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The Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, the first of its kind in the region

This summer witnessed the graduation of the first class from the Cairo Contemporary Dance Center, founded by acclaimed dancer Karima Mansour. Despite facing a number of hurdles over the years, including the Culture Ministry withdrawing its support halfway through the program in favor of a series of non-specialized workshops, Mansour and her students have succeeded in maintaining the center, establishing the first standard dance education program in the region and fostering collaborations with a range of festivals, institutions and dancers in Egypt and abroad.

In this interview, Mansour walks us through the developments at the center and its future plans. A number of students also reflect on their first formal training in the field of dance.

The interviews are in Arabic and have English subtitles. 

[This video was produced by Medrar TV and is featured in partnership with Jadaliyya Culture]

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