15th Hakaya Festival in Irbid launched on Saturday

20-11-2022 10:16 AM

Ammon News - The activities of the 15th Hakaya Festival were launched on the stage of the Irbid Cultural Center on Saturday evening, which is organized by Al-Balad Theater in cooperation with the Arab Educational Forum, and will last for 8 days, in the presence of the Director General of the National Library, Nidal Ayasrah, on behalf of the Minister of Culture.

The coordinator of Hakaya project, Sanad Abu Assaf, said that Hakaya Festival includes performances of the art of storytelling, and various musical performances that will be shown in 7 different regions of the Kingdom, which are "Amman, Irbid, Mafraq, Jerash, Madaba and Balqa", and all the performances will be prepared for people with disabilities.

Abu Assaf indicated that the festival hosts a group of storytellers, who are Hamza Aqrabawi, Heba Saida from Palestine, Samia Jahin from Egypt, Nassim Alwan from Lebanon, Yazan Masarwa and Faisal Al-Azza from Jordan, to present interesting stories from the Arab and international heritage.

The media coordinator of Al-Balad Theater, Rhoda Haddad, said that the idea of “Hakaya” project was formed in 2004, when 30 people from 14 Arab countries gathered and participated over the years in developing a vision for “Hakaya Network and Project”, which linked various institutions, individuals and groups.

She pointed out that the 15th edition of "Hakaya Festival" was organized with the support of the permanent partners of the project, namely the Arab Center for Theatrical Training, the Theatrical Workshop Troupe, Al-Muthanna Project, Darat Al-Tasawir, Garage Art, and sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, the Tourism Promotion Authority and the UNESCO.

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