Thursday, 15 December 2016, Amman: Master trainers from NCCA’s National Interactive Theatre Troupe conducted a workshop in November for creative writing and interactive theatre techniques. The workshop included 20 emerging Jordanian and Syrian artists, between the ages of 18 – 30.
This training is part of the active citizens "Artivism" project. The project, which was established in partnership with the British Council, is implemented by the National Center for Culture and Arts of the King Hussein Foundation.
Artivisim aims to raise awareness around the importance of social cohesion and co-existence. This is portrayed through respect and acceptance of others and promoting active citizenship, through the use of different performing arts.
The project began in October 2016 and end in March 2017.
The workshop consisted of a 40 hour training in Active Citizenship, creative writing skills and interactive theater techniques including; improvisation, role-playing, in addition to voice and speech. Workshops enabled the participants to write 20 monologues to be included in a booklet and distributed among cultural centers and stakeholders.
The second workshop conducted on the 14th and 15th of December to select the monologues and present them artistically in a stage reading session to the public.
Three performances presented in three locations throughout the kingdom, on the 19th of December at 12:00PM at the National Centre for Culture and Arts, on the 20th of December in Irbid at Princess Basma Center for Human Development at 11:00am and at the British Council on the 10th of January 2017 at 1:00PM.
The British Council is the UK’s international organization for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We work in over 100 countries worldwide to build engagement and trust for the UK through the exchange of knowledge and ideas between people. We work in the arts, education, English, science and sport and last year we engaged face to face with 18.4 million people and reached 652 million. We are a non-political organization which operates at arm’s length from government.
For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.org/Jordan
The IAYC Community Service Initiative “One step at a time” is well underway! After the success of implementing the first phase in 12 schools and community centres across the kingdom; the National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) supported by UNICEF and USAID as part of the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is implementing the initiative for a second consecutive year; ensuring a wide access to schools and community centres.
Emanating from the International Arab Youth Congress under the directives of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein. “One Step at a Time” encourages and empowers Jordanian youth aged 13 to 17 to actively participate as a generation of responsible citizens in community service projects that are creative and sustainable.
After disseminating the initiative’s criteria for participation amongst schools and community centres in all governorates and receiving the submitted applications, an evaluation committee comprising of experts in the field of education, civic engagement and arts selected 36 project ideas that best comply with the initiative’s objectives.
The 36 winning teams received trainings by NCCA theatre experts and NHF –Community Development Program; assisting them to plan phases of project implementation, develop their communication and presentation skills utilizing Theatre-based techniques and promote their confidence and self-esteem to become active agents for change. All projects have been filmed and documented in a creative manner.
In celebration and recognition of youth making a difference in their local communities, a national artistic event will be conducted on May 2, 2016 at the Palace of Culture in Amman.
During the event, participants from 12 governorates will have the opportunity to publicly present their community service projects to an audience of 2000 members accompanied by a documentary and artistic performances from local artists.
Students will also be invited to join delegations from different countries and present their projects in the 35th International Arab Youth Congress (IAYC), which will be held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein in August 2016 thus driving social change and inspiring others to follow suit.
- 02 May 2016 - 02 May 2016
The National Center for Culture & Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation is proud to host the 8th 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 14-22 April at the Royal Cultural Centre, we have chosen to include renowned contemporary dance companies from Switzerland, USA, Spain, Tunisia, 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.
ACDF2016 Promotion Video
14 April, 8:00 pm | 91 Degrees / A Night in the Desert | Jordan
17 April, 8:00 pm | Less is More | USA
19 April, 8:00 pm | Time Takes the Time Time Takes | Spain
20 April, 8:00 pm | Recapitulatio / Koffirto / 1000 Skins | Tunisia
22 April, 8:00 pm | Sideways Rain | Switzerland
Location: The Royal Cultural Centre
Tickets available at:
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Ticket Price: 7 JD [5 JD for students]
[Free Admission for USA - ILL Abilities performance, please contact us to receive your invitation ]
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- 14 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
- The Royal Cultural Center
On Thursday, October 30, 2014, The National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) concluded the Advanced Regional Y-PEER Theatre Based PEER Education Training of Trainers "Performing Arts for Action (PACT)” in cooperation with UNFPA, utilizing theater skills andparticipatory drama methodology to raise awareness on healthy lifestyles, reproductive health and civic engagement.
The 40 hours training course over a period of 6 days accredited and certified by The International Theatre Institute ITI, UNESCO was attended by 12 Y-Peers age (19 – 30) who finished the first regional training from the following countries; Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Jordan. The training was conducted by master trainers: Nabil Sawalha, Lina Attel, Mohannad Nawaflah and Ghandi Saber, Suzan Al Banawi, assisted by: Ala' Hamad, Fadel Awadi, Saba Obeidat, Zeinab AL Shrouf and Mr. Ghassan Tanash from Ministry of Culture.
The event was attended by Ms. Suad Nabhan, Director of UNFPA - Jordan and Dr. Manal Tahtamouni, Director of the Institute for Family Health/Noor Al Hussein Foundation
During the closing ceremony the participants presented 3 drama scenes that culminated as an outcome of the training, depicting issues related to adversities of early marriage, puberty and sex education. At the end of the ceremony the participants were awarded their Certificates.
The National Center for Culture & Arts in cooperation with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) commenced The Advanced Regional Y-PEER Theatre Based PEER Education Training of Trainers on "How to Use Theater Techniques in Community Development", for 12 participants who finished the first Regional training course from the following countries; Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Palestine, Morocco, Lebanon, Yemen, Tunis and Jordan.
The training began on the 25th of October and will end on the 30thof October where the participants will present the outcome of the training comprising of three short plays with audience interaction as well as receiving their certificates accredited by ITI, UNESCO.
NCCA was appointed by UNFPA in 2013 as the Regional Centre of Excellence for Theatre Based PEER Education after an evaluation and assessment process of similar Performing Arts Centres in the Region.
The agreement was signed between the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office in Egypt and the National Centre for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation on 6 June, 2013, indicating that the NCCA will work in partnership with UNFPA and the Y-PEER Network to use the interactive theater- based techniques in training young people age (19-30) to utilize theater skills and participatory drama methodology to raise their awareness on healthy lifestyles, reproductive health and civic engagement.
Since 2013 NCCA successfully conducted four Regional Training Courses which were attended by 100 Y-PEER educators age (19 – 30) from Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Libya, Djibouti, Somalia, Tunis, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.
Basedon an invitation by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia PacificRegional Office, the Director General of the National Centre for Culture andArts (NCCA) Lina Attel participated in the Y-PEER Inter-Regional Coordinationand Consultation Meeting held in Bangkok from the 16th – 17thof June 2014.
TheMeeting was attended by representatives from UNFPA Regional Offices of ArabStates, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Asia and Pacific and Mr. AleksandarSasha Bodiroza, UNFPA Technical Adviser and founder of the Y-PEER Network andTheatre Based PEER Education Training, in addition to Y-PEER InternationalCoordinator Mr. Peter Mladenov and Y-PEER Arab States Coordinator Ms. DareenAbu Lail.
TheAgenda of the meeting included an extensive presentation by Lina Attel aboutthe methodology and achievements of NCCA as the Regional Centre of Excellenceon Theatre Based PEER Education Training, certified and accredited by theInternational Theatre Institute (ITI), UNESCO in order to expand trainingopportunities to youth of the Y-PEER network globally
The National Interactive Theater Troupe performing now an interactive play entitled: "To Be or Not To Be" supported by The Norwegian Embassy which aims to Empower Young Jordanian Women Towards Effective Participation in Work Force at Al Zarqa' Private University
The play performed at German Jordanian University and All Jordan youth commission
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.