Writer Sara Shaarawi and director Catrin Evans present an experiential performance in reaction to recent mob assaults in Cairo’s Tahrir Square.
Combining street artwork, audio-story performance and a walk through your city, Niqabi Ninja is a graphic-novel style revenge story written in reaction to the 2012–2014 mob sexual assaults in Tahrir Square, Cairo.
Intimate, visceral and pulsating with a soundtrack to inspire your own resistance against gendered and state violence, this is a fearless, darkly comic reflection on the lengths Hana will go to, to keep herself and other women safe.
An intimate performance to be experienced in pairs or small groups.
Presented simultaneously in five locations across Scotland, this is a collective experience offering the space to think about what it means to walk in public without fear.
In association with Hewar Company (Alexandria)
Co-commissioned by Shubbak Festival
Supported by British Council Arts Digital Collaboration Fund &
Creative Scotland’s Sustaining Creative Development Fund.
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Catrin Evans Director
Niroshini Thambar Associate Director
Nik Paget-Tomlinson Sound Designer
Gehan Mounir Illustrator
Rebecca Banatvala Performer
Juliana Yazbeck Performer
Hosted in Edinburgh by The Lyceum, Grindlay Street, Edinburgh EH3 9AX
- There will be a wheelchair accessible route.
- Audio based descriptions of the site-based illustrations are built into the audio experience.
- A filmed BSL version will be available (please note, the duration for the BSL interpretation will be approx. 1hr 45m.)
- A short access film of the route will be available 48 hours in advance.
- Free tickets are offered to carers and personal assistants.
- Devices are available if you do not want to listen to the audio walk on your own phone.