This February018 we will be celebrating the 7th Edition of 2BContinued Festival & Lab!
‘2Be Continued‘ is a festival specially made to support young directors & choreographers with vision. During the year, there are ongoing workshops for technical, artistic & management skills for on stage & backstage teams. Each two years, 3 to 4 directors are chosen to work with mentored teams for a final production fully produced and put on stage for the public.
Aly Khamees is an Egyptian actor, dancer, and choreographer from Matariya, a district in Heliopolis, Cairo. From a young age, he enjoyed dancing with machetes. So in 2000, he joined street theatre troupes that performed in Cairo, Alexandria, and Minya.
Keen to learn more on clowning and the art of circuses, he enrolled in a contemporary dance program in Studio Emad Eddin under the supervision of project manager, director, and former dancer Laurence Rondoni. Further training with director and choreographer Mohamed Shafik in France inspired Khamis to learn Shafik’s fish-monkey technique. Combining it with Ultima Vez’s unique style, Khamis was able to formulate his own quality technique. He also received physical-theatre training under the tutelage of instructors from different theatre disciplines and countries, He directed his first performance in Wales.
Samar Galal, a graduate of The Faculty of Fine Arts, department of Set and Costume Design (2011). Joined Atelier El Masrah, The Faculty of Fine Arts’ prestigious theatre team, from 2007 to 2011 performing award winning shows in Helwan University’s Theatre Contest. Joined Sitara Theatre, an english theatre for children, as a performer and a puppeteer from 2012 till now. Is a part of an all girl band, Bahgaga, singing monologues and oriental tunes. Is a part of The Actor’s Theatre, a theatre team formed by director Shady El Dali. Made her directorial debut with the Egyptian original musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in 2017. Performed theatrical plays in Egypt, Germany, UK and UAE.
Nagham salah Othman is a Sudanese artist who started her career in 2009, after obtaining a degree in political science. She started dancing in a workshop with the choreographer Mirette Mechail. In 2010 she started giving her own workshops in hip-hop, as well as taking part in many contemporary dance workshops with different choreographers like Karima Mansour, Tomio Fergas, Jennifer irons ,megan mazarik ,samar king ,Nicole siler , olivier dubois and others. Her ensemble work WE ARE combining hip hop and contemporary dance was performed in the Festival Hal badil in Cairo in 2011. She created and performed Out of Sync 2013 , swing 2014 , may7komsh 2015 . She completed the SEEDS teaching program at Ezzat Ezzat Dance Studio from 2014-2015. She is currently teaching African contemporary dance and Now she is one of the teachers of ( PTP) a contemporary dance program in ezzat ezzat studio
Moustafa Khalil, a graduate of Theatre from the American University in Cairo (’12), is a writer and director for the stage. Khalil has written five original plays, including ‘F***’, which was performed in Gerhart Theatre in AUC (2012), and ‘For Her…'(2015), which was performed in three different stages around Cairo. ‘F***’ would be Khalil’s first directorial experience having been a fresh graduate. A Helen O’Grady Drama Academy production of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ (2013) and a Heya Feminist Initiative production of Lynn Nottage’s ‘Ruined’ (2014) followed. Then Khalil independently produced ‘For Her…’ and soon later Beckett’s ‘Waiting for Godot’ (2016) in Falaki theatre. Recently Khalil co-founded the Kenoma Theatre Company aiming to frequently stage intellectual and philosophical entertainment. Alongside directing and writing, Khalil taught Drama for five years with the Helen O’Grady Drama Academy, and he also coaches American Football with the Cairo Wolves.
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This project is under the framework of the MINNA Project & funded by the European Union.