The Choir Project El Gouna
Collective lyrical writing and music composition with Salam Yousry, Sedky Sakhr and Shadi El Husseiny
The workshop consists of a series of theatrical games, musical improvisations, collective writing exercises as well as a basic training on presence and presentation skills. There’s no need for previous artistic experience. Participants will be encouraged to come up with themes, stories and songs. The end product will be produced and performed at different spots in the city and will be location based. Attendance is free of charge!
learn more about The Choir Project: www.choirproject.net
About The Choir Project’s Artistic Director:
Salam Yousry is a painter, writer and theatre director, based in Cairo. He founded Al-Tamye Theatre Group in 2002 and the Combo Independent Festivalin 2012. After his graduation in 2004, Salam worked as a Teaching Assistant in the Painting Department in The Faculty of Fine Arts, Helwan University. He also curated the Fonoon Art Gallery and Bookshop in 2005. In 2009, he managed the “eka3 for Independent Music Production and Distribution”office in Cairo.
In 2010, Salam founded The Choir Project, an initiative that invites members of the public to participate in workshops of collective creation, during which lyrics are collectively written and turned into songs for public performance. Salam has since led community-based workshops in songwriting and performance in Alexandria, Amman, Beirut, Cairo, Graz, London, Munich, Berlin, Paris, Baku, Budapest, Istanbul and Geneva.
Salam has worked as a professional illustrator. He has also produced several music videos, documentaries and short films.