Youth for Change was a project aiming at breaking cultural isolation between Jenin, Palestine, and the rest of the Arab world. It intended to build the capacities of Palestinian youth in circus, drama and street theatre, and to create and present high quality artistic works for Palestinian audiences, by strengthening the partnerships within the Palestinian cultural sector and the larger Palestinian community.
It has been achieved through training youth in combined drama and circus workshops to create a street theatre performance built on their own stories. The project has targeted neglected areas in Palestine, and has offered the opportunity for 10 Palestinian participants to travel, perform, and give training in combined circus and drama sessions for women and children in Casablanca, Morocco. The main activities of the project included: training courses and workshops; the creation of street theatre performances; touring in the West Bank; and mobility and exchange of artists between Palestine and Morocco.
Fragments Theatre is a cultural organisation, founded in Jenin, by a group of actors, filmmakers and technicians. The Fragments Theatre gives young people the opportunity to express themselves using theatre, film, circus and arts in Jenin and the surrounding areas. Over the last few years, several activities with children and youth, have been implemented different theatre plays, short films and puppet workshops.
The project has strengthened the dialogue, brought opportunities for exchange, by developing a creative partnership between Fragments Theatre, the Lama Brother’s Theatre in Palestine and Théâtre de l’Opprimé from Casablanca in Morocco, this is theatre company which places art at the core of its activities, representing the social and civic life of Moroccan citizens and trying to preserve the Moroccan identity and its cultural heritage.
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