100 Thousand Mimes for Change in Egypt announced it will launch its second festival in Cairo on Thursday 6 September at the Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre with a special night titled Mimes vs. Violence.
Mimes vs. Violence will include number of mime performances featuring mime groups like Malamih (Features) performing Moghamerun (Adenturers), Zerkani performing Askar we Harameya (Police and Thiefs), Esmu Eih? (What's it Called?) performing Baba we Mama we El-Piano (Dad and Mom and the Piano), in addition to many more.
100 Thousand Mimes for Change in Egypt is the first international independent festival for mime arts. It is held in cooperation with some of the most important cultural institutions and aims to increase the area of expression for mime artists to communicate their opinions and ideas of contemporary society and to participate together to helping change the way people see the local community and the world.
100 Thousand Mimes for Change in Egypt is part of the global organisation, 100 Thousand Poets for Change that was founded by a group of poets and artists in September 2011 as an independent initiative in US, headed by Michael Rothenberg and Terri Carrion. With the political changes that took place over the Arab world, the organisation decided to be present and part of the Egyptian cultural scene and help communicate mime artists of Egypt with the rest of the world.
Thursday, 6 September, 8:00pm
Saad Zaghloul Cultural Centre, Downtown, Cairo