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Studio 8 is a non-for-profit company active in the fields of dance and performing arts.

Since 2014, Studio 8 has collaborated with more than 560 people of 40 nationalities in creating 8 original dance productions, giving more than 50 performances, and organizing more than 140 classes and workshops. Studio 8 has also made dance videos, facilitated art incubations, artistic residencies, dance inspired exhibitions, dance discussions, community art walks and street art fairs.

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An independent space – emerging as a central organization in the creation and development of contemporary dance in Jordan.

We are a group of young artists aiming to shape and humanize dance art through creating a platform. Studio 8 core mission objectives are: ​

  • To promote dance art and culture in Jordan To make dance creation and production more accessible
  • To encourage dance education and research
  • To promote diversity and inclusion
  • To become a portal for international collaborations and exchange

Love – We are committed to being good to one another because the work we do and share builds upon human time, efforts, and love. We value each other’s time and talent, and we collaborate in a spirit of good will. ​

Inclusion – We encourage practices that enhance our relationships with artists, audiences, and Jordanian society at large. We find strength in our diversity. We reduce barriers to increase participation in the performing arts. We are committed that all our beneficiaries and audiences are treated fairly and respectfully and have equal access to opportunities and resources.

Transparency – We speak our mind. We contribute authentically. We ensure the availability of any information necessary to optimize collaboration, cooperation, and collective decision making.

Cultural-sensitivity – We believe it is important to understand local customs and traditions. We acknowledge and respect cultural differences. We are sensitive to the diversity of beliefs, values and individual personalities.

Gender-sensitivity – We maintain a non-stigmatizing attitudes towards people we meet, and people we work with. We believe in equal treatment and equal attention to all.

Professionalism –We dedicate our best selves to day-to-day work, holding ourselves accountable in a respectful workplace because working in what we love makes us feel more alive and calls to our highest potential. Environment protection –We pay attention to the environmental impact of all our processes and we encourage the use of renewable forms of energy in our actions.

Sustainability – We ensure organizational growth and stability through long-term planning, monitoring, and retention