Nine to Five Box
5 min. Premiere 25. 12. 2020
Contemporary Dance, Dance Video, Clay Art, Original Sound Design
Director/Concept: Jamal Suleiman
Producer: Studio 8, Jamal Suleiman
Choreography: Jamal Suleiman, Odai Talal, Mohammad Qattan
Videography: Amr Abu Eitah
Visual Art (Clay): Leila Hajbi
Sound design: Yazan Abu Jarad
Movement Advisor: Abd Al Hadi Abunahleh
Production adviser: Xiaoman Ren
Light design: Next Generation International
Photography: Reema Shatat, Xiaoman Ren, Maria Asenova
This production has been realized as part of “Choreography Creation Camp” (CCC) organized by Studio 8, with the support of Drosos Foundation, EUNIC Jordan and European Union in Jordan.
"People have been suffering from the nine to five routine since ages without being aware about the fatal outcomes of wasting most of our lifetimes following the trend/routine.
Also, people always tell us to think outside of the box but once we try to do something else or different, they get offended by seeing new outcomes, or even surprised as its odd to them and they try to push you back to the same ”box” they asked you to get out from. One of these boxes is the NINE TO FIVE routine.
Nine to Five Box is a dance project that could be performed as a 'live performance' or a 'dance video'. Tt’s inspired by the daily formal routine for formal and non-formal jobs with the limitation and struggle it creates that leads to a “loop/routine” to eventually getting 'Boxed'."
— Jamal Suleiman (Director)