MCAST ICA Festival 2023
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MCAST ICA Festival 2023
An annual showcase highlighting the emerging students of the MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts
The 7th edition of the MCAST ICA Festival celebrates the creative achievements of talented students of eleven Bachelor of Arts (Honours) courses at the MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts in Mosta. The festival offers a valuable platform for these students to exhibit their hard work and individual talents, gaining exposure among stakeholders in the creative industry and the local arts and design community.
Inspired by the chivalrous unrealistic ideals of Don Quixote, students embody the values of creativity, authenticity, and imagination, unlocking their inner potential. To achieve innovation, it is necessary to break free from conventional thinking and establish new ideals driven by the creativity and ingenuity of a new generation better suited to meet the challenges of the modern world. Taking risks, challenging established norms, and exploring new ideas and approaches can lead to advancements that benefit society.
Join us on this journey of creativity and discovery, and celebrate the artists of tomorrow who embrace their inner Don Quixote. Let’s work together to transform the world through unique and imaginative perspectives.
Friday 7th July 2023 programme
The Valletta Design Cluster invites you to an interactive presentation you won’t forget anytime soon! Explore the Valletta Design Cluster facilities from the comfort of your seat at Spazju Kreattiv. Learn about all the cluster offers, from studios and meeting rooms, to access to specialized equipment, to exciting networking events.
A series of light talks by select emerging students, highlighting their experiences and selves at the MCAST Institute for the Creative Arts!
A stage-make-up masterclass on live models, both male and female, conducted by MAC Cosmetics. This event is open to established and aspiring practitioners in the Performing Arts.
A display featuring the work of students enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Performing Arts programme. A Q&A session with Miguel Farrugia and Daniel Carabott, moderated by Dr Victor Jacono, will be held after the performance.
This choreography is part of Miguel Farrugia`s bachelor’s dissertation, ‘How Have Digital Dance Cultures Affected Audience Engagement with Concert Dance’ which explores whether concert dance has changed because of digital dance, and in what ways it did so. This choreography was inspired by the short dance videos on social media such as TikTok. These movements have then been adapted to fit a theatrical performance. The choreography consists of Hip Hop and street styles, such as Popping, House and Freestyle.
Choreography – Miguel Farrugia
Performance – Miguel Farrugia
Light Design – Moritz Zavan Stoeckle
Music (and artist):
Inner Light – Elderbrook
Something – Martin Garrix
Devils – Fedde Le Grand
A Colourful Outlook on Costumes
The project is a lecture demonstration on how coloured lights can change the colours of a costume. Created costumes will be presented on mannequins whilst different coloured lighting effects are projected onto them. This will demonstrate how radically their colour scheme changes when a coloured light hit them. During the lecture demonstration, there will also be sections of a video presenting a choreography inspired by the relationship between coloured costumes and coloured lights.
Lecture demonstration – Daniel Carabott
Costume Design – Daniel Carabott (Supervised by Maria Cutajar)
Lighting Design – Daniel Carabott (Supervised by Moritz Zavan Stoeckle)
Dancers in the Video – Nikita Fenech and Sarah Ng
Music – Summer In Venus (YouTube)
After the performance, there will be a Q&A session with Miguel Farrugia and Daniel Carabott. Moderated by Victor Jacono
Saturday 8th July 2023 programme
A curated screening of works by the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Media students will be held at the Spazju Kreattiv Cinema.
Saturday 29th July 2023 programme
A curated screening of works by the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Creative Media students will be held at the Spazju Kreattiv Cinema. This is a repeated session of the 8th July.