» LOCAL ROLE MODELS IN CARIO
Carima Neusser presents her performance, Role Mother at Rawabet Theatre in Cairo as a part of the project Local Role Models.
LOCAL ROLE MODELS:
In times when freedom is continuously shrinking, it is easy for the population to fall into apathy and cynicism. Over time, the people gradually believe that the oppressors are right and it becomes increasingly difficult to imagine a future for oneself. This negative outlook on oneself, one’s life and reality makes it easier for oppressive powers to quench movements that wants to inspire democracy, freedom of speech and human rights. It makes it harder for women to find leverage, to stand up against men who want to control them. What is needed is hope (P. Levi, 1984). “Local Role Models” inspire women in three MENA countries to seek new motivation based on positive examples from their own culture and communities – to turn around negative thinking patterns without losing criticality.
In “Local Role Models” performances and workshops will become catalysts to spread positive ideas, stories and unique life journeys from the region. The collective work methods ensure that local narratives survive and thrive. The artists’ creative interpretations of the narratives further strengthen their individual potential and spreads them in the local communities where they originate.
Performance by and with Carima Neusser and Marina Neusser.
Soundsscape Per Hüttner
January 6, 2021, Rawabet Theatre, Cairo, Egypt.