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Palestinian Performing Arts Showcase 2018

Palestinian Performing Arts Showcase 2018

We are proud to be a part of the Palestinian Performing Arts Showcase 2018!

The Palestinian Performing Arts Network (PPAN) cordially invites you to attend the “Palestinian Performing Arts Showcase 2018” from Thursday November 29th – Saturday December 1st, 2018 in Ramallah. The Opening Session will commence at 10:00 AM at the Palestine Red Crescent Society, Al-Bireh. The Showcase represents an important platform for local Palestinian performing arts groups and artists to display their creativity and create a networking platform for Palestinian and international cultural practitioners.

2018 PPAN Showcase Agenda

Thursday November 29th
09:30 Registration at Red Crescent Society
10:00 Welcome note by Iman Hammouri, PPAN’s Chairwoman
10:10 Intro about PPAN
10:20 Performing arts in Palestine: Its development, major challenges and contributing actors in the field
12:00 – 12:15 Break
12:15 -13:40 Visit to the Popular Theater, Al-Ama’ari Refugee Camp
13:50 – 14:45 Lunch – Red Crescent
15:30 @ Ashtar Theatre:
1- Return to Palestine – Theatre Performance by The Freedom Theatre, Jenin (Actors; Ahmed Tobasi, Amir Abu Al-Rob, Ibrahem Moqbel, Ihab Talahmeh, Ranin Odeh, Samah Mahmoud, Musicians; Aybak Al-Raee, Samer Khalid). Directed by: Micaela Miranda, Portugal
2- Taha – Theatre Performance by Qadita for Culture and Arts, Haifa
20:00 @ Ramallah City Theatre:
3- As the Sun Fell – Theatre Performance by Al Harah Theater, Beit Jala
4- Znad ou Zalghouta – Dabkeh Performance by Baladi Centre for Culture & Arts, Beit Jala

Friday November 30th
09:30 Registration at Red Crescent Society
09:45 Pitching Session and Networking (10 Minutes each)
a. Popular Art Centre, Al-Bireh
b. Theatre Day Productions, Gaza
c. Wishah Popular Dance Troupe, Al-Bireh
10:30 Presentations and Networking Tables (This includes local artistic and cultural associations’ booklets, CDs, DVDs and other materials)
12:00 @ Ashtar Theater:
5- London-Jenin – Theatre Performance by the artists; Faisal Abu Alheja & Alaa Shehada, Jenin. Directed by: Khawla Ibrahem, The Golan
6- Land of Tales – Storytelling theatre Performance by artist Haneen Tarabeh, Shefa-ʻAmr
15:00 Lunch – Red Crescent Society
16:30 @ Ramallah City Theatre:
7- 3 in 1 – Theatre Performance by Yes Theatre, Hebron
8- Hip Hop Geez – Dance Performance by Stereo 48, Nablus
20:30 @ the Circus School Tent, Birzeit:
9- Sarab – Theatrical Circus Performance by The Palestinian Circus School, Birzeit
10- Ansar – Theatre Performance by Tantoura Palestinian Theatre, Ramallah

Saturday December 1st
09:30 Registration
09:45 Exploring the possibilities of cooperation between Palestinian performing arts institutions/companies with its regional and international counterparts
11:15 Break
12:00 @ Ashtar Theatre:
11- And Here I Am – Theatre Performance by the artist Ahmed Tobasi, Jenin … directed by: Zoe Lafferty, UK
12- Oranges and Stones – Theatre Performance by Ashtar Theatre, Ramallah
16:30 @ Ramallah City Theatre:
13- Duja Quartet – Music Performance by The Edward Said Conservatory of Music, Jerusalem
14- Music Performance – Music Performance by Ens o Jam Band, Ramallah
18:00 Break
18:30 @ Ramallah City Theatre:
15- The Rooster and Partial Memory – Dance Performance by El Funoun Popular Dance Troupe, Al-Bireh
16- Dabkeh Performance – Dabkeh Performance by Naqsh Popular Dance Troupe, Jenin

The Freedom Theatre are proud to open the showcase with Return to Palestine which has recently returned from a successful tour in Europe. This show has performed all over the world and most recently won the award for Best Theatre Performance at the first ever Palestine National Theatre Festival!

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