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PHOTO GALLERY: The many plays of the 9th Hakawy Int'l Arts Festival for Children

ZooZoo, USA
(Photo: courtesy of Hakawy festival)
Snow Eyes, Denmark
(Photo: courtesy of Hakawy festival)
Stories on 4 Wheels visit Historic Cairo
(Photo: courtesy of Hakawy festival)
Jabber, Netherlands
(Photo: courtesy of Hakawy festival)
El Leila El Kebira
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
H2O, Germany
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Audience of H2O, Germany
(Photo: Ati Metwaly)
Home, Egypt
(Photo: courtesy of Hakawy festival)
The Elephant in the Room, Egypt
(Photo: courtesy of Hakawy festival)
Audience at Hakawy
(Photo: courtesy of Hakawy festival)
EGG-tion Hero, Netherlands

This year’s Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children took place in three cities: Alexandria (4-5 March), Cairo (7-15 March) and Minya (16 March)

The ninth edition of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children (4-16 March) brought eight international and nine Egyptian performances, the highest number to take place since the festival's founding..

This year saw performances from the UK, Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, France and USA, in addition to the Egyptian shows, in different theatrical formats: object theatre, puppet theatre, black theatre, physical theatre, musical theatre and modern dance.

The shows took place across nine venues, including the Hanager Arts Center, the Tahrir Culture Center, venues in Historic Cairo, the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the Jesuit Cultural Center, and the AUEED centre in Minya.

The opening event included one of the greatest works from Egypt’s 1960s theatre scene, El-Leila El-Kebira, (“The Grand Night”), a puppet operetta with poetry by Salah Jahin, music by Sayed Mekawy, scenography by Mostafa Kamel and mise-en-scène by Salah El Sakka.

The event commemorated renowned puppeteer Nagy Shaker, who passed away last year.

A number of workshops and additional activities will take place in parallel to the shows on stage. For the third consecutive year, the mobile library “Stories on 4 Wheels” will provide story-telling to the young audience.

Ahram Online is an official media partner of the ninth edition of the festival.

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