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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 10-17 April

A busy week of music, theatre, dance, film screenings and exhibitions in Cairo and Alexandria. Check our listings below

Ahram Online , Saturday 9 Apr 2016
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Sunday 10 Apr

 

D-CAF
Festival

Check the programme here Downtown Cairo

Conference

12pm

CAIRO

Sixth International Art Education Conference: Art Education and the Requirements of Change.

Faculty of Art Education, 12 Ismail Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Performance
6pm & 9pm
CAIRO

Interactive performance: “Home Visit Cairo.” The event is part of the Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival. Read more about the festival here.

Various apartments in Downtown Cairo. Exact locations to be advised. Please refer to D-CAF website

Lecture
6pm

CAIRO

“Wadi Al-Garf, King Cheops' port on the Red Sea,” a lecture by assistant professor at the Sorbonne, Pierre Tallet.

French Cultural Institute, Madrasset El-Huquq El Frinseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7.30pm

CAIRO

Time Intermezzo, by Wael Darwish.

Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of In Light of the Revolution. Read more here.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Theeb. Read more about the film here.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai.

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret Al-Darb Al-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Film
8pm
CAIRO

Screening of ‘Offret’ (The Sacrifice). Director: Andrei Tarkovsky.

ROOM Art Space, 10 Etehaad Al-Mohamin Street, Garden City, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, El-Muaaz Street, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud Street, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Film

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Short film forum screens Night of Love (2015) by Helmy Nouh.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Theatre

8pm

ALEXANDRIA

Othello (play). Last day of Alexandria International Festival for Contemporary Theatre. Check the programme here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

 

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

 

Monday 11 Apr

 

D-CAF
Festival

Check the programme here Downtown Cairo

Exhibition opening
CAIRO

Log In, a mixed-media group exhibition. Read more here.

Darb 1718 Contemporary Art and Culture Centre

Kasr El-Shamaa Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo

Forum

CAIRO

Heritage and Modernity music forum. Check the programme here.

Ewart Hall, AUC Tahrir, Downtown

& Malak Gabr Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Conference

12pm

CAIRO

Sixth International Art Education Conference: Art Education and the Requirements of Change.

Faculty of Art Education, 12 Ismail Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

3pm & 7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Double Life of Veronique.

Magnolia Leaves of Art, 12 Mohamed Anis Street, off Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

5pm

CAIRO

The Science of Star Wars, and a screening of The Force Awakens. Read more here.

AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

Log In, a group exhibition featuring 21 artists,

Darb 1718, Kasr El Shamaa Street, El-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, behind the Hanging Church and Amr Mosque

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Omar Khairat and his orchestra.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud Street, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo

Music/Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Lecture
1pm
ALEXANDRIA

“The Effects of Egyptian Drama on Greek Grama,” a lecture by Professor of History, Damanhour University, Fayza Mahmoud Sakr.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films (every Monday and Tuesday).

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

A theatre performance in collaboration with Al-Anfoushi Cultural Palace and directed by Riham Abd El-Razek.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


Writing marathon
Mushtarak space to host Writing marathon in solidarity with jailed novelist Ahmed Naji (Photo: Mushtarak's Facebook page)


Tuesday 12 Apr

 

D-CAF
Festival

Check the programme here Downtown Cairo

Conference

12pm

CAIRO

Sixth International Art Education Conference: Art Education and the Requirements of Change.

Faculty of Art Education, 12 Ismail Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture
6.30pm
CAIRO

A lecture about archeology. The event is organised by embassies of Hungary, Poland, and the Czech Republic.

The Czech Republic Embassy, 4 Dokki Street, Giza, behind the German School, Cairo

Film

6.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of A Moment of Innocence (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1996).

Arab Digital Expression Foundation (ADEF), 143 Street, #8, Muqattam, Cairo

Music

7pm

CAIRO

Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes.

Al-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moez Street with Al-Azhar, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Caprice, part of Heritage and Modernity forum.

Manasterly Palace, El-Manial, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud Street, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta, Nubian, Sudanese, Aswan music as well as traditional music from Eritrea.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo

Film

3pm

ALEXANDRIA

Cinema Club, screening two films (every Monday and Tuesday).

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) company presents Misr Al-Mahrousa Folklore show.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad St, Mahatat El-Raml, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

 

Star Wars
BB 8 Droid (Photo: Still from Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens)

 

Wednesday 13 Apr

 

D-CAF
Festival
Check the programme here Downtown Cairo
Exhibition opening On & Off. Exhibition of works by Miriam Hathout and Hala El Sharouny Le Caire gallery, Al Malek Al Afdal street, Zamalek, Cairo 

Book discussion
7pm
CAIRO

Professor Ghada Al-Wakeel and writer Farida Al-Shoubashi will discuss part two of the book Gheir Qabel Lel Ezaag (undisturbable).

Greater Cairo Library, 15 Mohamed Mazhar Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Talk

7pm

CAIRO

Arts Talk: Urban Space as Theatre, a talk by Amelie Deuflhard.

Italian Cultural Institute, 3 El-Sheikh El-Marsafi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Measure for Measure, a play by Shakespeare adapted to Arabic by Walid Hammad and Omnia Taha.

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The World of Yi Ji-Young, part of  Heritage and Modernity forum.

Ewart Hall, AUC Tahrir, Downtown, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Mazzika Fi Al-Sath (Music on the Roof) concert.

Darb 1718, Kasr El-Shama’e Street, Al-Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud Street, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Music
9pm
CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher, featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sab.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Mounira, Cairo

Music/Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Theatre

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

A theatre performance in collaboration with Al-Anfoushi Cultural Palace and directed by Riham Abd El-Razek.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Dance
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) company presents Misr Al-Mahrousa Folklore show.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad Street, Mahatat El-Raml, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

 

Log in
(Photo: promotional material from Log In exhibition)

 

Thursday 14 Apr
 

D-CAF
Festival
Check the programme here Downtown Cairo

Lecture
6pm
CAIRO

“Late Old Kingdom Funerary Practices in Middle Egypt Recent Archaeological Research at Dayr Al-Barsha,” a lecture by assistant director of Egyptology/Archaeology at the Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, Professor Marleen De Meyer.

The Netherlands Flemish Institute, 1 Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Lecture/Music
6pm

CAIRO

“Music in Contemporary Egypt its Current State and Prospects,” a lecture by Severine Gabry.

French Cultural Institute, Madrasset El-Huquq El-Frinseya Street, Mounira, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

CAIRO

This is not a Parallelogram, by Mohamed Abdalla and Mohamed Maghraby.

Soma Art, 4 Maraashli Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Measure for Measure, a play by Shakespeare adapted to arabic by Walid Hammad and Omnia Taha.

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Performance

7.30

CAIRO

A shaabi folklore performance by artist Ahmed Saad.

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret Al-Darb Al-Asfar, Qism Al-Gamaleya, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Taraban, by Hassan Khan, part of Heritage and Modernity forum.

Ewart Hall, AUC Tahrir, Downtown Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Talents Development Centre, young talents concert.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Concert by Zay Zaman troupe.

Om Kalthoum museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island (Manial), Cairo
tel 02 23631467

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet will be performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, with the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Pop singer Soma sings a collection of love songs from her latest album.

El Sawy Culturewheel, River Hall, 26 of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud Street, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Housh Badiaa (Badiaa’s Courtyard), starring Intesar, Ehab Fahmi and Shams, written by Anwar Abdallah and directed by Yasser Sadek

The Comedy Theatre tel: 02 2368 4047

Lecture

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Lecture about Libyan theatre.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

The Arab Music Heritage Ensemble and Mohamed Mohsen concert.

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), Fouad Street, Mahatat El-Raml, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

 

The Sacrifice
(Photo: still from film The Sacrifice)

 

Friday 15 Apr

 

D-CAF
Festival
Check the programme here Downtown Cairo

Writing

10am

CAIRO

Writing Marathon. Read more here.

Mushtarak, 2nd Floor, 37 Amman Street, Dokki, Cairo

Music

5pm

CAIRO

L’Orchestre de Bonte, Omar Khairat concert.

AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Talk

7pm

CAIRO

Refugee Stories, by photographer Sima Diab.

Photopia, 15 Somal Street, El-Korba, Heliopolis, Cairo

Film

7pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Past Will Return, a film by Dina Hamza.

Osiris, 2nd floor, 68 Kasr Al-Aini Street, entrance from Hassan Morad Street, Garden City, Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Measure for Measure, a play by Shakespeare adapted to arabic by Walid Hammad and Omnia Taha.

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Theatre

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance.

Beit El-Seheimy, Haret Al-Darb Al-Asfar, Qism El-Gamaleya, Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet will be performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, with the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Talents Development Centre, concert by young pianists, class of Professor Elena Dzamashvili.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Shaabi music: Abdel-Baset Hammouda, Ahmed Al-Sweasy, Islam Chipsy with an opening show by the winners of the “Nogoum Al Mahragan” competition, Studio Stella.

Greek Campus, 28 Falaki Street, Bab El-Louk, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

“Al-Aragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The shadow puppet theatre), a free public performance by clowns in El-Muiz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, Al-Muaz Street, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud St, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Housh Badiaa (Badiaa’s Courtyard), starring Intesar, Ehab Fahmi and Shams, written by Anwar Abdallah and directed by Yasser Sadek.

The Comedy Theatre tel: 02 2368 4047

Theatre
3pm & 7pm
ALEXANDRIA

 

Jurassic Experience Live. Read more here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

 

Jurassic Experience
(Photo: still from the Jurassic Experience Live Show promo)

 

Saturday 16 Apr

 

D-CAF
Festival
Check the programme here Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Measure for Measure, a play by Shakespeare adapted to arabic by Walid Hammad and Omnia Taha.

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Music/Dance
7pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

El-Ghouri Caravansary, Mohamed Abdou Street, off Al-Moaz Street and Al-Azhar Street, Old Cairo

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Live HD screening of Opera Roberto Devereux by Donizetti. Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

Cairo Opera House, Small Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

Alif concert.

El-Genaina Theatre, Al-Azhar Park

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud Street, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Theatre
9.30pm
CAIRO

Housh Badiaa (Badiaa’s Courtyard), starring Intesar, Ehab Fahmi and Shams, written by Anwar Abdallah and directed by Yasser Sadek

The Comedy Theatre tel: 02 2368 4047

Book discussion

6.30

ALEXANDRIA

Discussion of the novel Fitnat Al-Mattar, by Amal Al-Shazly. The discussion will be moderated by literary critic Hamdan Al-Harethi.

Freedom Centre for Creativity, 1 El-Horreya Street, Alexandria

Theatre
3pm & 7pm
ALEXANDRIA

 

Jurassic Experience Live. Read more here.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Grand Hall, Alexandria

Music
7pm
CAIRO

Live HD screening of Opera Roberto Devereux by Donizetti. Metropolitan Opera House in New York.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week


Mazzika Fi Al-Sath
Mazzika Fi Al-Sath (fragment from the event's promotional material)

 

Sunday 17 Apr

 

D-CAF
Festival
Check the prgramme here Downtown Cairo

Theatre

7pm

CAIRO

Measure for Measure, a play by Shakespeare adapted to arabic by Walid Hammad and Omnia Taha.

Gerhart Theatre, AUC New Cairo, Road 90, New Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Waste Land.

NVIC, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Theatre

8pm

CAIRO

Fulfillment, the musical. The play is inspired by the Holy Bible, and will be performed again on 18 April.

El-Gomhouria Theatre, 12 El-Gomhouria Street, Downtown Cairo

Ballet
8pm
CAIRO

Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet ballet will be performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, with the Cairo Opera Orchestra conducted by Nader Abbassi. Read more here.

Cairo Opera House, Main Hall, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8.30pm
CAIRO

The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments, conducted by Abdel-Rahman Al-Shafaai, performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.

Beit El-Sehemi, El-Gamaliya, Al-Moez Street, Cairo

Theatre
8.30pm
CAIRO

Temsal Waraq (A Paper Statue), starring Ahmed Abu-Zeid, Shaimaa Abdel-Nasser, Islam El-Iraqi and directed by Mustafa Ezz.

El-Aem Theatre (Floating Theatre), Abdel Aziz El-Soud Street, Manial, near Cairo University Bridge, Cairo

Exhibition Opening

7pm

ALEXANDRIA

Conversation between East and West, by Nazir Tanbouli and Julien Solé.

French Institute in Alexandria, El-Nabi Daniel Street, off Fouad Street, Raml Station, Alexandria

 

Roberto Devereux
Opera Roberto Devereux (Donizetti) live in HD (Photo: fragment from MET Opera promotional material)

 

EXHIBITIONS this week

 

Exhibition

28 Mar-14 Apr

CAIRO

Illusion, painting exhibition by Hanafy Mahmoud.

Gallery Misr, 4a Ibn Zinky Street, Zamalek,

Cairo

Exhibition

13 Mar-14 Apr

CAIRO

Hippopotamus Amphibious, sculpture exhibition by Ahmed Askalany. Read more here.

Mashrabia Gallery, 8 Champolion Street, Downtown Cairo

Exhibition
13-28 Apr
CAIRO
On & Off. Exhibition of works by Miriam Hathout and Hala El Sharouny Le Caire gallery, Al Malek Al Afdal street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Mar-10 Apr

CAIRO

Circles in the Sand, a painting exhibition by Sayed Saad El-Din. Read more here.

Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Caravan 2016: The Key, a travelling visual arts exhibition. Read more about Caravan here.

Nile Art Gallery, 4 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek., Cairo

Exhibition

18 Feb-TBA

CAIRO

Spirit Inspiration, Sculpture exhibition by Houreya El-Sayed.

Hungarian Cultural Counsellor, Balass Institute, 13 Gawad Hosni Street, 2nd floor, Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

2 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Accepting the Other, by Safeya Qabbani.

Nile Art Gallery, 14 El-Montazah Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10 Mar-TBA

CAIRO

Sweepings II, drawing exhibition by Hassan Fedawy.

Wekalet Behna, 1 Keneesa Maroniya Street, Mansheya, Alexandria



 

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