We Join “FACTORY –In the Margin” festival


Organized by the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts, FACTORY is an open platform on contemporary art, innovation, and research. FACTORY is born to go beyond the walls of the museum and find ways of initiating dialogue and actively participate in the community. FACTORY is a platform for creation and innovation at the service of cultural and social advocates, artists, producers, directors, associations, and citizens. ——-DR. ROCÍO VILLALONGA Factory director/curator

Studio 8 presented “Wojoud Wa Hodoud” in the “FACTORY –In the Margin” festival in 2018.

“Wojoud Wa Hodoud” is a duet dance creation created by two Arab artists, driven by the embracement of the multi-identity of their nature and the reconciliation of their feelings about their heritage. The dance creation reflects the struggle of assimilating into different cultures, finding a balance between them and balancing the identities within. In addition, the dance piece is also trying to explore what “authenticity” is in relation to dance in the age of globalization when everything continues to evolve. The conclusion is, perhaps, in this creation, being authentic means being true to oneself.

Notably, the dance making is independent from music. As a result, in performance, with experimental sounds and audio noises produced live with the dance movements, music is neither followed or rejected by the movements. The indeterminate or ‘chance’ aspect of the work is also explored as the performers dance through “sculptures” created by the manipulation of light and shadows in the performing space. What will result in the space will be intentional, and at the same time, spontaneous, connecting the dance piece with day-to-day randomness of life and the dynamics of conscious and unconscious creative adaptation of life defined by borders.

The duet was performed on the 28th the June. A talk followed on the 4th July. Three art installations are exhibited in the Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts from 27/06/2018 – 30/11/2018.

Dance Performance (6/28/2018) — a six-minute video

“ FACTORY –In the Margin” festival performance: June 28 2018 20:00-20:300

Location: National Gallery of Fine Arts, Amman, Jordan

Description: Duet with a fiber optic Installation

Performer: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh, Anas Nahleh

Sound Assistant: Asem Abu Sham

How to Be: Talking about dance-making with Choreographer Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh and Studio 8

July 4 2018

A one-hour presentation of the creative process of Studio 8’s dance creation “Wojoud Wa Hodoud”. Choreography, or dance making, is a creative process that requires practice as well as knowledge of how the process functions. In the presentation, choreographer Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh and Visual artist Ren shared their story of the observing an inspiration, feeling response, movement discovery and enhancing the dance through visual design, and technology, although technology is sometimes an integral part of the creative process. Dance making is a spiraling, circular progression in which the choreographer intermittently returns to beginning steps when needed.

كيف تكون: التحدث عن الرقص مع مصمم الرقصات عبد

الهادي أبو نحلة و ستوديو 8

4 يوليو 2018

عرض تقديمي يشرح ويبين العمل الإبداعي للانتاج الفني الادائي في ستوديو 8 “وجود وحدود”. الكوريغرافيا ، أو صنع الرقص ، هي عملية إبداعية تتطلب ممارسة وكذلك معرفة كيفية عمل هذه العملية. في العرض التقديمي ، شارك مصمم الرقصات عبد الهادي أبو نحلة والفنانة البصرية رين قصتهما حول مراقبة الإلهام ، والشعور بالاستجابة ، واكتشاف الحركة وتعزيز الرقص من خلال التصميم البصري ، والتكنولوجيا ، على الرغم من أن التكنولوجيا في بعض الأحيان جزء لا يتجزأ من العملية الإبداعية. صنع الرقص هو تطور دائري دوري يعود فيه مصمم الرقص بشكل متقطع إلى الخطوات البدائية عند الحاجة

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