Denise Buttigieg will be performing a contemporary dance called “Q.W” for Malta at Eurovision Young Dancers 2017.
It has been revealed that Malta’s Denise Buttigieg will be performing a contemporary dance called “Q.W” in Prague next week for the Eurovision Young Dancers 2017 competition. The music Denise will be dancing to is also called “Q.W”, which was composed by Mario Sammut (aka Cygna). Her performance has been choreographed by Joeline Tabone.
Denise Buttigieg will represent Malta at this year’s Eurovision Young Dancers. Born in 2001, Denise is currently the principal dancer at the Naupaca Dance Factory. She joined when she was nine-years-old and had major roles in all of the group’s productions. Her performances include Alice’s Adventures Underground, The Dream, The Death of Snow White, Immaculate, Divina, and After. In her dancing career, Denise had won two scholarships to study outside of Malta – in 2014 she studied at the Academia Antonella Bartolacci, and in 2016 she traveled to Turin, Italy, with Pompea Santoro’s Eko Dance Project. Most recently, Denise passed her BTDA exam in Advanced Foundation in Jazz, which she passed with a Platinum Distinction last year.
The fifteenth edition of Eurovision Young Dancers will see dancers from eight participating countries compete for the crown. This year, the event will take place in the Czech capital Prague on Saturday 16th December.
The eight participants are as follows:
- Czech Republic – Michal Vach
- Germany – Danila Kapustin
- Malta – Denise Buttigieg
- Norway – Anna Louise Amundsen
- Poland – Paulina Bidzinska
- Portugal – Raquel Fidalgo
- Slovenia – Patricija Crnkovič
- Sweden – Christoffer Collins
First held in 1985 a total of 37 countries have competed at least once in the contest, including Canada in 1987. The competition is open to young dancers who are aged between 16 and 21 years old. Each country is represented by either a solo dancer or a couple, who perform a routine of their choosing for the jury. The jury will select two acts to go through to the final round which is a 90 second dance off. Each dancer is given 45 seconds to perform and impress the judges, at the end of the performances the judges select the winner.