Falaki Theatre in Downtown Cairo is hosting a week-long event called the Contemporary Dance Night from 22 to 27 November, with six dance pieces being performed.
The recurring event is organised by Ezzat Contemporary Dance Studio (EECDS) and Transit for Art, with the aim of broadening the perceptions of the audience and the public about contemporary dance and expanding its outreach.
This year, the sixth edition, is titled “Unity”, and hopes to act as a platform to combat the issues the contemporary dance scene faces in Egypt.
Aside from producing high-quality contemporary dance performances, the event also works to empower artists with knowledge, and help emerging artists learn how to manage and support themselves professionally.
Performances include dances by three Egyptians and two international choreographers: “It’s Not About Me” by Mohamed Shafik (Egypt), “Shuffle/ Tussle”, by Mounir Saeed (Egypt), “Walking…” by Shaymaa Shoukry (Egypt), “Them (I)” by Nagham Salah Othman (Egypt), “Insects Are Not Vertebrates”, by Georgia F. Moffa (the UK), and “The Butterfly” by Martijn Joling (the Netherlands).