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Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival 2015

Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival 2015

Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival (RCDF) is celebrating its 10th anniversary. This year the committee has undertaken to invite artists willing to take their commitment to the Palestinian community beyond theatre doors. RCPF believes that dance can help defy geographical isolation, and this has encouraged the organisers to develop a programme based on incorporating artists-performers, musicians and creators who will take part in developing the local contemporary dance scene.

The support of AC/E has enabled the festival to invite the Spanish choreographer Jorge Crecis, who has been very intensely involved with the Arab world in general and with RCDF in particular since his first visit as a performer in 2004. He returned in August 2014 and completed a residency with Palestinian choreographer Samar Haddad Rey and Moroccan choreographer Taoufiq Izzediou, from which the Nomads Dance Camp arose, directed by Dina Abu Hamdan. During this workshop, the choreographers worked with a group of dancers from various Arab countries in Jordan. Jorge Crecis is currently working with other choreographers to develop this project during a long-term residency, which will be held alternately in Palestine, Morocco, Egypt and Jordan. At this year’s RCDF, Jorge Crecis will show the work he created in 2014.
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