Events in Amman, April 17 – 23


This week’s highlight is the Amman Contemporary Dance Festival, which kicks off on Wednesday and brings a number of international groups from Australia, Japan/Palestine, and Switzerland.

If you missed the friendly match between Bayern Munich’s women’s football team versus Jordan’s National Women’s team, they’re playing a second one this evening in Irbid, at 6:00 pm.

Also tonight, the Royal Film Commission is screening the multi award-winning film “Amadeus”, which tells the story of the legendary musician Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, told in flashback mode by composer Antonio Salieri who lived in Vienna in the 18th century. The screening will be preceded by a short music performance by the Dozan wa Awtar Choir. On Tuesday Darat Al-Funun is screening ‘”Our City Dreams”، an invitation to visit the creative spaces of artists Kiki Smith, Nancy Spero, Marina Abramovic, Ghada Amer and Swoon, in New York City.

Radio Al-Balad’s Listener’s Club is hosting a debate on the Political Parties Law with some MPs and party leaders, at the Hussein Cultural Center on Wednesday.

There’s more, exhibition openings, films, theater, and live music. So read on, and don’t forget to send us photos of events you attend to include in our weekly slide show.

7iber’s calendar is compiled in collaboration with Waw al-Balad Magazine.

Sunday April 17, 2011

Screening of multi award-winning film “Amadeus” preceded by a short vocal performance by the local group “Dozan Wa Awtar Singers”, at the Royal Film Commission, 7:00 pm.

Exhibition Opening: Nimat Nasser, at Dar al-Anda/Jabal Luweibdeh, 6:30 pm.

Theater: Leaves of Love, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

Book of the Week, presentation and discussion, Department of the National Library, 6:00 pm. For more information: 0788541166.

Friendly match: FC Bayern Munich women’s team versus Jordanian National Women’s team, at Al-Hassan Stadium/Irbid, 6:00 pm.

Monday April 18, 2011

Theater: Leaves of Love, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

Brevity and Story, Instituto Cervantes- Lectures Hall, 6:30pm.

Tuesday April 19, 2011

Theater: Leaves of Love, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

Film: Uncle Boonmee who Can Recall his Past Lives (Tailand), directed by Apichatpong Weerasethakul, Abdel Hamid Shoman Foundation, 6:30 pm.

Film Screening: ‘Our City Dreams’, at Darat Al-Funun, 6:30 pm.

Wednesday April 20, 2011

Debate on the Political Parties Law with some members of parliament and political party leaders, at Al-Hussein Cultural Center, 5:00 pm.

Amman Contemporary Dance Festival
Chunky Move–Glow (Australia), Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 6:00 pm. For more information: 06 5690292.

Theater: Leaves of Love, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

Music: Bayt al-Ruwwad group led by Sakher Hattar, Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 7:30 pm.

Thursday April 21, 2011

Amman Contemporary Dance Festival
Yoshiko Chuma- 6 sec (Japan/Palestine), Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 6:00 pm. For more information: 06 5690292.

Theater: Leaves of Love, the Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

Music: Oldies Night, Canvas-Jabal Al Weibdeh, 9:30pm. For more information: 06 4632211.

Friday April 22, 2011

Theater: Leaves of Love, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.

Music night with Mariachi Band and Torabyeh, at Cafe de Paris/Jabal Luweibdeh, 8:30 pm.

Saturday April 23, 2011

Amman Contemporary Dance Festival
Cie Linga–Falling Grace (Switzerland), Al Hussein Cultural Centre-Ras Al Ein, 6:00 pm. For more information: 06 5690292.

Theater: Leaves of Love, Royal Cultural Center-Main theater, 8:00pm.




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