Inana Dance Troupe Captivates Kuwaiti Audience at al Qarin Fest
Despite being a new troupe, the Inana dance ballet has achieved remarkable success at both local and Arab levels. This success was due to the skillful dancers and the objective thematic content of its performances that cast light on the socio-political situation in the Arab homeland.
Secretary General of the Kuwaiti National Council for Culture, Art and Literature has offered the shield of al Qarin Festival to director of the Inana Dance Ballet Jihad Mifleh in appreciation of the wonderful performance it presented during the festival, according to the daily Syria Times.
The Syrian troupe participated in the festival with their latest performance “Sham 880”. It sheds light on the social, economic and political situation that was prevalent in Damascus at the end of the 19th century. It shows the suffering of people from the Ottoman Wali (governor) Asaad Pasha al Azem who wanted to build a palace for his residence in Damascus.
In his memoirs, the Damascene al Budeiri al Hallak said that all workers of different vocations were employed to take part in the construction of the palace to the extent that people could not find a carpenter or a builder to repair anything in your house. The palace was completed in 1876 and it was bliss for the governor but a bitter feeling for the Damascenes who suffered a lot during the construction of the palace.
The performance also sheds light on the enlightening movements that emerged at the time to call for Arab unity and achieve national independence.
The play emphasizes the importance of Arab unity at this critical stage of the history of Arab nation in light of the Zionist plots concocted with the aim of undermining the Arab existence and perpetuating its occupation of the Arab territories.
The band has performed a new play titled The Children of the Sun, which deals with contemporary issues through the world of mythology – Albawaba.com