Based in Lyon, France, the founders of the Chatha Dance Company are leaving an indelible mark on the international choreographic scene with pieces that speak of politics, poetry and the Arab Spring against a wider European backdrop. Valletta 2018 will see the duo working closely with students, graduates, and alumni of the Department of Dance within the school of performing arts at the University of Malta. The pairing gives budding performers the space to nurture their skills and the directional freedom to surpass limitations. This performance is not just about the dance, but about the emotional journey that permeates through the dancers and reaches out to audiences.