NEW BLOG BY ANGELA BETTONI – NO ASSUMPTIONS, PLEASE!
Opening Doors would like to introduce a new blog series by Opening Doors actress Angela Bettoni. Over the coming weeks, the blog posts will tackle different issues that Angela is passionate about.
Angela Bettoni was born in July 2001 in Oxford. She lived in Oxford and Rome before moving to Malta in 2013. She studied at St Martin’s College, and left school in 2018 with 6 O-Levels (MATSEC) and her ECDL Certificate. She is just finishing an Advanced Diploma in Performing Arts at MCAST Mosta. Angela received an Erasmus+ VET from MCAST and spent 3 weeks at the Chickenshed Theatre London (an inclusive theatre) in September 2019. Angela’s main interests are writing and drama. She was part of the St Martin’s School of Performing Arts for 6 years, and has also attended summer school/classes at Masquerade and Helen O’Grady Malta. She joined the Opening Doors Theatre group in 2019. You can find out more about Angela’s writing at www.angelabettoni.net. Angela has Down’s Syndrome.
NEW SEASON 2020-2021
The new Opening Doors artistic season will be starting in October 2020. We look forward to seeing our members again after the summer break!
For the time being, sessions will be delivered online. This will be reviewed monthly and we will inform the members once we can safely resume the sessions in the live studio spaces.
VIRAL BEATS 2020
The Opening Doors’ musicians and artistic team are so proud to present the result of many weeks of hard work- Viral Beats!
Not ones to let a pandemic get in the way of their love of performing, our music groups came together to bring you a collaborative artistic project, from their homes to yours!
A big well done to all our musicians and artistic team! A special thank you goes to group leader Luke Baldacchino and assistant Banjo Rancho for producing this ambitious music video.
We encourage you to share the video with your family and friends – make it viral! We hope that you enjoy watching it, we certainly enjoyed making it 😊
Kind thanks go to P. Cutajar Foundation for their continued support!
This project is supported by Il-Premju tal-President managed by the Office of the President and Arts Council Malta.
Watch the Viral Beats video by clicking here: Viral Beats
OPENING DOORS IS 10 YEARS OLD , AND IT NEEDS YOUR HELP !
Opening Doors have just released a video celebrating 10 years of artistic training for adult performers with a disability. It has already been viewed 17,000 times and counting! But as funds run thin, its very existence could be in jeopardy.
Today Opening Doors welcomes 60 performers who regularly train and perform in music, dance and theatre presentations every year, in Malta as well as in festivals abroad.
So far, Opening Doors has relied on artistic funding through different projects supported by Arts Council Malta, as well as other entities. But in order to continue doing its stellar work within the sector, it needs funding, and it is needed NOW.
Here is a testimonial of blogger Alison Bezzina, whose family uses the services of Opening Doors :
Giving adults with disabilities the opportunity to perform on stage is NOT the greatest thing that Opening Doors Malta has achieved in the past 10 years.
The greatest thing this organisaton has achieved is to do all this without burdening parents and its members with any costs and fees.
For the past ten years Opening Doors Malta has trained hundreds of adults with disabilities in dance, theatre and music.
My brother, was one of the first members to join this organisation, and for the past ten years they’ve put on two to three performances a year, and delighted audiences from all over the globe. They now need your help…
Here’s how you can help us by donating :
Use your mobile phone to send a blank SMS to the numbers below
50618077 – To donate EUR4.66
50619218 – To donate EUR11.65
You can deposit the desired amount to our IBAN below
BOV – MT72VALL22013000000040025366446
Music Workshop and Percussion Demonstration – 13th March
Led by Opening Doors Association music tutor and percussionist Luke Baldacchino.
As part of the GAULearn, educational programme in Gaulitana: A Festival of Music (11th edition). The organised by the Gaulitanus Choir (vide www.gaulitanus.com)
Annual General Meeting – 29th March 2017
Arts for All – A Talk by Opening Doors as part of USPA’s Performing Arts festival – 6th April 2017
An overview about Opening Doors Association’s operation with the sector and an insight into the Theatre group’s work. Led by Charlotte Stafrace, applied theatre practitioner, actress and PR for Opening Doors Association, and Andrea Grancini, applied theatre practitioner, actor and lead tutor for Opening Doors’ theatre group.
Open Air Jam – 10th April 2017
17:30 hrs -19:30 hrs
Gnien Pawlu Boffa, Paola
Open Air Jam – 28th April 2017
17:00 hrs – 19:00 hrs @ Sliema Seafront (near Sliema Pitch, Ghar id-Dud)
Aħdar id-Deżert Performances, Teatru Salesjan
9th & 10th June 2017 @ 19:30 hrs
11th June @ 16:00 hrs