My City, My Revolution

Hussein, Nesreen, Papadelli, Vanio, Goely, Mohamed and Picknett, Michael (2015) My City, My Revolution. [Performance]

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"But the city was there, close to me, looking over my shoulder, holding up the prism through which I understood the world…" (Ahdaf Soueif).

"My City, My Revolution" is a performance that explores a woman’s fractured journey where the act of walking triggers the multiple narratives engrained in the fabric of a city... where a city becomes the site of displacement and alternative revolutions. In a multilayered form of storytelling that synthesizes physical performance, film and spoken text, "My City, My Revolution" weaves autobiographical, historical and political narratives that stem from the (‘real life’) experience of an Egyptian woman living a revolution that redefines her relationship to two cities: London and Cairo. Parallel stories unfold and juxtapose, speaking of home, the city, longing and belonging, and the melancholic tension of a dual existence, where urban, psychological and cultural geographies are doubled and juxtaposed.

The performance is based on the text “Cairo: My City, My Revolution” by Nesreen Hussein, published in the edited collection Performance and the Global City, edited by Kim Solga and D.J. Hopkins (Palgrave 2013).
The performance is conceived and written by: Nesreen Hussein. (Egypt/UK)
Performed by: Vanio Papadelli (Greece/UK) and Nesreen Hussein.
Filmmaker/Editor: Mohamed Goely. (Egypt).
Sound Designer: Michael Picknett. (UK).

Venue Details

  1. My City, My Revolution
    • Location: Rich Mix theatre, London
    • Dates: 23 January 2015

Item Type: Performance
Research Areas: A. > School of Media and Performing Arts > Performing Arts > Theatre Arts group
Item ID: 15506
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Depositing User: Nesreen Hussein
Date Deposited: 05 May 2015 09:38
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2018 14:31

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