DANISH ARAB URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL

The Danish Centre for Culture and Development (DCCD), The Danish Embassy in Beirut & “Tarte aux Poires” Within the framework of the Danish EU Presidency, Present: THE DANISH-ARAB URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL

On February 25
Solea 5 – Sin el Fil (previously know as: Warehouse and Loft)

You can find the event’s picture on Evention Facebook or Google+ Pages

THE IDEA
Provide an opportunity and a platform for progressive underground artists and cultural activists in the Levant region for exchanges and free artistic expressions.

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There will be a range of artistic performances and exhibitions combined with interactive sessions – workshops, small competitions, libraries, culture café´s etc. for the audience – and the festival will thus range from broader arts and culture exercises in day time, to late night DJ-séances.
A number of dedicated Danish artists will also participate in the event. The aim is not promote Danish art as such – as this is in its essence an Arab Underground arts festival – but to give inspiration to their local partners and establishing unique joint productions and artistic “cross-overs” of high quality. Thus, the Danish input, will contribute to making the event more spectacular, and show practical examples of the richness and relevance of culture cooperation.


DISCIPLINES – THE DETAILS. 
LIVE MUSIC AND DJS
21-23.00 Scarface
23-00.00 Ladybox & Dix One + guests (Malikah, Chantal, Tia, and oriental musicians live jam)
00.00-00.01 Omar Offendum
01.00-till end The BCE

Guest musician: [vladimir kurumilian]
Solo piano improvisation performance
http://vladimirkurumilian.tumblr.com/

POETIC CORRIDORS
Poetic Corridors is a poetic, literary and artistic exchange and cooperation between three Syrian writers, three Danish writers and three Syrian/Danish artists. Unique texts written specifically for the project have been published in danish and arabic.
The program will consist of the following elements
>>READINGS, ART & BOOKS, ART & POETRY, LIBRARY, Artists

MORE – Puppet show
>>Les Amis des Marionettes
Asdikaa al Duma is a Lebanese mobile puppet theatre, and has chosen to create awareness about Men and Nature through entertaining and interactive plays. We have taken up the ancient tradition of the Hakawati – the story teller in the Middle East, and mis en scène the stories.

URBAN ARTS
Throughout the festival there will a number of on-going, live acts. Some of the most interesting urban artist from Denmark and Lebanon/Syria will be invited to presents graffiti, recycling arts -building and creating art out of waste materials.
One of them will be the Danish artist Thomas Dambo, a master of working with recycling art, who will collaborate with local street artists to produce arts pieces for the venue.

Urban artists & recycled arts artists
>>Thomas Dambo collaborates with Bokja studio design (Saifi) (DK – LB)
>> Hayan & Linda Khoury (JD)
>> Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri (Bokja Design), (lb)
>>The Tangent Space Art Collective, (lb)
>>Nathalie Yared, (lb)
>>Alexandra Warde, (lb)
>>EPS, Phat2 & Chad the mad, (lb)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1syAUihJ0TY
http://www.bokjadesign.com/
http://nathalieyared.com/nathalieyared/
http://www.hayanmaani.com/

DANISH ARAB URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL

With the support of the Graphitti artists:
EPS, Phat 2, CHady Abou Sleiman

FILM SCREENING
1. Children’s movie:
THE BOY WHO WANTED TO BE A BEAR
http://www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/danishfilms/dffilm.aspx?id=536

A TALE OF TWO MOZZIES
http://www.dfi.dk/faktaomfilm/danishfilms/dffilm.aspx?id=18543

2. Danish-Lebanese project called “Capturing my camp” in which professional Danish film makers help young girls from refugee camps in making their own films.

‘Shatila Girls’

3. Danish – Lebanese young directors short movies

Outcome of the latest cooperation between Danish Film School and Screen Institute Beirut
“Hands” 26 minutes (L)
“Equal men” 32 minutes (L)
“A Beirut Love Story” 20 minutes (DK)
“My mother likes to drive…” 22 minutes (DK)
“Grace” 21 minutes (DK)
“Little stones” 30 minutes (L)

CONTEMPORARY DANCE

Mancopy Dansekompagni (Denmark)
“Megaphonic Combat”
A site-specific dance intervention, addressing contemporary conflictual situations on personal and public level.
Created by Jens Bjerregaard (DK)
Performed by Aurelien Zouki (LB) and Geoliane Arab (LB)

www.mancopy.dk
www.facebook.com/mancopy

BLOGS & SOCIAL MEDIA EXHIBITION
The festival will also contain an exhibition of photos and extracts from blogs and social media in the Arab world and Denmark. Through the on-going network project for female bloggers in the Arab region, DCCD has already supported the production of such an exhibition, which has been put up at the “House of Poetry” in Copenhagen. The bloggers from the project will be available at the festival.

CAPOEIRA By Cavalo

For more details please Visit: urbanartsbeirut.com 
Further info: +961 3 045007
PRESS INFO: +961 3 488048

Date : Saturday, February 25, 2012 at 4:00pm until Sunday, February 26, 2012 at 4:30am
Location : Solea 5 (Sin El Fil) (previously Known as Warehouse & Loft) 

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