Art Alert: 'Garage de l' Opéra' to stage by El-Warsha troop

Eslam Omar , Thursday 13 Jun 2019

The show is an outcome of a five months theater-dance workshop

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Under guidance of Italian director Salvatore Cataldo, El-Warsha Theater Troupe's participants of the Expressive Movement Workshop are staging “Garage de l’ Opéra” for three days at their theater in downtown.

"The presentation is the outcome of a five months - twice per week workshop whose aim was to lead the participants through the discovery of the possibilities of their bodies as tools for expression, and get them to experience performance on stage," the theater group stated on the event's page, urging their followers to attend.

"The title Garage de l’ Opéra arose as a common image to symbolize the story of each of us as a lover of the performing Arts, as a questioner of his own identity, as the simple human being with thurst for Poetry," they added.

The performers of the dance-play includes; Rakha, Manal Mehana, Muhammad Zain, Shahd Shehab, Ali Samany, Menna Mansour, Reham Fathi, Doaa Al Zaidy, John Samuel and Marian George with the Sherif Eldaly designed the light and Rakha composed the music.

Cataldo has a wide theater and dance background performing and lecturing with various groups in many countries like Turkey, Germany, the U.S., France and Egypt choreographing a number of plays like Cok Uzgunum (Germany, 2013) and Chambre de Bonne (France, 2018).

El-Warsha, founded by Hassan El-Geretly in 1987, is the country's first independent theatre initiative, focusing on reviving pop literature and traditional folk, graduating dozens of currently known artists, including actor Sayed Ragab, singers Dina El-Wedidi and Shereen Abdo.

Sunday 16 June, Monday 17 June and Tuesday 18 June at 7.30pm
Elwarsha Theater Troupe, 17 Sherif street, Downtown Cairo,

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