Art Alert: Egypt's Hearing-impaired children hold dance performance

Ahramonline , Tuesday 18 Jun 2013

Children with hearing disabilities of Egypt's The Silent dance troupe have achieved acclaim as a 'step forward in the history of dance theatre' will perform on 25 June in Alexandria


The Silent, a dance troupe of children with hearing disabilities, will perform at Al-Horreya Centre for Creative Arts on 25 June in Alexandria.

Choreographer and director Reda Abdel Aziz helps the hearing impaired children by transforming the melodies into waves the dancers can feel - what he calls "bony contact."

The goal behind forming The Silent group in 2005 was to develop a new creative generation of children with special needs who are open to the world. As a result, they will be able to contribute to building a creative, mature and open society.

The group, established in Al-Mahla Al-Kobra governorate in northern Cairo, achieved great international success through many festivals. Many theatrical dance experts described their work as a step forward in the history of dance theatre.

Wednesday, 25 June, 7pm
Al-Horreya Centre for Creative Arts, Al-Horreya Road
Next to Al-Attaren police station, Alexandria 

Free entry

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