Art Alert: Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School to perform Balalyka

Ahram Online , Thursday 9 Jul 2015

Two nights of circus shows and music by Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School students

Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School
Lost and Found performance by Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School. Al-Azhar Park's stage-April 2014. (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School students, aged between 8 and 18, will deliver Balalyka, a performance of acrobatics, rope walking, juggling and music, on 19 and 20 July.

In 2014, the school’s students participated at a two-week workshop led by trainers from Stomp UK and performed their own Stomp version at Falaki Theatre in February of that year.

Among their other performances was Lost and Found, which premiered in February 2014 at the American University in Cairo's Falaki Theatre and took elements from circus arts and theatre to present the stories of children’s relationships with their families, their neighbourhoods, and their country.

Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School was founded in 2011 by Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy (The Culture Resource) with support from the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Al-Fanar Foundation. It aims to teach circus arts and music to students ranging from ages 8 to 16. The school also provides health and social care to its students.

19 and 20 July at 8 pm
Falaki Theatre, American University in Cairo, entrance from Falaki street. Downtown, Cairo

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