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At a glance: Egypt's arts and culture in August, September 2016

Ahram Online brings you Egyptian and regional culture through interviews, features, news and reviews. Revisit August and September 2016 with the articles linked below

Ahram Online , Friday 30 Sep 2016
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Interviews and features:

23rd Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre 

INTERVIEW: Sameh Mahran, president of Cairo theatre festival on Egypt's return to the international theatre scene

INTERVIEW: A scream of the battered women: Lebanese director Lina Abyad on But I Love You

Picasso's muse Jacqueline resurrected in a play by Moldovan troupe in Cairo

Cairo Experimental Theatre Festival to open with Chinese play 'Thunderstorm'

The curtain rises on the 23rd Cairo International Festival for Experimental and Contemporary Theatre

Chinese 'Thunderstorm' brings a haunting past to Egypt's contemporary theatre festival

Last Night in Madrid
Last Night in Madrid play by the Eugene Ionesco Theatre from Moldova (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

Interviews, features, reviews

INTERVIEW: Challenging the norms: Egyptian Yousry Nasrallah on his latest film Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces

INTERVIEW: Jordanian band Random House introduce their neo-Sufi sound to Egypt

INTERVIEW: Marianne Khoury on Dahshur residencies to develop Egypt's film artists, critics

Adonis band to bring music, poetry and a scent of Lebanon's small-town to Egypt

Palestine’s Tamer Abu Ghazaleh and Jordan’s Random House enthrall Cairo audience

Young Egyptian artists display creative versatility in expanded Roznama

Adrift on electric currents: Machine Eat Man experiments with analog synths in Cairo

Cairo, a gentle breeze, and Tania Saleh's voice

Colours of Minya: Alwanat cultural centre brings art to children and youth in Upper Egypt

Alwanat
Ballet class at Alwanat in Minya (Photo: Bassam Al Zoghby)

'Fairouz' documentary: On the inseparability of the Arab diva and her beloved Cedar country

Nagi Farid: An Egyptian sculptor's adventures with scraps, metal and stone

Egypt's Eskenderella and Palestine's Yalalan revisit Sheikh Imam's classic 'Ya Falastinia'

Between Japan and Egypt: Art materialises from waste in Downtown Cairo workshop

A connoisseur of love: Tunisian diva Ghalia Benali enthralls at Cairo's historic citadel

Photographer Salwa Rashad journeys Egypt from north to south

INTERVIEW: Egyptian theatre director Laila Soliman on 'Zig Zig' and drawing from historical archives

Following the passion: From medicine to Cairo's Art of Seeing photography centre

India's Kathakali dance-drama unfolds colors of Kerala in Egypt

Audiences at Cairo’s El-Genaina cheer for musicians Maryam Saleh and Zeid Hamdan

Swedish-Syrian Faia Younan sings of the Levant's warmth in Egypt

Myriad challenges face Egypt's theatre practitioners outside Cairo

Wholesome brass: El-Nafikha band introduces a new recipe to Egypt's music fans

Clash: The Diab brothers' humanism over personal politics

Faia
Swedish-Syrian singer Faia Younan performs at the Cairo Opera House open-air theatre on Tuesday 2 August. (Photo: Ahram Online)

NEWS: Egypt

Egyptian tenor Georges Wanis to sing in French production of Aida

In Photos: Two years since the passing of Egypt's renowned actor Khaled Saleh

Egyptian, French and German circus artists collaborate and tour Egypt's Delta cities

Photos: Lebanon’s Adonis performs before a full house at Cairo's El-Genaina Theatre

In photos: Ten years since death of beloved Egyptian comedy star Fouad El-Mohandes

Mr Robot: Egyptian-American Rami Malek wins Emmy for best actor in a drama

Egyptian film Withered Green to screen at Belgian Namur festival

Silver Bear-winning German director Christian Petzold to head Cairo film festival jury

Egyptian film Before the Spring wins top International Humanitarian Award

Yousry Nasrallah's Brooks, Meadows and Lovely Faces to screen at Toronto Film Fest

Egypt's Sins of the Flesh to screen at Carthage Film Festival

Rami
Rami Malek accepts the award for Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series for 'Mr. Robot' at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California, September 18, 2016. (Photo: Reuters)

In The Last Days of the City to compete in Cairo Int’l Film Festival

Egyptian film among awardees for Venice Film Festival post-production workshop

In Photos: Brecht's Mother Courage performed at Cairo's Miami Theatre

Google Doodle celebrates late Egyptian comedian Fouad El-Mohandes

32nd Alexandria Film Festival to honour Arab and Egyptian filmmakers

Egypt’s Nawara to open Sweden's Malmo Arab Film Festival, Hepta to close it

Mohamed Diab's Clash selected to compete in the 60th London Film Festival

Mahfouz exhibition in Islamic Cairo celebrates Egypt's most famous novelist

Egyptian actress Nelly Karim on jury duty at 73rd Venice International Film Festival

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said among BBC Radio 3's 2016 'New Generation Artists'

Cairo Int'l Film Festival to go digital with app for upcoming edition

Cairo and London exchange artists in joint festival Masafat

Fatma Said
Fatma Said (Photo: courtesy of the artist)

Egypt’s 'Dry Hot Summers' wins best film at Oman’s Dhofar Arab Film Forum

Works from Faculty of Fine Arts to adorn Cairo International Airport's new building

Sharm El-Sheikh's Arab and European Film Festival to launch in Feb 2017

Les Petits Chats to open Egypt's Citadel Festival for Music and Singing

Egypt's culture ministry to publish book that shows Tiran and Sanafir are Saudi

Ahmed Helmy to return to cinema screens soon after two year hiatus

Two Egyptian films compete at the Dhofar Arab Film Forum in Oman

Cannes Film Festival's ACID comes to Cairo

Egypt’s National Theatre Festival postpones closing ceremony to mourn Zewail

Egypt's late director Mohamed Khan to be honoured in Tunisian festival

Award winners of Egypt's 9th National Theatre Festival

The Secret Life of Pets comes to Egypt's movie theaters

pets
Still from The Secret Life of Pets' trailer

Controversy erupts over Khaled Abol Naga and Basma's participation in US TV drama 'Tyrant'

University troupes make a mark at Egypt's National Theatre Festival

Dubai looks to boost cultural life with the ultra-modern opera house

Following concerts in Egypt and Lebanon, oud master Marcel Khalife to perform in Jordan

Ice Age: Collision Course to hit Egyptian cinemas

Egypt's Armenian choir Arax to participate in international festival in Yerevan

Nadine Shams Foundation announces open call for short film scripts

'Abdullah Coldwater' of Alexandria leads the campaign demanding closure of film review site

Kamla Abouzekri's A Day for Women to open 38th Cairo Int'l Film Festival

Egyptian director Ali Badrakhan returns to the silver screen after 14-year hiatus

y Love Awaits Me by the Sea
(Photo: still from My Love Awaits Me by the Sea)

NEWS: Region

Strong presence of Egyptian, Arab cinema in upcoming London Film Festival

Jordan's Royal Film Commission selects 3,000 Nights by Palestinian filmmaker for Oscars race

Syrian poet Adonis says poetry 'can save Arab world'

South Sudan's war-weary artists paint the town for peace

Renowned actress Hend Sabry honourary president of Tunisia's Intl Arab Film Festival

Tunisian 'The Last of Us' sole Arab film awarded at Venice festival

Friendship and death in powerful Syrian film 'The War Show'

Lebanese short Submarine to screen at Toronto Film Festival

Adonis
Syrian poet Ali Ahmad Said Esber, also known by the pen name Adonis, poses for a picture during the 2016 Book Fair in Gothenburg, Sweden on September 23, 2016. Noted Syrian poet Adonis, whose name surfaces regularly as a top contender for the Nobel literature prize, says religious fanaticism is "destroying the heart of the Arab world", but sees salvation in poetry. (Photo: AFP)

Child refugee film 'Fatima's Drawings' wins top award

'Dangerous' Morocco actress Loubna Abidar launches YouTube channel

Tunisian singer Saber El-Rebai in hot water for fraternising with Israeli soldier

Maskoon: Arab region's first genre-focused film festival to launch in Lebanon

My Love Awaits Me by the Sea: A Palestinian filmmaker explores the dream within

Iraq's youth orchestra: A musical dream that shattered

Hend Sabry starts hashtag for her book loving fans

Will Smith 'counters anti-muslim climate' during Suicide Squad tour in Dubai

Palestinian celebrity designer Kashou revisits West Bank with pop-up shop

National Youth Orchestra of Iraq
National Youth Orchestra of Iraq (Photo: Courtesy of National Youth Orchestra of Iraq's Facebook page)

NEWS: International

'Reframe': Boats evoking refugees hang from Italy palace in Ai Weiwei installation

Between Arabic and Western classical music: Syrian musicians sell out concerts in Germany

Nigerian photographer captures Maiduguri life beyond Boko Haram

'93 Days': Nigerian Ebola movie extols moment of heroism

'We are at a turning point in history': DiCaprio unveils climate change film 'Before the Flood' in Toronto

Polish film on 2010 air crash which killed president Kaczynski points finger at Russia

'As an actor I love to be challenged': India's Amitabh Bachchan still the big boss of Bollywood

Review: Account of Monet's last work a chronicle of war, too

For 1st time, Henri Matisse exhibit in the Africa that inspired him

Fair and foul: Shakespeare in many guises at Edinburgh Festival

Malaysian rapper remanded for 'insulting Islam'

Contemporary art 'more than sunset paintings' at Ghana's street festival

Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival
(Photo: fragment from the Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival's poster)

Sarajevo Chamber Music Festival to organize house concerts

'Willy Wonka' star Gene Wilder dead at 83

Hollywood pays tribute to Gene Wilder

Adele: I won't sing at Super Bowl; show 'not about music'

'Turkish James Bond' to take on coup plotters in new film: producer

Morgan Freeman talks God, motivation and guacamole

American star Bradley Cooper to produce television series on IS group

Migrant crisis, politics headline Polish Shakespeare festival

Indian artist creates organic version of elephant idol, saving Mumbai's sea

Robert De Niro opens Sarajevo film fest

Nigeria halts film village plans after Muslim clerics' protest

Faced by growing clamp on freedom of expression, Turkish artists ponder an uncertain future

Turkey
Demonstrators shout nationalist slogans during a protest in front of the headquarters of the Hurriyet daily newspaper in Istanbul, Turkey, September 8, 2015. (Photo: Reuters)

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