15 Sept 2023
Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts
16 Sept 2023
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.
Hosts: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh, Xiaoman Ren
Invited Speakers: Dr. Haifa Najjar
Photography: Arthur Tainturier
Special thanks 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.
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.