performed at St James Cavalier.”