Wael Shawky

Cabaret Crusades. The Path to Cairo

17 July 2019 – 17 July 2019

Cabaret Crusades is a video trilogy on the history of the Crusades. The second chapter, The Path to Cairo (2012), was produced by Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo for dOCUMENTA 13. It narrates the events that took place between the first and the second Crusade, in the form of a musical. Shawky collaborated with Provençal ceramic artists and santon makers to create the ceramic marionettes that form the cast of his work, and with fisherman players and children from Bahrein for the musical performances.