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Spring of Culture 2015: JUMP

​Manama, Economic Development Board, 4th March 2015: The comedy show ‘JUMP’ is returning to Arad Fort for the second time after a successful performance in 2008. The act, which has performed for 3.5 million people worldwide, runs in 60 cities in 27 countries and has won the ‘Comedy Award’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2006. The show will run for three nights on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 5th March to 7th March.
JUMP is a mixture of slapstick comedy combined with martial and acrobatic arts. It tells the story of a typical but dramatically agile Korean family where each person is a martial arts expert. The plot of the story thickens when two burglars break into the house in the middle of a night; and when the family discovers the intruders, a mighty battle ensures. Following an incredible display of acrobatic and martial arts skills, with a healthy dose of slapstick humour.
The ‘JUMP’ Show is positively reviewed by many spectators and media from different parts of the world. Commenting on the show, the Evening Standard wrote: ‘Five stars? Make it 50!!’ while the pioneer British Theatre Guide considered the show as a “must see” by everyone. The Times wrote on the show performers ‘they’re not just dazzling acrobats. They’re blessed with remarkable comic timing. They literally don’t put a foot wrong’.
The Spring of Culture Festival is one of the largest events in Bahrain, featuring performances by renowned international artists. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Spring of Culture Festival, which is being held between March and April, and will host a number of renowned international artists as well as young Bahraini talents. The festival attracts fans from across the region and contributes to the tourism sector in the Kingdom.
The Spring of Culture Festival is organised by the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities in collaboration with the Economic Development Board (EDB), Shaikh Ebrahim bin Mohammed Al Khalifa Centre for Culture and Research, Al Bareh Art Gallery, Al Riwaq Art Space, and La Fontaine Centre.

For more information on the Spring of Culture, please call the festival hotline on 39900630, or visit the website.