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PROGRAMME: Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre

The second edition of the Alexandria theatre festival brings five days of local and international shows

Ahram Online , Monday 28 Mar 2016
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Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theater (AIFCT) returns for the second year after the first edition was held last year in May, bringing plays from eight countries as well as shows from Egypt.

Organised by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina's Arts Centre (BA), the festival aims to draw public interest to theatre and expose Egyptian audiences to different and unique performances, while providing a platform for Egyptian audiences to explore contemporary art from the international scene.

This year's vibrant and diverse programme of theatre, dance and puppetry includes shows from Cameroon, Poland, Sweden, India, Columbia, Moldova, Germany, Tunis and Algeria.

There will also be two plays from Egypt, Rouh (Soul or Spirit) by Bassem Qenawy, and Shakespeare’s Women by Mohamed Eltayea.


Programme:

Tuesday, 5 April

Elbasaseen, dance performance
Egyptian Modern Dance Theater
Great Hall, 8:00pm

Wednesday, 6 April

Cry of the Forest (dance), ADJAP Group, Cameroon
BA Plaza, 5.30pm
Free entry.

The Bald Soprano (play), Eugene Ionesco Theater, Republic of Moldova
Small Theater, 6.30pm

Soul (play), Altaleaa theater, Egypt
Great hall, 8.00pm

Thursday, 7 April

Molière (puppetry), Animation Theater in Poznan, Poland
Small Theater, 6.30pm

O! Frida (play), Aaiba Strategy & Design, India
Jesuit cultural center in Alexandria, 8.00pm
Children under six- years-old are not allowed

Friday, 8 April

Carnival of the Animal (dance, for children), Anissa Abbas, Sweden
Jesuit Cultural Center in Alexandria, 5.00pm
Free entry

Lais Ela (play), SHRAQ for production and distribution, Tunis
Small Theater, 6.30pm
Children under six-years-old are not allowed

Shakespeare’s Women (play), Munity group, Egypt
Great Hall, 8.00 pm
Children under six-years-old are not allowed

Saturday, 9 April

Rules to be Happily Unhappy (play), ITÍNERA – Art in expansion, Italy and Colombia
Small Theater, 6.30pm
Children under six-year-old are not allowed

Hither and Thither (dance), Julia Maria Koch, Germany
Great Hall, 8.00 pm
Children under 6-years-old are not allowed

Sunday, 10 April

Othello (play), El-Nawares for theater and dramatic arts, Algeria
Great Hall, 8.00pm
Children under 6-years-old are not allowed

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