Clowning around in Cairo
Outa Hamra (Red Tomato), a company working in social and interactive theatre, is set to host two events, one in Mostafa Mahmoud Square in Mohandeseen and one in front of Cairo Mall in Haram, in solidarity with children who are forced to work. There will also be a clown performance in Geziret El-Dahab Island.
On Wednesday and Thursday, the events are hosted in solidarity with 'The National Day for Street Children' and will feature performances by street children nurtured under Outa Hamra.
On Friday, the Outa Hamra crew will perform their interactive show "A Clown Street Performance," which they plan to take to every governorate in Egypt.
Previous projects include several interactive performances dealing with refugees and street children. They were also part of Mahatat's large scale project 'Shawarena' (our streets) in 2012 bringing several forms of arts to the streets.
Outa Hamra aim to use theatre as a means to achieve their social development goals by reaching marginalised audiences.
The artists behind Outa Hamra are Aly Sobhy, Diana Calvo, Hany Taher, Ahmed Mostafa and Jakob Lindfors.
Wednesday 20 February at 5pm in Mostafa Mahmoud Square, Mohandiseen
Thursday 21 February at 8pm in Cairo Mall, Haram Street
Friday 22 February at 3pm in Geziret El-Dahab