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Chirine El Ansary

Born in Cairo, Chirine El Ansary is a storyteller and physical performer living in Egypt and France. She was one of the first artists to perform in the ancient buildings in the heart of the old city of Cairo. Today, she is internationally known, having performed in cities as diverse as Zanzibar, Johannesburg, Rome, Naples, London, and Paris. Her exquisite work includes performances of The Arabian Nights, her remarkable adaptation of the Banu Hilal epic, Sufi tales, performance poetry and performances based on her own writings.

“Chirine El Ansari is as seductive and resourceful as the wily women in her narrative. And the tales themselves are a joy to witness.” – Everything Theatre, London

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