January 30, 2019
From 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Hanager Arts Center, Cairo Opera House
Pro Helvetia Cairo, in collaboration with Al Hanager Art Center and Director Ashraf Sanad, invite you to a public talk with Swiss writer Daniela Janjic on January 30, 2018 at 20:00 hrs.
Janjic will be in Cairo witnessing the text she wrote between 2005 and 2006 being performed in Arabic for the second time in Egypt. This time, the text is translated by Nevine Fayek and directed by Ashraf Sanad.
Swiss writer, born in 1984, grew up in Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as in Sweden. Since 1993, she has been living in Winterthur, Switzerland. In 2005, she began to study German language and literature at Zurich University, and since the fall of 2007 she’s been studying creative writing at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bern, in a cooperative programme with the Swiss Literary Institute in Biel. Yellow Days was developed in 2005/6 during “Dramenprozessor” at Theater an der Winkelwiese Zurich, where Janjic frequently worked as assistant director. In September 2006, the play was presented during the fourth “Wochenende der jungen Dramatiker” (weekend of the young dramatists) as a staged reading at the Münchner Kammerspiele. In summer of 2007, Daniela Janjic was a participant at the festival “World Interplay” in Townsville/Queensland, Australia. In 2010, Janjic won Carl Heinrich Ernst Art Prize for Literature, and won the IBK Award Dramatic Texts in 2016.