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Egypt's arts and culture events of the week: 8 - 15 May

From Tagore, church music, and Palestinian films in Cairo to contemporary dance and launch of Tara El-Bahr in Alexandria, this week offers cultural activities for all tastes and generations. Make sure to check them out

Ahram Online , Saturday 7 May 2016
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Scroll to the bottom for the list of recommended exhibitions this week

 

Sunday 8 May

 

Symposium

CAIRO

Cairotronica digital arts symposium and festival running till 15 May.

Various venues

Exhibition opening
6pm
CAIRO

The Otherness of Places. The exhibition which features 'Spatial Aesthetics Pre-Master' student works in Architecture and Urban Design at the German University in Cairo.

Kafein, 28 Sharif Street, Abdeen, Cairo

Exhibition opening
6pm
CAIRO

Painting exhibition commemorating Tagore. The exhibition will run until 12 May. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here

Museum of Egyptian Modern Arts, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of The Gatekeepers (Dror Moreh, 2014). Read more here

NVIC Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Music

7.45pm

CAIRO

Celebrating 100th birthday of musician Aziz Al-Shawan

Al-Amir Taz Palace, 27 Al-Soufeieh Street, Manial, Old Cairo

Music

8pm

CAIRO

A night of spiritual music by the Indonesian Inshad troupe.

Qubbat Al-Ghouri (Al-Ghouri Dome), Al-Azhar, 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 Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St., Cairo

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. Check the programme here

Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Documentary Film Forum:

Whispers of the Cities by Kasim Abid (Iraq)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Ahmed El Saedi will perform Dvořák Festival II: Aziz El Shawan’s Overture to Isis and Osiris, Mendelssohn’s Concerto for Violin and Orchestra in E minor op.64, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 8 in G major op. 88. Soloist of the evening is Lidia Baich

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

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

 

Cairo Choral Society
Cairo Choral Society (Photo: from the Cairo Choral Society's promotional material)

 

Monday 9 May

 

Exhibition last days CAIRO

Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr. The exhibition runs until 11 May.

Art Lounge, 37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,1st floor, Apt.2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition opening
10am
CAIRO

The Tagore Book Exhibition which includes books and plays by Tagore translated into Arabic. The exhibition will run until 12 May. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here

National Library of Egypt, 121 Cornish El-Nil, Boulaq, Cairo

Film
3pm and 9pm
CAIRO

Sweet Bean by Naomi Kawase (Subtitled in English)

Magnolia- Leaves of Art

12 Mohamed Anis St, Zamalek, Cairo

Theatre
7.30pm
CAIRO

Sakia Monodrama Festival

Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music/Dance
7.30pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Piano recital, Marcelle Matta and Piano Ensemble. The event will also include screening of the documentary film Marcelle.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music
8pm
CAIRO

Dance Drama 'Shapmochan' performed by Dona Ganguly and her troupe. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music
9pm
CAIRO

Zikr and Sufi night

Makan, Saad Zaghloul Street, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. Check the programme here

Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fiction film forum: The Centenary of Dino Risi (1916–2008) with screening of his 1966 film

Treasure of San Gennaro

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Screening of Atlantic, film directed by

Jan-Willem van Ewijk

Wekalet Behna, Kenisa El-Marounia Street, Orabi Sqaure, El-Mansheya, Alexandia

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


Randa Saath
‘Indelible’, renowned photographer Randa Shaath explores the question of “when does one feel at home?”(Photo: Fragment from promotional material)

 

Tuesday 10 May

 

Film
6pm
CAIRO

Screening of Ghare Baire (1984), an Indian Bengali romantic drama directed by Satyajit Ray. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here

Hanager Arts Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Film
7pm
CAIRO

Rescreening of a selection of films from the 7th edition of Cairo Video Festival

Medrar, 7 Gamal El Din Abou El Mahasen St. Garden City, 1st Floor, Apt.4, Cairo

Film
6.30pm
CAIRO

Screening of Reprise. Event is part of Scandanavian film screenings that shed light on those abandoned by society. Read more here

Arab Digital Expression Foundation, 143 Street, Number 8, Muqattam, Cairo

Storytelling
7.30pm
CAIRO

Open storytelling by amateurs and professionals

ROOM Art Space and Cafe, 10 Etehaad Al Mohamin St., Garden City, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music
9pm
CAIRO

Mawawil and Gamalat Shiha present traditional music of the Nile Delta; Nubian Fadeka, traditional Sudanese music and songs, Al-Jaafra music from Aswan and traditional music from Eritrea.

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Dance

ALEXANDRIA

Nassim el Raqs festival. The event will run until 10 May offering an on-site choreographic and interdisciplinary art practices across Alexandria. Check the programme here

Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fiction film forum: The Centenary of Dino Risi (1916–2008) with screening of his 1974 film

Scent of a Woman

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria

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


Un Ballo in Maschera
Un Ballo in Maschera (Photo: fragment from the promotional material)

 

Wednesday 11 May

 

Film
CAIRO

Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo

Music/Dance
7.30pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

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

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Choral Society, conducted by John Baboukis will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria and Durante’s Magnificat. The soloists of the evening are Amira Reda (soprano), Nathalie Mikhail (mezzo-soprano) and Elena Grechenko on piano. Read more here

German Protestant Church, Galaa Street, Boulaq, Cairo (next to the Al-Ahram building), Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Rabindra Sangeet, also known as Tagore Songs, with music and lyrics written by Tagore: The songs will be performed by renowned Indian singer Shreya Guhathakurta. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here

Artistic Creativity Centre, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance/Music
9pm
CAIRO

Zar music and songs by Mazaher

Makan, Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo

Film

6pm

ALEXANDRIA

The Documentary Cinema Salon celebrates Egyptian director Saad Al-Nadeem, with a screening of his film Fal Yashhad Al-Aalam.

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

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fiction film forum: The Cut by Fatih Akin (Germany)

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria

Publication launch
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Launch of Tara El-Bahr, a non-periodic publication of the electronic platform Taralbahr

El Cabina, Cinema Rio Street, next to Moamen, Alexandria

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


Raouf Mosaad
Raouf Mosaad (Photo: Al Ahram)

 

Thursday 12 May
 

Film
CAIRO

Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo

Literary seminar
6pm
CAIRO

Seminar on Contemporary Literature: Tagore, Shawky and Mahfouz. The event is part of the Tagore Festival taking place in Cairo between 8 and 12 May. Check the programme here

Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo Opera House grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Poetry/Music

6pm

CAIRO

A night of poetry and music celebrating the late iconic Egyptian poet Abdel-Rahman El-Abnoudi.

Talaat Harb Cultural Centre, 1 El Sayeda Nafisa Street, Cairo. Tel: 02 23622647

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Concert by Antikat troupe

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

Music

8pm

CAIRO

The Egyptian Mawlawiyah led by Amer El-Touni

Om Kalthoum museum, 1 El-Malek El-Saleh, Roda Island Manial. Tel: 02 23631467, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Khayal Arabian rock concert

Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Yehya Khalil and his band

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Alexandria Opera Ensemble For Music and Arab Singing

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

Film
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Fiction film forum: Little England by Pantelis Voulgaris

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Lecture Hall, Alexandria

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


Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore (Photo: AFP)

 

Friday 13 May

 

Film
CAIRO

Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

Paintings by Hisham Abdallah. The exhibition runs until 15 May

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem St., off Brazil street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music

7.30pm

CAIRO

Puppet and shadow theatre performance

Beit Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Basata Band celebrate their 8th anniversary

El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Violin and harp recital with Yasser El Serafi (violin) and Mona Wassef (harp). The evening will include compositions by Granados, Khachaturian, Saint-Saëns, A.Piazzolla, and N.Hess.

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Verdi’s opera Un Ballo in Maschera

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Book discussion
7pm
ALEXANDRIA

Discussion with Raouf Mosaad on his latest novel Flower of Silence

El Cabina, Cinema Rio Street, next to Moamen, Alexandria

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

Yehya Khalil and his band

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Great Hall, Alexandria

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

Trip Along Exodus
(Photo: Still from Trip Along Exodus)

 

Saturday 14 May

 

Film
CAIRO

Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition last days

CAIRO

Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath. Read more here. The exhibition runs until 18 May

The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, AUC, New Cairo  

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Muzikestra, an acapella/beat-box vocal band

Wisdom Hall, El-Sawy Culturewheel, 26 of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Cairo Symphony Orchestra conducted by Hisham Gabr will perform Aziz El-Shawan’s Intermezzo from Anas Al-Wegoud, Rachmaninov’s  Concerto for Piano and Orchestra No 1, Dvořák’s Symphony No. 7. The soloist of the evening is Wael Farouk.

Main Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Music/Dance
9.30pm
CAIRO

El-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music.

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

Music
8pm
ALEXANDRIA

The Bibliotheca Alexandrina Chamber Orchestra will perform The Four Seasons by Vivaldi with conductor and soloist Khaled El-Showeikh.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center, Great Hall, Alexandria

 

Nassim el raqs
(Photo: Part of promotional material of Nassim El-Raqs)

 

Sunday 15 May

 

Film
CAIRO

Screenings of Palestinian film 3,000 Nights. Read more here

Zawya, Behind Odeon Cinema, 4 Abdel Hamid Said, off Talaat Harb St. Downtown, Cairo

Film

7.30pm

CAIRO

Screening of Trip Along Exodus. Read more here

NVIC Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo, 1 Dr Mahmoud Azmi Street, Zamalek

Music
8pm
CAIRO

Sobhi and Friends

Small Hall, Cairo Opera House, Zamalek, Cairo

Dance
8pm
CAIRO

Fursan Al-Sharq lil Turaath wa Al-Raqs Al-Hadith (Knights of the Orient for Heritage and Modern Dance) company presents “Al-Waly” (The Prefect)

Sayed Darwish Theatre, Alexandria Opera House, Alexandria

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 Al-Sehemi,

Al-Gamaliya, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Muaaz St, Cairo


3000 Nights
(Photo: still from 3000 Nights)

 

EXHIBITIONS this week

 

Exhibition

8 May - tba

CAIRO

Return of the Soul, by Salah Enani

Al-Masar Gallery, 157 B, 26th of July Street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

10 - 29 May

CAIRO

Towards the Unknown by Hady Boraey

Art Talks, 8 El-Kamel Mohamed Street,

Zamalek, Cairo.

Exhibition

8 - 31 May

CAIRO

Dialogue, group exhibition by Alaa Abo El-Hamad, Eiad Oraby, and Mahmoud Khatab

Le Caire Art Contemporain, 2 El-Malek El-Afdal st., next to Alfa Market, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

8 -  22 May

CAIRO

The Collector’s Eye 2, displaying a collection of paintings and sculptures by more than 20 Egyptian artists from private collections.

Ubuntu, 20 Hassan Sabry Street, entrance from Ibn Zinky street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

15 May- 12 Jun

CAIRO

The Blue Door, by Amina El-Demerdash

Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

4-22 May

CAIRO

Allegories, a solo exhibition by Akram Fadl.

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

Exhibition

24 Apr- 15 May

CAIRO

Paintings by Hisham Abdallah

Picasso Art Gallery, 30 Hassan Assem st., off Brazil street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

27 Apr- 11 May

CAIRO

Painting exhibition by Amal Nasr

Art Lounge, 37 B Ahmed Heshmat Street,,1st floor, ap.2, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

11 Apr - 9 May

CAIRO

Time Intermezzo, by Wael Darwish in venue 1, and Ahmed Abdel Tawab in venue 2

Zamalek Art Gallery, 1 Brazil Street, Zamalek, Cairo, Egypt

Exhibition

13 Apr-18 May

CAIRO

Indelible, a photography exhibition by renowned photographer and photojournalist Randa Shaath. Read more here.

The Photographic Gallery, Abdul Latif Jameel Hall, Plaza Level, AUC, New Cairo  

Exhibition

28 Apr- 12 May

CAIRO

Nymphomania, by Shaimaa Sobhy

Gallery Misr, 4A Ibn Zinky street, Zamalek, Cairo

Exhibition

20 Apr- 12 May

CAIRO

People, by Abdelwahab Abdelmohsen

Ofok Gallery, 1 Kafour street, Giza

Exhibition

20 Apr - 4 Jun

CAIRO

Chronic, a multimedia exhibition by CIC that comprises the 2nd chapter of If Not For That Wall

CIC, 22 Abdel Khalek Tharwat St., Downtown, Cairo

Exhibition

20 Apr- 24 May

CAIRO

Binary is False Idol, digital artwork by Setareh Shahbazi

Gypsum Gallery, 5 Ibrahim Naguib, Ground Floor, Apt 2, Garden City, Cairo

Exhibit/Books 24 Apr- 23 May

ALEXANDRIA

7th BA International Biennale for the Artist’s Book, showcasing artworks created by 73 artists from 12 different countries.

Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria



 

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