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D-CAF to add new venues to its programme

Scheduled to run between 19 March and 9 April, this year's Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival will expand it's locations to the Old French Consulate and Sednaoui Department Store

Ahram Online , Monday 9 Mar 2015
Sednaoui Department Store (Photo: courtesy of D-CAF)
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The Old French Consulate that was located on Fadl Street in Cairo's downtown will be among the new venues explored by the 4th edition of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF).

The venue will serve for the festival's Visual Arts programme, hosting solo exhibitions as well as a night of performing arts by visual artists.

The historical building, Sednaoui Department Store, will be yet another addition to D-CAF. The building dates back to 1913, and will welcome dance performance ‘How Much?’ by Christian Ubl – part of the Urban Visions programme that brings performing arts to public spaces.

Other locations that will host the D-CAF's fourth edition are: Falaki Theatre, Greek Campus, Sherazade, Townhouse Rawabet theatre, Goethe Institut, El Borsa Street and Cinema Odeon where the festival will screen films in cooperation with Zawya art house.

Past venues also included Qasr El-Nil Theatre, Radio Cinema, and Viennoise Hotel.

According to the festival's organisers, a selection of D-CAF venues is provided by Al-Ismailia for Real Estate Development, a property company which seeks to revitalise the centre of the capital city through preserving its architectural grandeur, all the while celebrating Cairo’s dynamic urban fabric.

Taking place between 19 March and 9 April, this year the festival will include a total of six segments -- performing arts, urban visions, music, visual arts, film, and the special events -- each filled with a variety of artistic elements.

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