D-CAF’s 7th edition avant-garde concept brings Cairo’s Downtown to Life!

D-CAF 2018 Concept

D-CAF (Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival) comes back to Downtown, Cairo for its 7th edition, which will start from March 8th until March 29th, 2018. However, this year’s concept makes us feel like it is not 2018, but in a futuristic Downtown that we have never seen before.

We would hardly recognize downtown, if it were not for the iconic Talaat Harb statue in Downtown. The concept re-imagines Cairo’s Downtown in a more developed, and prosper future. The vivid colors painted by the artist Tarek Abdelkawi restore Downtown to its lively, and artsy status.

Tarek's Concept for D-CAF

The future of arts is here now and will be part of D-CAF’s 7th edition, as the festival’s programs change; a completely new programme will be unveiled “New Media Arts,” introducing a unique form of performances that we have never seen before in D-CAF. The “Visual Arts” programme also transforms into “In Collaboration with Medrar,” keeping up with the futuristic and experimental design.

D-CAF will feature “Arab Art Focus” once again for the third time; AAF joined Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2017, which was the highest presence of artists from the Middle East region since Edinburgh Festival started 70 years ago.

This edition promises experimental, alternative, and new line-up of performances, concerts, and events, just like this year’s concept. The avant-garde concept captures how Downtown changes during the time of festival with its stunning performances and events taking over the streets of Downtown, and is a metaphor for what the festival holds for us this year! During the period of the festival, the renowned and talented artists will revamp Downtown venues, and streets into a contemporary, and experimental hub for different forms of arts.

What do you think of this Cairo’s Downtown re-imagined concept?

The festival promises to move forward, and tackle the obstacles and moulds that confine artists in Egypt, the Middle East Region, and from all over the globe.

Stay tuned for more insights about D-CAF 2018.

 

 

 

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Joop Oank on the way to Cairo for the street performance. We can't wait to see the reactions of everyone in public. pic.twitter.com/kjhP…

D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival

Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF) is Egypt’s first international multi-disciplinary contemporary arts festival. The 6th edition of D-CAF (#DCAF17) will take place over three weeks from the 17th of March to the 8th of April 2017 at multiple sites in Downtown Cairo. D-CAF will include local, regional and international music, theatre, dance, visual arts and film by cutting-edge artists from Egypt, the Arab world, and beyond. In addition to featuring established Downtown cultural spaces and theatres, D-CAF uses non-traditional sites such as historical buildings, storefronts, alleyways, and rooftops as sites for performances, events, and arts installations, with the aim of bringing audiences and performers to engage with the city in a new way. With its diverse and first-rate programming, D-CAF aspires to become one of the most important annual Arab art events by reaching out to a broad spectrum of Egyptian audiences, creating bridges between Arab artists, international curators and programmers, as well as capitalising on Downtown Cairo’s unique cultural, social and architectural heritage. Furthermore, the D-CAF team seeks not just to bring the best in international contemporary culture to Cairo, but also to deliver a highly professional and well-publicised international festival. Follow us on: Instagram: @dcafegypt Twitter: https://twitter.com/DCAFEgypt Press: www.dcafpress.com Blog: www.d-caf.org/blog
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalMonday, February 26th, 2018 at 12:17am
ناس كتير بتسأل على ورش و مناقشات دي-كاف ٢٠١٨. جمعناها كلها هنا للتقديم:
Alot of people've been asking about #DCAF18 workshops & discussions. We got it all in one place for you:

Inclusive Dance WorkshopI D-CAF ورشة فرقة كاندوكو للرقص للجميع
حكي وثقافة المقاومة Cultural Resistance & Storytelling|D-CAF18
Acting WorkshopID-CAF 18ورشة تمثيل السيناريو للمسرح
Noise Box Projection mapping Workshop I D-CAF 18
Disability in The Artsندوة عن الفنون ومتحدي الإعاقة|D-CAF 18
Roundtable: Sharing of Experience|D-CAF18
Alien perspective:Scenography Workshop|D-CAF18
How to Turn a Graphic Novel Into a Film I D-CAF 18
Discussing Cultural Relations in Egypt مناقشة I D-CAF 18
Writing workshops by Fence Network
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalSunday, February 25th, 2018 at 9:54pm
جدول برنامج مهرجان دي-كاف ٢٠١٨ تقدروا تشوفوه كامل و تحفظوه على موبايلاتكم من هنا بالعربي: http://bit.ly/2ovtrwh
You can download & save #DCAF18 full calendar here in English: http://bit.ly/2EP6W0g
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalSunday, February 25th, 2018 at 7:38am
Your city's favorite Festival is BACK!
Thank you to all our partners & sponsors in D-CAF's Biggest edition! Experience #DCAF18 . Only 10 days away !

مهرجانكم المفضل رجع تاني!تابعوا صفحتنا لمتابعة كل العروض، المزيكا، المسرح، الأفلام و في انواع فنون جديدة
. هتشوفوها في النسخة ال٧ للمهرجان
شكرا لكل الرعاه اللي معانا في اكبر نسخة لمهرجان دي-كاف
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalFriday, February 23rd, 2018 at 6:36am
Tickets are now Available for all our Music Concerts:
تذاكر حفلات المزيكا لدي-كاف ٢٠١٨ دلوقتي موجودة على إحجزلي🎉

Tarek Yamani /Out Of Nations/ الصواريخ Concert I D-CAF 18
Ticket60EGP: http://bit.ly/2otgqn0

Bachar Mar-Khalifé /TekLife/BitTuner+100Copies Concert
Ticket75EGP: http://bit.ly/2CeiB7e

Opening Concert I D-CAF Celebrates Women
Ticket150EGP: http://bit.ly/2Fm4SK9

إنتظروا تذاكر عروض المهرجان, هتكون موجودة قريب.

#DCAF18 #Cairo #Concert
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalThursday, February 22nd, 2018 at 5:06am
استنوا الديڤا سميرة سعيد اللي هتكون نجمة حفل افتتاح مهرجان دي-كاف للاحتفال بالمرأة يوم 9 مارس في حديقة الأزهر الساعة 7 مساءأ.. ده غير ان هيشارك في الحفلة فنانات من مصر والعالم كله عشان نحتفل بالابداع النسائي في الفن بكل أنواعه!

D-CAF is Celebrating this year’s International women's Day with none other than the Arab World’s diva Samira Said.

An all female lineup will grace @alazharparkcairo stage for an unforgettable musical night.
#CelebratingWomen #أنتي_قدها #DCAF18

For more info and updates check our event page https://www.facebook.com/events/125205284847867/

#CelebratingWomen #أنتي_قدها #DCAF18
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival
D-CAF - Downtown Contemporary Arts FestivalTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 2:24am
تفتكروا مين ديڤا حفل افتتاح دي-كاف يوم ٩ مارس في حديقة الازهر؟

ملحوظة: بتغني من و هي عندها ٨ سنين
تابعونا على صفحتنا النهارده الساعة ٨ مساءا، هنعلن عن نجمة الحفلة.

This year, we've decided to dedicate our opening concert to celebrate women..
Can you guess who the surprise act is?

Hint: She's been singing since she was 8 years old!

#انتي_قدها #DCAF18 #CelebratingWomen

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