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At a glance: Egypt's arts and culture in February 2016

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

Ahram Online , Monday 29 Feb 2016
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From Palestine to the Spanish Civil War: Documentary proposes new reading of Arabs' history

Egypt's metal fans divided after fresh satanism accusations

The Danish Girl: The art behind the transformation

Between news and art: Hisham El Zeiny ponders the position of the artist in today's Egypt

A Sculptor’s Dream: Mahmoud Mokhtar’s legacy in dance

'Artists must play a role in beautifying the city:' Cairo's City of the Dead infused with culture

When Argentine's ballet fused with passionate tango returns to Egypt

One step closer to professional theatre as Egypt universities festival closes

The Dwarfs of East Agouza: when a trio explores life's dissonance in Cairo

Egypt's poet Fouad Haddad remembered in musical adaptation of The Little Prince

Amal Ramsis
You Come From Faraway tells the story of Sidki who, like his Arab companions, believed in the universality of their struggle for social justice and democracy, and thus left their countries on the eve of the Spanish Civil War to fight alongside their Italian comrades.(Photo: Courtesy of Amal Ramsis)

Mahatat to infuse Egyptian city streets with contemporary dance

Cairo's Townhouse Gallery reopens, challenges prevail

War-scarred ruins of Syria's Homs inspire artists

INTERVIEW: Filmmaker Amal Ramsis on the 9th Cairo Int'l Women's Film Festival

INTERVIEW: Lebanese director Walid Aouni on choreography inspired by art, culture, history

INTERVIEW: 'Music can make people think differently': Egypt's soprano Fatma Said

INTERVIEW: 'Palestinian 3000 Nights was filmed in a real jail': Director

Mahatat
(Photo: courtesy of Mahatat for contemporary art)

Berlinale highlights:

All you need to know about Egypt's presence at Berlinale 2016

Ahram Online presents: The Idiot's Guide to 66th Berlin Film Festival

Tamer El Said's 'In the Last Days of the City' wins Caligari Film Prize

Three awards go to joint German-Arab film project in Berlinale Talents

Palestinian movie 3000 Nights screens at Berlinale 2016

Berlinale jury head Meryl Streep reveals familiarity with Africa, Middle East films

'The level of experience was outstanding:' Berlinale Talents' head

Berlinale
Still from Akher ayam el madina -- In the Last Days of the City (Photo: courtesy of Berlinale 2016)

News Highlights

Malmo Arab Film Festival in Sweden announces dates, accepts submissions

Fourth Aswan festival celebrates solar illumination of Egypt's Abu Simbel

Egypt university theatre festival to wrap up second edition

Pop star Sherine's dream sparks social media storm

Audience award goes to Palestinian '3000 Nights' at French film festival

Following screenings in Ramallah and Nablus, '3000 Nights' to land in Jerusalem

Egypt universities theatre festival kicks off

Egyptian actress Menna Shalabi calls Nawara 'role of a lifetime'

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(Photo: fragment from 3000 Nights' poster)

Nawara starring Menna Shalabi to be released in Egypt's mainstream cinemas

Tunisia's 'Inhebbek Hedi' wins Best First Feature Film, Best Actor awards at Berlinale 2016

Curated by Cimatheque, 'Building an Alternative Film Archive' exhibition to open at K Project Space

Three Egyptians shortlisted for prestigious Sony Award for photography

Egypt's Music Syndicate head returns to headlines with 'verbal resignation'

Egyptian band Cairokee to perform in London

Lebanese pop star Fadl Shaker sentenced to five years imprisonment

Egyptian band Cairokee to perform in London

Cimateque
(Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

Cairo Opera Ballet Company's artistic director guest of honour at Italian competition

Egypt's beloved ballet partners to perform Romeo and Juliet in Italy

Luxor African Film Festival to celebrate late Egyptian actor Omar Sharif

Late Egyptian actor Omar Sharif honoured in Oscar tributes

Algeria's Ahlam Mosteghanemi honourary president of Geneva Oriental Film Festival

Egyptian singer Mohamed Mounir to return to TV screens this Ramadan

Mohamed Khan's 'Before the Summer Crowds' competes in Luxor African Film Festival

Late actor Khaled Saleh honoured at Egypt universities theatre festival

'The Gate of Departure' scoops 6 major awards at Egypt's Film Association Festival

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Anja Ahcin and Ahmed Yehia in Romeo and Juliet (Photo: Ahmed Yehia's facebook page)

Luxor Egyptian and European Film Festival wraps up 4th edition

Egyptian puppet troupe participates in New Delhi festival

Egyptian artists to take part in New York Live Ideas festival

Egyptian censorship authority bans screening of 3 films in Zawya festival

Egypt's Red Sea governorate to hold monthly theatre performances

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef to host new digital series in the US

First teaser of documentary on Egypt's prima ballerina Magda Saleh released

Egypt's Actress Yousra named AIDS' Goodwill Ambassador for UN

Three films from Arab world to screen in Canada

Nine films competing at Egypt's Film Association Festival 

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