Silent Stand

Three scenes from the short history of the Egyptian insurrection are re-enacted as collective
images. The performance evolves around the story of Khaled Said who was brutally murdered
by the police in the summer of 2010. To commemorate his death, his friends started the
Facebook-group ’We are all Khaled Said’ and organized the emotionally moving series of actions
called ‘Silent Stand’. These two imaginative platforms for protest gained a huge following, and
led to occupation of Tahrir Square in february 2011. In the performance 5 Danish belly-dancers
represent the revolutionary masses on Tahrir Square.