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Foofwa and Nicole Seiler are taking part of Breaking Walls Festival, Cairo


Breaking Walls presents a first time festival in Cairo from the 7-17th of September including dance, theater, art and music. This festival goes beyond the conventional by bringing performances and theatrical experiences closer to the people. Buildings and public spaces in Cairo that would normally be inaccessible or simply have a different function in our social environment, now become the ambassadors of this festival. Get ready to be submerged in 10 days of unique theatrical experiences and one-of-a-kind performances!

The Breaking Walls program includes performances, workshops, small concerts and theatrical experiences. Whether you will be watching interdisciplinary work at The British Council, will be listening

to music in Room Art Space or experiencing theater during a Faluka Route, Breaking Walls includes it all!

Additional Information  on program elements


Especially for this festival a diverse group of artists made new work to be premiered during Breaking Walls. Main performances include Olivier Dubois (Fr), Foofwa (Sw), Mohamed Shafik (EG), Anna Maria Suykerbuyk (Sine Forma, NL), NUT Dance Company, Nicole Seiler (Sw) and Julia Cheng (UK).

Main performances start every week and weekend day at 8pm. Most performances included in this part of the program are accessible for lesser mobile and/or handicapped people. Please get in touch with the festival for more information regarding accessibility.

Experience art differently:

Discover Breaking Walls to the max by joining us for a theatrical expedition through Garden City. This route includes 3 shorter performances from different genres in different non-theatrical buildings. All locations included are walking distance from each other and the route will be guided by a Breaking Walls tour guide. Get surprised and see Garden City through different eyes.

The expedition takes place on the 9 & 15th of September and departs twice between 3pm and 5pm.


With great excitement we introduce you to a series of small concerts throughout the program. From acoustic breakfast concerts to discovering new talent in the evening: we are happy to share with you these emerging talents.

Concert locations include: Room Art Space (Garden City), Eish&Mahl (Downtown) and Bardo Clubhouse (Maadi).


  • British Council Egypt
  • Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt
  • Pro Helvetia Cairo
  • Embassy of Switzerland in Cairo
  • Institut Français d’Egypte (Le Caire)
  • Institut français d’archéologie orientale
  • B’sarya production

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