Al-Hamra Theater re-operative again

Al-Hamra Theater in Damascus has reopened its doors to the public after lifting the quarantine, imposed because of coronavirus, by presenting a show entitled “Dangerous Curve” over two days. The show was previously staged at the National Theater in Aleppo.

The hour and a half- show, which was written by British playwright GB Priestly in 1935, prepared by Hussam Kharbutli and directed by Hikmat Akkad, is the production of the Directorate of Theaters and Music. The play presents the story of a wealthy family and its close friends, whose relation seems to be strong, but suddenly it turned out to be fake and collapsed.

Akkad, the director of play, said to SANA "the work focuses on the lying and deception that takes place in every society regardless of the time or place. The work was widely welcomed by the audience.

Documentary tourist trip to the historic city of Palmyra

 With the participation of about 180 volunteers, the Syrian Association for Exploration and Documentation, "I am  Syrian", organized a documentary tourist trip to the historic city of Palmyra to record notes on the affected archaeological areas and the requirements for improving the service  so as to be accomplished in cooperation with the relevant authorities.

The Palmyra National Museum, the archaeological area, which is next to the oasis of Palms and Olives and the historical spring of Afqa, were the most important areas covered during the trip.

Tourism director of Homs, Ahmed Akash, gave a detailed explanation of the city’s history, its tourism and cultural importance. He  condemned the  terrorist attacks committed by the “ISIS” terrorist organization with the aim of obliterating and  destroying the archaeological monuments  , pointing out that the Ministry of Tourism and Homs Governorate is seeking to revitalize the internal and external tourist movement to the city of Palmyra which is registered  on the World Heritage List.

Art is a Message that Transcends all Languages

Art is a part of our culture. It is the expression of our creative ideas  and imagination.  Art is there to remind us of values that we uphold..

The fine artist Jihan Zain  Eddin   reflects through her artistic experience   mature visions  which are rich with human and aesthetic subjects and values.

 “art is a message that transcends all languages and carries philosophical, human and social features. Art  is the best way to express  our own pure and roaming emotions” artist Zain Eddin said in a statement to SANA .

Zain Eddin’s artistic skill is characterized by  using  various engraving techniques. She   made it clear  that she  has  an  expressive and abstract collection of artworks  in which  she used   metal  and wood printing techniques .

Messages of Peace and Love from Damascus the cradle of civilization to the world

At the sideline of the activities of  “Culture in your home” festival ,  which kicked off on Thursday ,  a musical evening was presented by Al-Hujra choir(chamber music) in Khan Asaad Basha in old Damascus city.

The musical  evening was organized  without an audience within the framework of  the preventive measures adopted by the Ministry of Culture to prevent the spread of the novel Coronavirus.

The  event’s objective was to send a message of love and peace through music to the world and al-Quds(Jerusalem) “ the flower of the cities” .

Gabala Dance band contributes to enriching the cultural life in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Established in 2014, Gabala Dance Band has been one of the Syrian dance groups that has contribute to enriching the cultural life in Syria.

Gabala has worked during the war in Syria. It obtained the themes of its performances from the steadfastness of the Syrian people during the ongoing war and from their deep-rooted history.

Gabala is an ancient name for the city of Jableh that goes back to the Hellenistic age, said Founder of the band Afaf Abdallah.

 Abdallah left Damascus to Jableh in Lattakia in 2013 because of the terrorist war and joined the cultural center in the city where she was introduced to many artistic talents that helped her found Gabala dance band.