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Half a million Syrian refugees living in urban areas in Jordan are struggling to cope with inadequate housing, high debts, rising costs of living and educational challenges for their children.

The influx of Syrian refugees is also increasingly impacting Jordanian host communities, who are battling with the same challenges – increased accommodation and living costs, and access to outstretched public services.

Intersection aims to bring communities to a meeting point where they address and reflect on those challenges urging them to find ways for coping mechanisms.

The Project aims to :
  1. 1.Address needs of refugees and minorities in Jordan and their host communities with a focus on the plight of women.
    2.Raise awareness of problems faced by Syrian refugees in Jordan and promote better understanding of the Jordanian host communities of the plight of the refugees.
    3.Boost self-esteem and psychological resilience among refugees displaced in Jordan.

"This project is part of the Drama, Diversity and Development programme, funded by the European Union, in the framework of the regional programme MedCulture, Prince Claus Fund, the Swedish Postcode Lottery (and your match-funding donor) and implemented by Minority Rights Group International, in partnership with the Civic Forum Institute and Andalus Institute for Tolerance and Anti-violence Studies.”

This, project has been produced with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this are the sole responsibility of the National Centre for Culture and Arts and can in no way be taken to reflect the views of the European Union”.


The National Center for Culture and Arts (NCCA) commenced a collaboration with Ihe Norwegian performance group Siljeholm/Christophersen. sponsored by teh Norwegian Embassy from the 3 - 13 October 2011 .

The NCCA interactive Theatre Troupe (NITT) will soon be incorporating an innovative new technique into its performances, as a result of a workshop conducted by the Norwegian performance group Siljeholm/Christophersen.

The 10-day workshop by the Norwegian group, founded by dance artists Helle Siljeholm and Sara Christophersen, taught the NITT a new method of combining video and live performance, in which performers move in and out of images projected on large slatted screens.


Since 2009 The National Center for Culture & Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation started it host the annual Amman Contemporary Dance Festival (ACDF) which falls in line with its mission to promote cultural exchange programs; enhance the theater and dance movements in Jordan through programs that provide professional training courses in theatre and dance and producing original works in the above fields locally and internationally.

The ACDF falls within the Masahat Dance Network, a regional network comprising of Maqamat Dance Theatre in Lebanon and Sareyyet Ramallah - First Ramallah Group in Palestine ; Tanween Dance Theatre in Syria and the National Center for Culture and Arts in Jordan.

The Amman Contemporary Dance Festival (ACDF) aims to provide audiences with an opportunity to further their appreciation of the aesthetics and techniques of contemporary dance in addition to providing artists the opportunity to expand their horizons & benefit from the experience of artists worldwide through attending various workshops in contemporary dance.

The festival is held annually in April and hosts renowned contemporary dance troupes from all over the world

ACDF 2010  

The festival was held from the 20 – 27 April 201 and included five renowned contemporary dance companies in a variety of performances; A Page Out of Order- Hold the Clock Jordan is making its debut for the first time under the direction of the Yoshiko Chuma who will be working with Jordanian performers, MISK dance company and Kings Academy students, in addition to international artists for a special premier and opening of the festival. In a double bill performance Sara Christopherson / Norway will present a performance dedicated to the family with Nina Haft from USA; Compagnie Linga comes to us from Switzerland and Mathilde Monnier, as a special presentation, from France and for the first time we are proud to host Takween Collective, a group of young Arabian dancers and choreographers representing the Levant.  


ACDF 2009

The festival was held from the 20 – 22 April 2009 featuring  three renowned contemporary dance companies; Kyung-Shil Chol   from Korea ; Mancopy from Denmark  & GIUIA MURREDU from Holland  with the intention of expanding the festival to include many additional performances from across the globe in 2010.


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