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Force Majeure at Townhouse Gallery

Combining performances, visual works, film and research, Force Majeure is a collaborative work of Egyptian and international artists that will be presented between 27 and 30 April

Ahram Online, Tuesday 26 Apr 2011
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The project Force Majeure is an artistic encounter that tries to reassemble elements of an event previously engineered by scripted regional politics of exchange, taking a position from which to look at those elements and exchange modes. Through various forms, this encounter is processed publicly.

Force Majeure was conceived by Adham Hafez and Ismail Fayed with the space designed by architect Samir Kordy. The project is produced and organized in Cairo by HaRaKa Dance Development and Research, and is supported by the Townhouse Gallery, Goethe Institute and the Spanish Embassy’s Cultural Affairs Section. The project is part of Miniatures Officinae, which receives the support of the European Union and is collaboratively produced by Officina (Marseilles), L’Animal A L’Esquena (Celra), CRA’P (Barcelona), El Teatro (Tunis), Indisciplinarte (Terni).

Performances and visual works will be presented for the first time by artists:
Andrea Abbatengelo (Italy)
Marie AlFajr (France/Egypt)
Shaymaa Aziz (Egypt)

Leo Castro (Spain)
Ammar Habli (Tunis)
Christoph Haleb(France)
Gruppo Nanou (Italy)
Filiz Sizanli (Turkey)
Imen Smaoui (Tunis)
Carme Torent (Spain)

Program
27 April 2011: Opening- FORCE MAJEURE
7pm at Townhouse Gallery- Factory
Open Event

28, 29, 30 April 2011: FORCE MAJEURE Miniature Performances and Visual Work
7pm to 10pm at Townhouse Gallery- Factory
Open Event

Parallel Events

21st April 2011- 5th May 2011: Research residency of renowned Catalan researcher, performer, educator and head of “CRA’P” arts organization; Toni Cots.

3rd May 2011: Film screening of Toni Serra’s work, presented by Toni Cots, at Townhouse Gallery Library

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