Dance with Disability D-CAF Festival in Cairo

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D-CAF hopes to bring Croi Glan Dance Company to Cairo to work with Egyptian dancers, with and without disabilities, on a public dance piece.
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Campaign successfully funded on: 08 Mar,2017

This project has been successfully funded with $2,021 (101%)

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WHY SUPPORT US?

Around 10% of Egyptians have a disability; one third of them are children, and many have no access to rehabilitation services and suffer from misconceived perceptions of their conditions in our society. Egypt has been been rated one of the most 6 intolerant countries worldwide for disabilities in 2015. 

We believe that art can serve as a starting point to changing such prevalent exclusionary attitudes toward disability in our Egyptian societies and families, by showcasing high quality artistic contemporary works involving artists with disabilities.

D-CAF aims to overcome the charitable marginalised perspective adopted by the Egyptian public in relation to persons with disabilities, and the perspective of those with disabilities in relation to their own selves, and instead present them in a positive, pro-active light with high artistic abilities.

Focus on disability and the arts

In its efforts to engage and include all segments of society in its programs, D-CAF has, since its 2015 edition, included shows that highlight disability.

In its 2015 edition D-CAF hosted the performance Mission Roosevelt, by the Italian group, Tony Cliffton Circus. In this site specific performance, 15 disabled and nondisabled participants were tasked with navigating through the city on wheelchairs, to raise awareness about the navigability of public spaces for those with physical disabilities.

Gaze dance performance D-CAF 2016


The performance went remarkably well, and was an eye-opening experience for both the participants, and curious observers. In 2016 edition, D-CAF continued its focus on disability by hosting the Stopgap Dance Company, a UK based performance group that works with disabled and non-disabled dancers. With 15 local dancers, they have designed a piece, titled Gaze, which was shown as part of the festival’s Urban Visions programme of contemporary dance performances in public spaces.

Likewise, the Austrian performance Madeeh (مديــح) was a brilliant choreography of local disabled and non-disabled dancers, setting up “a process for humans to re-root themselves in the social, physical and instinctive.”

MADEEH (مديح) dance performance D-CAF 2016



WHAT WE NEED:

D-CAF hopes to bring the Irish integrated dance company Croi Glan to Cairo to work with around 4 Egyptian dancers, with and without disabilities, on a public dance piece to be performed as part of D-CAF’s Urban Visions program next year. But to do that, D-CAF must raise $4000 to be able to cover the artists’ travel costs, fees, per diem, and accommodation.

About Croi Glan :

Croí Glan is a professional contemporary dance company based in Cork, Ireland which highlights the cutting edge artistic value of creating performances with diverse bodies. They produce high caliber work which tours nationally and internationally. Croí Glan most recently performed BRIDGE a site specific aerial dance, and toured Adam Benjamin's THIS IS to Miami and San Francisco International Arts Festival. They were nominated for Best Performance Ensemble at the Dublin Fringe '15. Currently they're touring their 10th Anniversary show with new works by Jess Curtis (San Francisco/Berlin) and David Bolger (Dublin).


About the Project:

A new integrated collaborative dance piece called Square One by Tara Brandel, artistic director of Croi Glan. This site specific quartet has been commissioned for the D-CAF Festival using four local Egyptian dancers, two of whom have physical disabilities.


It is based on conceptual artist Richard Tuttle's idea that Square One is when you get to the point where life and art become one, and poet Mary Oliver's idea of the 'soft animal self'.  Square One explores our everyday experiences of dance, movement and the daily embodied joy of our soft animal selves.

About D-CAF?

D-CAF is Egypt’s only international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival, taking place over three weeks in March-April every year, at multiple sites across Downtown Cairo. D-CAF features local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. www.d-caf.org





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The Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s only international, multidisciplinary, contemporary arts festival. For the past five years D-CAF has delivered a consistently high quality programme of local and international theatre, performance art, music, visual arts, film, and workshops.…

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