Cast:

  • Concept: Majdal.PDT
  • Producer: Studio 8 & Majdal.PDT
  • Choreography: Majdal.PDT
  • Performance: Rahaf Abu Doha, Besan Jeara, Noor Abu Aziza, Arwa Al Haj, Akka Hamdan, Eshtar Hamdan, Lina Batmani, Raneem Abu Doha, Suhaib Al Naser, Jaafar Armoush, Yazan Al Terawi, Yaser Anabtawi, Nabeel Al Ghalith
  • Film maker: Arthur Tainturiern
  • Photography: Arthur Tainturiern

The Idea

Majdal is a folk dance troupe of  Dabkeh. It has a total of 25 members.

Members of Majdal have been practicing once or twice a week in varies venues. For the past year, Majdal has been working own its own production. 

For this project, members of Majdal drew inspirations from  food independence, and how it relates to agriculture.

Their plan was to create a dance video of the comparison of the relationship between our day-to-day life and farming and food in the past, and in current days. 

The dance video was planned to be divided in two parts. Part one would be situated in the past, perhaps in our grandparents’ time. It would show that there their generation were using the available recourses and agriculture to sustain themselves. Part two would be situated in the presence. It would show how we live now, local farming industry has weakened, and food supply relies heavily on import.

For more than a month, members of Majdal had been intensively training and rehearsing.

However, due to a national lock-down, the closing of dance studio in mid-November of 2020, the domestic travel restriction, and a major winter storm, Majdal could not realize its dance video which was planned to be shot in varies locations in Amman, and in the rural areas around Amman.

Hence only an in-progress video was made presenting a glimpse of choreographic work Majdal has been working on, and short interviews of members of Majdal, with hope that the dance video could be released in the coming future. 

Project “Seed” has been realized as part of “Choreography Creation Camp” (CCC) organized by Studio 8, with the support of Drosos Foundation, EUNIC Jordan and European Union in Jordan.

What is CCC?

CCC is a pilot version of a talent incubation program that supports emerging local young choreographers, dance makers, performance directors to sustain their individual or collaborative creativity, and, in the process, finding new ways to be connected with their audiences.

To know more about CCC program, click on the big C button below. Get digital access to the teaching manual of CCC program, click on the on the big M button below.

Project “Seed” has been realized as part of “Choreography Creation Camp” (CCC) organized by Studio 8, with the support of Drosos Foundation, EUNIC Jordan and European Union in Jordan.

What is CCC?

CCC is a pilot version of a talent incubation program that supports emerging local young choreographers, dance makers, performance directors to sustain their individual or collaborative creativity, and, in the process, finding new ways to be connected with their audiences.

To know more about CCC program, click on the big C button below. Get digital access to the teaching manual of CCC program, click on the on the big M button below.

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