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Art Alert: Cairo's French Institute to host BuSSy's new performance

The performance is the outcome of a storytelling workshop that commenced in October 2015, and is part of the Institute's celebration of International Women's Day

Ahram Online , Monday 7 Mar 2016
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The BuSSy project is scheduled to hold a new performance titled "Anesa Wala Madame?" (Mademoiselle or Madame?) at Cairo’s French Institute on 16 March, as part of Women's Week, the insitute's programme celebrating International Women's Day.

The performance is the outcome of a storytelling workshop that commenced in October 2015, and comprises a "selection of stories and reflections about the social pressures single women face," according to the Facebook event description.

BuSSy started in 2006 when two students at the American University in Cairo directed a performance based on real stories, centred on memories of womanhood. 

In 2010, BuSSy transitioned from a university-affiliated group to an independent theatre project, performing in numerous venues around Egypt and abroad.

By organising workshops and performances addressing the complexity of gender issues at large, from both male and female perspectives, BuSSy documents and gives voice to censored untold stories about gender in different communities in Egypt," states the event's description on Facebook. 

Programme:
Wednesday 16 March, 8pm (doors open at 7.30pm)
French Institute, 1 Madraset Al Hoqouq Street, Mounira, Cairo

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