PROGRAMME: Mawred celebrates turning 10, launches Bidoun Takleef
Ahram Online, Saturday 20 Sep 2014
Celebrating ten years of Mawred's history, seven performances by Arab artists will take place in Cairo, Alexandria and Beirut from 25 September through late October.

In celebration of their 10 year anniversary, Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (Culture Resource) is launching Bidoun Takleef, a showcase of seven projects by Arab artists who are former grantees of the foundation's production awards.

Between modern dance, live music and visual arts, the string of events will be held from 25 September through late October in venues in Cairo, Alexandria and Beirut.

The line-up includes Lebanese visual artistSaid Baalbaki's The Art Book. It will also include The Third Circle, a fusion of modern dance and electronic music by Nancy Naous and Wael Kodeih and Love and Revenge, an audio visual performance by Wael Kodeih and Randa Mirza, also hailing from Lebanon.

Other acts include: an interactive lecture titled Love Letter to Mars by Palestinian visual artist Yazan Al-Khalili, Live from Casino Al-Shatby, a music/literature performance by Al-Shaimaa Hamed and Ahmed Omar from Egypt, a film titled "The Iranian Film" by Yassine El-Idrissi from Morocco and a play by Syrian artist Osama Halal titled Above Zero.

The seven acts were chosen by a committee of experts from across the Arab world, namely: Hanan Alhaj Ali, Nidal El-Debs, Khaled Harouny, Qassem Haddad and Fathy Salama.

While performances in Egypt will take place in September, October will see shows taking place in the Lebanese capital. The schedule for October is yet to be released by organisers.

Since its inception, Al-Mawred has been a powerhouse in the Arab World, fueling numerous projects in the cultural arena including the catalogue of festivals hosted by El Genaina Theatre, funding body Abbara,CirCairoandAl-Darb Al-Ahmar Art School. The foundation is also one of the chief actors working towards drafting acultural policyfor Egypt.


Programme of events in Cairo and Alexandria:

Thursday 25 September

8pm: Love and Revenge
Makan,1 Saad Zaghloul Street, Opposite Saad Zaghloul Tomb, Downtown, Cairo

Friday 26 September

7pm: Love Letter to Mars
Medrar,7 Gamal El-Din Abu El-Mahassen Street, Garden City, Cairo

8pm: Live from Casino Al Shatby
El Cabina,11 Saint Saba Street, Alexandria

9pm: The Third Circle
Falaki Theatre,24 El Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Saturday 27 September

8pm: The Iranian Film
Zawya, Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel-Hamid Said Street, off Talaat Harb Street, Downtown, Cairo

10pm: Love and Revenge
Vent, 6 Kasr El-Nil Street, Downtown, Cairo

Sunday 28 September

8pm: The Third Circle
Falaki Theatre,24 El Falaki Street, Downtown, Cairo

Monday 29 September

8pm: Live from Casino Al-Shatby
Makan, 1 Saad Zaghloul Street, Opposite Saad Zaghloul Tomb, Downtown, Cairo