During the conference, two different panels reflecting on the in the Southern Mediterranean region with the participation of experts from the Euro-Mediterranean region will be held. Moreover, group discussions among the SouthMed CV sub-grantees, speakers and the audience on to foster the emergence of , new models for , culture as an instrument to lead changes, in the Southern Mediterranean region, among other issues, will take place.
The conference is open to the public. The registration will take place at the Royal Cultural Center on the 3 of December, at 9 am.
During the past 2 years, SouthMed CV has launched 2 calls for applications, sub-granted 38 artistic and cultural projects in the Southern Mediterranean region, reaching 118 associations and organizations from 7 countries, and engaging thousands of cultural practitioners and audience.
SouthMed CV is co-funded by the EU within the framework of the regional programme Med Culture.
The participants in the 36th International Arab Youth Congress declared to stop the cliché of “you are too young!” to involve them in decision-making and peace building processes
The IAYC is a thematic event that utilizes creative activities to tackle global issues impacting the lives of youth. This year’s theme, “21st Century of a Culture for Peace and Prosperity” was selected after deep consideration of the role that the artistic disciplines play and should continue to play in unifying the ever-globalizing lives of young people. As values are evolving over time and geography, the ability to seek and comprehend diverse worldviews, to analyze complex issues and ultimately evaluate and modify attitudes and philosophies are some of the most critical skills needed to succeed in today’s modern global economy. Our aim through the activities of the Congress is to create an environment where youth aged (13 – 17) are given the opportunity to develop, share and celebrate these skills.
110 participants from 14 Arab and Foreign countries shared their impressions, expectations and recommendations about the theme of the congress through the panel sessions and the artistic performances during the closing ceremony which was held on the 11th of July at the Palace of Culture under the Patronage and Presence of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein and with the participation of guest of honor, the world champion Ahmed Abu Ghosh as an example to be followed in perseverance and success.
The congress was organized by the National Centre for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation in partnership with UNICEF, the Ministry of Education and USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program from 5 – 11 July 2017 with the participation of delegations from UAE, Pakistan, USA, Syria, Iraq, Kosovo, Oman, Palestine, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Egypt, Holland and Jordan.
The guest of honor Mr. Hussein Al Salman sang a song on this occasion with an interaction from a large audience. And the participants presented the outcome of the creative workshops in drama, music, song and dance, and it also featured a brief video of the activities of the congress.
Lina Attel, Director General of the National Centre for Culture and Arts and Congress Director said, “As we hold this congress every year, we strive to strengthen solidarity and promote cultural exchange between countries; shedding light on the issues like safety, prosperity, peace, creating an example that other countries can follow.” She added, “Our aim is to foster the participants’ cultural, artistic and scientific talents through creative workshops to promote cooperation and respect of cultural diversity.
“Working together with today’s young generation, we can lay the foundation for peaceful, tolerant and equitable societies, in which each successive generation of children can survive and thrive to their full potential.” Said UNICEF Representative, Robert Jenkins.
He added, “UNICEF is grateful to Her Majesty Queen Noor AL Hussein for her patronage and support to the Arab International Youth Congress. We would also like to acknowledge the strong partnership with NCCA and the support from USAID that has resulted in this great youth engagement forum.”
The recommendations and outcomes of the conference will be sent to the Arab League States, the United Nations, UNICEF, and UNFPA.
1. Involve youth in decision-making and peace building processes, voice out their needs and issues and empower them to become agents of change in their countries. Please stop the cliché of “you are too young!”
2. Facilitate and fund international youth exchange programs to achieve better cross-cultural understanding and respect of diversity.
3. Increase youth access to meaningful civic engagement, community service, extracurricular activities, volunteering platforms and employment opportunities to achieve social cohesion, promote sense of belonging and engage creatively and positively with society.
4. Introduce media literacy and comprehensive performing arts programs within school systems as tools to empower young people with creative expression and problem solving skills, self-confidence and understanding of human behavior.
5. Facilitate equal access to quality education, multi-language learning and artistic development for all students including females, males and people with disabilities with special emphasis on analytical thinking.
6. Promote gender equality and empower the role of women to resist harmful practices and unjust social norms.
7. Create meaningful multimedia programs (films, plays, songs) through Community Based organizations, media institutions, TV programs, NGO’s, etc. to spread awareness on the drastic negative impact of war and the value of peace on human life and dignity.
8. Promote intergenerational communication by engaging young people with parents, community members and senior citizens in supporting peace building and in addressing contemporary issues that have an impact on future generations such as family planning and reproductive health.
9. Promote alternative energy sources (e.g. solar energy) to achieve sustainable economic independence which leads to prosperity and hence peace.
10. Promote collaboration between countries to protect refugees and homeless and support them with dignified life and ensure justice, respect of cultural diversity and tolerance.
11. Provide psychosocial counselling in elementary and high schools for students to mitigate negative coping mechanisms.
Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein honors adolescent and youth students excelling in community service project
AMMAN, Jordan,Her Royal Highness Princess Iman Bint Al Hussein deputizing for Her Majesty Queen Noor Al-Hussein honoured Jordanian schools and out of school adolescents from 12 governorates with the best community service projects at an event celebrating the 3rd International Arab Youth Congress National Initiative “One Step at a Time,” at the Palace of Culture in Amman Yesterday.
The event featured a documentary of 52 community service projects implemented by 208 students from 52 schools and out of school adolescents from 12 governorates; The Guest of honor Hussein Al Salman presented a song in this occasion followed by a comedy sketch by the NCCA National Interactive Theatre Troupe, and Jordanian Folk Dance by MISK Company of NCCA in addition to the video clip of the “One Step at a Time” song.
“We are proud of the outstanding achievements of students who have excelled in the implementation of diverse projects, including education and technology, environmental health, cultural, art and sport, which will achieve sustainable benefits in the community,” said the Director General of the National Center for Culture and Arts, Lina Attel.
“We are grateful to UNICEF and USAID for their invaluable support in realizing this project and bringing joy to Jordanian Students. We also commend the efforts of the Ministry of Education, school teachers and Princess Basma Youth Resource Center/JOHUD for facilitating the participation of students,” she added.
“One Step at a Time” is a national community service initiative emanating from the International Arab Youth Congress organized by the National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation in cooperation and partnership with the Ministry of Education, UNICEF - supported by the Government of Germany (through German and Canadian Government) and The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through a grant from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program implemented by FHI 350.
The project aims at encouraging and empowering Jordanian youth aged 13 to 17 to actively participate in community service projects that are creative and sustainable, and which benefit their society and also develops their own knowledge and skills.
“I would like to congratulate all girls and boys who participated in this great initiative to help their communities,” said the UNICEF Jordan Representative, Robert Jenkins. “UNICEF’s partnership with NCCA and the King Hussein Foundation, Ministry of Education, and CSO partners, and the support from USAID and Germany, is helping us strive towards providing more engagement opportunities for young people, and contributing towards Jordan achieving its national HRD strategy and the global Sustainable Development Goals,” he added.
“USAID is happy to support initiatives that impact youth and their development. We see it as an investment towards the further development of the organization and the development of Jordan” said Kathy Tin, USAID Office of Democracy and Governance.
The initiative was introduced in all schools in the 12 governorates through the respective Directorates of Education. This is the first initiative of its kind to be held for this age group, giving students full freedom to choose their initiatives and projects.
Following the selection of 52 winning projects from 12 governorates from the Ministry of Education’s schools and Princess Basma fund for Youth of the Jordanian Hashemite Fund for Development, the selected school students participated in comprehensive training sessions on organizing and managing their projects, in addition to communication skills, held by specialists from NCCA and NHF –Community Development Program. The students were provided with the necessary materials to implement their projects within a period of three months.
The students from the 52 best projects will be part of the Jordanian delegation at the 36th International Arab Youth Congress which will be held Under https://www.viagrapascherfr.com/viagra-feminin-forum-uso/ the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein from 5-11 July 2017 under the theme “21st Century Skills for a culture of peace and prosperity."
About the company
Mandragora Circo is an argentinean theatre company formed in 2003. In 14 years of continuous work their main activity has been touring, performing in 33 countries around the world through the presentation of the work Mandragora Circus in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia.
Since 2010 the company is doing a Permanent International Tour. First, they covered Americas, from Argentina to Alaska, performing in 18 countries. In 2015, they arrived in Europe to perform in Romania, Bosnia, Poland, France, followed by Tunisia in Africa.
In 2016 Mandragora Circus was presented in Morocco, South Africa, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Tanzania, Uganda and Kenya.
In 2017 they performed in Ethiopia with follow up performances scheduled in Palestine and Jordan and they planned to continue the tour in Asia and Africa during this year.
About the performance
“Mandragora Circus” is a wordless theatre performance in which two clowns tell a story of comedy and love where dialogue and thoughts are understood without words.
Circus stunts, music and unconventional instruments weave the acts of this performance together to allow the audience to imagine situations, conflicts and solutions. The show is delicate, with a touch of comedy, and an attractive story https://www.cialissansordonnancefr24.com/ which can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages.
CAST AND CREDITS
Cast: Mariana Silva , Juan Cruz Bracamonte
Author and director: Juan Cruz Bracamonte
Thursday, 15 December 2016, Amman: Master trainers from NCCA’s National Interactive Theatre Troupe conducted a workshop in November for creative writing and interactive theatre techniques. The workshop included 20 emerging Jordanian and Syrian artists, between the ages of 18 – 30.
This training is part of the active citizens "Artivism" project. The project, which was established in partnership with the British Council, is implemented by the National Center for Culture and Arts of the King Hussein Foundation.
Artivisim aims to raise awareness around the importance of social cohesion and co-existence. This is portrayed through respect and acceptance of others and promoting active citizenship, through the use of different performing arts.
The project began in October 2016 and end in March 2017.
The workshop consisted of a 40 hour training in Active Citizenship, creative writing skills and interactive theater techniques including; improvisation, role-playing, in addition to voice and speech. Workshops enabled the participants to write 20 monologues to be included in a booklet and distributed among cultural centers and stakeholders.
The second workshop conducted on the 14th and 15th of December to select the monologues and present them artistically in a stage reading session to the public.
Three performances presented in three locations throughout the kingdom, on the 19th of December at 12:00PM at the National Centre for Culture and Arts, on the 20th of December in Irbid at Princess Basma Center for Human Development at 11:00am and at the British Council on the 10th of January 2017 at 1:00PM.
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We work in over 100 countries worldwide to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people. We work in the arts, education, English, science and sport and last year we engaged face to face with 18.4 million people and reached 652 million. We are a non-political organization which operates at arm’s length from government.
For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.org/Jordan
The IAYC Community Service Initiative “One step at a time” is well underway! After the success of implementing the first phase in 12 schools and community centres across the kingdom; the National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) supported by UNICEF and USAID as part of the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is implementing the initiative for a second consecutive year; ensuring a wide access to schools and community centres.
Emanating from the International Arab Youth Congress under the directives of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein. “One Step at a Time” encourages and empowers Jordanian youth aged 13 to 17 to actively participate as a generation of responsible citizens in community service projects that are creative and sustainable.
After disseminating the initiative’s criteria for participation amongst schools and community centres in all governorates and receiving the submitted applications, an evaluation committee comprising of experts in the field of education, civic engagement and arts selected 36 project ideas that best comply with the initiative’s objectives.
The 36 winning teams received trainings by NCCA theatre experts and NHF –Community Development Program; assisting them to plan phases of project implementation, develop their communication and presentation skills utilizing Theatre-based techniques and promote their confidence and self-esteem to become active agents for change. All projects have been filmed and documented in a creative manner.
In celebration and recognition of youth making a difference in their local communities, a national artistic event will be conducted on May 2, 2016 at the Palace of Culture in Amman.
During the event, participants from 12 governorates will have the opportunity to publicly present their community service projects to an audience of 2000 members accompanied by a documentary and artistic performances from local artists.
Students will also be invited to join delegations from different countries and present their projects in the 35th International Arab Youth Congress (IAYC), which will be held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein in August 2016 thus driving social change and inspiring others to follow suit.
- 02 May 2016 - 02 May 2016
The National Center for Culture & Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation is proud to host the 8th edition of the Amman Contemporary Dance Festival (ACDF) which falls in line with its mission to promote cultural exchange and enhance the theater and dance movements in Jordan.
In this year’s festival, held from 14-22 April at the Royal Cultural Centre, we have chosen to include renowned contemporary dance companies from Switzerland, USA, Spain, Tunisia, and Jordan in a variety of performances. It is our hope that at each festival, our audiences get the chance to view leading dance companies utilizing unique techniques and to further their appreciation of the aesthetics of contemporary dance.
ACDF2016 Promotion Video
14 April, 8:00 pm | 91 Degrees / A Night in the Desert | Jordan
17 April, 8:00 pm | Less is More | USA
19 April, 8:00 pm | Time Takes the Time Time Takes | Spain
20 April, 8:00 pm | Recapitulatio / Koffirto / 1000 Skins | Tunisia
22 April, 8:00 pm | Sideways Rain | Switzerland
Location: The Royal Cultural Centre
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Ticket Price: 7 JD [5 JD for students]
[Free Admission for USA - ILL Abilities performance, please contact us to receive your invitation ]
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- 14 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
- The Royal Cultural Center
This year, we commemorate the opening of #ACDF2016 with a premiere by emerging Jordanian dancers:
91 Degrees, choreographed by Tamara Haddad and performed by Misk Dance Company of NCCA.
هذا العام, نفتتح المهرجان بعرض من راقصين اردنيين
تصميم تمارا حداد و عرض فرقة مسك
14 April, 2016 - 8:00 pm
Would you like to enjoy a night in the desert at the Royal Cultural Centre?
Then join GoJo team on April 14, 2016 at 8:00 pm.
Event Link: http://bit.ly/1RwI1yF
- 14 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
- The Royal Cultural Center
بالشراكة مع السفارة الأمريكية في الأردن, نقدم فريق الرقص الأمريكي الدوليILL-Abilities
والذي سوف يؤدي عرضه في المهرجان يوم الأحد 17 أبريل القادم ويشارك الجمهور الأردني رسالته حول الحياة بإمكانيات غير محدودة بالتواصل الإيجابي مع المجتمعات حول العالم.
In partnership with the U.S. Embassy Amman Jordan, we are presenting ILL-Abilities
Performing on Sunday, April 17. They’ll share their message of living life with limitless possibilities!
- 17 April 2016 - 18 April 2016
- The Royal Cultural Center
Do not get lost in time and mark your calendar on the 19th of April for "Time Takes the Time Time Takes" performance by Spain!
At the Royal Cultural Centre
- 19 April 2016 - 19 April 2016
- The Royal Cultural Center
Don't miss the Swiss company Alias in a spectacular performance on the 22nd of April at the Royal Cultural Centre.
Tickets will be available next week!
- 22 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
- The Royal Cultural Center
The press conference for the launching of the 34thInternational Arab Youth Congress (IAYC) took place yesterday. The congress isorganized by the National Center for Culture and Arts (NCCA) of the KingHussein Foundation (KHF), in partnership with the United Nations Children’sFund (UNICEF) with the support of Germany KFW, and Japan. It will convene on the 3rdAugust 2015 under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor AlHussein Founder of the Congress. The theme for this year is "Investing in YoungPeople as Agents of Positive Change for Human Development’’. The congress willaddress quality education, Skills Building and entrepreneurship, early marriageand reproductive health for adolescents, youth engagement and civicparticipation.
Thepress conference was conducted yesterday by NCCA Director, Ms. Lina Attel, andattended by Mr. Michele Servadei, UNICEF Deputy Representative in Jordan; Ms. Nina Lauter, Development Counselor at the German Embassy in Jordan; as well asUNFPA representative in Jordan Ms. Layali Abu Sir and members of the IAYCpreparatory and media committee.
Atthe beginning of the press conference, Ms. Attel thanked UNICEF, the IAYCstrategic partner and main sponsor, as well as UNFPA, which in 2014 appointedNCCA as Y-PEER International Centre for Youth Development. She also thanked allthe sponsors for their "exceptional efforts”, which will have a great impact onthe success of IACY activities.
Mr. Servadei said during the press conference: "With such a large youth populationin Jordan and the region, it’s critical that we provide the right environmentin which young people can realise their full potential. The 34th InternationalArab Youth Congress is an important forum for youth voices to be heard. Itprovides a platform from which young people can share and promote innovativecommunity level initiatives in which they play an active and positive role insociety. Scaling up and replicating such work is vital for young people toprogress and thrive in life.”
Ms. Nina Lutter, Development Counselor at the German Embassy said: "Investing inyouth is ultimately an investment in the future. Young people are a fundamentalresource for social change, economic development and technological innovation. The International Arab Youth Congress provides an opportunity for youth todevelop their own creative ways to address and overcome challenges that affectthem in areas such as education, reproductive health, civic participation andsecurity. The Government of Germany is committed to reach and support, inpartnership with UNICEF, vulnerable adolescents and youth living acrossJordan.”
Ms. Attel elaborated that the congress’s slogan for this year "Investing in YoungPeople as Agents of Positive Change for Human Development’’, was adoptedagainst the backdrop of the challenges currently facing children and youth interms of education, reproductive health, civic participation and security. Participants between the ages of 13 and 17 years, will have the opportunity toexpress their thoughts and ambitions regarding these issues through technicalworkshops and sessions in drama, singing, music, dance, and visual arts ascreative approaches to addressing the afore-mentioned issues. They will thencome out with the congress’s recommendations. The technical workshops will befacilitated by specialists in these fields, including Ms. Samia Zaro, Mr. Sa’adAbbas, Ms. Rania Kamhawi and the National Music Conservatory. The outcomes ofthese workshops will be showcased at the IAYC closing ceremony, to be heldunder the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor at the Palace of Culture atAl-Hussein Sports City at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 9 August 2015. The participantswill submit their recommendations to Her Majesty, as well as UNICEF and UNFPAand other concerned parties in the presence and participation of the IAYCguests of honor: His Excellency Dr. Marwan Muasher, the keynote speaker, aswell as Y-PEER International Ambassadors Ms. Ola Al-Faris and Ostaz Sam.
Theconference’s main activities at the opening session, which will be held at theRoyal Culture Center on Monday, 3 August 2015, include an opening speech by Mr. Servadei, as well as a interactive session about the theme of the congress, presented by keynote speaker Dr. Marwan Muasher.
Sessions on quality education willbe facilitated by Ms. Susan Ayari, Cheif of UNICEF’s Education programme, whileMs. Besan AbdelQader will facilitate the skills building session. The entrepreneurship session will befacilitated by Mr. Nidal Qanadilo, main coach at Oasis 500, UNFPA’s Ms. YasmeenAl-Tabba will facilitate the early marriage and reproductive health for adolescents’ workshop. And a briefabout Shiekha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Awards for Arab Youth by Ms. Aysha Al Ka’abi
Participantsfrom Jordan and other countries will present their voluntary work in the areaof community service, which will serve as models for the participating studentsover the upcoming years.
Ms. Attel said the IAYC main accomplishments include the launching of the 2014 National Initiative "One Step at a Time,” designed under Queen Noor’s directives to encourage Jordanian youth aged 13–17years to engage in their communities. ‘‘One Step at a Time” involves voluntary, innovative and entrepreneurial initiatives that offers sustainable benefits tothe society. This initiative will be one of the main components of IAYC. Otherachievements include convening the 31stIAYC in 2012 under thepatronage of Abu Dhabi’s Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, which was hosted by theFamily Development Foundation led by Ms. Mariam Al-Rumeithi, as well aslaunching the Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Award.
Itis worth mentioning that a lesson on IAYC was included in the 5thGrade Arabic Language curriculum in Oman. which was published by the OmaniMinistry of Education in 2011 and is seen as Arab recognition of theconference’s importance to Arab youth.
Onthis occasion, the public is invited to the International Artistic Performances, which will be held at 7 p.m., Friday 7 August 2015 at NCCA’s Amphitheater, during which the participants will present sketches presenting their countries’ heritage. The closing ceremony will be held at 8 p.m., Sunday, 9 August 2015 atthe Palace of Culture in Al-Hussein Youth city. These events are open to thepublic and the entrance tickets are available at NCCA.
TheNCCA program includes various visits to tourist and cultural sites in Jordan, including Jordan Museum, Public Security stables, Petra, UNICEF’s Makani, centeraffiliated with the Jordan Hashemite Fund for Human Development, as well asother youth interactive activities.
Theparticipants will create a mural at Gallery Centre – Ras Al Ain – Down TownAmman, led by visual artist Ms. Samia Al Zaru.
Pakistan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Holland, Serbia, Iraq, Kuwait, United ArabEmirate, Libya and Jordan
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Main Sponser, United NationsChildren’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA); Zain; GreaterAmman Municipality; Tourism Board; Royal Jordanian; Royal Cultural Center; Jordan Radio and Television Corporation; Ro’ya TV; Al-Safir Printing Press; Zalloum & Laswi Law Firm; Royal Aero-Sports Club of Jordan; Kempinski Hotel; Dead Sea Products; NationalPaints; Sport Snack Restaurant.
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Under the patronage of HRH Princess Sana Asem the opening of the 6th Amman Contemporary Dance Festival organized by the National Center for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation will be held on Sunday 13 April 2014, at 8:00 pm at the Royal Cultural Center- Main Theater with a performance for RussellMaliphant Company from United Kingdom.
This year’s festival includes renowned contemporary dance companies from United Kingdom, Norway, Australia, Sweden and Switzerland in a variety of performances for both children and adults.
The opening performance "Still Current” for Russell Maliphant Company which is supported by the British Council is dedicated to the age group over the 14 years, it’s an evening of duets and trios that incorporate qualities and vocabulary of contemporary dance, ballet and martial arts created by Russell Maliphant and The lighting designs are by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Michael Hulls with costumes by Stevie Stewart and animation by Jan Urbanowski. Musically, the evening includes an eclectic mix of sound with new compositions by long time collaborators Andy Cowton and Mukul, and a work by Armand Amar.
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 which aims at introducing the techniques of contemporary dance and to promote cultural , artistic and social collaboration with the countries of the world and its symbols of art , especially that all the participating companies present their performances on the most prestigious global theaters and won prestigious awards as quoted by " Rania Kamhawi "- Director of Amman Contemporary Dance Festival
The festival continues on Thursday, April 17 with a performance from Norway entitled "On the Desperate Edge of Now ‘by Kari Hoaas company dedicated for the age group above 16 years, followed on Saturday April 19, with a performance from Australia entitled "Happy as Larry” by Shaun Parker company dedicated to the age group of seven years and above , followed by the evening of Monday April 21 a performance from Sweden entitled "Bartolomeo” by Carrasco Dance Company dedicated for age above 10 years. On Tuesday, April 22 a performance entitled "A Dance Tribute to the Art of Football” by Jo Stromgren from Norway dedicated for the age group of above 10 years. The festival will conclude on Friday, April 25 with a performance from Switzerland entitled "Transfigured Night” by Philippe Saire dedicated for the age group above 18.
This year’s festival is supported by The British Council, Norwegian Embassy, Sweden Embassy, Pro Helvetia, Greater Amman Municipality, The Royal Cultural Center, Roya TV, Mlabbas, CUPS & KILOS, Beat FM, Al Safir and Zalatimo Sweets
Kamhawi expressed her hope to move forward in holding such events in Jordan, especially in the middle of what the world is witnessing nowadays from changes and challenges, "it became necessary to intensify our efforts to promote the importance of using different creative art form that allows the opportunity to express their ideas and aspirations, challenges and impacts on the community”.
It’s worth mentioning that the National Center for Culture and the Arts has consistently held Amman Contemporary Dance Festival every year since 2009, with participation of International and Arab companies to promote cultural communication and global art.
For more information, please contact the following numbers: 5690292/3
The National Interactive Theatre Troupe performed the multimedia play "Valley of the Moon" during the 10th Children's Theatre Festival, which organized by the Ministry of Culture under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Lana Mamkegh, on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at the Royal Cultural Center.
If you are up to an outstanding ballet performance then make sure not to miss Scheherazade during Jerash Festival at the North Theater on Thursday 27 June 2013 at 8:30 PM.You can get your tickets from The National Center for Culture and Arts and Jo Bedu Abdoun and Al-Lweibdeh branches for JD 7
The National Centre for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation will be holding the 33rdInternational Arab Youth Congress (IAYC) under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein from the 1st – 7thof July, 2013 .The theme of this year’s congress is "The Future We Want" whereby the congress delegates will tackle the following sub-themes:
Youth participation and leadership -
People in Movement (Emigration)-
Peace and conflict resolution-
The IAYC is a thematic event that utilizes creative activities to tackle global issues impacting the lives of youth. Therefore this year’s theme, "The Future We Want,” was selected in light of the prevailing transformations and challenges the world is facing politically, economically and socially and their impact on the human life.
In this regard we are proud to partner with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in holding the congress for this year which is in line with UNFPA’s consultations process for the global development agenda beyond 2015 and the review of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) beyond 20.
The recommendations and outcomes of the conference will be integrated within the Arab Regional ICPD beyond 20 report and will also be sent to the League of Arab States and the United Nations and UNICEF at the end of the congress.
We are proud to announce that this year, The National Center for Culture and Arts has been appointed by UNFPA as the Y- PEER Regional Center for Theater Based Peer Education.
We seek through our activities and programs at NCCA to empower children and youth by providing them with the necessary skills and opportunities to play a leading role in the development and wellbeing of their communities and in the advancement of a democratic civil society that provides real hope and real solutions, thus reflecting the vision of His Majesty King Abdullah II for youth as future effective leaders.
The guests of honors to the 33rd International Arab Youth Congress
The National Center for Culture (NCCA) of Arts of King Hussein Foundation is representing Jordan at the 3rdArt Forum which is hosted by The EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) network in Toulon, France from 21-23 March 2013, under the theme “What New Business Models For Arts and Culture?» with the participation of France, Tunisia, Egypt, Palestine, Bulgaria, Germany and Slovenia.
EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) (Euro-Mediterranean Information Culture(s)) is a network of public authorities, universities, research centers and NGOs working in the field of culture, located in Europe and the Mediterranean region. The network was established in 2004 by the ADCEI (Association for European and International Cultural Development) with the support of the European Union.
EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) is a promoter of projects and cross-partnerships in the areas of the performing arts, literature, dance, television/radio, and heritage; acting as a discussion forum between member states of the network to promote culture within the Euro-Mediterranean area.
The 3rd Art Forum includes plenary sessions, workshops, a cultural market and live performances. The National Interactive Theater Troupe of the NCCA will perform the play "Rising to the Pits" at the opening ceremony on March 21, at The Freedom Theatre.
HE Mr. Mohammad Abu Summagah, General Manager of The Royal Cultural Center and Director of Jerash Festival will be speaking in the plenary session "Have Existing Models Been a Success or Failure?”.
Ms. Lina Attel, Director General of the NCCA, will be leading a workshop on “The Challenges Facing Emerging Difference in the Performing Arts”. Ms. Rania Salfiti, Corporate & Marketing Manager at Umniah will be participating in a plenary session “The Role of the Private Sector in the Artistic and Cultural Movement”.
Moreover, there will be videos of various artistic and cultural productions representing Jordan at the cultural market.
In November, 2012 and under the patronage of HE Minister of States for Media Affairs, Minister of Culture, Mr. Samih Maaytah, the 2nd EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) ARTS FORUM was hosted by The National Centre for Culture and Arts in Jordan under the theme “Arts for Social Change and Development (Participation and Creativity)”.
ASSITEJ World Day of Theater for Children and Young People
20 March 2013 – Michael Morpurgo
'Shakespeare once wrote 'The play's the thing.....' And he was right, but not entirely right, actually! The story's the thing, and the play is simply the most powerful way of telling it.
I discovered why only the other day. I went to meet the new cast of the play of 'War Horse' (a story that has been both a book and a film of course). Around me as I told stories of Devon and farming and the First World War, were 40 or so actors coming together for the first time to make a play. So not one person telling a tale (which is what I usually do) but a huge company bringing heart and soul and all their considerable emotional energy, their intellect and acting talents to make a show that will entrance and horrify, rock audiences to laughter, move them to tears. Every show (and they will play to tens of thousands of children and young people), they will endeavor to make unforgettable.
The power of theatre, whether for young or old, lies in the collaboration of stories and ideas, the actors (and everyone back stage too of course) and most importantly the audience - we all make the play together, live it together, suspending disbelief together, bound in the same imaginative endeavor. For young people, coming to the theatre for the first time, the effect is electrifying, utterly compelling. It is live in front of their eyes, the story, the spectacle, the music, the lighting, the movement, the sound, and the actors. Such an experience can change young lives. It informs and enriches us all.'
Under the patronage of Minister of the State for Media Affairs and Communication, Minister of Culture
H.E Sameeh Al Maayteh
The National Center for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation
EUROMEDINCULTURE network in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture
The Art Forum
ARTS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE AND DEVELOPMENT: “SHARING and Creating”
AMMAN, NOVEMBER 4 – 6, 2012
The EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) is a network of public authorities, universities, research centres and NGOs working in the field of culture, all of whom are located in Europe and the Mediterranean region. The EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) network was initiated in 2004 by the ADCEI (Association pour le Développement Culturel Européen et International – Association for European and International Cultural Development) with the support of the European Union. The network includes partners from Jordan, Bulgaria, Egypt, France, Germany, Lebanon, Palestine, Slovenia and Tunisia.
EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) is a promoter of projects and cross-partnerships in the areas of the performing arts (theatre, dance, music, and film), literature, television/radio, and heritage; and a promoter of a common discussion forum between member states of the network to promote culture within the Euro-Mediterranean area.
The forum features a variety of activities including 4 main panel sessions, presented by experts in various art disciplines including performing arts, visual arts, business and creative industries from the participating countries in addition to 8 workshops, cultural market, videos of various art works and 5 international performances.
|Sunday, 4th of November|
|10: 00 – 10:30||
Welcoming speeches by H.E Minister of Culture
A speech by the representative of the EU Delegationin Jordan (T.B.C)
A speech by Mr. Besnik Mustafaj;Former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Albania, President of the EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) Network.
A speech by Ms.Lina Attel; Director General of the National Center for Culture & Arts- Jordan.
A speech by Mr.Frederic Jambu,Director of the Association for the European and International Cultural Development, General Delegate of the EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) Network.
Videoshowabout the members of the network.
Royal Cultural Centre
|10:30 – 12:00||
1st Panel session : Creative industries and development
Moderator:Ms. Lina Attel- Director General of The National Center for Culture and Arts -Jordan
Speakers:Ms.Hana Gammoh- Cultural events specialist – Jordan.
Mr. Jean Hurstel- President of the European cultural network Banlieues d'Europe- France.
Dr. Lina Khamis- Cultural Policy Specialist, Professor at Bethlehem University- Palestine.
Ms. Tania Saleh- Musician, Singer and Creative Director at Leo Burnett Advertising Agency – Lebanon.
Ms. Rania Salfiti- Communications Manager at Umniah – Jordan
Ms. Victoria Vincent- Visual Artist and Trainer in New Media International Munich Art Lab- Germany.
Royal Cultural Centre
|12:00- 12:30||Coffee break||
Royal Cultural Centre
|12:30 – 13:30||
2nd Panel session: Cooperation and Co-production in the Euro-Mediterranean area
Moderator:Marina Barham - Director General of Al Harah Theatre, Palestine.
Speakers: Mr. Karim Dakroub - President, Project Manager of KHAYAL – Lebanon.
Ms. Jessika Devlieghere- Co-founder and Executive Director of Palestinian Circus School- Palestine.
Mr. Thomas Holzer- Sculptor, Trainer and Clown- International Munich Art Lab – Germany.
Mr. Frederic Jambu- Director General of ADCEI/Réseau EUROMEDINCULTURE(s) - France.
Ms. Rania Kamhawi- Deputy Director and Director of the Dance Department The National Centre for Culture and Arts – Jordan.
Mr. Robert Križanič- Director of Povod Institution for International Development and Global Education- Slovenia.
Ms. Elena Pap– Director of FIRE Theatre-Art-Culture Foundation- Bulgaria.
|13:30 – 15:00||Lunch Break||National Centre for Culture and Arts|
|15:00 – 17:00||Cultural Market:Exhibition of projects and ongoing activities by the participating countries for networking and cooperation.|
|17:00 – 18:00||Presentationof videos of various art works.|
|20:00 - 21:00||Dance Performanceentitled « TIGER TIGER BURNING BRIGHT »- France||Main theatre - Royal Cultural Centre|
|Monday, 5th of November|
|10:00 – 11:00||
3rd Panel session : Creative skills, social inclusion, youth & education
Moderator:Mr. Uli Glaess, Director of the International Munich Art Lab, Founder and President of the NGO “Kontrapunkt – Youth Arts Culture“- Germany.
Speakers:Ms. Maya Alkhatib - Artistic Director of The Arab Cultural Festival SHAMS- Slovenia.
Mr. Habib Dechraoui- founder of le Festival Arabesque de Montpellier- France.
Mr. Dancho Koleff– Actor and Drama expert- Bulgaria.
Mr. Muhanad Nawafleh-Director of Theatre Department and Cultural Programs at The National Centre for Culture and Arts- Jordan.
Mr. Khaled Qatamesh- General Manager of El-Funoun Dance Troupe in Palestine.
The Royal Cultural Centre
|11:00 – 11:30||Coffee break|
|11:30 – 12:30||
4th Panel session : Arts, public spaces, audience
Moderator:Mr. Plamen Georgiev –Theatre Director, Co-founder and Co-Leader of Fire Theatre – Bulgaria.
Speakers:Mr. Rochdi Belgasmi - Choreographer –Tunisia.
Mr.Franck Micheletti - Choreographer- France.
Mr. Ahmad Rashid- Director of the Directorate of Cultural Projects Ministry of Culture –Jordan.
Mr. Christian Schnurer- Founder and Director of “Halle 6”- Germany.
Mr. Moustapha Yamout- Founder of Zico House - Cultural Space and Organizer of Beirut Street Art Festival- Lebanon.
Mr. Nicola Zereineh- Actor in Al Harah Theatre –Palestine.
|12:30 – 14:00||Lunch Break||The National Centre for Culture and Arts|
|14:00 – 18:00||
Simultaneous Workshops: participants will work in groups to come up with various cultural & artistic projects, and coproduction related to the theme of the forum
Cultural Market:Exhibition of projects and ongoing activities by the participating countries for networking and cooperation.
Presentationof videos of various art works.
|18:30 – 19:30||Solo Dance Performance entitled “TRANCE’’ by Rochdi Belgasmi- Tunis||
The Royal Cultural Centre
|20:00 – 21:00||Play Performanceentitled “MAHMOUD” by Slovenia Ptuj City Theatre- Slovenia||
The Royal Cultural Centre
|Tuesday, 6th of November|
|10:00 – 12:00||Simultaneous Workshops, Cultural Market, and Presentationof videos of various art works.||The National Centre for Culture and Arts|
|12:00 – 12:30||Coffee break|
|12:30 – 14:00||Closure of the forum: activities report of Amman workshops, recommendations, and selection of the 3 projects resulting from the workshops.|
|14.00 – 18.30||Free time to visit AMMAN|
|18:30 – 19:15||Play Performanceentitled “Balance” by the Interactive Theatre Troupe of The National Center for Culture and Arts – Jordan||
The Royal Cultural Centre
|19:15- 19:30||A Tradional Jordanian Dance and Indian Kathak Dancepresented by MISK Dance Troupe from the National Centre for Culture and Arts- Jordan|
|20:00 -21:00||Play Performance entitled “Do You Still Love Me” by Al Harrah Theatre - Palestine||
The Royal Cultural Centre
“New Media and Development"
The National Center for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation will be holding the 32nd International Arab Youth Congress under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein from the 12th – 18th of July, 2012 .The theme of this year’s congress is “New Media and Development" whereby the congress delegates will tackle the following sub-themes:
- Social media and global cultural interaction
- Electronic media and freedom of speech
- The role of social media networks in economic development
- Ethics in social media
This year the congress will be held as part of the celebration of the Silver Jubilee of the National Center for Culture and Arts and as part of the Kingdom’s celebrations of the 200 anniversary of the rediscovery of Petra by the Swiss explorer Mr. Burckhardt, therefore the opening ceremony of the congress will be held in Petra on Friday 13 July , 2012 in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and the Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority.
In 2012 and due to the fact that the ages of the participants of the congress range from 14 -16 ; Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein decided to change the name of the congress into the International Arab Youth Congress.
In 2011, the congress was held for the first time outside the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the United Arab Emirates under the patronage of Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Moubarak; Chairperson of the Family Development Foundation & Chairwoman of the General Women's Union (GWU) and the presidency of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein, thus achieving one of the most important goals of the congress in strengthening Arab solidarity and developing exchange of experiences. During the congress two initiates were launched; Shiekha Fatima Bint Mubarak International Award for Arab Youth and the International Arab Youth Network. The winners of the Award will be announced during this year’s congress at the opening ceremony.
The congress incorporates a variety of activities including the Opening Ceremony attended by Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein , UN Goodwill Ambassadors as guests of honor and various dignitaries featuring a spectacular musical performance by professional dancers and actors from the National Center for Culture and Arts, presentation of the delegations accompanied by traditional music for each participating country played by the Orchestra of the Jordanian Armed Forces; the International Artistic Performances event during which each delegation presents a folklore performance representing its national heritage and culture in addition to short drama scenes and poems related to the theme of the congress; the Closing Ceremony in which the outcome of the workshops in; drama, music and song, dance, visual arts and handicrafts culminate in a performance presented before the public. At the closing, the congress delegations present their recommendations to be sent to the Arab League, the United Nations and UNICEF.
In addition to the above, the congress holds seminars and group discussion with key speakers and guests of honor on the theme of the congress. The participants are also scheduled to visit various important archaeological sites and cultural centers in Jordan.
The National Center for Culture & Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation is proud to host the 7th Annual Amman Contemporary Dance Festival (ACDF) which falls in line with its mission to promote cultural exchange and enhance the theater and dance movements in Jordan.
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 importance of MASAHAT Dance Network is in providing a unique opportunity for companies to tour to all festivals in the partner countries allowing for leading choreographers to exchange experiences with local artists and reinforcing the importance of dialogue and cultural diversity.
This year’s festival, which is held from 14-25 April, 2015, we have chosen to include renowned contemporary dance companies from Switzerland, USA, UK, Spain and Norway in a variety of performances .It is our hope that at each festival, our audiences get the chance to view leading dance companies utilizing unique techniques and to further their appreciation of the aesthetics of contemporary dance.
On Thursday, October 30, 2014, The National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) concluded the Advanced Regional Y-PEER Theatre Based PEER Education Training of Trainers "Performing Arts for Action (PACT)” in cooperation with UNFPA, utilizing theater skills andparticipatory drama methodology to raise awareness on healthy lifestyles, reproductive health and civic engagement.
The 40 hours training course over a period of 6 days accredited and certified by The International Theatre Institute ITI, UNESCO was attended by 12 Y-Peers age (19 – 30) who finished the first regional training from the following countries; Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Jordan. The training was conducted by master trainers: Nabil Sawalha, Lina Attel, Mohannad Nawaflah and Ghandi Saber, Suzan Al Banawi, assisted by: Ala' Hamad, Fadel Awadi, Saba Obeidat, Zeinab AL Shrouf and Mr. Ghassan Tanash from Ministry of Culture.
The event was attended by Ms. Suad Nabhan, Director of UNFPA - Jordan and Dr. Manal Tahtamouni, Director of the Institute for Family Health/Noor Al Hussein Foundation
During the closing ceremony the participants presented 3 drama scenes that culminated as an outcome of the training, depicting issues related to adversities of early marriage, puberty and sex education. At the end of the ceremony the participants were awarded their Certificates.
The National Center for Culture & Arts in cooperation with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) commenced The Advanced Regional Y-PEER Theatre Based PEER Education Training of Trainers on "How to Use Theater Techniques in Community Development", for 12 participants who finished the first Regional training course from the following countries; Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Palestine, Morocco, Lebanon, Yemen, Tunis and Jordan.
The training began on the 25th of October and will end on the 30thof October where the participants will present the outcome of the training comprising of three short plays with audience interaction as well as receiving their certificates accredited by ITI, UNESCO.
NCCA was appointed by UNFPA in 2013 as the Regional Centre of Excellence for Theatre Based PEER Education after an evaluation and assessment process of similar Performing Arts Centres in the Region.
The agreement was signed between the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office in Egypt and the National Centre for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation on 6 June, 2013, indicating that the NCCA will work in partnership with UNFPA and the Y-PEER Network to use the interactive theater- based techniques in training young people age (19-30) to utilize theater skills and participatory drama methodology to raise their awareness on healthy lifestyles, reproductive health and civic engagement.
Since 2013 NCCA successfully conducted four Regional Training Courses which were attended by 100 Y-PEER educators age (19 – 30) from Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Libya, Djibouti, Somalia, Tunis, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
Basedon an invitation by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia PacificRegional Office, the Director General of the National Centre for Culture andArts (NCCA) Lina Attel participated in the Y-PEER Inter-Regional Coordinationand Consultation Meeting held in Bangkok from the 16th – 17thof June 2014.
TheMeeting was attended by representatives from UNFPA Regional Offices of ArabStates, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Asia and Pacific and Mr. AleksandarSasha Bodiroza, UNFPA Technical Adviser and founder of the Y-PEER Network andTheatre Based PEER Education Training, in addition to Y-PEER InternationalCoordinator Mr. Peter Mladenov and Y-PEER Arab States Coordinator Ms. DareenAbu Lail.
TheAgenda of the meeting included an extensive presentation by Lina Attel aboutthe methodology and achievements of NCCA as the Regional Centre of Excellenceon Theatre Based PEER Education Training, certified and accredited by theInternational Theatre Institute (ITI), UNESCO in order to expand trainingopportunities to youth of the Y-PEER network globally
On Monday, May 26, 2014,The National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) concluded the second Regional Theatre Based Y-PEER Training of Trainers "Performing Arts for Action (PACT)” in cooperation with UNFPA, utilizing theater skills and participatory drama methodology to raise awareness on healthy lifestyles, reproductive health and civic engagement.
The 40 hours training course over a period of 7 days accredited and certified by The International Theatre Institute ITI, UNESCO was attended by 25 Y-Peers age (19 – 30) from the following countries; Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, Egypt, Oman, Sudan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Jordan. The training was conducted by NCCA master trainers: Lina Attel, Mohannad Nawaflah and Ghandi Saber, Suzan Al Banawi, assisted by: Ala' Hamad, Fadel Awadi, Saba Obeidat, Zeinab AL Shrouf.
During the closing ceremony the participants presented 4 drama scenes that culminated as an outcome of the training, depicting issues related to adversities of early marriage, puberty and sex education. At the end of the ceremony the participants were awarded their Certificates.
The (NCCA) in 2013 was appointed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as the Regional Centre of Excellence for Theatre Based Peer Education. The agreement was signed between the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office in Egypt and the NCCA on 6 June, 2013, indicating that the NCCA will work in partnership with UNFPA and the Y-Peer Network to use the interactive theater- based techniques in training young people age (19-30) to utilize theater skills and participatory drama methodology to raise their awareness on healthy lifestyles, reproductive health and civic engagement.
The National Centre for Culture and Arts/ King Hussein Foundation will be holding "Theatre Based PEER Education training" in cooperation with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) for 26 Iraqi participants from the Ministry of Youth and Sport from Sunday 23/3/2014 to Monday 31/3/2014.
December 10, Amman -- Under the Patronage of HRH Princess Basma Bit Talal, the National Centre for Culture and Arts of the King Hussein Foundation kicked off a new project that uses interactive theatre to raise awareness of gender-based violence. Funded by the USAID Community Engagement Project, the 6-month national project, entitled "Enough! Human Rights for All,” will raise awareness of gender-based violence in local communities in Irbid and Mafraq Governorates and in Al Ramtha District.
The project launching ceremony, which was hosted by the National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA), featured a welcome note by Lina Attel, the Director General of the NCCA, followed by a documentary that explained how Theatre-Based Education Training works.
"It is a valuable recognition by USAID to support community level awareness on gender based violence through utilizing interactive theatre. Theatre is a power medium in raising awareness on social issues and changing perceptions and behavior,” said Lina Attel, NCCA Director General. "We are grateful for this opportunity that will enable us to create an interactive play on gender based violence in Jordan and will build the capacities of talented youth in the north.” She added.
"The first step towards the elimination of gender based violence is through creating awareness of the issue, its effect on the victims, and realistic solutions to address this intolerable practice. NCCA’s interactive theatre approach to promoting awareness of gender based violence enables the audience to deeply understand and internalize the problem.” Said Christopher Barnes – Chief of Party,USAID Community Engagement Project”
Interactive theatre is a unique medium that encourages the audience to ask questions and reflect on the drama through a facilitator who acts as a bridge between the audience and the actors. The project, in partnership with the National Interactive Theatre Troupe, will produce an interactive play that tackles physical and psychological abuse of women, sexual violence during conflicts and forced marriages.
The play will be performed sixteen times in Irbid, Mafraq and Ramtha for Jordanian community members including students and Syrian refugees. The NCCA will conduct an intensive 30-hour training workshop on theatre-based techniques to address gender-based violence and will assist the participants in producing two drama scenes to be performed for local communities.
Speeches were followed by an NCCA performance entitled "Tawazun,” a black comedy interactive play addressing violence against women and gender equality issues facing youth today. The interactive play is based on seventeen monologues written by both male and female youth, based on real life experiences.
Representatives from ministries of Culture, Education and Foreign Affairs, the USAID Community Engagement Project, renowned Jordanian artists, directors from various cultural centers in Jordan, and community members attended the event.
The National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) has been appointed by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) as the Regional Centre of Excellence for Theatre Based Peer Education. The agreement was signed between the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office in Egypt and the NCCA on 6 June, 2013, indicating that the NCCA will work in partnership with UNFPA and the Y-Peer Network to use the interactive theater- based techniques in training young people age (18-28) to utilize theater skills and participatory drama methodology to raise their awareness on healthy lifestyles and practices.
Each course comprises of 30 training hours over a period of 6 days, using the Theatre Based Techniques for Youth Peer Education Training Manual which was produced by UNFPA and a group of theatre experts.
The NCCA is currently holding in Amman the first regional Theatre Based Y-PEER Training of Trainers in cooperation with the UNFPA, accredited by the International Theatre Institute ITI-UNESCO, which started on the 22nd of September and will end on the 27th of September is attended by 27 Y-Peers from the following countries; Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, Somalia, Djibouti, Egypt, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Libya, Yemen and Jordan.
The closing ceremony will be held on Friday, 27th of September, where the participants will present short drama scenes that culminated as an outcome of the training and will receive their certificates.
Amman, UNFPA, The United Nations Population Fund has announced, today, the National Centre for Culture and arts (NCCA) as a regional centre of excellence on theater based per education.
An agreement was signed between UNFPA Regional Office and the NCCA, indicating that the NCCA will work in partnership with UNFPA and the Y-Peer Network to use the interactive theater- based techniques in training young people using theater skills and participatory drama methodology to raise their awareness on healthy lifestyles and practices. The NCCA will also conduct a series of regional creative workshops with Y-Peer trainers and celebrities.
In addition to that, the centre will establish a roster of experts and consultants to provide technical assistant to the region.
It’s worth mentioning that UNFPA Regional Office for Arab states conducted an assessment of a number of institutions working with young people in the Arab region. This assessment resulted in choosing the NCCA as a regional centre of excellence.
Ms. Lina Ahmed Attel, Director General of The National Centre for Culture and Arts expressed her gratitude to the long term support of UNFPA to the NCCA and said: we are proud of this achievement as it reflects a valuable recognition of the role the center in spreading the interactive theatre methodology regionally and internationally. This agreement will enable Jordan represented by the NCCA to provide training of trainers to hundreds of theatre specialists from the Arab region as well as providing technical assistance to similar centers in the network.
From her part, Mrs. Muna Mohammed Idris, praised the role NCCA is playing especially in the interactive theater-based education, and considered this step as a major step in strengthening the skills of young people and increasing their abilities in different areas. Mrs. Idris added that UNFPA Jordan has worked closely with NCCA in the past years in training young people and in using the theater based techniques as an interactive tool to promote young people issues and women’s right. This led UNFPA Regional Office to choose the centre to be a training centre of excellence for the region.
Dr. Alexander Bodiroza, UNFPA regional technical advisor, stressed the important and unique work NCCA is doing in using interactive distinctive tools in working with young people. He also said that there is an interest from other UNFPA offices from different regions to work with the centre.
The signing ceremony took place at the NCCA, in the presence of UNFPA representatives from the regional and country office, Her Excellency Ms. Lila Sharaf from the board of trustees of King Hussein Foundation and representatives from the National Centre for Culture and A
The NCCA strives to cooperate with international artists to exchange experiences and explore various innovative production techniques in theatre and dance.
Thecollaboration between NCCA and Siljeholm/Christophersen commenced in 2012 following a successful and productive 10 day residency with the National Interactive Theatre Troupe in October 2011which was supported by the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Jordan.
Valley of the Moon is a multi media performance for children based on the original story of the Pony and the Rababa, an old Jordanian folk tale, documented by Mr. Jebril Al Sheikh. By utilizing animation; video projection; music and physical movements; the actors on stage; the pony, a Bedouin boy, Qata birds and the Ghadah tree blend with the 4 projected video surfaces to portray a story of a universal theme of love, friendship, and freedom. The backdrop of the magical visual images and animation are depictions of the Valley of the Moon in Wadi Rum- Jordan. The performance aims to entertain children age 6-12 and family members.
During the process of creation; 5 graduate students from SAE and technical staff from NCCA were trained by Norwegian experts on multimedia techniques to ensure the continuity of similar productions in the future.
Valley of the Moon
Venue: Royal Cultural Center
Duration of the performance: 40 minutes
|Evening performance (Premier)||6:00pm|
The National Center for Culture and Arts implemented with the support of the Norwegian Embassy and in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and Greater Amman Municipality, held 8 week intensive training workshops on creative writing skills and theatre techniques for 20 female students from private and public schools from the 12 January – 23 February 2012 for a total of 60 training hours and 5 day workshop for 10 male students for a total of 20 training hours whereby the 30 students (females and males) engaged in discussing and negotiating the importance of supporting young women in expressing their views and aspirations to become active members in their society.
This training workshop provided the female participants with skills to empower them take risks; promote their confidence and self esteem; become active agents for change and play an important role in their communities and the society at large through creative exercises in voice and speech, presentation, improvisation, team work and role playing. The participation of the 10 male students in the second part of the workshop allowed them the opportunity to better their understanding of their female peers and promote their support for women empowerment and women’s rights.
The workshops resulted in writing 17 monologues by the female participants in addition to 7 monologues by the male participants.
The NCCA Interactive Theatre Troupe have finalized reviewing the monologues and have combined them in a theatrical context in a play entitled “Tawazun” ( stands for Balance in English).
The NCCA Interactive Theater Troupe are currently touring with the play “Tawazun” in various governorates in the Kingdom. Two performances were held at Zaha Cultural Center this month attended by students from various schools.
The monologues written by the participants in the workshop was published in a booklet and is distributed to schools and cultural centers in Jordan
The National Interactive Theater Troupe performing now an interactive play entitled: "To Be or Not To Be" supported by The Norwegian Embassy which aims to Empower Young Jordanian Women Towards Effective Participation in Work Force at Al Zarqa' Private University
The play performed at German Jordanian University and All Jordan youth commission
The National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation cordially invites you to attend a special performance of the interactive play "Tawazon" on Tuesday 5, 2013 at 6:00pm at NCCA Theatre.
Sponsored by: The Norwegian Embassy
About the Company
Kari Hoaas Productions was established by the Norwegian choreographer Kari Hoaas in 2005, upon her return to Oslo after more than a decade working in New York City. She is known to create physical and complex performances that allow for ambiguity and contradiction, while retaining a profoundly human quality connected to our broader culture. Be Like Water is her seventh evening length production, and the first in a planned cycle of works exploring our relationship with nature. Her previous three works Daybreak 2010, On the desperate edge of now 2013 and One 2013 explored issues of gender. Her work has been produced and presented by major venues all over Norway and the Nordic region, in addition to international co-productions and tours to the USA, Caribbean, Europe, Caucasus and the Middle East.
About the Performance
In Be Like Water I continue my commitment to develop an extreme, but organic physicality, while exploring the emotional mathematics of choreographic structures. Can the body become an open conduit for energy? Defining its own space and relation to the group, shedding all notions of statehood, race and gender? Can instead the individual come forth communicating directly? Created towards the background of fear the self-made apocalypse of climate change represents, I chose to work in a poetic vein, searching for beauty, as a catalyst to penetrate the sorrow and powerlessness our continued destruction of the basic element of all life, water, represents.
Cast and Credits:
Concept, choreography and direction: Kari Hoaas
Dancers: Ida Haugen, Antero Hein, Thais Hvidt, Åsne Storli, Gerd Kaisa Vorren, Anton Wretling/Ot Light design: Laurent Ravot
Videoscenography and tour technician: Tord Eliassen
Sounddesign: Morten Pettersen
Costumedesign: Signe Vasshus
Seam: Antti Bjørn
Music: Meredith Monk, Kayhan Kalhor, Levon Minassian, Delphine Mantoulet & Valentin Dahmani, Armand Amar & Seyed Mohammad Hanjani
Photographer: Kim S. Falck-Jørgensen
Creation supported by Arts Council Norway and http://cialisfrance24.com Fund for Sound and Image. Co-production with Culture Skellefteå, Sweden and Bærum Kulturhus, Norway.
Touring funds provided by Norwegian Ministry of foreign Affairs, Performing Arts Hub Norway, Arts Council Norway and Fund for Performing Artists.
L&N Production Compagnie 7273 / Switzerland
ABOUT THE COMPANY
Since the creation of Compagnie 7273 (2003), Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon have developed a dance style that invites the body to continuously and endlessly unravel. Their research is inspired by the specific Arabic music system of Maqâm. Each maqâm describes a "tonal-spatial factor" or a set of musical notes and the relationship between them. It allows the musician to play in-between the notes and gives him the opportunity to express himself. Named Multi styles FuittFuitt by the choreographers themselves, the transfer of this technique into the body enables the movements to weave into each other in a wavy, spiraled and hypnotic dance.
Through their career, Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon created about twenty pieces: from silent ones to danced-concerts, from duets to group pieces, all of which toured internationally (Africa, Asia, United-states, Europe, the Near-east and Russia)
The choreographers regularly give sessions of workshops in Switzerland and abroad. They are also invited to teach the Multi styles Fuittfuitt to young dancers in professionnal training. In 2014, they published a book, diary for some or guide on the practice of the Multi styles Fuittfuitt for others, the ways to approach it are endless.
Laurence Yadi and Nicolas Cantillon won several awards: Swiss Prize for Dance and Choreography, and the Fondation Lietchi for the Arts’.
About the performance
TWO, AS ONE EQUAL VOICE.
Listen and Watch. Two bodies. The one large and untamed –Bishops’ musical madness. The other delicate and airy, restraint by invariability – Cantillon’s ingenuity. The untamed body. The musical madness of Bishop. The airy body. Restraint by the invariability of Catillon's movement. In this union coincidence will play its part. « The dance touches these rare moments of absence, close to a trance, that put THE world on hold. That allow everything, including the unexpected. If certain dancers today neglect the recognition due to the masters – the fight that they had to battle in order to allow for dance to become this free profession – we assert it. This gesture is a shackle with which one simply enrols in one long movement, where music, the art of painting and writing are equally entailed...» On stage, Nicolas dances for 45 minutes. The physical prowess is imperceptible. At the end, he leaves, softly, like he came, as if withdrawing from a virulent wave, after having given everything. « It is not a question of dramatization, the honesty will lie in displaying the exhaustion. We will see how Sir Richard Bishop can reveal and accompany this. » Leaving only one question. What is it that stops the MOVEMENT? «It stops when it arrives at acheter viagra the end of the story, that it itself has created...»
The Snow Queen ballet was premiered at the Royal Cultural Centre on 8 March 2017 . Performed by MISK Dance Company and 70 students of the ballet program to show case their performing skills, The Snow Queen was widely attended with a full house for both the matinee and evening performances from 8-11 March 2017.
Choreographed by Ms. Rania Kamhawi and Ms. Svetlana Tahboub with instructors Ruba Abu Sabha, Gacia and Cynthia Tokajian.
In this year’s festival, held from 19-28 April at the Royal Cultural Centre, we have chosen to include renowned contemporary dance companies from Switzerland, Norway, Argentine, France, and Jordan in a variety of performances.
It is our hope that at each festival, our audiences get the chance to view leading dance companies utilizing unique techniques and to further their appreciation of the aesthetics of contemporary dance.
Wed, 19 April, 8:00 pm | Listen and Watch | Switzerland
Fri, 21 April, 8:00 pm | Be Like Water | Norway
Sat, 22 April, 5:00 pm | Mandragora Circus | Argentina
Tue, 25 April, 8:00 pm | Turn Off the Light | France
Fri, 28 April, 8:00 pm | Words | Jordan
______Performance Venue: The Royal Cultural Centre (RCC)
______Tickets available at:
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Ticket Price: 7 JD
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The National Centre for Culture and Arts held a ballet workshop for dance students with Dr. Rosemary Martin, a Lecturer in Dance Studies at The University of Auckland. Ms. Martin is a former soloist dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and has taught dance extensively within New Zealand and the southern Mediterranean region - at the Cairo Opera Ballet Company; Cairo Contemporary Dheance Center; The Higher Institute of Ballet, Damascus; El-Funoun Dance Group; and the Popular Arts Center, Ramallah
The workshop was thoroughly enjoyed by all!
The National Center for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation presents the ballet “Scheherazade” with the participation of 90 performers of the students of the dance department and MISK Dance Company.
Scheherazade is a ballet of three acts depicting three famous stories of One Thousand and One Nights to the music of Rimsky Korsakov.
v Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
All the performances will be held at The Royal Cultural Center next to Regency Palace Hotelon:
Thursday, 4 April 2013 at 7:00 PM
Friday, 5 April 2013 at 6:00 PM
Saturday, 6 April 2013 at 7:00 PM
For tickets and information please call +96265690292/3 extension 3