October 21, 2016
October 30, 2016
November 4, 2016 till November 5, 2016
Swiss Egyptian music duo Pascal Viglino and Wael Sami Elkholy will be performing two of their musical theatre pieces “Out of Cage” and “Ma’at Ra’” in Cairo and Alexandria. The two musicians will first perform Out of Cage in a duet while Ma’at Ra’ will be with a group of seven other actors and musicians.
At the beginning of “Out of Cage”, audience members will be asked to choose from among the eleven Tarot Cards of “Ma’at Ra,” the ancient Egyptian goddess of Justice and Balance of Universe. The choices would then be interpreted by the performers musically, theatrically or both. Since each card is represented through an individual music track or theatrical music scene, the sequence of tracks is unique for each show and based entirely on the audience’s selection. The idea reflects the principle of coincidence in music – one of the most important trends in contemporary music composition, and the performance “Out of Cage” is inspired by American composer John Cage, one of the most important pioneers of indeterminacy in music.
In “Ma’at Ra’” each of the seven Egyptian artists has created three pieces based on three Tarot cards. All the pieces will be interwoven through a working process with Elkholy and Viglino to form a music theater performance. This shows come after a series of workshops led by Elkholy and Viglino on multi-disciplinary musical theatre supported by Pro Helvetia Cairo. The duration of the show is 70 minutes.