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“Yalla Yalla” Street Festival 2012:
“Yalla Yalla” Street Festival took place
for the 3rd year in a row, but this time in
Beit Jala. Al-Harah Theater organized
the festival in coordination with Beit
Jala Municipality celebrating the
municipality’s 100years establishment
The festival took place on the 20th and
21st of September 2012. The parade
started from the entrance of Beit Jala
(Bab Zqaq) reaching the Latin Church
The performances that took place on the 21st of September were:
- “Rony Rock, Children Show” Nazareth
- “Dreams in Between—Above and Below” Momolo Circus, from Jena /Germany.
- “Unique Dance” Break Dance Show, Nablus.
- “A Joint Music Concert” ‘Seine-Saint-Denis’ from Aubervilliers /France and The Edward
Said National Conservatory of Music / Palestine.
- “Body Movement Show” by Estro Teatro from Trento / Italy.
The festival had different activities, a parade, and
different types of shows on stage, at the
Community Center and the Latin Church Yard.
A handcrafts market was also available at the
community center.
Al-Harah Theater trainees, different groups of
youth from different cultural centers through the
West Bank, and students from different schools
from Bethlehem Area whom were trained by
Al-Harah trainers participated at the parade.
7500 people attended during the 2 days.
Al Harah did a fantastic
achievement this year with
the preparations for the
festival. We were able to
create all the costumes used
at the parade, plus creating 3
giant puppets.
The performances that took place on the 20th of September were:
”- For Freedom We Dance”
El-Funoun Palestinian Popular Dance Troup.
- Guitar show for a German group called ”Acordas Guitar Duo” from Bergisch Gladbach city.
Al-Harah Theater organized different workshops in specific fields in the perform-
ing arts:
Trained 85 children and young people for 264 hours at the community Center.
Organized 5 capacity building workshops in performing arts at the Community Center.
Organized 23 film showing for young people at the Community center.