The Platform MAAT|CCDC (Photo: part of promotional material)
The third edition of The Platform will showcase performances by full time students of the Cairo Contemporary Dance School (CCDC) MAAT programme in three Cairo venues between 13 and 18 April.
The programme presents four performances between 15 and 20 minutes — Nafaq 2, Troubled Butterflies, Aggravation, On this Day — and one dance video titled A Skewed Conversation.
The works are by current full-time students of MAAT|CCDC and will be staged at The French Institute, Cimatheque, and Zawya.
Nafaq 2: Under Construction is choreographed by Amina Abouelghar and Hanin Tarek, and performed by Amina Abouelghar and Hanin Tarek.
Troubled Butterflies is by choreographer Islam Elnebishy and is performed by film actor Ahmed Malek alongside Abdelrahman Ahmed, Islam El-Araby, Samar Samira Al-Zuairy, Nada Nader, and Mahmoud Zaghloul.
Nada Nader choregraphed and performs in Aggravation, which includes text by her as well as a poem by Charles Bukowski.
On this day is a piece by Carol Ackad and Ahmed Malek who wrote a text that accompanies their performance.
A Skewed Conversation, by Eman Hussein, a choreographer and performer who worked with Ahmed Hamed to create the film, explores our relationship with the city.
MAAT|CCDC is the first of its kind in the MENA region and is recognised by the UNESCO International Dance Council.
Under the mentorship of Karima Mansour, founder and artistic director, the programme is dedicated to training contemporary dancers, choreographers, dance teachers, and dance researchers.
The first generation graduated in 2015 and the second generation of students will be graduating in June 2019.
The Platform was established in 2014 and presented its second edition in December 2018 with three performances by alumni and students of MAAT|CCDC.
13 to 15 April
The French Institute, 1 Madrasset El-Huquq El-Frenseya, off Kasr El-Eini Street, Mounira, Cairo
Cimatheque, 19a Adly Street, Downtown Cairo
Zawya, 15 Emad El-Din Street, Downtown Cairo
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