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Double Bill: The Resilience of the Body & Portray


A double bill by choreographer Shaymaa Shoukry. 

The Resilience of the Body

Testing the ability to recover from or adjust to…

Post Spring, post hoping for change: how can we keep going? The Resilience of the Body is a solo about how to find continuity and perseverance in the world we live in today.

For this performance, Shaymaa Shoukry was nominated for ‘The Total Theatre Award/ The Place’ at The Edinburgh Fringe Arab Arts Focus, and won Summerhall’s ‘Festival Special Moments Award’.

concept & performance Shaymaa Shoukry sound Open source light design Saber el Sayed music Mohamed Shafik production Dayer for Artistic Productions coproduction Arab Arts Focus residency and rehearsal space Cairo Contemporary Dance Center special thanks to Mahmoud El Haddadduration 20’ language English



Multiple Reflections of inner flow

Portray is created with an urge to unravel the layers of a body through its reservoir. Tapping into time-less states.

Portray is a continuation of Shoukry’s choreographic curiosity about inner movement, repetition, transformation and the action of shaking in the performances TT (2012), Turning (2014) and May7komsh (2015).

concept Shaymaa Shoukry performance Noura Seif muziek (live) Mohamed Shafik technical & light design Saber el Sayed, Philipe Mounir production Dayer for Artistic Productions coproduction Dancing on the Edge rehearsal space Studio Feryal duration 30′ language no problem


Photo © Daniel Salib