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PROGRAMME: Spring Festival 2014, a myriad of art forms from Africa and the Arab region

The Spring Festival, set to run between 24 and 26 May in Cairo and Beirut, is an interdisciplinary feast. This year the event in Cairo also hosts the Red Zone festival

Ahram Online, Friday 25 Apr 2014
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This year's Spring Festival, organised by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (Culture Resource), is set to incorporate music, theatre, film, visual arts, dance and poetry. The festival will have a special focus on Africa.

The line-up includes diverse artists from Egypt, the Arab region and Africa, and will also incorporate percussion, contemporary dance, capoeira and hip hop workshops given by the visiting performers.

The event is also hosting parts of the Norwegian Red Zone festival -- which seeks to push the boundaries of free expression. Parts of this festival are brought to Cairo audiences.

Thursday 24 April at 8pm

Music: Miss Lira
South Africa

Prince Taz Palace, 27 Seyoufeya Street, off Saleeba Street, Khalifa
free admission

Saturday 26 April at 8pm

Music: Miss Lira
South Africa

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa

Monday 28 April at 8pm

Contemporary Dance: The Meal and Mamela Nyamza
South Africa

Falaki Theatre, 24 El-Falaki Street, Bab El-Louk (Downtown)
free admission

Thursday 1 May at 8pm (Red Zone Festival)

Music: Turab
Palestine

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa

Saturday 3 May and Sunday 4 May at 8pm (Red Zone Festival)

Spoken World: Spoken word street artist Aly Talibab (Egypt), multimedia artist Ghazi Frini  (Tunisia), Tarek Abu Kwaik (Jordan/Palestine) and poet and rapper Mazen El-Sayed (Lebanon) present an evening of new original poems, sounds and visuals developed together for the festival.

Falaki Theatre, 24 El-Falaki Street, Bab El-Louk (Downtown)

Monday 5 May at 8pm

Special event: A night to honour Nelson Mandela
Screening of the 2013 biographical film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Film will be screened with English with Arabic subtitles

Rawabet Theatre, 2 Hussein El-Me'mar st. off Mahmoud Bassiouni st., beside Townhouse Gallery

Thursday May 8 at 8pm (Red Zone Festival)

Theatre:
Capharnaüm by Latefa Ahrrar – Morocco
Points of Pain by Kate Pendry – UK/ Norway

Falaki Theatre, 24 El-Falaki Street, Bab El-Louk (Downtown)

Saturday 10 May at 8pm (Red Zone Festival)

Poetry: Three poets, Michael Adel (Egypt), Mohamed Ellaghafi (Morocco) and Walid Al-Kubaisi (Iraq/Norway) will bring three unique voices and points of view for a night of poetry.

Rawabet Theatre, 3 Hussein El Me'amar St., Downtown
free admission

Sunday 11 May at 8pm (Red Zone Festival)

Film: This is Not a Film, 2011
Documentary, running time 75 min.
Directed by Jafar Panahi and Mojtaba Mirtahmasb

Falaki Theatre, 24 El-Falaki Street, Bab El-Louk (Downtown)

Monday 12 May at 8pm (Red Zone Festival)
Exhibit runs until May 25, from 12pm to 10 pm

Visual Arts:
Installation: Fictional Museum by Mohamed Said Baalbaki - Lebanon
Combination of painting and collage: From the Square by Heba Khalefa – Egypt

Viennoise Hotel, 11, Mahmoud Bassouni St. Downtown

Thursday 15 May at 8pm (Red Zone Festival)

Music: Badiaa Bouhrizi
Tunisia

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa

Saturday 17 May at 8pm

Music: Oliver Mtukudzi
Zimbabwe

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa

Sunday 18 May at 8pm

Music: Nawal
Comoros Islands

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa

Tuesday 20 May at 8pm

Theatre: Monsters by Al-Hamra Theatre
Tunisia

Falaki Theatre, 24 El-Falaki Street, Bab El-Louk (Downtown)

Sunday 22 May at 8pm

Music: Zaki Ibrahim
South Africa

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa

Saturday 24 May at 8pm

Dance: Afreekanam - Senegal

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa

Sunday 25 May at 8pm

Music: Aziz Sahmaoui
Morocco

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, Darassa
 

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