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Teatru Manoel presents Moveo Dance Company in an entirely new Contemporary Dance Production.

Frida Kahlo - Defining Moments


"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”

- Frida Kahlo.

Frida is synonymously famous for her provoking art, however this performance focuses more on the duality between the fragility of her body and her strength of character and will. Frida was fiery, with a passion for her Mexican roots; even wanting to be called a 'child of the revolution'. She was a woman who survived a terrible accident which broke her body, suffered the pain and loss of multiple miscarriages but most of all felt the heartbreak of disloyalty by her beloved Diego; even with her own sister. Through all of this, painting was her solace. She painted her gruesome reality, and these paintings are the legacy of what could be considered one of the most ground-breaking women of her time. 


Moveo Dance Company

Moveo Dance Company was founded by Artistic Director Dorian Mallia in 2008 and has been producing contemporary work both locally and internationally since. In 2011, Diane Portelli became one of Moveo’s performers and in 2017 teamed up with Dorian as company Director and Resident Choreographer. As part of its repertoire, the company produced various original productions which have been presented in various local and international theatres. Most of its repertoire has been presented internationally in London, Berlin, Washington DC, Denmark, Bruno Cz , Liberec Cz and Romania. In 2018 Dorian and Diane, won the Premju G─žall-Arti Artists of the Year award. In 2020, Moveo was also awarded the ‘Best Creative Enterprise Award’.


Moveo Dance Company’s artistic ethos evolves around searching for the new and that which can capture an ambiguous notion in performance. The constant study of the body in motion is also very essential to our work. It means that what we create is never static and always evolving. The body in performance is most intriguing, as within it lies a whole spectrum of possibilities that include identity, cultural and social behaviours. 



Diane Portelli

Diane Portelli started training at Tanya Bayona Academy of Ballet studying ballet, contemporary, jazz and flamenco. She furthered her training at The Dance Workshop where she got awards for both flamenco and jazz. She then studied at the Accademia di Pavia for a year. She won two gold medals the World Championships for Performing Arts in Hollywood, for lyrical and funk. Diane performed in international festivals and was selected for workshops with Random Dance Company, Ultima Vez, Hofesh and others and is a guest teacher at ┼╗finMalta. Diane obtained DDE qualifications in modern dance and has an Honours degree in Management from the University Of Malta. She is now a performer, choreographer and director of Moveo. 

Music by Albert Grazia

Duration: 1 hour

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