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The IAYC Community Service Initiative “One step at a time” is well underway! After the success of implementing the first phase in 12 schools and community centres across the kingdom; the National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) supported by UNICEF and USAID as part of the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program and in collaboration with the Ministry of Education is implementing the initiative for a second consecutive year; ensuring a wide access to schools and community centres.

 Emanating from the International Arab Youth Congress under the directives of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein. “One Step at a Time” encourages and empowers Jordanian youth aged 13 to 17 to actively participate as a generation of responsible citizens in community service projects that are creative and sustainable.

After disseminating the initiative’s criteria for participation amongst schools and community centres in all governorates and receiving the submitted applications, an evaluation committee comprising of experts in the field of education, civic engagement and arts selected 36 project ideas that best comply with the initiative’s objectives.

The 36 winning teams received trainings by NCCA theatre experts and NHF –Community Development Program; assisting them to plan phases of project implementation, develop their communication and presentation skills utilizing Theatre-based techniques and promote their confidence and self-esteem to become active agents for change. All projects have been filmed and documented in a creative manner.

In celebration and recognition of youth making a difference in their local communities, a national artistic event will be conducted on May 2, 2016 at the Palace of Culture in Amman.

During the event, participants from 12 governorates will have the opportunity to publicly present their community service projects to an audience of 2000 members accompanied by a documentary and artistic performances from local artists.

Students will also be invited to join delegations from different countries and present their projects in the 35th International Arab Youth Congress (IAYC), which will be held under the patronage of Her Majesty Queen Noor Al Hussein in August 2016 thus driving social change and inspiring others to follow suit.


  • 02 May 2016 - 02 May 2016

The National Center for Culture & Arts (NCCA) of King Hussein Foundation is proud to host the 8th edition of the Amman Contemporary Dance Festival (ACDF) which falls in line with its mission to promote cultural exchange and enhance the theater and dance movements in Jordan.

In this year’s festival, held from 14-22 April at the Royal Cultural Centre, we have chosen to include renowned contemporary dance companies from Switzerland, USA, Spain, Tunisia, and Jordan in a variety of performances. It is our hope that at each festival, our audiences get the chance to view leading dance companies utilizing unique techniques and to further their appreciation of the aesthetics of contemporary dance.

ACDF2016 Promotion Video

14 April, 8:00 pm | 91 Degrees / A Night in the Desert | Jordan
17 April, 8:00 pm | Less is More | USA
19 April, 8:00 pm | Time Takes the Time Time Takes | Spain
20 April, 8:00 pm | Recapitulatio / Koffirto / 1000 Skins | Tunisia
22 April, 8:00 pm | Sideways Rain | Switzerland

Location: The Royal Cultural Centre

Tickets available at:
NCCA Arjan 06 – 56 90 292/3 [EXT. 24]
Mlabbas Rainbow St 06 – 46 46 473
Mlabbas TAJ Mall 06 – 59 22 843
Shams El Balad Café 06 – 46 51 150

Ticket Price: 7 JD [5 JD for students]
[Free Admission for USA - ILL Abilities performance, please contact us to receive your invitation ]

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  • 14 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
  • The Royal Cultural Center

This year, we commemorate the opening of ‪#‎ACDF2016‬ with a premiere by emerging Jordanian dancers:
91 Degrees, choreographed by Tamara Haddad and performed by Misk Dance Company of NCCA.

هذا العام, نفتتح المهرجان بعرض من راقصين اردنيين
91 درجة
تصميم تمارا حداد و عرض فرقة مسك


  • 14 April 2016 - 22 April 2016
  • The Royal Cultural Center

On Thursday, October 30, 2014, The National Centre for Culture and Arts (NCCA) concluded the Advanced Regional Y-PEER Theatre Based PEER Education Training of Trainers "Performing Arts for Action (PACT)” in cooperation with UNFPA, utilizing theater skills andparticipatory drama methodology to raise awareness on healthy lifestyles, reproductive health and civic engagement.

The 40 hours training course over a period of 6 days accredited and certified by The International Theatre Institute ITI, UNESCO was attended by 12 Y-Peers age (19 – 30) who finished the first regional training from the following countries; Algeria, Tunis, Morocco, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine and Jordan. The training was conducted by master trainers: Nabil Sawalha, Lina Attel, Mohannad Nawaflah and Ghandi Saber, Suzan Al Banawi, assisted by: Ala' Hamad, Fadel Awadi, Saba Obeidat, Zeinab AL Shrouf and Mr. Ghassan Tanash from Ministry of Culture.

The event was attended by Ms. Suad Nabhan, Director of UNFPA - Jordan and Dr. Manal Tahtamouni, Director of the Institute for Family Health/Noor Al Hussein Foundation

During the closing ceremony the participants presented 3 drama scenes that culminated as an outcome of the training, depicting issues related to adversities of early marriage, puberty and sex education. At the end of the ceremony the participants were awarded their Certificates.

The National Center for Culture & Arts in cooperation with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) commenced The Advanced Regional Y-PEER Theatre Based PEER Education Training of Trainers on "How to Use Theater Techniques in Community Development", for 12 participants who finished the first Regional training course from the following countries; Iraq, Egypt, Sudan, Algeria, Palestine, Morocco, Lebanon, Yemen, Tunis and Jordan.

The training began on the 25th of October and will end on the 30thof October where the participants will present the outcome of the training comprising of three short plays with audience interaction as well as receiving their certificates accredited by ITI, UNESCO.

NCCA was appointed by UNFPA in 2013 as the Regional Centre of Excellence for Theatre Based PEER Education after an evaluation and assessment process of similar Performing Arts Centres in the Region.

The agreement was signed between the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office in Egypt and the National Centre for Culture and Arts of King Hussein Foundation on 6 June, 2013, indicating that the NCCA will work in partnership with UNFPA and the Y-PEER Network to use the interactive theater- based techniques in training young people age (19-30) to utilize theater skills and participatory drama methodology to raise their awareness on healthy lifestyles, reproductive health and civic engagement.

Since 2013 NCCA successfully conducted four Regional Training Courses which were attended by 100 Y-PEER educators age (19 – 30) from Algeria, Egypt, Sudan, Yemen, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Libya, Djibouti, Somalia, Tunis, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq and Jordan.

Basedon an invitation by United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Asia PacificRegional Office, the Director General of the National Centre for Culture andArts (NCCA) Lina Attel participated in the Y-PEER Inter-Regional Coordinationand Consultation Meeting held in Bangkok from the 16th – 17thof June 2014.

TheMeeting was attended by representatives from UNFPA Regional Offices of ArabStates, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Asia and Pacific and Mr. AleksandarSasha Bodiroza, UNFPA Technical Adviser and founder of the Y-PEER Network andTheatre Based PEER Education Training, in addition to Y-PEER InternationalCoordinator Mr. Peter Mladenov and Y-PEER Arab States Coordinator Ms. DareenAbu Lail.

TheAgenda of the meeting included an extensive presentation by Lina Attel aboutthe methodology and achievements of NCCA as the Regional Centre of Excellenceon Theatre Based PEER Education Training, certified and accredited by theInternational Theatre Institute (ITI), UNESCO in order to expand trainingopportunities to youth of the Y-PEER network globally



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The National Interactive Theater Troupe performing now an interactive play entitled: "To Be or Not To Be" supported by The Norwegian Embassy which aims to Empower Young Jordanian Women Towards Effective Participation in Work Force at Al Zarqa' Private University

The play performed at German Jordanian University and All Jordan youth commission


The National Centre for Culture and Arts held a ballet workshop for dance students with Dr. Rosemary Martin, a Lecturer in Dance Studies at The University of Auckland. Ms. Martin is a former soloist dancer with the Royal New Zealand Ballet and has taught dance extensively within New Zealand and the southern Mediterranean region - at the Cairo Opera Ballet Company; Cairo Contemporary Dheance Center; The Higher Institute of Ballet, Damascus; El-Funoun Dance Group; and the Popular Arts Center, Ramallah

The workshop was thoroughly enjoyed by all!