Events in Amman, April 18 – 24

April 18, 2010

what is a womanIf you missed the performance of “Taman Banat” last month, you have another chance to see it this week with three shows scheduled at Al-Balad Theater. It’s a very creative theater performance by eight Jordanian artists who explore what it means to be a woman. (Read Rima Saifi’s review on 7iber here).

Also this week, the Amman Contemporary Dance Festival kicks off (don’t confuse it with the Zakharef in Motion festival that started last week. Yes, Amman has two dance festivals this month!) You have shows from different countries as well as workshops.

Some of the concerts that were scheduled this week as part of the Holland festival might get cancelled because of that cloud of volcanic ashes over Iceland that has brought all travel across Europe to a halt. We’ll try to keep an eye out for you and find out if they’re still happening later.

Read on for film screenings, theater performances, live music, and more in Amman this week.

Sunday April 18, 2010

Book of the Week presentation and discussion, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm.

“Prisons” A physical theatre performance. Royal Cultural Center. 8:00 pm. Bookings (nominal fee) can be made directly at the Royal Cultural Centre on Tel: 5661027

Taman Banat, multidisciplinary performance directed by Lana Nasser, Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm

Taman Banat

Monday April 19, 2010

lecture: “Managing the Cultural Issue in the Arab World: Facts and Expectations”, by Secretary- General of Assila Forum’s Foundation, Professor Mohd. Bin EssaAbdul Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:00 pm

Taman Banat, multidisciplinary performance directed by Lana Nasser, Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm

“Prisons” A physical theatre performance. Royal Cultural Center. 8:00 pm. Bookings (nominal fee) can be made directly at the Royal Cultural Centre on Tel: 5661027

Tuesday April 20, 2010

CTV_Aff_HalfMoon_9854_R3.inddFilm Screening: Half Moon, Film by Bahman Ghobadi ( Iran), at Darat al-Funun. 6:00 pm

Moroccan Film “Waiting for Pasolini,” Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

“Prisons” A physical theatre performance. Royal Cultural Center. 8:00 pm. Bookings (nominal fee) can be made directly at the Royal Cultural Centre on Tel: 5661027

Taman Banat, multidisciplinary performance directed by Lana Nasser, Al-Balad Theater, 8:00 pm

Let’s Not Make Art, an interactive audio and video event with artist Anna Pecard, at Makan. 8:00 pm.

Amman Contemporary Dance Festival:

A Page Out of Order – Hold the Clock Jordan, Choreographed by Yoshiko Chuma & the School of Hard Knocks (Jordan/Japan/USA). Al-Hussein Cultural Center – Ras Al Ain. 7:30

Chapter 11 – Live Jazz. Canvas/Jabal Al-Weibdeh. 9:00 pm.

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Wednesday April 21, 2010

“Prisons” A physical theatre performance. Royal Cultural Center. 8:00 pm. Bookings (nominal fee) can be made directly at the Royal Cultural Centre on Tel: 5661027

Wednesday’s Culture Forum, Department of the National Library, 5:30 pm.

Bayt Al-Ruwwad Group led by Sakher Hattar, Classical Arabic Music, Prince Hashem Park/Al-Hashmi Al-Shamali, 7:30 pm.

Percussion Jam. Rainbow street lookout. 6:30 pm

Percussion Jam Amman

Thursday April 22, 2010

World Book Day: Readings from “El Quijote” in Arabic, English and Spanish. Instituto Cervantes, 6:00 pm.

Documentary Screening: of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought. Jordanian Astronomical Society/Haya Cultural Center, 6:30 pm. For more information 06 5534754.

“Prisons” A physical theatre performance. Royal Cultural Center. 8:00 pm. Bookings (nominal fee) can be made directly at the Royal Cultural Centre on Tel: 5661027

Amman Contemporary Dance Festival

Adventurous.. Adventure. Sara Christophersen – Norway, and Skin, choreographed by Nina Haft Company – USA. Al-Hussein Cultural Center – Ras Al Ain. 7:30

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Friday April 23, 2010

“Prisons” A physical theatre performance. Royal Cultural Center. 8:00 pm. Bookings (nominal fee) can be made directly at the Royal Cultural Centre on Tel: 5661027

Saturday April 24, 2010

Stories from Weibdeh, Friends of Jabal Al-Weibdeh Society/Next to Ammoun Theater. 10:00 am.

Souq al-Balad, Farmers Market. Ras Al-Ain/Jordan Museum Site. 10:00 am.

Amman Contemporary Dance Festival:

Takween Collective. The National Center for Culture and Arts.7:30 pm.

Geekfest Amman. Mohtaraf Remal. 7:00 pm.