Amman International Dance Festival "Zakharef in Motion 5"

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Country and Region JordanAmman
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Amman, Amman, Jordan
Festival Contact Information

Dina Abu Hamdan, Director and Curator

Festival Description

Dozan Wa Awtar & ZAKHAREF will be organizing its 5th annual dance festival “5th Zakharef in Motion 2011” Arabesque in Motion which will take place in the period of May 4th until May 12th, 2011. Zakharef in Motion is an annual dance encounter of local, regional and international dance performances and workshops that was launched in Amman, Jordan in April 2007 by Haya Cultural Center, and lately became independent under Dozan Wa Awtar Establishment and ZAKHAREF. The festival is done in collaboration with many cultural institutions.

The Festival aims at introducing outstanding dance performances, international creative choreographers, and new talents thus creating an interactive cultural space between local, regional and international artists that will help in the creation of a contemporary dance scene in Jordan. The 2008 festival successfully combined 9 dance companies from all over the world. A total number of six thousand people attended the festival performances. All performances and workshops are offered to the audience free of charge.

Festival Dates May 4 - 12, 2011
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Festival Events:

Programming 2011:
  • Wednesday, May 4
    • Victor Ullate Ballet Comunidad de Madrid (Spain)
  • Thursday, May 5
    • Duda Eva Dance (Hungary)
  • Saturday, May 7
    • Danish Dance Theatre (Denmark)
  • Sunday, May 8
    • Zakharef production, by Monique Duurvoort (The Netherlands, France & Jordan, Supported by the EU delegation)
  • Tuesday, May 10
    • Sonia Sabri (UK)
  • Wednesday, May 11
    • Storm Dance (Germany)
  • Thursday, May 12
    • Abraham in Motion (Unites States)


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  • Zakharef in Motion Trailer 20


Practical Info:

  • Performances will be held at Al Hussein Cultural Center
    Ras El Ein
  • 7:30pm
  • Phone for more info
    +961 0796133300, or +961 0795929351


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