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The International Palestinian Festival of children theater 2015 Goal

For the first time in Palestine, the International Palestinian Festival of Children’s Theatre will gather more than 20 Children Theater groups in Bethlehem to raise their vision, under the theme “Ensemble” an official event will be held by Inad Center for Theater and Arts in cooperation with the Palestinian Ministry of Culture.

From July 26-August 2, 2015 Bethlehem, will host up to 300 children, ages 7 – 13, in a theatre festival unlike any other. To perform for more than 1000 children , The festival is “for children, by children”, with productions for children and kids.Logo Inad Theater

The festival seeks to enhance the Arab and international scope by increasing the quantity and quality of Arab and international performances and making them accessible to isolated children.
Inad Theater aims to increase the number of the Festival's audience, especially the children sector. Collaboration and exchange between International and Palestinian children through an interactive workshop. Through these major activities INAD THEATER will increase Palestinian exposure to international children theater, work to empower children and cultural Organizations and increase Palestinian, Arab and International art sector exchange.

Public exposure to cross-cultural art is a powerful tool to stimulate dialogue and understanding throughout the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and the outside world, especially Europe, as well as to dispel stereotypes and social misperceptions. In a society that suffers from isolation, as are many communities in the oPt, this is especially important. Through this festival that will promote this exposure through interactive children theatre performances and workshops, that will give the Palestinian public an important opportunity to experience and engage with arts.

The International Palestinian Festival of children theater 2015 Goal
The specific objective of the IPFCT 2015 is to expand the scope of the annual festival into a more interactive and cross-culturally conscious event that will bring international and local children theatre groups together with a goal of using art as a creative vehicle for exchange, dialogue and understanding. Inad Theate will focus its efforts on bringing international theater performances and interactive workshops to many communities throughout Palestine.

Specific Objectives:

  1. Gathering between international children theatre groups and Palestinian children theatre groups.
  2. Contribute to a better understanding of international artistic expression by local audiences, and of Palestinian culture and life by international artists.
  3. Encourage cultural activities in the Palestinian communities to bring audiences that otherwise would not have access to such cultural diversity or experiences.
  4. Encourage volunteerism within the Palestinian society
  5. To develop the capacity of children groups and community based organisations (CBOs) in Palestine through partnerships and joint arts programming.

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