Choreographic Process: June 26

Choreographer: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh

  • Location: Studio 8, Amman, Jordan
  • Duration: 140 minutes
  • Starting: 19:40 pm
  • Ending: 22:00 pm

What is the role of conceptualization in the artistic practice?

This session is an attempt to reflect on the relation between theory and practice, philosophy and art, and the role of conceptualization in dance and choreography.

How to practice theory? In which way is art a form of theory?

What is main driving forces motivating our journey? Have we ever observed how our obsessions or needs become the detonator of our artistic research.

How do we translate a concept, an idea, a problem into a series of exercises, which will allow us to experience each others´ practices from tangible physical/performative situations?

Dance Exhibition & Pop-up Books

From May 2018, Studio 8 has been preparing for a dance exhibition.

*Studio 8 is a non-profit company based in Amman, Jordan. It is a collective explosion of creativity, aesthetics and experimentation that unites dance and arts, within society in pursuit of change, dialogue, and innovation.

When we were researching for a dance exhibition, we came across Fu’s pop-up books.

“Although Fu’s books are motionless, their exuberant shapes, intense colors, and closely interwoven pop-up pages give the impression of being alive. Her themes are largely inspired by her personal experiences, but her art also embodies—and inspires—feelings of joy, sorrow, and curiosity experienced by all of humankind…Each of Fu’s pop-up books tells a story. She is a fearless wanderer who shares her wonders and helps us understand the world around us.”