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CAIRO – 4 November 2018: A group of young artists from all over the world will perform on the World Youth Forum's theatre in Sharm El-Sheikh on Nov.4.
Egyptian German band Cairo Steps, Nigerian singer Diana Bada, the Indian Dance Troupe, Cameroonian singer Wams MrKlassic, Egyptian Scottish band Ayoub Sisters, Somalian artist Mohamed Mahmoud, the National Ballet of Rwanda ( URUKEREREZA), famed Moroccan singer Salma Rachid, the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Russian artist Anna Fomina will all perform on WYF theatre.
The Ayoub Sisters
Cairo Opera Ballet Company
The new play “El Za’aer” (The Visitor) that was inaugurated on November 2 will continue to be displayed on the World Youth Forum’s theatre. The participants of the World Youth Forum (WYF) flocked on Friday evening to the theatre hall to attend "El Za’aer" in addition to a number of performances and dances, in attendance of President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and a number of ministers and public figures.
"El Za’aer" is considered the main show at the WYF theatre. The play, directed by veteran Egyptian director Khaled Galal, sheds light on some important issues for youth around the world. “El Za’aer” is an international play that carries a message of peace, understanding and integration among all nations. About 16 actors from different nationalities are participating in the play.
A large number of young Egyptian and foreign actors asked to participate in the play through the website of the forum, and then underwent a comprehensive evaluation until Galal chose the best of them.
Sisi inaugurated World Youth Forum’s theatre on Nov. 2 to serve as an art platform for youth around the world.
The WYF’s theatre was tailor made to be an innovative arena where young people show their talents, thoughts and cultures through this unique experience that will be presented for the first time at the World Youth Forum 2018.
The theatre's performances will extend over three days, reflecting a message of understanding and peace among the forum’s participants, and emphasizing the integration of civilizations through singing, music and acting.
It was announced that 122,000 youth aged from 18 to 40 registered online to participate in the forum, 13,000 of which registered to participate as speakers. Also, 5,000 artists registered to participate in the forum's theatre.
The forum also decided to host 5,000 youth from 145 countries to participate in this year's forum, compared to 3,000 participants last year.
The WYF in its second annual version will tackle two main axes: peace and development.
The first axis will discuss reconstructing post-conflict countries and societies, the role of world leaders in achieving peace, the duty of the international community to provide humanitarian assistance, counter-terrorism issues, and Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.
The theme of the development will include topics related to energy and water security, empowerment of people with disabilities, the role of voluntary work in building societies, the agenda of 2063 African Sustainable Development, digital citizenship, the role of art and cinema in shaping communities, ways to build future leaders, and the means of shrinking the gender gap in the work force.