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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.


listen & Watch

L&N Production Compagnie 7273 / Switzerland


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


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. 

The National Center for Culture & Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation is proud to host the 9th 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 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:
NCCA Arjan 06 – 56 90 292/3 [EXT. 3] 
Mlabbas Rainbow St. 06 – 46 46 473
Mlabbas Abdoun 06 – 59 23 579
Mlabbas TAJ Mall 06 – 59 22 843
Shams El Balad Cafe 06 – 46 51 150

Ticket Price: 7 JD

Royal Cultural Centre / Prohelvetia / Institut Francais / Greater Amman Municipality / TOTAL / Hyatt Amman Hotel / International Theatre Institute / Mlabbas / Shams El-Balad Cafe / Zalatimo Sweets / Al-Safir Printing

Official Carrier: Royal Jordanian Airlines

Media Partners: Play 99.6 / Nashama FM / Roya TV

Official Carrier: Royal Jordanian Airlines

Media Partners: Play 99.6 / Nashama FM / Roya TV

For more info, please contact us at 06-5690292 // 07 99 88 29 78 or
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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    Aladdin     

v    Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves

v    Sinbad

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