• Improvisation Workshop - Morocco
  • Dance Reflaction Meeting - Cairo

The center organized more than 50 workshops in addition to several joint projects with partner organizations in six Arab countries, namely:Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia, and Morocco. The center also supported specialized workshops in the teaching of music as well as workshops on animation. Trainers came from different parts of the world: the USA, Sweden, The UK, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine,Tunisia, Egypt, and France.
More than 500 young artists benefited from these workshops, coming from different Arab countries including: Jordan, Egypt, Sudan,Morocco, Bahrain, Yemen, Syria, Palestine,Lebanon, Iraq, and Tunisia. The diverse backgrounds of these trainees in terms of previous academic and artistic training as well as cultural and social habits enriched the workshops with exchanges of experience amongst the participants.

Workshops achieved:

1-Body Movement
Facilitator: Marianne Horaibi – USA
Al Madina Theater- Lebanon 26/3/2000

2- Body Movement
Facilitator: Marianne Horaibi – USA
7th round of the Amman International
Theater Festival-Jordan 28/3/2000

3-Voice Training Method
Facilitator: Orlanda Cook – UK
7th round of the Amman International
Theater Festival-Jordan 29/3/2000

4- Acting
Facilitator: Ezzedein Qannoun – Tunisia
7th round of the Amman International
Theater Festival-Jordan 30/3/2000

5- Theater Writing
Facilitator: Lena Fridell – Sweden
7th round of the Amman International
Theater Festival-Jordan 3/4/2000

6- Stage sound
Facilitator: Charkie Schaloska- Sweden
Gert – Ove Waagstam- Sweden
7th round of the Amman International
Theater Festival-Jordan 5/4/2000

7- New methods in teaching music
Facilitator: Nancy Evans – UK
Arab Center for Folklore- Lebanon 3/5/2000

8- Voice training method
Facilitator: Orlanda Cook – UK
American University – Lebanon 6/11/2000

9- Satge lighting
Facilitator: Gert – Ove Waagstam- Sweden
Al- Jesuits Center – Alex. /Egypt 7/11/2000

10 – Theater Critic
Facilitator: Dr. Hannan K. Hassan – Syria
Al- Jesuits Center – Alex. /Egypt 9/11/2000

11 – Shadow play
Facilitators: Dr. Huda Issa – Egypt
Dr. Mona Kino – Lebanon
Al- Jesuits Center – El-Minia/Egypt 9/11/2000

12 – Theater Writing
Facilitators: Lena Fridell, Mattias Andersson
& Leo Cullborg – Sweden
8th round of the Amman International Theater Festival-Jordan 5/4/2001

13 – Dramaturgy
Facilitator: Dr. Marie Elias – Syria
8th round of the Amman International Theater Festival-Jordan 5/4/2001

14 – Voice & Mask
Facilitators: Orlanda Cook – England
May Walter – Sweden
8th round of the Amman International Theater Festival-Jordan 5/4/2001

15 – Stage Lighting
Facilitator: Christophe Guillermet – France
8th round of the Amman International Theater Festival-Jordan 7/4/2001

16 -Means for supporting the leadership & management of the Arab Arts Institutions
Facilitators: Dr. Hala Shukrallah – Egypt
Dr. Ala’a Shukrallah – Egypt
8th round of the Amman International Theater Festival-Jordan 9/4/2001

17 – Voice training method
Facilitator: Orlanda Cook – UK
Al- Jesuits Center – Alex. /Egypt 16/4/2001

18 – Body movement
Facilitator: Marianne Horaibi – USA
Al- Jesuits Center – Alex. /Egypt 14/6/2001

19 – Body movement
Facilitator: Marianne Horaibi – USA
Culture Department – Bahrain 29/5/2001.

20 – Scenography
Facilitator: Nader Omran – Jordan
Al- Jesuits Center – Alex. /Egypt 26/6/2001.

21 – Body movement
Facilitator: Marianne Horaibi – USA
Al – Madina Theater – Lebanon 3/7/2001.

22 – Theater Critic
Facilitator: Dr. Hannan K. Hassan- Syria
Al- Jesuits Center – Alex. /Egypt 16/7/2001

23 – Stage Management
Facilitator: Dr. Mona Kino – Lebanon
Al- Jesuits Center – Alex. /Egypt 13/8/2001

24 – Dramaturgy
Facilitator: Dr. Hannan K. Hassan – Syria
10th round Qerthage International Theater Festival-Tunisia 21/10/2001

25 – Scenography
Facilitator: Nader Omran – Jordan
High Institute for Theater & Cultural Animation-Rabat /Morocco 29/10/2001.

26- Alternative Theater Spaces
Facilitators: Gert – Ova Waagstam – Sweden &
Tarek Abou Elfetouh – Egypt
9th round of the Amman International Theater Festival – Jordan 26 / 3 / 2002

27- Commedia Del Arte
Facilitator: Stefan Ridell – Sweden
9th round of the Amman International Theater Festival – Jordan 28 / 3 /2002

28-Drama in Education
Facilitator: Wassem Kurdi – Palestine
9th round of the Amman International Theater Festival – Jordan 29 /3 / 2002

29- Stage Makeup
Facilitator: Eva Rizell – Sweden
9th round of the Amman International Theater Festival – Jordan 31/ 3 / 2002

30- Methods for Teaching music for children
Facilitator: Nancy Evans – UK
9th round of the Amman International Theater Festival – Jordan 1 / 4 / 2002

31- Cartoon Film making
Facilitator: Erling Ericsson – Sweden
9th round of the Amman International Theater Festival – Jordan 3 / 4 / 2002

32- Dance Meeting: A pedagogy for dance In the Arab world
9th round of the Amman International Theater Festival – Jordan 2 / 4 / 2002

33- Play Readings: End product of Theater writing
Facilitators: Lena Fridell ,Mattias Andersson & Leo Cullborg – Sweden
9th round of the Amman International Theater Festival -Jordan 4 / 4 /2002

34- Shadow play
Facilitator: Dr. Mona Kino – Lebanon
Al- Jesuits Center – Alex. /Egypt 22/7/2002

35-How to organize a cultural event
Facilitator: Serene Huleileh & Raed Asfour -Jordan
Arab Resourse Centre for Popular Arts – Lebanon4/8/2002

36- The Drama of Sound
Facilitator: Nancy Evans – U K
Lebanese American University, Beirut29/7/2003.

37- Lighting Design
Facilitator: Judith Greenwood – U K
Lebanese American University, Beirut 4/8/2003.

38- Voice
Facilitator: Yvonne Morley – U K
2003/8/4 Lebanese American University, Beirut.

39- Story Telling Techniques
Facilitators: Hassan El-Gretely & Vania Exergian – Egypt
Arab Resource Centre for Popular Arts – Lebanon10/8/2003.

40- Story Telling Techniques
Facilitators: Hassan El-Gretely & Vania Exergian – Egypt
Performing Arts Center – Jordan 17/8/2003.

41- Improvisation
Facilitator: Na’ela Al Trash – Syria
Performing Arts Center – Jordan 3/12/2003.

42- Documenting performing arts
Facilitator: Nabil Butros – Egypt
Performing Arts Center – Jordan 5/12/2003.

43- Sound techniques
Facilitator: Antoine Gérard – France
10th round of the Amman International Theater Festival –Jordan 11/4/2004.

44- Documentation & Art Criticism
Facilitators: Dr. Hannan K. Hassan – Syria & Nabil Butros – Egypt
10th round of the Amman International Theater Festival –Jordan 12/4/2004 .

45- Diversity in Learning/Learning societies
Second meeting
16 April, 2004
Jerash – Jordan
Organized by:
The Arab Education Forum
Shikshantar (India)
UNESCO (Headquarters office and Regional office)
The Arab Theatre Training Center

46.Al Balad Theatre:
This theatre was established following a workshop on (developing alternative spaces) organized by the center in cooperation with the Young Arab Theatre Fund and the Al Fawanees theatre during the Amman International Theatre Festival in 2002. This workshop aimed at exploring ways in which existing spaces can be transformed into alternative spaces for the performing arts. This workshop was conducted by the Swedish expert Gert-Ova Waagstam and scenographer Tareq Abu El Futouh of the Young Arab Theatre Fund. Eleven young architects and cultural managers from Jordan participated in this workshop which selected Versaille cinema, one of the oldest cinema houses in Amman, as a model for the rehabilitation plan. The three partners in the project managed to implement the results of the workshop and Al Balad Theatre was founded under the direct management and supervision of Raed Asfour, director and scenograph. The Al Balad Theatre was opened on 17 February 2005 with the following objectives:

Provide new performance spaces for various contemporary arts (theatre, dance, cinema, music, visual arts) to host Jordanian, Arab, and international artists.
Develop the relationship with the community through the establishment of a multi-purpose cultural center.
Provide spaces for rehearsals and workshops for young artists.
Open new channels of communication and cooperation with various art organizations in the Arab world and abroad through the presentation of performances from different countries all year round.
Provide a space for young artists to present their artistic work and experimentation in the field of theatre, dance, and music.
Provide specialized programs for children.
Organize festivals and events.
For over one year and a half the ATTC was the host organization for the theatre until it was founded as a non profit company in Jordan with a board consisting of 12 artists and business people and professionals from the Jordanian civil society.

47.Contemporary dance workshop
Facilitators:  Gekidan Kaitaisha dance company – Japan
Amman – Jordan
10/4/2005

48 . Alternative Video Archives Workshop
Facilitator: Toni Serra – Spain
Amman – Jordan
14/7/2005

49 .Cooperation with the Arab Education Forum in the founding meeting of “Safar” fund:
The ATTC cooperated with the Arab Education Forum to organize the founding meeting for “Safar: Arab youth mobility fund”. The cooperation with the Arab Education Forum has been ongoing for several years on a variety of themes. This recent project that the Arab Education Forum is embarking on represents a milestone in our cooperation. The “Safar” fund aims to assist Arab youth who have their own community initiatives to travel within the Arab world and take part in apprenticeships, internships, training workshops, and meetings that will enhance their understanding of their work and develop cross-country interaction and dialogue between Arab youth. The founding meeting organized in July 2005 was the culmination of 5 months of e-mail exchanges and discussions on the project. The founding committee consisted of 25 young people from 8 different Arab countries, including Hussein Rifai from ATTC. The project was launched in October 2005 and the applications are currently online on the AEF website (www.almoultaqa.com) or the “ Safar “ website (www.safarfund.org).

The ATTC cooperated with the International Association for creativity and training/ Alexandria-Gothenberg and the creative forum for independent theatre groups in Europe and the Mediterranean in the organization of the following workshops:

50 .Improvisation Workshop
Facilitator:Naila Al Atrach/ Syria
The Creative Forum for Independent Theater: Europe -Mediterranean
Alex – Egypt
8/2/2006

51.Theatre Production Management Workshop
Facilitator:Rola Kobeissi/ Lebanon
The Creative Forum for Independent Theater: Europe -Mediterranean
Alex – Egypt
8/2/2006

52 .Sound Design
Facilitator:Bashar Shammout / Palestine
The Creative Forum for Independent Theater: Europe -Mediterranean
Alex – Egypt
8/2/2006

53 . Scenography
Facilitator:Hassan Choubassi / Lebanon.
The Creative Forum for Independent  Theater :Europe -Mediterranean
Alex – Egypt
8/2/2006

54 . Drama in Education
Facilitator:Samar Dudin / Jordan.
I-ACT
Alex – Egypt
16/12/2006

55 . Drama Therapy
Facilitator:Zeina Dakash /Lebanon.
Al Madina Theater
Beirut -Lebanon
25/2/2007

56 . Open Spaces Scenography
Facilitator:Naji Sorrati /Lebanon.
High Institute for Theatre
Damascus -Syria
31/3/2007

57 .Drama Therapy Workshop
Facilitator:Zeina Dakash /Lebanon.
Janana Summer Camp
Bramanah -Lebanon
20/8/2007

58 .Improvisation
Facilitator: Na’ela Al Trash – Syria
Aselah – Morocco
8/9/2007

59 . Voice training
Facilitator:Paula Brandt / Sweden.
High Institute for Theatre
Damascus -Syria
17/11/2007 .

60. Imagination in Action” Contemporary Theatre-in-Education workshop
Facilitator: Chris Cooper – UK
in partnership between The Qattan Centre for Educational Research & Development (QCERD)/A. M. Qattan Foundation in Ramallah-Palestine
26/10/2008 till 30/10/2008

61. Support 3 workshop for Teatro theater– Syria :
– Improvisation
– Voice
– Body movement
– Acting
Syria
11/2008-9/2009

62. The “ Situation of Training in the Arab World:Hidden Potentials, and Future Expectations” meeting
the Creative Forum for Independent Theatre Groups
Alexandrina – Egypt
2/2009

63. Support the theatre training program of the deaf and dumb youth.
Beirut Theatet – Essam Bokhaled
Lebanon
2/2009

64. The art of Storytelling workshop
Facilitator : Praline Gaypara / France
Hakaya Festival
4/2009

65. Encouraging expression through storiesworkshop
Facilitator : Denise Asa’d / Palestine
Hakaya Festival
4/2009

66. Pantomime acting Workshop
Facilitator :Issam Boukhaled / Lebanon
Egypt
2009/12

67.Contemporary Dance workshop
Facilitator :Nawal Iskandarni / Tunisa
Egypt
2009/12

68.Shadow Play workshop
High Institute for Theater & Cultural Animation
Facilitator : Mona Knio – Lebanon
Morocco
9/2009

69. Workshop on voice in collaboration with LAU . July 2009, Lebanon.

70.Dance Refl-action cooperation,
Develop a collaborative research project on the pedagogy of teaching contemporary dance in the Arab world in cooperation with Studio Emadeddine & HaRaKa, Egypt, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Carovana, Italy, and Dancing on the Edge festival, and Le Grand Cru –Holland

For more information:
http://dancereflaction.org/

71. Story & Drama workshop
Facilitator : Rawan Barakat – Jordan
Hakaya Festival – Third Edition- Jordan
5/2010

72.Storytellers Technique
Facilitator: Wasim AlKurdi – Palestine
Hakaya Festival – Third Edition- Jordan
5/2010

73.Story Reading workshop
Facilitator: Danees Asa’ad – Palestine
Hakaya Festival – Third Edition- Jordan
5/2010

74.City Story workshop
Facilitator: Interruption
Hakaya Festival – Third Edition- Jordan
5/2010

75. Theater Production workshop
Facilitators: Amal Omran – Nidal Sijare – Syria
Alathekia – Syria
5/2010

76.Contemporary Dance workshop
Facilitator :Peter Gombiez,- France
Masrah Al Balad, Jordan.
8/5/ 2009

77.Physical Voice in the Moving Body worksop
Facilitator: Patricia Bardi – The Netherland
Jordan
/9 2010

78.Workshop on voice in collaboration with the LAU, Lebanon.
Workshop on theatre in education
Facilitator: :Kostaass Amerabolass – Greece
in collaboration with The Qattan Foundation, Palestine
12/2010

79.Exchange between El Teatro in Syria and Issam Boukhaled in Lebanon The ATTCarranged and sponsored a field trip for the trainees in Teatro theatre group from Damascus to Beirut to meet with Issam’ Boukhaled’s trainees, attend the performance, and visit theatres in Beirut.

80.Soukoun Website Develop a collaborative research project on the pedagogy of teaching contemporary dance in the Arab world in cooperation with Studio Emadeddine & HaRaKa, Egypt, University of Auckland, New Zealand, Carovana, Italy, and Dancing on the Edge festival, and Le Grand Cru -Holland.

Soukoun was created by the Lebanese Dance Research Association to develop scholarly dance research and contribute to the growth of the dance field in the Arabic speaking countries.

Soukoun website is conceived as well as a research tool as a mean of communication to respond to lacking needs related to dance research by:

Sharing specialized articles about dance written in different field ( philosophy, performing arts, sociology,anthropology)
Gathering in one space relevant and disseminated dance knowledge (articles, bibliographical references) that seems to be fundamental to the comprehension of dance as an artistic as well as a social practice.
carving an open space for practitioners (choreographers, dancers), pedagogues (teachers, trainers) and researchers to exchange their reflections and scholarly dance research and make it accessible on-line.
81.ATTC 2010
Workshop in improvisation, Lebanon

82. Acting workshop
Facilitator : Hassan ELGeretly – Egypt
Bahrain
4/2010

83. Storytelling arts workshop
Facilitator : Ramdan Khater – Egypt
Bahrain
4/2010

84. Acting workshop
Facilitator : Naji Souraty – Lebanon
Lebanon
9/2010

85. Al Tahteeb “stick workshop
Facilitators : Ibrahem Abd AlAzeaz & Jamal Mousa’ad – Egypt
Jordan
1/2011

86. Contemporary Dance workshop
Facilitator : Hillary Blake – USA
Masrah Al Balad, Jordan.
2/2011

87. Contemporary Dance workshop
Facilitators :Khaled Ben Ghareeb( Morocco )
Saadiya Souyah( Algeria )
Morocco 1/2011

88.Dramaturgy workshop
The Damascus Theatre Laboratory
1/2011
Syria

89. Dance workshop
in collaboration with AlBalad Theater
Facilitator : Hilary Black / USA
February 2011
Jordan

90. Acting Workshop
in collaboration with AlMadina Theater
Facilitator :Najy Sourati / Lebanon
March 2011
Lebanon

91. “Contemporary dance pedagogy in the Arab countries”- Dance Reflaction project
in collaboration with AlMadina Theater
April 2011
Beirut – Lebanon

92-94. Cooperation with Hakaya Festival 9/2011 to organize residencies & Storytelling workshops:

1.Dreams of revolutions
Facilitated by: Fadi Skeiker / Syria

2-Clown me in
Facilitated by: Sabine Choucair / Lebanon

3-Telling stories to small children
Facilitated by: Praline Gay-Para and Jean-Francois Vrod / France

95. Acting Workshop : My Voice, My story.
CommunityChange Project (Phase 1)
Facilitators: Lana Nasser / Jordan & Dr Fadi Skeiker / Syria
February 2012
Jordan

96. Playback theater workshop
in collaboration with Freedom Theater
Facilitator: Ben Rivers –Australia
February 2012
Jordan

97. Acting Workshop
in collaboration with Daba Theatre
Facilitator :Najy Sourati/ Lebanon
February 2012
Morocco

98. Augusto Boal Forum Theatre workshop
in collaboration with LAU university
Facilitator : Sahar Assaf / Lebanon
March 2012
Lebanon