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Friday, March 9, 2012

DCAF Festival Mar 29 - Apr 14, 2012

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF), Egypt’s first-ever international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival, will take place starting off on Thursday March 29 till Saturday April 14, at multiple sites in downtown Cairo. D-CAF will include local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. In addition to featuring established downtown cultural spaces and theatres, D-CAF will break new ground by using non-traditional sites such as historical buildings, storefronts, alleyways, and rooftops as sites for performance, events, and installations, to engage audiences and performers with the city in a new way.

With its diverse and high-quality programming, D-CAF aspires to become one of the most important annual Arab art events, reaching out to a broad spectrum of Egyptian audiences, creating bridges between Arab artists and international curators and programmers, and capitalizing on downtown Cairo’s unique cultural, social and architectural heritage. D-CAF aspires to capitalize on the newly found freedom of Egypt and its society to present to its audiences with new creative visions for the future.

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