Inter – Identity

Cultural discrimination or Cultural integration?

Patsy Chetcuti & Jade Farrugia Culture June 21, 2018 at 9:24 am
  • Description
  • Updates
  • FAQ
  • Backers

Project Description

What is Inter – Identity?

Maltese people are painted out to be very friendly, kind and welcoming, however this general opinion, and possibly a very real idea of the Maltese people only seems to be understood by people and cultures that are familiar with us. Why are we (as a Maltese population) so eager to disregard other cultures and ethnicity?

How will the project work out?

This project aims at tackling the issue of cultural discrimination by understanding the importance of sharing knowledge and experiences between such different cultures. This will be demonstrated through an innovative merge between dance and materials that will link to said cultures. Bringing awareness to this problem will also redefine the notion of Maltese identity and culture.

Since this research is of a very sensitive nature and in order to create the most honest and authentic work, we shall be working with people from different ethnic or culture groups to workshop with the dancers.  Through this research every cultural group’s strength will be highlighted and paralleled to a personal resource.

What are the highlights of the dance performance?

The project’s main focus is to create a piece that can demonstrate the heightened possibilities that arise from an exchange between the resources present in different countries. Each performer represents a culture and will form a relationship with a pool of resources which both can stand to benefit from a heartfelt experience/knowledge represented through a gift.

What is the message?

Each culture owns a natural resource pertinent to that specific country. The audience is introduced to the possibilities each culture has explored with its own resource, while simultaneously understanding the limitations of that one resource alone. As the dynamics between each performer shifts and broadens, a cross-acculturation occurs that leads into breaking down the walls between the cultures. Each performer (culture) contributes not only through its resource, but more importantly through its relationship with that resource and the innate knowledge that comes with that. Sharing such knowledge creates a new culture, a shared culture, and a home that can sustain the four of them. This will be juxtaposed with the one dancer that has chosen not to invest in this relationship.

The Team

Patsy Chetcuti and Jade Farrugia in collaboration with Moveo Dance Company

Choreographer – Patsy Chetcuti

Architect/dancer – Jade Farrugia

Artistic direction and dancers – Moveo Dance Company 

Why we need you

To put this project together we have quite a few of expenses.

  • studio time,
  • fees for artists
  • theatre expenses and equipment
  • props and set
  • costumes
  • promotional material

We really wish to exhibit a performance of high quality that would make you proud, and that Malta will be confident and happy to send overseas.

How you can help?

We believe that this work will have a huge impact in creating awareness on Cultural Racism. Furthermore we are truly confident that this dance theatre relatable work will be appreciated and enjoyed by most of you! BUT we cannot do it alone. We need your help! Join our story as we embark on this new journey. Any little bit helps. Please share this video. Or pitch in with some cash in exchange for some great rewards.

Share Project