Jordan times- Hakaya Festival keeps storytelling tradition alive


5/11/2012 11:25:03 PM


Muath Freij, The Jordan Times

AMMAN — The art of storytelling will come alive with dance and theatre performances at this year’s Hakaya Festival, according to Al Balad Theatre Director Raed Asfour.

The seven-day Hakaya Festival will open on Tuesday with the participation of 20 artists and groups from around the world.

“We received around 69 applications and a panel chose 20 entries from several countries such as Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, Palestine and Lebanon who will present their stories to the public,” Asfour told reporters during a press conference on Monday.

He indicated that the fifth edition of the annual festival, organised by Al Balad Theatre and the Arab Education Forum in cooperation with at the Greater Amman Municipality will also feature movie screenings.

“In addition, participants will hold workshops and meetings. Anyone can attend these meetings to learn from the artists’ experience and know more about their lives,” Asfour said. Read more.

 



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