Art Alert : Seshet tells her story in Sayeda Zeinab

Ahram Online , Wednesday 7 Jan 2015

What's your story? This weekend it's time to open up


What's your story? This weekend it’s time to open up.  

At the premises of Beit El-Sinnary, one of Sayeda Zeinab district’s architectural gems, you will find your long buried treasure: your stories.

From 8 to 10 January, the writers of Seshet (Ancient Egyptian Goddess of inspiration, creativity and wisdom) creative writing workshop, will tell their new tales in yet another evening of storytelling. Seshet is one of Doum Non-profit Cultural Foundation’s project which aims to revive the art of story telling, humanity’s the oldest art-form.

In their fifth performance, the writers/storytellers of Seshet aim to tell their tales void of any time and place barriers. Drawing on the title of the performance “Ping-Pong” they aim to interact and engage with their audience and among one another.

The idea of Seshet started to build up some two years ago through several creative writing workshops when writers wanted sought to break away from book covers, and seminars and chat directly with their readers. “As humans with no constraints or discrimination,“ as they explained in their press release.

The stories to be presented are stories from the writer’s daily rituals, experiences, and feelings intertwined with many questions that tackle their thoughts in the quest of life. The questions are always paralleled with resistance in all its shapes and forms. After all resistance is an art in its own rite.

Storytellers: Noha Adel, Rania Zahra, Nadine Baioumy, Sherine Badr, Ahmed Saad, Omar Sameh, Samar Ali, Rasha Nashaat, Mai Hamdy, Yasmine Raafat, Carol Akkad, and Sahar El-Mougy

Trained by: Mohamed Ali, Sahar El-Mougy and directed by Iman El-Serafy


From 8 to 10 January 2015

Beit El-Sinnary - Sayeda Zeinab district

7:30 pm

Free admission

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