Circus street art in Egypt

27-09-2016 08:51 PM

Mary Fikry

Collaboration between the Egyptian association Mahatat for Contemporary Arts, the French Institute in Egypt, Goethe Institute in Egypt, Robert Bosch Foundation and Vuesch association from Germany, and Nomadways from France has yielded a circus residency and street art to run in the Nile Delta Region in Egypt.
From 27 September to 19 October, Circ’Us will bring together 15 French, German and Egyptian circus and street artists artistes, specialised in social circus, street theatre, acrobat, or physical theatre: they will be based in the east Mediterranean city of Port Said for ten days where they will develop and implement a show together. They will then go on tour of nine representations in Port Said, in the Delta Nile, Alexandria and Cairo.
Circ’Us includes an important training component and circus initiation, through several activities organised in parallel with the residence and the tour: the artists will offer introductory workshops in circus arts to children and youth of Port Said and training sessions for youth circus artists in Alexandria and Cairo. Each performance in the Delta region will also be preceded by entertainment for young audiences.
The Circ’Us project mobilises a large network of Egyptian governmental and civil society organisations. The project is implemented in partnership with: the French Alliance of Port Said, Public Library of Port Said, Damanhour Public Library, Eish lel Nas associations, Rabi3 and i-Act (International Association for Creation & Training) in addition to Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School and the El-Genaina theatre.

Watani International
27 September 2016

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