Archive for the ‘Ahram Online’ Category

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Doaa Hamza adapts Dario Fo monodrama to the Cairo stage

In her directorial debut, actress and storyteller Doaa Hamza adapts Italian Nobel Laureate Dario Fo’s text to Egyptian women’s realities this weekend at the Nahda Association — Published in Ahram Online. ——– Italian writer, actor and Nobel Laureate Dario Fo tells a timeless and border-neutral tale in his 1977 classic text Il Risveglio (Waking Up) […]

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Dandin: Rendering alternative sounds from the Arab region accessible

Dandin.me hosts an archive of music and sound from Egypt and the Arabic world. Ahram Online sits with its founder to see how the online platform has progressed since its launch nine months ago — Published in Ahram Online. —— If you’ve been following the creative explosion that has been taking over Cairo, you’ve probably […]

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In Pictures: Lebanese artist creates his Fictional Museum in Cairo

Berlin-based Lebanese artist Said Baalbaki deconstructs history in Munich, Berlin and Cairo simultaneously through his Fictional Museum running at Hotel Viennoise until 25 May — Published in Ahram Online, Video published in Medrar TV and Vernissage TV as part of a joint workshop on video production on arts in Cairo. ———- Within the visual arts […]

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I am Now Dead: Independent production back on stage after nine years

Ahram Online talks with director Hani Afifi about why his play I am Now Dead is just as important now as it was almost a decade ago — Published in Ahram Online. ——- Nine years after it featured at the French Institute’s Jeunes Créateurs (Young Creators) theatre festival, the black comedy I am Now Dead is back […]

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Arab, African multidisciplinary artists evoke questioning through Spoken World

In a special performance for the Red Zone Festival and Spring Festival, poets, musicians and a visual artist come together for a hybrid performance in Cairo and Beirut — Published in Ahram Online. ——— In a unique performance developed especially for the Norwegian Red Zone Festival, parts of which are hosted by the Spring Festival, Arab […]

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Passageways redefined: Investigating Downtown Cairo’s in-betweens

Egyptian and Danish artists and architects gathered for four days to present intervention concepts for two pedestrian passageways in Downtown Cairo, raising further questions on the cracks between structures — Published in Ahram Online. ———- Eight young Egyptian and Danish architects and artists came together for four days through the Cairo Downtown Passages workshop, closely […]

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D-CAF third edition: On performances, public space and the future

As the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival’s third edition comes to a close, Ahram Online reflects on the event’s celebrations, challenges and aspirations — Published in Ahram Online. —– The third edition of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) came to a close on Friday 11 April in Shehrazade with La Voix est Libre, a multidisciplinary […]

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Children of Egypt’s Darb Al-Ahmar share their stories through arts

Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School presents the stories and aspirations of its children and youth through a circus musical on El-Geneina Theatre — Published in Ahram Online. ——- In a new theatrical performance, the children and young people of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School bring Lost and Found to Cairo audiences. The play was performed at El-Geneina […]

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Violence Lointaine: Performance captures the aesthetics of violence

D-CAF hosts the world premiere of the audio-visual dance performance ‘Violence Lointaine,’ a co-production of artists from Egypt, Congo and France, this weekend — Published in Ahram Online. ———- Upon reading the title ‘Violence Lointaine’ (Distant Violence) — part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) programme — one is not necessarily inclined to make […]

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Zawya brings alternative films to Odeon Cinema, Cairo

On Wednesday evening, Misr International Films opened its new Zawya initiative in the Odeon Cinema, bringing alternative and art house films to Downtown Cairo — Previosly published on Ahram Online. ———– Misr International Films (MIF), founded by late Egyptian director Youssef Chahine and the company behind the always eagerly awaited Panorama of the European Cinema, […]