COLLECTIVE NAFASS

Since 2018, the Nafass diversified collective brought together multi-national artists to visualize, perform and auralize theatrical experiences in regional and global festivals. Nafass - is an Arabic word which in English stands for "Breath" - is a very essential practice in the style of dance the Nafass Collective performs... With every movement they breath in creative visualization and choreography of real-world syndromes and behavioral challenges, and breath out artistic storylines combining the art of the body language, music, and visual scenography.

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Founder of the  Collective Nafass

NIDAL ABDO

Born in 1989, Nidal Abdo is Palestinian by his father and Ukrainian by his mother. From the Yarmouk camp in Syria where he was born he started dancing at a young age at the Ballet Dance School of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Damascus in 1999, then his journey began with the Syrian Enana dance company in 2005 to be a trained dancer in the beginnings until he became a professional dancer participating and traveling with the band in many festivals and in different countries. To Caracalla dance company in 2010 danced there for 7 years.He gained many experiences in different types of dance such as Marta Graham's style, Modern Jazz, Contemporary, folkloric dance.  he ended up in Paris, France, where he completed his diploma in Modern-jazz, at the National Institute of Dance in Paris ¨Center National de la Danse¨He founded the Collective Nafass in early 2018 in France. he is a member of l'atelier des artistes en exil  He participated with Nafass in European and Arab festivals, with his first show “What If Tomorrow”.

“In the past, it was challenging for my stories be expressed, now that I know the shape and form. I am sorted, it’s time for me to spotlight stories of others..”

P R O F E S S I O N A L    E X P E R I E N C E S

 

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Collectif Nafass founder and Choreographer 

First creation PROJECLIES in Berlin 2016

Second creation WHAT IF TOMORROW Paris 2018

                            - Syrien n'est fait festival, Paris August 2018

                            - Institut du monde arabe; Paris March 2019

                            - Ramallah contemporary dance festival,  April 2019

                            - Rencontres de Carthage,  June 2019

                            - Napoli Teatro festiva, June 2019

Third creation IN MOTION Paris 2020

                            - Festival Vision d'exil,  Paris November 2020

                            - Festival Syrien n'est fait,Paris December 2020

Fourth creation HABITUS Paris 2021

                            - Theatre Romain Rolland, Paris April 2021

                            - La nuit européenne des musées, Mac Val Musée d'art contemorain, Paris July 2021

                            - Ramallah contemoprary dance festival, "online" July 2021

                            - La Dynamo de banlieues bleues, Paris September 2021 

Theatre De La Ville , Paris  France - May 2021 Present 

Artistic consultation, Dancer, choregrapher 

PALAIS ROYAL PARIS, COLONNES DE BUREN, August 2021

Folkloric dance Dabkeh workshops & contemporary dance 

Contemporary Dance workshop (online) Ramallah Contemporary Festival, July 2021

Body contact and floor dance work 

Sima Dance Company, Dubai UAE - March 2020

Modern Jazz workshops & contemperory dance classes

JamilBouthayna Dance Musical,Alula KSA- December 2019 till Februray2020

Dance Musical with Caracalla dance theatre, Beirut

VA VOIR LA-BAS SI J'Y SUIS - ATELIER DES ARTISTES EN EXIL - November 2018

Dancer corps de ballet - contemporary creation by Thierry Niang - Festival Visions d'exil Paris - France 

I-ZONE - COLLECTIF KORZéAM - October 2018

Ballet dancer - contemporary creation - Théâtre El Duende - Ivry sur Seine - France

DISNEYLAND PARIS - November 2016 _ April 2018

Dancer and face character - France 

SINGS WITH DANCE - BALLET G. GARONNE - June _ November 2016

Corps de ballet dancer - contemporary creation - Intermittent - Paris - France 

MUSICAL COMEDY  "JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR" - March _ July 2016  

Corps de ballet dancer - Intermittent - Theater Trier - Germany 

CARACALLA DANCE SCHOOL – BEIRUT LEBANON – January 2013 _ Decmber 2015 

Dance teacher of contemporary and  jazz , Caracalla style (contemporary folklore) And Dabkeh 

CARACALLA DANCE THEATRE - BEIRUT LEBANON - February 2010 À 2016

É D U C A T I O N

Manama/Bahrain: National Theatre of Bahrain - "Kan Ya Ma Kan" - February 2016

Beijing - China - Opera House - "Kan Ya Ma Kan", Once upon a time - February 2016

Milan - Italy - Universal Exhibition - "Kan Ya Ma Kan", Once upon a time - September 2015

Beirut - Lebanon - Closing of the Spring Festival - "Beirut was and will be" - June 2015

Doha - Qatar - 13th United Nations Congress - "Village Opera" - September 2014

Beijing - China - Beijing International University - "The Art of Folklore" - September 2014

Beirut - Lebanon - Caracalla Theatre - "Kan Ya Ma Kan" - 97 performances from January 2014 to June 2014

Muscat - Oman - Opera House - "Kan Ya Ma Kan"- May 2013

Rimini - Italy - Rimini Festival - "Village Opera" - August 2012

Beittidine - Lebanon - Opening of the International Festival - "Kan Ya Ma Kan" - July 2012

Paris - France - Palais des Congrès - "Zayed and the Dream" - May 2012

Beirut - Lebanon - Caracalla Theatre - "Village Opera" - 87 performances from December 2011 to May 2012

Los Angeles - USA - Royce Hall UCLA - "Zayed and the Dream" - July 2011

Washington - USA - Kennedy Center - "Zayed and the Dream" - July 2011

Dubai - United Arab Emirates - Palladium - "Zayed and the Dream" - December 2010

ENANA DANCE THEATRE - SYRIA, DUBAI, CANADA  - March 2006 _ Januray 2010

Doha - Qatar - Opening Capital of Culture - "The House of Wisdom" - 2009

Bahrain - Kingdom of Bahrain - Opening of the Summer Festival - "Zenobia Queen of the East" - 2009

Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates - National Theatre - "The Eagle of Quraish" - 2009

Carthage - Tunisia - Carthage Festival - "Sinbad" and "The Eagle of Quraish" - 2008 and 2009

Adan - Yemen - Cultural Centre - "The Night is Full of Stars" - 2008

Muscat - Oman - Opening of the Muscat Festival - "The Prince of the Seas" and "Oman: The Promise and the Journey" - 2007 Kuwait - Kuwait - 10th International Music Festival - "Queen Daifa Khatoun" - 2007 

E D U C A T I O N

 

● 2018 - 2019 STATE DIPLOMA OF MODERN JAZZ DANCE TEACHER, CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA DANSE, PARIS 
● 2017 - 2018 TAP DANCE TRAINING, SWINGTAP DANCE STUDIO, PARIS
● 2016 LIVRET DE FORMATION DE DANSEUR PROFESSIONNEL ( BAC+3 LEVEL ), EXAMEN D'APTITUDE TECHNIQUE ( EAT ), DRAC RHÔNEALPES 
● 2005 - 2010 JAZZ AND CONTEMORARY DANCE SCHOOL, ENANA BALLET DANCE SCHOOL, DAMASCUS, SYRIA 
● 1999 - 2005 CLASSICAL BALLET DANCE SCHOOL, HIGHER INSTITUTE OF DRAMATIC ART, DAMASCUS, SYRIA

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