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Hammana Artist House opened its doors to the public May 30, to showcase the final projects by Ammarre artists-in-residence Maryam Semaan and Almahdi Shbat.Hammana Artist House was founded in 2016 in partnership with Collectif Kahraba.Semaan and Shbat both staged their debut performances as directors – the former of puppet theatre; the of later contemporary dance.Maryam Semaan, a Syrian artist of Palestinian descent, was the first to show her work.Semaan told the audience that her interest with puppets began when she volunteered with children in Shatila camp with the NGO, Nadja Now. As she began to experiment with making puppets, she became interested in the dual nature of a puppet – visually split between the doll itself and the puppeteer who controls it.The first was an intense and moving performance in which the relationship between the puppet and the puppeteer underlined the idea of a divided self.Syrian artist Almahdi Shbat meanwhile showed his project, "Knot," a contemporary dance work addressing the ever-increasing suicide rate among people, particularly in the Arab World.
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