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Make ROOM For Egypt’s New Art Space

August 12, 2014

Get ready art fans, the opening of a new art space in Cairo is near! ROOM is the name, a bright Garden City basement the location. The plan is to hold dance classes, panels, talks, film screenings, acting workshops, rehearsals, and concerts. We had a Q&A with Ahmed Zeidan, the brain behind it all. In a nearly finished ROOM he told us how he came up with the idea for this ‘cultural center’ in spe, what will take place there, and why he prefers not to rely on funds. Where did the idea for ROOM come from? “I had been wanting to do something like this for a long time. Then I saw the building by coincidence. I talked to the bawwab and he told me there was something available. I came to take a look and found out there were several spaces here, divided by walls, so we decided to base the concept on this.” Which activities will be organised here? “We haven’t nailed down the exact schedule yet, but as dance classes we so far have salsa, zumba, ballet for children, contemporary dance, and bollywood. A workshop we…

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