May 27

DEDI presents: 2 festivals this summer in Denmark

This June, with the support of DEDI, multidisciplinary Egyptian artists will be performing at two prestigious festivals in Denmark: Award-winning artist Shaymaa Shoukry at CPH STAGE; and Jazz band El Dor El Awal at NorthLit – Nordic Arabic Literature Festival in Aarhus, and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

Danish Premiere at CPH STAGE!

CPH STAGE (31st of May to the 9th of June) brings the public and the theatre world together to celebrate the achievements of contemporary theatre and performing arts. The festival takes place at theatres and venues all around Copenhagen, where plays and performances from all over Denmark and abroad are being presented.
For CPH STAGE, The Egyptian Artist and Choreographer “Shaymaa Shoukry” presents a double bill of dance works that grapple with what it means to be Egyptian in today’s world.
“Double Bill: The Resilience of the Body & Portray” by Shaymaa Shoukry will have its DANISH PREMIERE on the 1st and 2nd of June at Warehouse9. Two unique pieces that use dance to investigate themes of identity, homeland, bodily endurance and societal pressures. Shaymaa Shoukry is an award-winning Egyptian artist with a focus on choreographing, performing, and creating video art. Noura Seif is a dancer and visual artist based in Cairo.
[Winner of Summerhall’s “Festival Special Moments Award”, Edinburgh 2017]

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Arab Jazz meets Danish Poetry at NorthLit

NorthLit (20 – 24 June, Aarhus) is a new Nordic festival in Aarhus with a special focus on Arabic and Nordic Literature. For four days, the festival will present an extensive programme with a wide range of Danish and Arabic authors from around the world: Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Algeria, Lebanon, USA, France, England, Finland, Sweden, Norway – and Denmark.
After performing together in Cairo, The Egyptian music band El Dor El Awal will collaborate once again with the Danish poet Peter Laugesen, but this time in Denmark!
Two joint concerts will be held on the 21st of June at the renowned Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, and on the 22nd of June at Atlas, the vibrant music venue in Aarhus.
Finally, on the festival’s closing event, the band will perform at Testrup Højskole (Testrup Folk High School) to wrap up the festival with an unforgettable performance by the bonfire.

The Egyptian participation in both festivals is supported by the Danish Egyptian Dialogue Institute (DEDI)