OpinionTwo pieces in the opening of 'Kalba Plays 9'

Two pieces in the opening of ‘Kalba Plays 9’

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Muhammad Abdul Sami (Sharjah)
Under the generous patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Mohammed Al-Qasim, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the 9th edition of the “Short Plays Festival” kicked off on the evening of Thursday 22nd September at the Kalba Cultural Centre. . Organized by the Theater Department of the Department of Culture.
The opening was attended by Sheikh Saeed Bin Saqr Al Qasim, Deputy Head of the Governor’s Office in Khorfakan, Sheikh Haitham Bin Saqr Al Qasim, Deputy Head of the Governor’s Office in Kalba, Ahmed Burhima, the Director of the Theater Department , Dr. Amna Al. Dahaq, Deputy Assistant Secretary, Service and Capacity Development Sector, Ministry of Education, and Dr. Obaid Hamad Al Zaabi, President of the City Council of Kalba City, as well as dozens of leading Arab theater institutions and faculties that have previously participated. Over the past ten years at the “Sharjah Forum Early Arab Theater” sessions and a number of leading figures in the Emirati theater and a diverse audience.

creative platform
The opening ceremony, led by the media Hajar Hussein Al Balushi, began with the presentation of cinematographic material on stage, which portrayed part of the festival’s march, which was instituted in September 2012 and thanks to the support and sponsorship. His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah has become an innovative and educational platform that attracts “Abu Al-Fun” enthusiasts, conveys and enhances theatrical principles and concepts. practical experience, possess the techniques and skills of expression that enable them to make theater productions, act, direct and write.
The film says that the festival, based on the theatrical texts of classics from the “World Library” and presented to the public in Arabic, has become a highlight in the cultural scene of the eastern region and a strong cultural pillar. Each year brings to the local theater scene many new names and faces in the general professions of theatrical performance.
Later, at the opening ceremony, the members of the jury for this session, where the 14 speakers gather, are: Dr. Noaman Halil (Morocco) President of the Commission and members Dalia Hamam (Egypt), Elias Rabi (Tunisia) and Mohamed Juma Ali (UAE) and Youssef Hadib (Jordan).
This was followed by the presentation of another film starring this year’s “Person of the Festival”, the artist Khalifa Al-Khalifa (1976), trained in directing and acting by the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Egypt. Over the next three decades, he participated in dozens of theater and television shows, especially aimed at local and Arab world children and schoolchildren.

  • Organization of practical days within the festival activities
    Organization of practical days within the festival activities

theatrical enrichment
In the heir’s statement in the film, he expressed his great thanks and gratitude to His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, praising the Department of Culture’s role in enriching and developing the theatrical scene and its cultural and artistic influence. Festival of Short Plays, which is a showcase for discovering and highlighting theatrical talent.
The first piece of the first day’s performance program, entitled: “Failed Theater Show”, was inspired by four texts by Russian writer Daniel Kharms, prepared and directed by Yusef al-Mughni al-Naqbi, who transformed the scene. Elements of performance, scenery, lighting and live music, in a space that reflects people’s daily lives and the role of the ‘mind’ and ‘heart’ in their behavior.
and participated in the presentation of the stage show, along with Nakbi himself, Ahmed Busim, Muhammad Abdullah al-Jarub, Balkis al-Balushi and Omar al-Salmi.
At a critical symposium that followed the show, led by artist Ibrahim Salem and stepping from his podium, Algerian theater scholar Asmaa Moussali praised the director’s expressive ability and mastery of directing the actors and creating an aesthetic using color, light and sound. .

Visual and audio technologies.
As for the second show, it is titled “Double Fraud” based on the text of the same name by French writer Eugène Ionesco, directed by Hagop Eid, who also starred alongside Heba Dib. The show was based on an argument that seemed pointless or disconnected from the horrors of “Husband and Wife” as war raged around them, the two engaging in a game of shared knowledge.
A critical symposium chaired by Ibrahim Salem, with the participation of Egyptian critic Mahmoud El-Gamal, praised the energy of actress Heba Dib’s performance, and some participants spoke about the technical discipline of performing the show. Visual and audio equipment.
Kalba Municipality participated in sponsoring the first day of the festival.

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Source: Al Ittihad

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