Archive for October, 2011

Trying

Bringing contemporary dance one step closer

Eight Egyptian choreographers push the bounds of contemporary dance at Downtown Cairo’s Rawabet Theatre [Published in Ahram Online] —————————————– Downtown Cairo’s Rawabet Theatre on Wednesday night hosted a “Contemporary Dance Night” showcasing eight ten-minute performances by local choreographers, most of whom have been studying dance at the Cairo Contemporary Dance Workshop for the past three […]

PhotoOpp

Graffiti artist Banksy’s first film to be screened in Cairo

Following a surge of interest in street art, an award-winning film by famous graffiti artist Banksy will be screened. My original headline for this article was “This is not a film review” playing on the “This is not a photo opportunity” line that Banksy spray paints everywhere as well as letting readers know that it […]

Autostrade Comic Book Egypt

Autostrade: Egypt’s Japanese-style comic book experiment

Autostrade is a collaboration between 21 comics artists and writers to create a space for comic books to be read and followed in Egypt by adults. [Published in Ahram Online] ——————————————– In a creative attempt to introduce comic books to the Egyptian market, came the idea of Autostrade. On Wednesday 20 July at Ahmed Shawky […]

Tahrir

Tahrir Monologues: A trip back in time to the 18 days that changed Egypt

On Thursday 26 May in the Rawabet Theatre, a group of youths took their audience back to the 18 days of protests in Tahrir through monologues telling the real stories of Egyptians who lived through the experience [Published in Ahram Online] —————————————– “We are trying to find our way back to Tahrir Square,” 25-year-old Sondos […]

Photography: Cairo’s Oldest Street El Moez & Khan El Khalili Market

Moez Street has structures that have been up for the past 1000 years. Cairo as we know it today grew around it and it still remained. The government renovated it a couple of years ago. Now post revolution its not being taken care of though.    

Photography: Ras Shitan in Sinai

Probably my favourite place on earth. I consider every time I go there a checkpoint in life. Truly magical.  

Photography: Wadi El Gemal Beaches

Wadi El Gemal Protectorate south of Marsa Alam on the red sea and two of its gorgeous beaches: Qulaan and Ras Hankarab

Farafra: Photos, words and love from the Oasis

One of the Oasis in the western desert of Egypt, Farafra is one of the smaller ones with just about a 7,000 person population. It’s right next to the White Desert and has beautiful sights and the best people in the world. I’ve had the pleasure of spending time there traveling and working on a […]

Photography: Portsaid the revolutionary seaside city

Some friends and I tried to go to Rafah on May 15th to protest in solidarity with what should have been the third Palestinian Intifada. However, due to the army crackdown on all entrances to Sinai all the way to Arish (read more about our failed attempt here) we ended up not going further than […]

Museum & Nahdet Masr Gallery Facade

Celebrating Egyptian sculptor Mahmoud Mokhtar 120th birthday

On what would be Mahmoud Mokhtar’s 120th birthday, we can celebrate the Egyptian nationalistic sculptor’s legacy, reviving the art of sculpting after being lost in the midst of centuries of wars and foreign occupation [Published in Ahram Online] ——————————————– Cairenes often pass by the “Egyptian Renaissance” statue in front of the Giza Zoo, or the […]