Art Alert: Outa Hamra to join Mahatat in street performances across Egyptian cities

Ahram Online , Tuesday 9 Jun 2015

For three days, Outa Hamra will perform twice in Port Said, Mansoura and Damietta, before ending their tour with Mahatat by performing in Cairo

Outa Hamra
Outa Hamra perform in Shallal village, Aswan. February 2014 (Photo: still from video 'Outa Hamra clown away in Cairo and Aswan' by Ahram Online)

On Friday June 12, Mahatat for Contemporary Arts will launch a new tour of performances in four Egyptian cities: Port Said, Damietta, Mansoura and Cairo. In this tour, Mahatat will collaborate with Outa Hamra troupe (Red Tomato).

Mahatat has previously held three similar tours as a part of their programme Art in Transit, which attempts to support decentralised arts in Egypt and make them accessible to people, through organising art events in public spaces, the troupes press release reads.

For three days, Outa Hamra will perform twice in three different cities, and will end the tour on the fourth day with a performance in Cairo. Since the troupe was founded in 2011, it sought to create a “reaction space for a high quality drama,” with a particular focus on marginalised communities, the press release states.


Friday 12 June

Port Said, The Child Park, 3pm
Corniche Delisebs, 7pm

Saturday 13 June

Damietta, El Hesba Market, 3pm
Nile Corniche, Ras El Bar, 7pm

Sunday 14 June

Mansoura, Mansoura University Fence, 3pm
Mohafza Square, 7pm

Tuesday 16 June

Cairo, Manial, 4pm


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