Jul 01

Children as Cultural Creators – Cairo / Copenhagen

This week, three Egyptian artists; Nada Sabet, Salam Yousry and Ahmed Abdel Naiem will travel to Copenhagen to take part in a one-week research trip, in relation to artistic education for children.
Drawing inspiration from the “Children’s Culture Pilots” project in Copenhagen, in which children are given full ownership over the creative decision making process, the 3 artists will exchange knowledge about that model with their counterparts in Denmark.
Over 4 days during the holiday camp, the artists will conduct workshops, initiated by a group of 15 children from local communities in Copenhagen. It will involve: puppets, music, collective writing, illustration, storytelling and theatre.
Together, they will be building a mini-city using recycled material, and creating puppets that would play the main characters. Different stories and songs will be performed about this mini-city, and presented at the end of the holiday camp. The visit will help develop methods for working with children’s ownership in the creative decision-making process.

This project is supported by the Danish-Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI). The workshops will take place at the Holiday Camp in Sundby Idrætspark. Copenhagen from Tuesday the 3rd July to Friday, the 6th of July.

For more information about the event follow this link: https://www.facebook.com/events/645679092444471/?active_tab=about 

The artists:

Nada Sabet is the co-founder and Director of Noon Creative Enterprise as well as a theatre director, Cultural Manager and Facilitator. She holds a BA in Psychology and Theatre from The American University in Cairo (AUC), and an MA from Goldsmith University of London in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship.

Salam Yousry is a painter, writer and theatre director, based in Cairo. In 2010, Salam founded The Choir Project, an initiative that invites members of the public to participate in workshops of collective creation, during which lyrics are collectively written and turned into songs.

Ahmed Abdel Naiem has been working in the field of theatre for over 20 years. He has an extensive experience in making different types of puppets, and worked as an art educator, especially with children, in order to guide them to develop and conduct their own shows.