Arab Arts Focus to participate in Avignon Le OFF festival

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The Arab Arts Focus (AAF) event will participate in Avignon Le OFF art festival - AAF’s official Facebook page

The Arab Arts Focus (AAF) event will participate in Avignon Le OFF art festival - AAF’s official Facebook page

CAIRO – 7 June 2018: The Arab Arts Focus (AAF) event will participate in the Avignon Le OFF arts festival, scheduled to be held from July 8-24, according to Orient Production’s press release.

The AAF program at the festival will include showcases of five performances from four Arab countries, including Egypt, Palestine, Morocco, and Lebanon.

The performances are "As Far As My Fingertips Take Me" by Lebanon and the United Kingdom, "Délire Parfait" (Perfect Delirium) by Morocco, "Gesturing Refugees" by Palestine, "In Jogging" by Lebanon, and "Without Damage" by Egypt.

Avignon Le OFF is one of the biggest performing arts market in France, where several artistic shows across the world are presented to gather, promote and support artistic creation.

This is the second international edition of AAF and its fifth national edition.

AAF was launched in 2014, aiming to provide a biennial event that brings works from across the Arab world and the Middle East to industry professionals and international audiences, actively supporting the development of artistic creation in the region.

It was brought together through collaboration between the Tamasi Collective, Scotland’s Kenmure Productions, and Orient Productions and the D-CAF festival, both founded by Ahmed el-Attar.

Being a fixture of every edition of Cairo’s Downtown Contemporary Arts festival (D-CAF), AAF could become in 2017 an international event when it participated for the first time in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, one of the biggest arts festivals in the world.

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