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Welcome Reception

Thu 14 Sept 2023 | 7 pm – 9 pm
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Welcome Reception

Dear friends, 

We  would love to have the pleasure of inviting you to a Welcome Reception of the IDEA Festival 2023. The co-curators of IDEA Festival, Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh and Xiaoman Ren, will be your hosts. We are delighted to have the Minister of Culture of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, H.E. Dr. Haifa Najjar, as a guest speaker.


7:00                start reception

7:00 – 7:20    speech by H.E. Dr.Haifa Najjar

7:25 – 7:40    welcome by the co-curators of IDEA Festival

7:40 – 7:45    IDEA Festival 2023 trailer 

7:45 – 8:00    performance by Studio 8

8:00 – 9:30    drinks, music, dance jam

In particular, we would love to thank MMAG. We are so grateful we got to collaborate with you in this edition of this edition of the festival because you’re a true friend and collaborator.


Thu 14 Sept 2023 | 7 pm – 9 pm


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Hosts: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh, Xiaoman Ren

Invited Speakers: Dr. Haifa Najjar

Photography: Arthur Tainturier

Special thanks MMAG Foundation.

MMAG Foundation

Founded in 2017, The MMAG Foundation strives to contribute to the future of art practice and pedagogy by drawing on historical encounters and contemporary issues alike. Through art, it works to facilitate opportunities to shape responsive approaches to learning, knowledge-making and modes of dialogue. The foundation provides a space for artistic research, production and critical discourse through its exhibition program, educational projects and residency spaces.

IDEA Festival

Launched in 2019 by Jordanian performing arts company Studio 8, IDEA – International Dance Encounter Amman, is an independent bi-annual multi-disciplinary dance festival based in Amman. 

Through supporting, producing, and presenting works for local emerging artists, together with a network of international and regional partners, IDEA festival serves as a platform for innovation, experimentation, and continuous development of dance culture in Jordan and beyond.

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