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Art Alert: Storytelling performance Moswadda at Alexandria's Jesuit Centre

The performance is delivered by Hawadit Eskendria, directed by Houria El-Dakkak

Ahram Online , Thursday 18 Jan 2018
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Moswadda storytelling performance (Photo: part of promotional material)
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A storytelling performance titled Moswadda (Draft) by Beit Hawadit Eskendria will be held at the Jesuit Culture Centre in Alexandria on 23 January.

The performance is the result of a six-week workshop that ran during November and December last year. The workshop was led by Houria El-Dakkak who directs the show and worked on the play’s script with Abdelwahab Metawea.

The story, which is inspired by true events, revolves around a famous violinist who is performing in Paris to a large audience, when one of his instruments' strings gets torn. He is faced with a dilemma of whether to continue playing or to stop and ruin the night.

El-Dakkak has previously directed several storytelling performances, including Wanas (Keeping Company), El-Waheda Sabahan (1 AM), Henna, and Esha Ya Nayem (Wake Up Sleepy).

Beit Hawadit Eskendria begain their activity in 2015, presenting workshops and storytelling performances. They offer training for writing, performing, and aim at spreading the art of storytelling for community development.

Programme:
Tuesday 23 January, 7pm
Jesuit Cultural Centre, 298 Port Said St., Cleopatra, Alexandria

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