EU promotes freedom and tolerance through contemporary dance in Egypt

An EU-funded dance project Raqs 3a Tayer, implemented by the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s Arts Centre, has been launched in Egypt for a ten-month period to develop artistic dance productions and educational activities targeting the young people, thus answering the increasing demands of amateurs throughout the country and familiarizing the audience with a diversity of aesthetics in contemporary dance.

The Raqs 3a Tayer project, run by dancers who represent the future leaders of this artistic discipline in Egypt, aims at introducing the contemporary dance art as a form of expression to the Egyptian audience. It also seeks to promote the development of contemporary dance expression and practice, which conveys essential values such as freedom and tolerance.
In addition, this action aims to encourage dialogue between members of the artistic community and decentralized populations in Alexandria, Upper Egypt and Port Said, building cultural awareness and promoting the liberating role of art and more specifically of contemporary dance in society. It contributes to the diversity of creativity and promotes a culture of cooperation and of human rights.
The BA Arts Centre will implement this action in cooperation with a network of local cultural operators such as the Institut français d’Egypte in Alexandria and local structures such as the Alliance française de Port Saïd and Jesuit Centre in Upper Egypt. Artistic expertise will also be provided by external organizations involved in the development of contemporary dance in Egypt and the Arab World such as association descent-dense and the dance research association Soukoun. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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Press release
Raqs 3a Tayer –Facebook page
Raqs 3a Tqyer –video of first workshop
EU delegation –Egypt

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