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Yara Lucia Afram Boustany Lebanon
Yara Lucia AframBoustany, Born in 1990 in Gitawi Beirut, Lebanon has studied at the ALBA, Academie Libanaise des Beaux Arts, department of Cinema and Audiovisuals / Photography and graduated in 2010. In 2013 she graduated from the Circus and Theater School CAU Escuela de Circo y Teatro (Granada, Spain) Her experiences and works are: 2018 Presenting “ēvolvō” in Al-Madina Theatre Beirut - June Premiering new solo “ēvolvō” in BIPOD (International Platform of Contemporary Dance Beirut) – April Conducting Physical Poetry Laboratories in Amalgam Studio. 2017 Grantee of the Arab Fund for Culture in the field of performing arts. “Astroturf” Dance Solo to be premiered in the Festival “Nahnawel Amar Jiran” in Beirut - September Performed in “Orpheo, A Breath of Light” a dance performance staged by Cornelia Krafft, Al-Madina Theatre, Beirut - May “One day – One Night - Beirut” premiered in the 21st International Solotanz Festival in Stuttgart - March 2016 Yalla Dada Exhibition hosted by Station Beirut, presenting a video of my work in progress “Advancing Lepidosiren” Dancer with the French Dance Company “ Turn off the Lights” hosted by CCF in Beirut, Station - October. Performed in DeltebreDansa Festival, a short piece “Las Medias Rotas” as a result of a creative lab guided by Maura Morales. Performed as an aerialist in the Dance Film “While we weave” by Yaraqa Company, Beirut. Selected in the Cinedans Amsterdam program for the 13th Edition of Dance on Screen Festival. 2015 Founded a space for Dance Circus and Theatre in Beirut: Amalgam Studio. https://www.facebook.com/amalgambeirut Founder of BCI “Beirut Contact Improvisation” a community based collective who aims to organize Contact improvisation sessions. 2014 Part of “Contradictions” Workshop from Studio Matejka (Poland), that created a collective physical theater performance in Mansion, Zkak el Blatt, Beirut, part of Beirut Street Festival. Worked on a 8 week program with UNDP in Ain el Helweh Palestinian Refugee camp in Saida. Providing Dramatherapythrough recreational activities. I performed my solo “Al Zaher” (The Dice) in Mansion, Beirut. 2013 Performing “La Medusa”, solo performance, in“Al Plan Folk Festival San Vigilio, Italy” Creative Movement with Syrian children refugees in the “Child Friendly Space” project with War Child Holland NGO. 2009 - 2011 Circus Juggler and Clown Artist with “Cirque du Liban” Working in “Cirque en Ciel”part of “Arc en Ciel”. Creator of the “Clown Walks for Laughter” which organized 12 Editions of clown walks or clown manifestations and interactive theater on the streets of Beirut from 2011til 2016. 2008 Peformed in “Enkephale” an experimental collective creation directed Nagy Souraty in LAU (Lebanese American University)