The event was attended by Ambassador Nabil Ben Khedher and his spouse, the Festival Artistic Director Eckhard Thiemann and three of the Tunisian artists -Hela Ammar (Visual Art) Mohamed Toukabri (Choreography), and Claire Ben Hassine (Cinema)- as well as many friends of Tunisia and lovers of Arab culture.
In his welcoming remarks, Ambassador Nabil Ben Khedher stressed the importance of culture as a powerful tool to build closer people-to-people ties and promote understanding and tolerance.
The reception was followed by the solo performance of Mohamed Toukabri, a Brussels-based Tunisian dancer, whose movements and reflections tell a personal yet universal migrant experience.
On the same day, Hela Ammar opened BECOMING her latest site specific installation in Shepherd’s Bush Market commissioned by Shubbak Festival.
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