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Contemporary Dance Festival 'The Platform' Returns for Third Edition This Weekend

The festival will include performances by Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre's students and alumni - including actor Ahmed Malek.

Staff Writer

Contemporary Dance Festival 'The Platform' Returns for Third Edition This Weekend

In a city craving artistic expression of all sorts, Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) opened in 2012 and quickly became a hub for expert-level dance workshops, courses and classes, as well as the first dance school of its kind in the MENA region, offering a 3-year professional dance program. Back in 2014, they launched the first edition of The Platform - a unique event where the school's students and alumni craft up and perform exquisite dance pieces which aim at creating distinctive experiences in which the dancers and audience are fully-immersed in the acts-and now they're back with their third and biggest edition.

Fluttering/Bassam Alzoghby

Taking place at the French Institute in Mounira over three days starting April 13th, The Platform is set to kick off with a 20-minute contemporary dance piece titled Aggravation - a piece capturing the eternal human battle between logic and emotions, choreographed and performed by student Nada Nader, followed by a piece by Amina Abouelhgar and Hanin Tarek titled 'Under Construction'. Next up is a piece inspired by the intricate routines and movement of butterflies, choreographed by Islam Elnebishy and brought to life by a slew of CCDC's professionally-trained dancers.

The Bubble/Bassam Alzoghby

'On This This Day', a piece capturing the lifelong search for meaning, will take center stage at The Platform, performed and choregraphed by actor and CDCC full-time students Ahmed Malek and Carol Ackad. All pieces are to be performed throughout the three-day event at The French Institute, after which Zawya Cinema is to host the screening of A Skewed Conversation, a dance film in which dancer and full-time student Eman Hussein attempts to communicate with the city and explore her place within it.

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