“Molding” and Canning” are two concepts that seem similar, but they have a difference and contrast that requires a little disassembly, focus, research and play to find this difference.
This show focuses on the stereotypes that society puts us in, its expectations from us and its continuous attempts to preserve the most and curb who’s different. The former takes place through a research/discussion/game/fight between two performers (Salvatore Cataldo and Fatma El Zahraa) in the presence of (Yunis)’s music.
The performance idea, dramaturgy and direction by: Fatma El Zahraa
Performed by: Salvatore Cataldo and Fatma El Zahraa
Music by: Yunis
Poster photo and rehearsals documentation: Peter Thabet
Special thanks to Amr Khadr for the space used by the performance.
Special thanks to: Amina Abouelghar, Amr Abdelaziz, Islam El- Arabi, Tamer Abdul-Hamid, Shady Emad.
About the artists:
Fatma El Zahraa has been a performance artist since her childhood. She has worked in several independent theatre groups such as Hala group, Fantasia Group and others, she participated in several physical theatre performances and worked with several directors such as Nourhan Khaled, Hazem Haedar, Shady Emad and others. Directed several performances such as: “Al Magnoun”, “Coap Chess” and others.
In 2016, Fatma El Zahraa founded (Transit for Art), a cultural management start-up that provides consulting services to culture and arts professionals in Egypt and the Arab world.
Salvatore Cataldo acted on stage in Italy from a very tender age, and studied acting from the age of 11. He began his path in Dance at the age of fifteen with Anatolian Folklore, then Classical Ballet, Modern Dance and Contemporary forms. Dance and Theater have brought him through Turkey, Italy, Germany, U.S.A, France and Egypt. He currently teaches Dance Techniques and works as a freelance dancer and Choreographer.
YUNIS (b. 1994 – Kafr El-Dauwar) is an Egyptian Ney/Keyboard/Electronics player, Music Producer, and music researcher interested in traditional Egyptian music. He has composed the soundtracks of some short films and documentaries and released two albums until now; “The Blue Djinn Dance” and “Ya Khal” He is also a co-founder of Kafr El-Dauwar Records.