Organizers say the festival looks to present to audience from Jordan and the region the human face of Europe, through dances performances inspired by cultural and social aspects that shaped modern history of the continent.
Supported by the European commission in Amman, the festival brings together artists and dancers from Jordan, France, Holland and many other European countries.
According to Dima Abu Hamdan, organizer and choreographer of some performances, the festival aims at introducing outstanding dance performances, international creative choreographers, and new talents thus creating an interactive cultural space between local, regional and international artists that will help in the creation of a contemporary dance scene in Jordan.
One show that Abu Hamdan said she was looking forward to presenting is a dance performance based on impression that the Arab spring left on artists. The dance performance, to be presented on May 13 includes artists from Jordan, Lebanon and Syria and tackles the Arab spring in a sarcastic manner, she said.
''One afternoon, over a cup of coffee, the artists of this performance were reflecting on the Arab Spring and were having a sarcastic discussion about it, with many questions, fears, doubts that this spring is in fact going to be a rather long winter,'' she said. (ANSAmed).