“Romeo, Romeo, Romeo” in Cairo & AlexandriaEgypt
September 17, 2019 till September 18, 2019
Romeo, Romeo, Romeo in Cairo
After their participation at Amman International Dance Encounter (IDEA) last month, Joshua Monten dance company will be premiering “Romeo, Romeo, Romeo” in Cairo at the Cairo International Festival for Contemporary and Experimental Theater on September 17 &18, 2019.
The Arabic text for this edition was created in collaboration with Egyptian artist Salam Yousry.
About the performance:
Dance is a mating ritual. Even in today’s world, dance continues to play a central role in how many of us find a mate. This dance production for four Romeos (one of whom is performed by a woman) explores the idea of dance as a thrillingly up close and personal form of courtship. Each spectator can slip into the role of Juliet and witness the dancers’ struggles to impress — with their artistry, charm, athleticism, slick moves and at times nothing more than naked desperation.
The audience sits on seating areas distributed throughout the performance space. Their reactions and interactions are visible to all, thus the audience becomes characters in the very performance they are witnessing.
Dates: September 17 & 18, 2019
There will be two performances on both dates.
Time: at 19:00 hrs and 21:00 hrs
Location: al Ghad Theater
Language: Arabic and English
Tickets: Free entrance
Joshua Monten dance company:
Swiss-American choreographer, born near New York City. Monten studied literature and cultural anthropology at Duke University before beginning his dance studies. In 2012 Joshua founded his own dance company which has subsequently given hundreds of performances at festivals and theaters around the world. Joshua regularly choreographs for ballet, opera, theater and freelance dance productions.
Egyptian painter, writer and theater director; founder of Al-Tamye Theatre Company (2002), the Choir Project (2010), and Combo Independent Festival (2012). After his graduation from the Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University, Salam started working as a teaching assistant in the Painting department in the same faculty beside working in several areas in the arts and culture scene and in Advertising Agencies in Egypt.
At the moment, Salam works as collective writing workshop facilitator, theater director, writer, and he has several experiments in music videos, documentaries and short feature films. His latest creation “Zobida – Musical Performance” was performed in 2018 with great success.