Ya Beirut

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Statement:

After the 2020 Beirut explosion happened on the 4th of August, artists in Jordan are saddened by these events.

We want to send our condolences for the loss of lives and our shared concern for the scale of material destruction.

With the guidance of creative members of Jordanian deaf community and their supportive circle, after two-month intensive rehearsals, a dance performance is created as our statement to express that we will remain by the side of Lebanese people to continue our collective work during these challenging times.

Signatories

Anas Abunahleh, Sanad Abu Assaf, Aya Nabulsi, Obada Asse, Hasan Alresheq, Arthur Tainturier, Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh, Xiaoman Ren

“After Beirut explosion, my co-creators who works closely with Jordanian deaf community and I experimented to combine contemporary dance with United Arabic Sign Language (Al Arabi Al Muwahad), into a performance set to a song which expresses our solidarity with the Lebanese people for the tragedy that has struck the city of Beirut.”

 

— Anas Abunahleh (Choreographer)

“After Beirut explosion, my co-creators who works closely with Jordanian deaf community and I experimented to combine contemporary dance with United Arabic Sign Language (Al Arabi Al Muwahad), into a performance set to a song which expresses our solidarity with the Lebanese people for the tragedy that has struck the city of Beirut.”

 

— Anas Abunahleh (Choreographer)

Cast:

  • Concept: Sanad Abu Assaf, Anas Abunahleh, Aya Nabulsi
  • Producer: Studio 8 & Al Muthana
  • Choreographer: Anas Abunahleh
  • Sign language interpretation: Al Muthana
  • Dance: Obada Asse, Hasan Alresheq Movement consultant: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
  • Film maker: Arthur Tainturier
  • Photography: Xiaoman Ren, Reema Shatat, Arthur Tainturier

“Very much moved by the performance (and the song). On my way to Beirut! 

I’ll have the song in my head!”

 

— Audience