AFCA organised the 10th edition of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children in El-Minya, Cairo and Alexandria from the 2nd till the 10th of March 2020. 18 national and international performances were performed in 12 different venues around the three cities. The festival’s official opening took place on Fri. 6th of March at Tahrir Cultural Center, Home of the festival.
Throughout 9 days, children and their families were coming to watch performances and know about new cultures through a purely artistic perspective.
The festival included a Dutch focus with 4 performances, as well as 3 performances from the USA, among shows from the United Kingdom, France, Germany and Canada. Besides the Egyptian focus with 7 performances by professional artists and 8 special projects as a side program.
The performances integrated (Object theater, Puppet theater, Shadow and Physical theater, Music, Storytelling shows and Contemporary dance).
In addition to hosting 10 directors and programmers of international festivals from 8 countries and organizing an important panel discussion, led by three of them, about Performing Arts for children industry around the world.
It was a pleasure to see many of you, AFCA’s audience, coming and celebrating Hakawy’s 10th anniversary with us. Looking forward to having your support and seeing you in many AFCA’s events to come.