In Summer 2017, the winners of the open call for contemporary dance choreographers were mentored by ŻfinMalta’s Artistic Director, Paolo Mangiola and other guest artists. The selected participants created a new piece of work to be premiered in Malta on the 2nd July 2018 and then submitted to wider European platforms such as the Aerowaves network – which links dance houses and theatres from all over Europe.

In December 2018, Breakin’ Convention presents Open Art Surgery, where choreographers will be mentored by Jonzi D, one of the world’s master hip hop artists and artistic directors. Through intense masterclasses, participants will work on experimenting and developing innovative ideas for a dedicated showcase event produced by Valletta 2018.