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Under the royal patronage, the thirty-seventh session of the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts will start at 7:00 pm on the twenty-sixth of this month, which will be held in the ancient city of Jerash, in the city of Amman and some governorates, during the period from July 26 to August 5, under the slogan “The Joy Continues.”
A review operetta
The northern theater of the ancient city of Jerash will host the activities of the opening ceremony of the festival by presenting a “lyrical operetta” that tells the story of Gracia throughout history. The operetta is written by the writer and novelist Muflih Al-Adwan, composed by musician Talal Abu Al-Ragheb, distributed by Ahmed Rami, directed by Lina Al-Tal, choreography and execution by Rania Kamhawi, and musical composition, composition and arrangement by Talal Abu Al-Ragheb, assistant director Muhannad Al-Nawafleh, and vocals by Jordanian artists, Jihad Sarkis, Rami. Shafiq, Ghada Abbasi, Qamar Badwan, Uday Al-Naber, Marthaina Magdy, while the artwork, produced by the Jerash Festival for Culture and Arts.
In his turn, the writer and novelist Mufleh Al-Adwan noted in a statement to "Al-Dustour" that choosing the title for the opening of the Jerash Festival under the theme of "River of Gold" comes within the framework of drawing inspiration from the rich history and heritage of the city of Jerash, as an ancient cultural incubator through all the eras that passed through it. T from the first formation with its pristine elements emanating from soil, water, air and fire, we here mobilize all these predicates to be the threshold of the beginning, an entrance to the keys of the gates of the ages that passed through Jerash, where the Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras, leading to the entry of Christianity and the Islamic conquests.
The writer pointed out that there are characters and symbols that express this history, whose names are still related to the city and are present through its features, as in legendary figures such as Zeus and Artemis, and other historical figures such as the personality of Emperor Hadrian, the poet Arabius, the poet Arar, and the leader Sharhabeel bin Hasna, and groups that embody the Greek choir, and others in which the people of Jerash attend through time and place, and that dealing with history and legend, and the shadows of a place with the prestige of the city of Jerash, needs To a graceful roll, in which it is poetic, suitable for singing, and with aesthetics that express the charm of this place, and this is what I considered in writing to be the final product, with a creative team in directing, music, singing and dancing, all of which form an integrated unit to embody this work, and spread the expressive spirit, so that the is worthy of the Jerash Festival, and the inspiring and remarkable city of Jerash.
My most important writing
The writer Al-Adwan said, “This work is one of the most important goals of my writing, which I brought up to express the inauguration of Jerash, which are the values that constitute major titles for Jerash throughout history, which are tolerance, love, art, culture, coexistence, construction, and the continuity of the active and aesthetic presence throughout all the ages that passed on Jerash.
The writer Al-Adwan noted that there is a passage that can express the spirit, language, and ideas of the opening text, and here I take the blessing of Zeus, who is present in the ancient writings, being the father of Artemis, who is considered the patron and protector of the city of Jerash. Here he is casting the shadows of his love and celebration of the city of Jerash, and his command to unite the elements of earth, water, air and fire in it, where he says his decisive word, and the seasons of joy, life and civilization begin in it: Zeus: Blessed are you, O Jerash..
May life surround you with the purity of its water, the warmth of its fire, the goodness of its soil, and the breeze of its winds.
Planets and stars protect you..
Light in front of you.
light behind you..
On your right and on your left, light.
Let love be your destiny, and a halo around you..
Blessed are you on earth..
Blessed are you in heaven!!