Art Alert: ‘Waste’ dance performance at Cairo’s Rawabet Theatre

Ahram Online , Thursday 27 Jul 2017

The performance is choreographed by Essrsaa Magdi

Waste dance performance (Photo: Part of promotional material)

Waste, a dance performance choreographed by Essraa Magdi, will take place at Townhouse’s Rawabet Theatre on 2 August.

The performance is about the mind-body connection, and deals with pressure and control, imprisonment and escapism.

“When the body is locked in a closed place and cannot get out of it, the mind's thinking is limited to this area,” the performance statement reads.

“It begins by taking the body on a journey to the real world, away from any pressure and control, to a dream it wishes to reach. This is the way of mind when one tries to reach freedom away from the control of other minds.”

Waste features three dancers: Hossam Abdul Hamed (also known as Sonic), Louisa Russo and Sara Lithey.

Magdi is a freelance dancer, actress and choreographer.

She was born in 1995 and has performed in more than 10 plays, including the 2015 Moulin Rouge show staged at the Cairo Opera House, the Madeeh performance at D-CAF festival in 2016, Inside/Out in 2017, and the latest Nassim El-Raqs festival in Olivier Dubois’ piece Wild Descent.


Wednesday 2 August at 8pm
Townhouse Rawabet, 3 Hussein El-Memar St., Downtown, Cairo 

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