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Believing the invisible: Mime fest in Cairo

Mime is a world in where not hearing and not seeing can still lead to believing. In its sixth year, Sawy’s Mime Festival aims to popularize this elusive, unpopular art form. While Saturday featured many forgettable performances, the second day … Continue reading

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Dream of the red country

A large Chinese hair ornament is displayed on a screen, greeting the audience at the Cairo Opera House’s performance of one the classics of Chinese fiction, “Dream of the Red Chamber.” An Arabic voiceover reveals the ensuing tale is a … Continue reading

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