Art Alert: Balalaika circus performance at Cairo's El-Geneina Theatre

Ahram Online , Monday 26 Oct 2015

The circus night will be performed by Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Art School students at Al-Azhar’s open air El-Geneina Theatre

Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School performs Balalika (Photo: Marwa Morgan)

On 30 October, El-Geneina Theatre will host Balalaika, a circus performance by students of Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Art School (DAAS), between the ages of 8 and 18.

A show of acrobatics, jazz music, rope walking, juggling, and trapeze stunts, Balalaika promises to entertain adults and children alike.

Founded in 2011, Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School aims to support children from Cairo’s Darb Al-Ahmar district, by teaching them circus arts and music, opening up alternative future careers for them. The school also provides health and social care to its students.

Touring around Cairo for a number of years now, the project also effectively raises artistic awareness in different areas, shedding light on art’s role in community development.

DAAS was founded by an NGO, the Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy) in cooperation with Aga Khan Music Initiative - Aga Khan Development Network. Currently the school operates under El-Genaina Company for Arts and Culture Services, and continues to be partnered by Aga Khan.

Friday, 30 October at 8pm
El-Genaina Theatre, Al Azhar Park, Salah Salem road, Cairo

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