Street Carnival project brings minority cultures to cities across Egypt

The brainchild of Alexandria-based El-Madina foundation, Street Carnival is a street-theatre initiatives that aims to promote diversity and break stereotypes

Street Carnival performing in Cairo Location: Association for the Protection of the Environment, Zabaleen neighborhood, Mansheyat Nasser. (Photo: Kirllos Yousif)

Street Carnival performing in Cairo Location: Association for the Protection of the Environment, Zabaleen neighborhood, Mansheyat Nasser. (Photo: Kirllos Yousif)

Street Carnival, a street theatre initiative that seeks to showcase marginalised and minority cultures, recently concluded its second round of street theatre performances, which ran from 30 May to 4 June.

The round comprised a total of 14 performances, which were held in Ismailia, Port Said, Port Fuad, Suez and Damietta.

According to a statement issued by Alexandria-based El-Madina for Performing and Digital Arts cultural foundation, which runs the initiative, these performances “aim to break prejudices and stereotypes, promote diversity and acceptance, and praise the overlap between minority cultures and the main Egyptian culture.”

Street Carnival performing in Alexandria with the collaboration of Gudran Association for Art and Development. Location: Kafr Ashry area. (Photo: Shehab Hassan)

Street Carnival performing in Alexandria with the collaboration of Gudran Association for Art and Development. Location: Kafr Ashry area. (Photo: Shehab Hassan)

“The choice to focus on Nubian culture is not only because it is marginalised or that we want to familiarise people with it, but also because we believe we can use some of this local community’s principles to solve some of our national problems,” he continued.

Read more at Ahram Online

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2 replies

  1. I really like the idea. This is so needed everywhere, in more repressive and traditional societies even more so. Imagine something like this in Iraq for example. Hard to imagine but it could happen.

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