Europe Day in Motion: dance festival in Jordan to mark unity in diversity

To mark Europe Day on 9 May, the EU Delegation in Jordan is putting on Europe Day in Motion, a five-day festival aiming to highlight Europe's varied cultures and identities united through dance.
"On 9th May Europe Day in Motion presents you the human face of Europe. You will see many European cultures and identities united in dancing. The dancing expresses Europe's humanity and its joie de vivre," said a press release from the EU Delegation in Amman, adding: "The European Union celebrates in joy and respect its shared values with Jordan through dance."
Every night from 9 -13 May at the Hussein Cultural Centre in Amman, European and Jordanian dancers will team up for an innovative series of dance performances, while audiences will also have the opportunity to see a number of dance films, including Pina, Wim Wenders' tribute to the legendary choreographer Pina Bausch.
Accompanying the festival, to videos have been produced marking Europe Day by promoting the human face of Europe through dance. The first video introduces the visiting European dancers, their different background and identities, and what Europe symbolizes for them. The second video shows what Europeans and Jordanians have in common through expressing themselves in dance. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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Press release
Flyer and full programme
Video – Europe Day in Motion
Video – Europe Day in Motion Dance Festival
EU Delegation – Jordan
Europe Day

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