The Unpracticality of Beauty is one of two duets, made as reflections on a man-hood and women-hood with their different aspects in the Middle-Eastern and Western culture.
In the frame of Cairo Downtown International Arts Festival (D-CAF) The100Hands have created for two subsequent years performances for downtown public space. The Unpracticality of Beauty is one of the two duets Jasper and Mojra made after their working experience in Egypt. It reflects on the image of a woman’s body in our different societies, the covered and the exposed, the hidden and showed-off. It is looking at the universality of being a woman, exposing her strength, her fragility, her hips, her hair and their expression – it all seems to be complex and often rather unpractical.
Tender Violence is danced by two man: a Dutch and an Egyptian dancer, while The Unpracticality of Beauty is danced by two women: a Slovene and an Egyptian. Both duets invite men and women alike to watch, experience and share opinions.
Premiere: 20 Mar 2015 in D-CAF Cairo, Egypt
Concept: Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj
Choreography: Jasper Džuki Jelen, Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj
Performed by: Jasper Džuki Jelen, Khadija Usef, Mohamed El Deep and Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj
Music: Mohamed Shafik
Costumes: Jasper Džuki Jelen and Mojra Vogelnik-Škerlj with the cast
Production: Orientproductions / D-CAF International Contemporary Arts Festival Cairo, Egypt. 2015
Support: The Dutch Embassy in Egypt, Studios Emat Eddin