29 Mar 2013
The Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival returns in its second edition with a month-long program of dance and theater performances, film screenings from across the African continent, an exciting lineup of Egyptian and foreign musicians,...
29 Mar 2013
It is a few days before the launch of the second annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival, or D-CAF, and Catalonian choreographer Tomeo Verges certainly has his hands full with preparations for this year’s activities.
27 Mar 2013
An amateur Spanish photographer with a passion for reporting, Javier Menendez Bonillahas traveled the world and lived in many countries as part of his work for the European Union’s Economic and Social Development Department.
26 Mar 2013
“Battles of Images” was a series of talks centered around an examination of photojournalism and its links to aid held this month at the Contemporary Image Collective. The series’ ability to attract full audiences and...
23 Mar 2013
On one end of the concrete wall blocking Qasr al-Aini Street stands a small grocery store with a red façade. Like with other shops across downtown Cairo sales have gone down due to the stifling traffic brought about by the concrete...
20 Mar 2013
It only makes sense that Brazilian musician Gilberto Gil is this year’s “Guest of Honor” at the fifth Cairo Jazz Festival. Each year, the festival pays tribute to a major musician who has influenced the genre of...
18 Mar 2013
One of Faten El Disouky’s works is a huge yellow cuboid of foam. It comes up to about waist-high, and you can touch it or sit on it if you like. But it just sits there, a normal material, quietly doing nothing.
Another piece is a...
17 Mar 2013
In a sense, the text of a play is incomplete. It is written to be performed, more than to be simply read.
And in this way, “staging plays is always an act of translation,” as actor and professor of drama Mahmoud El Lozy argues...
13 Mar 2013
For the better part of two years, Egypt’s cultural sector has received repeated blows with the cancellation or interruption of major arts festivals. In the direct aftermath of the 25 January revolution, the Cairo International...
10 Mar 2013
In an attempt to better understand the role of theater within the ongoing 25 January revolution, local playwright and theater professor Dalia Basiouny recently gave an insightful lecture titled “R for Rehearsal ... R for Revolution:...