Art & Performing Arts

Drama: Ya Baladi :Artas Folklore Center, Al Ain Drama Troupe,

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 13.04.2007:

Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

Friday, April 13, 2007 16:30

El Ain Drama Troupe was established in 2006. Its name, El Ain, meaning "the spring" conjures the many springs in Artas which make it green and fertile, particularly the Artas Spring in the village. The troupe's mission is to portray Palestinian heritage, the problems facing villagers, as well as popular stori(...)

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Drama: The Story of Mona, Ashtar Theater

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 13.04.2007:

Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival Saturday, April 14, 3:00

Mona is a fourteen-year-old girl who lives in a poor family at one of the villages located near the Wall. Mahmoud, Mona’s father, works inside the Green Line and lives there with his second wife. Every now and then, he visits his family in the village. Abu Shaker, the elder brother of Mahmoud, lives in the village and ov(...)

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Al Tantoura Puppet Theatre

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 13.04.2007:

Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival Friday, April 13, 2007 1:30

Mr. Nidal Al Khateeb established Al Tantoura in October 1995. Ever since then the management of the Theatre has managed to create a wide of network of relations with governmental, non-governmental organizations as well as with schools, kindergartens, clubs, charitable societies as well as summer camps among other inst(...)

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Drama

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 13.04.2007:

The Palestinian Ministry of Culture

The Artas Folklore Center

Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival

Drama "St. George and the Dragon" by AEI-Open Windows and Artas Folklore Center, Thursday, April 12, 2007 3:30

Perhaps no figure symbolizes the shared Muslim/Christian heritage and folk traditions of Palestine, than St. George, or Al Khader, "The Green One," as h(...)

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Artas Lettuce Festival Final Program

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 13.04.2007:

The Palestinian Ministry of Culture

FESTIVAL PROGRAM

of

The Thirteenth Annual Lettuce Festival

Thursday, April 12-Sunday, April 15 2005

With Abdul Aziz Abul Hadbeh

The Artas Folklore Center

Day 1 Thursday, April 12, 2007

Opening and Performances

Location Activity Time

Artas Valley Gathering 1:00

Official Openi(...)

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Film review: “Summer 2006, Palestine”

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 10.04.2007:

Shuruq Harb, The Electronic Intifada, 28 March 2007

Production still from "Red, Dead and Mediterranean"

Summer 2006, Palestine -- a crossover between film, video art, individual expression and a collective voice -- is a unique experience in the Palestinian cultural scene. This collection of short films brings together 13 individual artists with different degrees of experience wi(...)

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Guide to the Thirteenth Annual Lettuce Festival (2007)

Contributed by Artas Folklore Center on 10.04.2007:

[This is the text of the keepsake Festival Guide of the Thirteenth Annual Artas Lettuce Festival (2007)]

Welcome to the Thirteenth Annual Lettuce Festival

"Lettuce? Why Lettuce?" is a question often asked when mention is made of the Artas Lettuce Festival. Established in 1994 to honor the Palestinian farmer by the late Musa Sanad, founder of the Artas Folklore Center, the Artas(...)

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In the Spotlight: Nablus Culture

Contributed by This Week In Palestine on 05.03.2007:

By Sami Hammad

What can be said of cultural life in Nablus? Is it possible for culture and military occupation to exist side by side? How can we define culture? Is it part of the arts as are music, theatre, and literature? Is it a set of habits and traditions? Or is it a form of heritage as architecture or food? Can we separate culture from education? Is it possible to view culture as (...)

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International Academy of Art in Palestine

Contributed by Toine Van Teeffelen on 20.11.2006:

Maria C. Khoury, Ed. D.

On my first day at work with the project to establish the new International Academy of Art in Palestine, I had no idea what Tayseer Barakat, the popular Palestinian artist meant when he said “We will start this academy and just fly.” I had just stepped into a new and different world of art this November 2006 that overwhelmed me with all of the talented artists (...)

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Ahdaf Soueif: Art of resistance

Contributed by Arab Educational Institute on 22.10.2006:

Ahdaf Soueif on how Palestinians are reaching out across the globe creatively

Saturday October 21, 2006

The Guardian

Last Saturday at the Festival of Palestinian Literature in Manchester, Salma Khadra Jayyusi walked slowly to a microphone in a large auditorium. Poet, critic, academic and translator, Professor Jayyusi, now frail and a little hard of hearing, is the undispu(...)

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