The Privileged Spectator a non-protest-song recital in Egypt
April 6, 2017
The Privileged Spectator at Falaki Theater
From 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm
This April is marking GKW collective multiple performances and workshops, in Cairo and in Alexandria. The collective is taking part of D-CAF Festival in Cairo, and performing in collaboration with “Theatre is a Must” in Alexandria.
The main performance that will be participating in both festivals is “A Non Protest Song Recital”, a concertante reading, compiled with an examination of diverse forms of non-riots and revolts. Therefore, the group is combining historical folksongs and propaganda operas with new writing, creating a series of new, distinct protest songs, in which a singer and a musician are sitting at a piano and a keyboard while reading and singing texts. The two performers function equally as singers, speakers, and musicians, thus raising their voices collectively. A concertante emerges a musical atmospheric space, placing the texts in a directly perceptible context while reflecting and translating the variety and parallelism of the textual backgrounds.
The troupe will perform twice in Alexandria city on April 3rd and 4th, at Jesuit Theatre, accompanied by two workshops on April 2nd and April 4th at the same venue. Performance and workshops are organized in cooperation with Theatre is a Must, an independent theatre group.
GKW’s will perform twice as part of D-CAF as well. The first performance will be at Goethe Institut in Cairo on April 5th, and the second will be at Falaki Theatre on April 6th. Cairo performances are in collaboration with Goethe Institut.
GKW are a free collective based in Basel and Berlin. In addition to their own individual projects in local theater, off-theater, and fine arts, they produce work between metaphysics and poetic science fiction, dealing with the subjects of disappearance, humanity and the prospective past. Apart from Moïra Gilliéron, Ariane Koch and Zino Wey.
More about Zino Wey and GKW here
Performances in Egypt are in collaboration with:
Pro Helvetia Cairo
DOMS Stifung Foundation
Robert Bosch Foundation
Theater is a Must