Posts Tagged ‘Cairo’

VIDEO: Dancers perform ‘Zorba’ Ballet in protest

During the Culture Ministry sit-in there were daily culture events on the street. One of the most memorable performances was the night dancers from the Cairo Opera Ballet Company took the streets, dancing.

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Mapping Cairo’s initiatives to foster collaboration

Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform (CUIP) invites initiatives across the huge capital to use their database, map and calendar to increase collaboration and ensure no one must reinvent the wheel – Published in Ahram Online. ————————– Launched in April, the Cairo Urban Initiatives Platform (CUIP in short) functions in Arabic and English as an interactive map showcasing […]

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D-CAF brings World War I to Cairo

Dutch group Hotel Modern presents a live performance using miniature objects, landscapes, sound installations and powerful storytelling in ‘The Great War’ — Published in Ahram Online. —- Walking into Hotel Modern’s performance of The Great War, one cannot possibly foresee how powerful miniature objects can be in transmitting the emotional and physical experience of being […]

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Amidst political crisis, Cairo saturates itself in culture

Four multidisciplinary festivals, and various side culture happenings, are taking place in Cairo simultaneously at a time when the taste of the national political crisis is on everyone’s tongue – Published in Ahram Online. —– Cairo has always had a limited yet vibrant independent culture scene, mostly centered in Downtown and neighbouring areas, but to […]

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Interactive play on sexual harassment rides Cairo’s metro

Ahram Online rode the underground with Noon Creative Enterprise as they put on one of their dozens of performances over the past two weeks in Cairo’s metro cars, opening conversations with commuters on sexual harassment — Published in Ahram Online. —- Recently, media coverage of sexual harassment – or perhaps more accurately gang rapes – […]

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Hydrarchy: Cairo’s CIC hosts sea exhibition

Contemporary Image Collective (CIC) Cairo hosts “Hydrarchy – Transitional & Transformative Seas,” an exhibition and symposium exploring the seas as socio-economic, cultural and political spaces. [Article published in Ahram Online] “Hydrarchy – Transitional & Transformative Seas” opened Friday 9 December and features the works of six artists, filmmakers along with a group of researchers. This […]

Cairo: Live it like a local

In this article for Tour Egypt, I was giving travel advice to Cairo visitors who wish to do something alternative to visiting the pyramids and taking a stroll in Khan El Khalili. Full article here.

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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 […]

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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.