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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 Haddad duration 20’ language English


Photo © Daniel Salib