Tue, Jan 12 | Live Online Event

Reflection Session #5: Tahrir

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Reflection Session #5: Tahrir

Time & Location

Jan 12, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM EST
Live Online Event

About the Event

Reflection Session #5: Tahrir

Special Guest: Dalia Basiouny

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

6-7:30pm Central / 7-8:30pm Eastern

Our January episode, "Tahrir," features Egyptian playwright and theatre-maker, Dalia Basiouny -- Zooming in from Cairo! Performance excerpts will include a video montage of women in Tahrir Square in 2011, with music by the Eleven Reflections ensemble, and readings from Dalia's original works, Solitaire and more. Together, we will reflect on the 10th Anniversary of the Tahrir Square, and what it means to be an artist in times of tremendous upheaval and change.

This event is part of a year-long series of "Reflection Sessions" held on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Launched in September 2020 by Art2Action and The Carver Community Cultural Center, this series will continue through the 20th Anniversary of 9/11 later this year, in conjunction with our 2021 community-engaged theatre project "Eleven Reflections: San Antonio." These online sessions are live, interactive, art-based, participatory events reflecting on our nation in the post-9/11 era. Each session is grounded in a performance excerpt from Eleven Reflections on September, by Andrea Assaf, with guest artists, creative prompts, and facilitated dialogue. 

Dalia Basiouny is an Egyptian writer, theatre maker, academic and translator. Her theatre work includes directing 20 plays performed in Egypt, England, USA, Morocco, Iraq, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia and  Germany. Basiouny’s theatre and academic work focuses on the role of women in theatre. She established “Sabeel for the Arts” in Cairo, 1997. This independent group promotes women’s work, explores non-traditional  theatre settings, and new ways of telling women stories in theatre and  on film.

Save the Dates for full "Reflection Sessions" series:

2nd Tuesday of each month, through September 2021

6-7:30pm Central / 7-8:30pm Eastern

Registration is Closed