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Sinbad and The Monster
American University of Sharjah will host the performance Sinbad and The Monster by the internationally acclaimed Palestinian theatre group Ashtar Theatre. This family-friendly Arabic-language production delves into the depth of Arabic folklore with Sinbad. Join him on his adventure as he learns to protect the planet from pollution.
The performance is organized by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation (ADMAF) in partnership with Arts for All.
About the Ashtar Theatre Group
Ashtar Theatre was established in Jerusalem in 1991 as a non-profit organization by two prominent Palestinian actors, Edward Muallem and Iman Aoun, who worked in theatre since 1977. It is a dynamic local Palestinian theatre with a truly progressive global perspective. It aims at promoting creativity and commitment for change through a novel combination of specific training, acting programs and services as well as professional theatre performances.
One of Ashtar's pioneering specialties is a highly successful genre known as forum theatre, which promotes a more active dialogue and commitment for change within society. In essence, forum theatre is a vital and engaging democracy-building tool. Through use of the integrated methods of forum theatre, Ashtar stands as an agent of change in Palestine. The core troupe of professional actors performs several plays during the year, introducing new theatre forms in the Palestinian Territories. Increased cooperation with internationally known actors and directors ensures the continuous professional development of the team and the wider theatre community as well as an improved entertainment culture in the Palestinian Territories. Ashtar has received several international awards and increasing requests to perform abroad.
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