Mar 19–Apr 9, 2015
|Organized by:||D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
|Venue:||different venues in downtown Cairo|
The Danish Egyptian Dialog Institute, Marriott Cairo, El Mawred el Thaqafy, Swedish Institute, Open Society Foundations, Ahram online, Tamasi, Townhouse Rawabet, CairoScene, Studio Emad Eddin Foundation, The GrEEK Campus
Prohelvetia, Italian Cultural Institute in Cairo, Office for Contemporary Art Norway, Institut Francais d'Egypte, Goethe Institut, Embassy of Denmark, British Council, The American University Cairo, Embassy of the United States, Kingdom of the Netherlands
The Falaky Theater, Alhassan Foundation for Spinal Cord Injury, Al Ismaelia, Zawya, 100copies, Centre Rézodanse, Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, Medrar.TV, Cairo Zoom, Orient Production, Community Times, MCD, Al qahira Newspaper, Mantiqti Downtown
WHAT IS D-CAF?
Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival that takes place over three weeks in March-April each year, at multiple sites in Downtown Cairo. D-CAF includes local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. In addition to featuring established Downtown cultural spaces and theatres, D-CAF breaks new ground by using non-traditional sites such as historical buildings, storefronts, alleyways, and rooftops for performances, events, and arts installations, with the aim of bringing both audiences and performers to engage with the city in a new way.
With its diverse and first-rate programming, D-CAF aspires to become one of the most important annual Arab art events by reaching out to a broad spectrum of Egyptian audiences, creating bridges between Arab artists, international curators and programmers, as well as capitalising on Downtown Cairo’s unique cultural, social and architectural heritage. Furthermore, the D-CAF team seeks not just to bring the best in international contemporary culture to Cairo, but also to deliver a highly professional and well-publicised international festival.
One of the main purposes of D-CAF is the revival and reclamation of Downtown Cairo as a vibrant cultural centre, capitalising on its unique architectural and social heritage. The festival also benefits from the fact that many of Cairo’s major independent cultural institutions are based in Downtown. D-CAF uses this to build on the existing cultural communities that these institutions have been creating over the last decade.
D-CAF Special Event: Talk- On Decontextualised Performers and Remote Controlled Audiences (Germany)