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Art Alert: Egyptian serial killers Raya and Sekina revived by Forsan Al-Sharq troupe

The performance will take place at the Cairo Opera House's open-air theatre

Ahram Online , Friday 7 Aug 2020
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Forsan Al-Sharq for Heritage Company will perform their latest work, Raya we Sekina (“Raya and Sekina”), at the Cairo Opera House's open-air theatre on Tuesday 18 August.
 
The performance revolves around the famous serial killers, two women who, together with their husbands (and other conspirators), robbed and killed many wealthy women in Alexandria in the early 1900s.
 
Presented by Egypt's Forsan Al-Sharq Heritage Group and directed by Karima Bedair, the performance premiered in December last year on the stage of Cairo's El-Gomhouria Theatre.
 
Forsan Al-Sharq (“The Knights of the Orient”) dance troupe was established in 2009, on the initiative of Farouk Hosni, then minister of culture, with Esmat Yehia as its first artistic director, followed by Walid Aouni. The aim was to introduce Egyptian dance theatre performances that would revive gems from popular heritage, competing with troupes such as Lebanese Caracalla Dance Theatre.
 
Today, Forsan Al-Sharq operates under the joint supervision of the Cultural Development Fund and the Cairo Opera House. 
 
 
Programme:
 
Tuesday 18 August, 8.30pm
 
Cairo Opera House, open-air theatre, Zamalek, Cairo.
 
The tickets can be purchased online. Follow this link to purchase the tickets.

 

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