Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children gears up for 12th edition

Ahram Online , Sunday 11 Sep 2022

The 12th Edition of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children will take place across different venues in Cairo and Alexandria from 6 to 15 October.



Organised by the AFAC Arts Centre, the festival’s main program this year will host eleven productions of different art forms like dance and music performances, object and shadow theatre and video installations.

International performers will include Circles from Germany’s Helios theatre, I Glu from France’s Collectif a.a.o and Family Portrait from Scotland-UK’s Barrowland ballet.

The Egyptian programme will host On Air & Zaki, Les fables de la Fontaine in both French and Arabic, Gimme, Please! and The Lawsuit: Animals against Humanity, as well as a music performance by Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School.

“This edition is bound to be a different experience where we get to question concepts of the city, spaces, inclusion and sustainability around us,” read a statement published by the festival on Sunday.

In addition to the main program, this year Hakawy will introduce a programme of workshops, talks and film screenings to continue their mission of “exchanging views and experiences in the performing arts sector for children in Egypt.”

The festival’s organisers, who have yet to reveal the programme’s details on their official website, are currently calling for volunteers to join them facilitating the 12th edition in various operational aspects of the festival, ranging from stage management, marketing and media.

Since its founding in 2011 by director Mohamed El-Ghawy who also founded the AFCA Arts Centre, Hakawy is being held annually across multiple governorates in Egypt, sponsored by many local and international entities.

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