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Friday, March 23, 2012

"HEIDI" children puppet theater at the Cairo Puppet Theater

In a storytelling evening addressed to children at the Cairo Puppets Theater on Sunday March 25 and Monday March 26, 2012 at 10:00 AM & 12:00 PM (two performances daily), Egyptian storyteller Abeer Soliman will perform “Heidi” – the famous story by Swiss writer Peter Stamm - within Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children. The book was translated into Arabic by Kalima Organization within Abu Dhabi International Book fair in UAE, with the support of Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

Soliman will tell her audience the full details of "Heidi's" relationship to her new friend. Why didn't she stay in the city? What kind of adventures did she have when she decided to go back to her grandfather on the mountains? How did she learn to read and write?

Story character puppets designed by Hani El-Masri.
Story scenes projections designed by Walid Fathi.
Soundtrack and song music by Ahmed El Sawy.
Story Song dedicated by Walid Salah El-Din.
Heidi is directed by Mohammad ElSaeedi and supported by Pro Helvetia.

Pro Helvetia Cairo has donated Arabic translated copies of the book “Heidi” to branches of Misr public library in different governorates around Egypt.

Cairo Puppets Theater: 26 July St., Ataba, Cairo (directions here)
Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children - AFCA in coordination with The Arabic Agency for Culture Exchange “Noon”

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