Welcome to D-CAF’s 7th edition! The strongest, richest, and most magical edition!


7 wonders, 7 seas, 7 continents, 7 layers of atmosphere, and 7th year of D-CAF. D-CAF’s 7th edition is its biggest and most important edition so far, making us wonder about the obscure nature behind the number 7. Is it coincidence? Is it magic? Is it cosmic powers?

We could only hence that D-CAF made a pact with ‘you know who’ -actually we don’t know who exactly, there are too many now!- to come up with its most magical edition ever, with a lineup of hundreds of talented artists from 18 countries starring in more than 50 unique performances.

On its 7th edition D-CAF welcomes back Arab Arts Focus AAF, after joining Edinburgh Festival Fringe, with an immense line-up of 17 performances. Possession, Carnivorous, Shapers, and Flying Noon, all of these seem to be witchcraft work, but they are actually a part of AAF performances for this edition.

The opening concert promises to bewitch us with charming and talented music divas from all over the globe, each with their own unique style, and genre. From behind the scenes, we’re in for a major surprise!

The old downtown venues, which emerged from the ashes, restoring their beauty, haunt us every-time we visit them. This year’s, we’re thirsty for more revamped venues, and D-CAF is ready to quench our thirst.

We’ve talked about this year’s concept, but the jaw-dropping concept made us have just one question on our mind: What kind of sorcery is this?! To be able to transform one of Cairo’s Downtown most iconic squares, Talaat Harb, into this futuristic vision, is something out of this world.

What kind of sorcery is that?

D-CAF put a spell on us, binding us their marvelous selections for 3 weeks, and we don’t even want to escape it.

Are you ready for magic? I hope I had Hermione’s Time Turner, to skip time until March 8th, and then repeat this period from March 8th until March 29th over and over again to stay in eternal amusement!

Also check out more events on D-CAF’s calendar!

 

*This blog post was intended to be published on the 7th day of the 7th month, year 7, but for the lack of time, it’ll be published on 7:07 pm, 12th of February, 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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