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da Dance Company

Launched in October 2010, the da Dance Company is an energetic youth company. da Dance company draws its dancers from the final year students at Dance Academy, offering them the opportunity to perform in public, both locally and overseas.

The formation of the company has been in the offing since 2006 when Dance Academy students first performed in the Czech Republic, winning the Dancing Hand award. The company, under the artistic direction of Ingrid Desira Buttigieg, provides the students with an opportunity to enhance their performance experience whilst further developing their technical proficiency. The da Dance Company's repertoire includes works in the classical, modern and contemporay style.

da Dance Company Members 2013/14

Daniela Blake Petra Camilleri Catriona Cassar Maria Debono
Michaela Debono Majbritt Kristensen Iara Vella

Performances

Ingrid Desira Buttigieg MA, B. Phil (Hons), Rad. T. Dip.

Artistic Director and Founder

The establishment of Dance Academy, in 1987, required Ingrid to create many rappresentational works for her school show, which comprised mainly of young students. It was not until 2007 that she decided to embark upon further investigation in the field of choreography when she enrolled for the MA in Choreography from the University of Fontys, Fontys Dance Academy, the Netherlands. In May 2010, Ingrid was awarded her MA and her dissertation was awarded a distinction. This dealt with the development of classical ballet in Malta from 1964 to 2004.

The founding of the da Dance Company offers the right opportunities for her to delve further into the choreographic field. It offers her immense opportunity to explore new styles and investigate movement through the creation of new work in the collaboration with her company members.

November 2015 CHOGM MALTA

Ingrid was choreographer for the first chapter entitled 'Our Land'.