The Egyptian Gazette - Amman celebrates another Hakaya


5/11/2012 11:23:29 PM


Organised by Al-Balad Theatre and the Arab Education Forum, and funded by the European Union and other sponsors, the festival allows storytelling lovers to enjoy performances from different countries like Egypt, India, Lebanon, Palestine, Iran, Tunisia, Morocco, Ireland and Jordan.
Inspired by the rich and tremendous experiences of the Middle East region and the world at large, the festival presents an exceptional array of stories and performances over seven days, ending Monday.
The festival kicked off last Tuesday with a Tunisian performance by artist Nawel Eskandarani, inspired by the Tunisian revolution, entitled harassment@art.only.
The performance narrates personal stories of resistance using the spoken word, dance and live music.
Egypt is very well presented, with four different Egyptian troupes performing in the festival.
Monologue Theatre group presented a performance that has been five years in the making, ‘Bossi’ (Look Here), which documents the experiences and personal stories of Egyptian women. The festival will also feature another Egyptian performance, ‘The Ebb and Flow of the Tide’, by Tammy Theatre group. Read more.

 



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