The festival is comprised of two contemporary dance performances and two one-act plays by the twentieth century French/ Romanian playwright Eugène Ionesco.
A guest performance titled PsychOpera, directed by Adham Hafez, will also be heldl. PsychOpera combines operatic singing, text and multi-media, thus framing Opera within the context of a modern-day performance.
The festival is the result of three months of workshops for young directors, choreographers, light designers and set designers under the guidance of professional mentors.
Performances on 13, 14, 17 and 18 January will start at 8 pm and on 15 and 16 January at 7 pm. Each performance is 30 minutes long.
The full schedule:
13 and 15 January
Exit does not Exit, choreographed by Shaymaa Shoukry
Frenzy for Two by Ionesco, directed by Yousra El Sharkawy
14 and 16 January
Amédée or How to get rid of it by Ionesco , directed by Ahmed Shawky
Galatea's Twilight, choreographed by Maha El Maraghy
Choreography Seminar by HARAKA Dance Development and Research reflecting on choreographic practices within cultures that escape contemporary discourse and aesthetics at 8 pm
17 and 18 January
Psychopera, directed by Adham Hafez
The performances are in Arabic but subtitles are provided.