From 3-18 January the Amsterdam Master of Choreography was hosted by HaRaKa and the SEE Foundation in Cairo for the organisation of the seminar. The first phase of the seminar consisted of a workshop by Canadian choreographer Benoit Lachambre; during the second phase the master students presented their respective research trajectories; in the third phase the master students choreography participated in the 2 B Continued Festival organised by the SEE Foundation.
Local choreographers in Cairo, members of the HAD program of HaRaKa joined the workshop and research presentations of the seminar. Artistic director of HaRaKa and student at the masters Adham Hafez successfully presented a new work entitled PsychOpera during the 2 B Continued Festival on 17 and 18 January.
For more information on the seminar see the blog: amchoreo.wordpress.com/about/
A mesh system between sounds and images, invisibilities and presences, PsychOpera probes the dense and un-represented information around the human mind and the human presence, raising crucial questions on the integrity of Identity and of Memory, testing preset ideas about what the Self is and what presence is, and proposing complex modes of perceiving and comprehending. The performance explores the human mind boundaries of revelation and of psychosis from ethnopsychiatric, operatic, visual and textual entry points, and plays with image-object presence as a present other.
PsychOpera is the first multimedia Opera production in Egypt and the Arab Speaking Region, and is sung by the renowned Soprano Neveen Allouba.
Dates: 17, 18 January 2011, 8pm ////// Venue: Falaki Theatre, AUC- Downtown
Composed, Choreographed and Directed by: Adham Hafez
Performed by: Neveen Allouba Dramaturgy: Ismail Fayed Video: Ahmed ElSayed Costume Design: Reda GhareebCostume Assistant: Assila Space Consultant: Anke Koschinski
Psychoanalysis Research: Blandine Delcroix Sound Consultant: Joel Ryan Initial Psychiatric Research: Hazim Shoaira
Production Manager: Ahmad Moez
Rehearsals Assistant: Raafat ElBayoumi
Choir Master, Rehearsals Pianist: James Booth Graphics: Ikon Score Writing: Nader Hafez
Production of Adham Hafez Company 2009-2011, YATF (Brussels), ZINC-ECM (Marseilles), 3BisF (Aix-en-provence),
with the support of Amsterdam Theatre School (Amsterdam), 2BContinued Festival and SEE Foundation (Cairo)
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