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Egyptian, French and German circus artists collaborate and tour Egypt's Delta cities

The circus runs between 27 September and 18 October, starting with a residency for practitioners to be followed by a show touring 10 cities

Ahram Online , Tuesday 27 Sep 2016
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Circus is a residency program and tour of performances across 10 cities in Egypt (Photo: part of promotional material by Mahatat)
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Titled Circ’Us, a residency of circus and street arts will take place between 27 September and 7 October in Egypt's Delta cities.

The residency is organised by Mahatat for Contemporary Art, Vuesch Association (Germany) and Nomadways (France), who are joining forces with the French Institute in Cairo, Goethe in Cairo, and the Robert Bausch Foundation.

Over the course of a 10-day residency in Port Said, 15 participating artists from France, Germany and Egypt will collaborate to produce a show that will then tour 10 Egyptian cities between 8 and 18 October.

The residency will also comprise informative sessions as well as training by specialists in street art, social circus, acrobatics and performance arts.

In parallel to the residency and the tour that will follow it, the artists will also deliver introductory workshops in circus arts to the children and youth of Port Said and training sessions for young circus artists in Alexandria and Cairo, in addition to performing special shows for children.

Programme:
8 October
Port Said: Hadeeqat El-Tareekh (The History Garden)

9 October
New Damietta: El-Hadeeka El-Amma (The Public Garden)

10 October
Farskour: Hadeekat El-Tefl (Children's Garden)

11 October
El-Mansoura: Mostashfa El-Atfal El-Mansoura (Mansoura Children's Hospital)

12 October
Kafr Bahout: Markaz Shabab Kafr Bahout (Kafr Bahour Youth Centre)

13 October
Tanta: Courtyard of Sayed Badawy Mosque

14 October
Abo Mangoug: In front of El-Gamaeya El-Zeraeya (Agriculture Association)

15 October
Damanhour: Maktabet Masr El-Amma (Public Egypt Library)

16 October
Alexandria: Nady Nadina El-Egtemaey – Kom El-Dekka (Social Nadina Club – Kom El-Dekka)

18 October
Cairo: El-Genina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park, Salah Salem Road, El-Darassa

The exact timing of performances is yet to be announced.

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