The better part of this decade has seen a number of new chapters added to world history, with armed conflicts and extremist currents taking hold of entire regions. Nowhere is this felt more clearly than in the Arab world, which has become the site of ongoing struggles over power and ideology.
We believe that arts and culture can act as a vehicle for resistance and change amidst this tumultuous reality. The arts are humanity’s way of asserting the right to freedom, enabling individual expression. Perhaps equally important, art can encourage non-reductive discourses and discount negative stereotypes, in this case pertaining to the Arab world.
Art opens the door to mutual understanding at a time when it is most needed.
Studio Emad Eddin Foundation has therefore taken it upon itself to create the Arab Arts Focus, which operates on three main tiers:
⁃ Organizing Arab performing arts showcases both locally and internationally
⁃ Producing works of established Arab artists regardless of their place of residence and in collaboration with international festivals and theaters
⁃ Creating a distribution catalog of performances by remarkable Arab artists and using the proceeds to support their tours in the Arab world
6 International & Local Showcases over the past four years
3 Showcases in Egypt in 2014, 2016 and 2018
1 Showcase at Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2017
1 Showcase at Festival D’Avignon Le OFF in 2018
A catalog of 10 Arab Dance & Theater Performances
Co-producing 3 Contemporary Dance Performances & 1 Theater Performance in 2018
2 Showcases in Latin America in 2020
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