Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School to perform in Morocco, Tunisia | Ahram Online

Al-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School to perform in Morocco, Tunisia | Ahram OnlineAl-Darb Al-Ahmar Arts School (DAAS) is scheduled to perform their play Lost and Found on 15 July as part of the Bab El Bahr Festival in Sousse, Tunisia, and again as part of the International Children’ Folklore Festival which will run between 23 and 30 July in Morocco.

The school, which aims to provide neighbourhood children with an arts education to help in securing future jobs, was founded by an NGO, the Culture Resource (Al-Mawred Al-Thaqafy) in cooperation with Aga Khan Music Initiative – Aga Khan Development Network.

The school was founded in 2012 and aims at supplying children residing in Al-Darb Al-Ahmar with an array of artistic skills.

Currently the school operates under El-Genaina Company for Arts and Culture Services, and continues to be partnered by Aga Khan.

Directed by Hanan Hajj Ali who also co-wrote the play along with cultural activist Basma El-Husseiny, Lost and Found proved highly successful when it premiered in February 2014 at the American University in Cairo’s Falaki Theatre.The performance takes elements from circus arts and theatre to present the stories of children’s relationships with their families, their neighbourhoods, and their country.

Source: Ahram Online

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