Mar 25, 2015 2:00pm
|Organized by:||D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
|Address:||5 El-Bustan St., Downtown Cairo, Egypt
SEMINAR: ‘TO DO OR NOT TO DO’ – A LECTURE ON THE PRACTICE & ETHICS OF ORGANISING & PRODUCING AN EVENT IN THE FIELD OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN WESTERN EUROPE (GERMANY/EGYPT)
‘To do or not to do’ – part of ‘Show me the World’ project – highlights the lack of intensive discussion on curatorial concepts in the performance arts. Hosting international seminars, the project invites renowned curators to prepare a lecture that describes and analyses their theatre landscape and the curatorial manner of approaches and methods in their respective regional context. The seminar will appeal to local curators, artist curators and programmers.
There will be 20-minute consultation sessions with five curators and programmers from Egypt.
Host: Anja Dirks
Guest Curator: Ahmed El Attar
Type: Seminar, followed by consultation sessions
Anja Dirks is the director of Belluard Festival in Fribourg (CH). From 2009-2014 she was the artistic director of Festival Theaterformen in Braunschweig and Hanover. At Wiener Festwochen she curated the programme section forum festwochen (2008). She was Matthias Lilienthal’s assistant for the 2002 edition of Theater der Welt and worked as a programmer at FFT Düsseldorf (2004-2007) and at Theaterhaus Gessnerallee in Zurich.