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PROGRAMME: Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival D-CAF 2014

The third edition of D-CAF offers a burst of multidisciplinary artistic events in Downtown Cairo, with some even reaching Alexandria, between 20 March and 11 April

Ahram Online, Tuesday 11 Mar 2014
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Invisible Boundaries performance in the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Photo: Bassam Al-Zoghby)
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The annual Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is a multidisciplinary festival taking place between 20 March and 11 April in several venues in downtown Cairo, with this year’s edition also stretching to Alexandria.

The programme includes performances, talks, film screenings, workshops and a large-scale exhibition.

Thursday 20 March

12pm    smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
8pm      Opening Night Film: Underground/On the Surface, Radio Cinema
10pm    Islam Chipsy (Egypt) / SKIP&DIE (Netherlands), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 21 March 


12pm    smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
2pm      EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)
3pm      The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)
5pm      Lotte Sigh, Remind Me (Denmark), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
5pm      Ex Nihilo, Mashy (France/Egypt), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
6pm      I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
8pm      Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm      Francophone Short Films (First Evening), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

Saturday 22 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
5pm     Lotte Sigh, Remind Me (Denmark), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
5pm     Ex Nihilo, Mashy (France/Egypt), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
6pm     I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
8pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise

Sunday 23 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
2pm     EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), Alfy Bey St
3pm     The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), Alfy Bey St
7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm      Alphée des étoiles – Alphée of the Stars (Canada, 2012), Odeon Cinema

Monday 24 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
6:pm    Lotte Sigh, Remind Me (Denmark), French Institute, Alexandria
7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm     Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Odeon Cinema

Tuesday 25 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm     Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Odeon Cinema

Wednesday 26 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm     Un mois en thailande - One Month In Thailand (Romania, 2012), Odeon Cinema

Thursday 27 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
7pm     Billy Cowie, Art of Movement (UK), Hotel Viennoise
9pm     Les grandes ondes - Longwave (Switzerland/France/Portugal,2013), Odeon Cinema
10pm   RINSE.FM & 100Copies presents Cairo Calling (UK/Egypt), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 28 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
8pm     Edit Kaldor, C’est du Chinois (Netherlands), Falaki Theatre
9pm     Francophone Short Films (Second Evening), the GrEEk Campus, AUC

Saturday 29 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
4pm     Statue of Ismail, EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), overlooking Roman Theatre, Alexandria
5pm     Statue of Ismail, The100Hands, Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), Overlooking Roman Theatre, Alexandria
6pm     I’ll Dance While You’re Dancing & We Will Have Danced Together (USA), Behind Teatro Eskandria, Alexandria
9pm     Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Odeon Cinema
8pm     Edit Kaldor, C’est du Chinois (Netherlands), Falaki Theatre

Sunday 30 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
7pm     Les Grandes Ondes (à l'Ouest) - Longwave (Switzerland/France/Portugal, 2013), French Institute, Alexandria
9pm     La Nuit qu’on suppose – The Night We Suppose (Belgium, 2013), Odeon Cinema

Monday 31 March 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
9pm     Alphée des étoiles – Alphée of the Stars (Canada, 2012), Odeon Cinema
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

Tuesday 1 April 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
9pm     Les grandes ondes - Longwave (Switzerland/France/Portugal,2013), Odeon Cinema
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
6pm     Baladilab, Take a coffee with your heritage, Viennoise Hotel

Wednesday 2 April 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
9pm     Un mois en Thailande - One Month In Thailand (Romania, 2012), Odeon Cinema
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway

Thursday 3 April 


12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
3pm     Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Why is Art SO Important? The GrEEk Campus, AUC
6pm     Violence Lointaine (Egypt/Switzerland/France/DR Congo), Talee’a Large Theatre, Zaki Tolaymat Hall
10pm   El Manzouma (Egypt) / One Be Lo (USA) / Hello Psychaleppo (Syria/Lebanon), Sherazade Nightclub

Friday 4 April

10am   Footnotes to Hassan Khan exhibition (related programmes), Kodak Passageway
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
2pm     EE Dance Studio, Invisible Boundaries (Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)
3pm     The100Hands, Running Running Nucleus (Netherlands/Egypt), in front of the Egyptian Stock Exchange (Borsa)
3pm     Discussion Series: Art and the Political, the GrEEk Campus, AUC - Is Art Important?
6pm     Violence Lointaine (Egypt/Switzerland/France/DR Congo), Talee’a Large Theatre, Zaki Tolaymat Hall
8pm     Yasmine Hamdan (Lebanon)/Fayrouz Karawya & Ismael (Egypt), Qasr Al-Nil Theatre

Saturday 5 April

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
3pm     Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Creating Art in Time of Adversity (Syrian Focus), the GrEEk Campus, AUC
8pm     Dance Double Bill (Egypt/France), Falaki Theatre
9pm     El Warsha Double Bill: Zawaya & The Hour of Curfew (Egypt), El Warsha

Sunday 6 April

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
1pm     Ahmed El Attar, On the Importance of Being an Arab (Egypt), Rawabet Theatre
3pm     Is Art Important? Discussion Series: Contemporary Middle-Eastern Art from International Perspective, the GrEEk Campus, AUC
7pm     Alphée des étoiles – Alphée of the Stars (Canada, 2012), French Institute, Alexandria
9pm     Dance Double Bill (Egypt/France), Falaki Theatre
9pm     Francophone Short Films (Third Evening), Odeon Cinema

Monday 7 April

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
7pm     Teatro Egyptian Independent Theatre, No Exit (Egypt), The Arayes Theatre: Cairo Puppets Theatre
7pm     Left Foot Right Foot (Switzerland, 2013), Teatro Eskendria, Alexandria

Tuesday 8 April

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
7pm     Cie L'Entreprise, Le Prince Séquestré (France/Egypt), El Warsha

Wednesday 9 April

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
6pm     Footnotes to Hassan Khan exhibition (related programmes), Cairo Atelier
7pm     Cie L'Entreprise, Le Prince Séquestré (France/Egypt), El Warsha
8pm     La Voix Est Libre (France), Falaki Theatre

Thursday 10 April

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
9pm     La Voix est libre (France / Egypt), French Institute, Alexandria

Friday 11 April

12pm   smART Mobile Film Festival, screening booths across Downtown Cairo
12pm   Hassan Khan Exhibition, Kodak Passageway
3pm     Film Masterclass, the GrEEk Campus, AUC
9pm     La Voix Est Libre (France), Sherazade Nightclub

Venues:

Cairo Atelier: 2 Karim Al-Dawla Street, Downtown, Cairo
Al-Borsa (Egyptian Stock Exchange): 4A Al-Sherifein Street, Downtown, Cairo
Falaki Theare: 24 Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo
French institute, Alexandria
GrEEK Campus: Youssef Al-Guindy Street, Downtown, Cairo
Hotel Viennoise: 11 Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, Downtown, Cairo
Kodak Building: 20 Adly Street, Downtown, Cairo
Odeon Cinema: Abdel-Hamid Street, Off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo
Qasr Al-Nil Theare: 6 Qasr Al-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo
Radio Cinema: 24 Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo
Rawabet Theatre: 3 Hussein Al-Maamar Street, off Mahmoud Bassiouny Street, Downtown, Cairo
Sherazade Nightclub: Alfi Bey Street, off Oraby Square, Downtown, Cairo
Talee'a large theatre, Zaki Tolaymat Hall
Talee'a small theatre, Salah Abdelsabbour Hall
Teatro Eskenderia, Alexandria
The Arayes Theatre, Cairo Puppets theatre, Attaba
 

Ahram Online is the Main Press Partner of this year's D-CAF

Check the D-CAF website here

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