"Mansour's drive and enthusiasm, her unyielding energy, are infectious"
Egyptian dancer and choreographer Karima Mansour makes her North American debut with Temporament, a duet with percussionist Ahmad Compaoré that shows a woman struggling to escape traditional forms of behavior. The work won first prize at the 2004 Egypt-France Dance Festival. A graduate of the London School of Contemporary Dance and the Cinema Institute in Cairo, Mansour founded her company MA'AT for the Contemporary Dance in 1999 as the first independent contemporary dance company based in Cairo.
Part of ARABESQUE: Arts of the Arab World
A. Huda and Samia Farouki
The State of Kuwait
The State of Qatar
The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Washington, D.C.
Additional support is provided by the Ministry of Culture and Information, Kingdom of Bahrain; the Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center; The Qatar Foundation for Education, Science, and Community Development; the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art; Alice and David Rubenstein; Saudi Aramco; the Ford Foundation; Elizabeth and Michael Kojaian; Elaine and Steve Wynn; Ambassador Elizabeth Frawley Bagley and Mr. Smith Bagley; The Laura Pels Foundation; and the Kennedy Center International Committee on the Arts.Presented in cooperation with the League of Arab States.
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