"All the World is a Stage" Sweida Theater Festival, remarkable 4th session performance

"All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances"__ Shakespeare

Theater is one of the most interactive kinds of art where actors and audience deeply connect. They both truly feel what it is to be a human being, a sense well expressed by Oscar Wilde “I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” 

Syrian plastic artists exhibit more than 30 artworks in the Aalif Noon Gallery

Damascus, (ST)  -  More than 30 paintings and sculptures of various artistic styles, techniques, and subjects were exhibited  in Aalif Noon Gallery within the celebration of the Syrian plastic Art Days.

The exhibition reflected the experiences of several generations of Syrian plastic artists.

Plastic artist, Badie Jahjah, the director of the hall, said that, “the celebration of the Syrian Plastic Art Days reflects the important partnership between the Ministry of Culture and the private galleries to show a group of Syrian plastic experiences to the public.”

An evening of singing in Arabic and Syriac by the singer Sanaa Barakat

The Syrian academic singer Sana Barakat works through her musical project on reviving the Syriac heritage by publishing Syriac songs

The Syriac melodies have spread into the Syrian folklore in various governorates and the Syriac religious hymns have turned into  popular songs that people repeat at all times. 

The project is  presented by Barakat through her concerts to highlight Syrian art, which is deeply rooted in history. 

On December 16, she performed a musical evening at Dar Al-Assad for Culture and Arts with the orchestra led by violinist George Tannous

The evening started with playing a Syriac piece entitled Ornina composed by Gabi Meso, after which she performed the blessings of a group of Arabic songs, including “Habayebna Hawalina” composed by ZakiNassif and “Because You Are My Eye” composed by Joseph Khalifa and “YaTraveling in the Sea” composed by Antoine Al Halabi and “Because I sing” composed by Charbel Rouhana and “It was the most beautiful day” by Muhammad Abdel Wahab and Layali Al-Ans by Farid Al-Atrash

Defying disability, Syrian Artist Reem Al-Rawaa depicts self-confidence and determination through art

Disability makes a person’s life even more difficult than it is normally .However there are people who do not follow their disability  to become a roadblock in their lives. These disabled people have self-confidence as their biggest strength and their courage gets them success and fame.  

Unique  models are  embodied by people of determination who have challenged their disabilities and difficult health conditions, motivated  by strong will and determination to demonstrate their distinguished presence and scientific creativity  through their excellence in professional and social life.  

The young  artist Reem Al-Rawaa  overcame her hearing impairment obtaining   third position in her class at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus  university for this year.  With  self-determination  and patience, she managed to  achieve the success which  she seeks.  

 “My family's and my teachers’ constant  help and support were   the cornerstones of my progress  despite the frequent pain I had because of my disability” she expressed.   

The young artist  reviewed  her beginning with drawing from a young age and  her scientific excellence in various school stages, noting that her love of drawing made her fly into the world of colors in which she feels  her happiness in addition to spending  enjoyable time in making  several handicrafts works .   

Al-Rawaa  underlined  that she gained a lot of experiences  from various artistic directions and was able to develop her artistic and craftsmanship talents.

Damascus Citadel hosts a portrait sculpture competition for Syrian young artists

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Damascus Citadel is currently hosting a portrait sculpture competition for Syrian young sculptors, within the framework of the Syrian Plastic Art Days.

21 graduates of the Faculty of Fine Arts and the Applied Arts Institute are taking part in this cultural contest, which aims at supporting young artists and highlighting their talents and creativity.

With their portraits, the young artists embodied different human expressions, using clay to reflect their different visions and styles.

Prominent Syrian sculptor Aktham Abdel Hamid, the supervisor of the competition, told SANA that the 3-day event is very important for supporting young sculptors and providing them with opportunities to express their talents and skills, indicating that a specialized committee will select the top three winners.