Women in the Performing Arts

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Knio, M. (1). Women in the Performing Arts. Al-Raida Journal, 3-6. https://doi.org/10.32380/alrj.v0i0.123


Performance is a process-oriented tool which improves our sensuous, intellectual, social, and aesthetic appreciation of life and the world we live in. A performer is a doer whose action is carried out in a space shared with a public. The visible image of a performer contradicts the stereotypical image of the passive female in Arab societies. What is more inconsistent is the presence of the female performer as an economic player in contemporary Arab societies. She does not live on the margin of society but is a professional, an evident contributor to the cultural scene, and above all has been instigating change in her community by expanding the horizons of her gender and certainly exercising power. Scheherazade’s bedtime stories proved to be a stratagem to change her fate and that of her sisters.



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