Stand Up for Your Rights. Opening debate Dancing on the Edge Festival
Dare to laugh or what about humor and art in the Arab region?
Although humor may not immediately come to mind when thinking about the Arab Spring or the work of contemporary artists from the region, it does play an important part in society and even in societal change.
From caricatures of the regimes to political (black) humor, or simply ironic situations that come about, humor abounds. The opening of the Dancing on the Edge festival, appropriately to be held in the Comedy Theatre, will focus on this aspect of life in the region, with excerpts from films, cartoons, live performances and anecdotes that all will be an introduction to the festival programs.
Date: Thursday 8 December 2011
Time: 15.00 - 17.00
Venue: Comedy Theater, Nes 110 in Amsterdam
Entrance: free, after registration.