Would you like to be part of our team for the Valletta 2018 Opening Ceremony and work closely with Spanish world-renowned theatre company La Fura dels Baus?  We are looking for participants to join us and be part of this exciting project.  More info below.

ABOUT THE OPENING EVENT

Our Opening Ceremony will be drawing great crowds to the heart of Valletta where we’ll be celebrating a grand festa through joy, dance, music and revelry that fill Valletta’s four main squares: St. George’s Square, St. John’s Square, Castille Square, and the area around the newly restored Triton Fountain, where La Fura dels Baus will be giving an incredible show.

The Opening Ceremony will be happening on Saturday, 20th January 2018 with shows starting from 7pm onwards.  La Fura dels Baus will be giving their performance 5 times on the same evening in order to allow a bigger audience witness this special moment.

INFORMATION FOR PARTICIPANTS

Applicants need to be 18 years or older, and be fully available on all the below days.

Rehearsals – 14th – 20th January 2018

Performance date – 20th January 2018 – time for participants still to be determined by the Foundation

Weather cover – Participants are expected to keep 21st January 2018 available for weather cover

We have several roles to offer depending on your skills and preference.  All participants will be wearing a costume (which we will provide) and will take part in the performance: some will be helping in mounting a puppet, others will be carrying various items as needed as part of the performance, and we will have a few others who are into sports and/or adventure to take part in a performance involving a big wheel welcoming the crowd into Valletta.

All participants will need to be present for all rehearsals as stipulated above, and will need to adhere to strict health and safety regulations.

Remuneration:   There will be an honoraria fee for chosen participants for their commitment and time.

How to apply

Fill in the application form found in this link.  A selection will be made according to the show’s requirements.

Deadline for applications: 15th December 2017, noon.

For any further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us on special.events@valletta2018.org.

ABOUT  LA  FURA  DELS  BAUS

La Fura dels Baus is a Spanish theatrical group founded in 1979 in Barcelona, known for their urban theatre, use of unusual settings and blurring of the boundaries between audience and actor.

The company is all about eccentricity, innovation, adaptation, rhythm, evolution and transgression. Such characteristic and unique essence led the company to pioneer the reconceptualization of two of the most significant aspects of the dramatic art: the theatrical space and the public. Thus, respectively, they redefined the space by moving it to non-conventional ones – and changed the public role from passive to active, which meant a breaking of the “fourth wall”. And it is that there is no creation without risk – a compiled premise from the beginning, since their first street shows, where the authentic essence of La Fura was born.  The incessant curiosity and the need to explore new artistic trends have developed, through a process of collective creation, a unique language, style and aesthetic. Nowadays, this is called “Furan language”, which has been implemented in different artistic genres, such as opera, cinema and large-scale performances.

Since the early 1990s, the company has diversified its creative efforts, moving into the fields of written drama, digital theatre and street theatre, performing contemporary theatre and opera, and producing major corporate events. La Fura produced the opening ceremony for the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and worked for companies such as Pepsi, Mercedes Benz, Peugeot, Volkswagen, Swatch, Airtel, Microsoft, Absolut Vodka, Columbia Pictures, Warner Bros, the Port of Barcelona, Telecom Italia and Sun Microsystems.