Steps, Rhythm and a Camp- Little Lantern Dance and Theatre Workshop by Ajial Troupe
The performance is an interrogation into the Palestinian experience of refuge in Lebanon, in search of a Palestinian and Arab horizon. The dancers are seeking their destinies, reaching out to their people’s struggle, and to the struggles of the wretched of the earth. It plays on the duality of the dancers and their shadow, prompting viewers to question the space between the sign and those signified. The performance is a story of hope that comes to life through music, song, rhythmic movement, and theatrical performance.
The Little Lantern Dance and Theatre Workshop was established in 2008 as part of the AJIAL – Social Communication Center in Ein el-Helwe. It aims at engaging with children and teenagers in producing creative content that is committed to the causes and concerns of the people of the camp. Previously, they performed in Ma’rouf Saa’d, Madina and Babel theaters in Lebanon, in addition to dance festivals in Beirut and France.