Inaugural Dawar Arts Festival offers large plethora of cultural, wellbeing activities

Ahram Online , Thursday 23 Jun 2022

The first edition of the Dawar Arts Festival is running between 21 and 25 June.

Dawar Arts


The festival, which offers free entry to its audiences, borrows its name from the cultural body hosting the art and culture activities.

Located among the prestigious architecture of Downtown Cairo, Dawar Arts "utilises participatory theatre, therapeutic drama and other arts-based processes for healing, dialogue and societal transformation from the grassroots up," reads the space's description.

The inaugural festival capitalises on the main mission of the Dawar Arts offering a wide range of activities that range between theatre and music performances, talks and workshops, alongside film screenings that reflect on the location's journey of wellbeing, community development and how art has contributed to that.

In its first days, the festival presented Moderate With a Calm Anger theatre performance, Theatre for Change event and a wellbeing workshop led by Fifi Romany, self-love workshops by Merna and Seso, as well as concerts by Janobian band and Fox Project.

As the events continue, audiences are welcome to check the daily schedule at the Dawar Arts Facebook page.

Dawar Arts was founded with an aim to create a dialogue and societal change through art and wellbeing practices.

A number of creative activities utilise theatre and music as part of the therapeutic processes for its participants. In those, the space brings together a number of specialists who support and promote personal and collective health through education and rich cultural programming.

The space also holds regular events and embraces unique talents. One such event was embracing Katakit, a choir consisting of expats singing Egyptian repertoire, and which gave a number of performances at Dawar.

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