The Minister of Culture launches the electronic initiative “Stay at Home: Culture in Your Hands” on the Internet
The Cairo Opera House
The Ministry of Culture’s electronic initiative “Stay at Home: Culture in Your Hands” presents the following artistic programme online
The Ministry of Culture website is at http://www.moc.gov.eg
Its YouTube channel is at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8McPibRT36QSjnt4eGucNw
And its Facebook account is Egyptian MOC
Thurs 7, 5.30pm:Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles), directed by Khaled Galal. Shaaby (folk) songs by late shaaby singers Mohamed Roshdy, Shafiq Galal, Sayed Ismail, Zeinab Younis, Mohamed Al-Azaby.
Fri 8, Sat 9, Sun 10, Mon 11, Tues 12, Wed 13, Thurs 14, 5.30pm:Cinema Misr Fawazeer (riddles), directed by Khaled Galal.
Thurs 14, 10pm: An evening of old songs by late singers Hoda Sultan, Souad Mohamed, Wadie Al-Safy, and Sabah Fakhry.
Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre
The Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) has decided to offer free online classes to encourage everyone to stay active at home. Classes vary between Contemporary Dance, Barre, Floor Barre, Yoga, Breakdance, Movement and Exercise, Pilates, Ballet, and nutrition advises. You can find all the classes on the CCDC’s Youtube channel.
Studio Emad Eddin Foundation
The studio has announced a new online workshop programme called “Studio from Home”, designed to run throughout the month of Ramadan while most people practice self-isolation. The three workshops are “The Small Dances Project” with Florence Moutin-Cornille, “Monologue Acting for Beginners” with Mary Aravanis, and “Costume Design for the Stage” presented by Nermine Said on their Facebook pagewww.facebook.com/StudioEmadEddin.
“The Small Dances” project aims to inspire body-awareness by exploring the body’s relationship to imagination and developing its stamina and flexibility. The sessions also encourage participants to discover different areas of the body that can be used for self-expression through small dances in limited space. The workshop is a month long, with sessions airing every Wednesday from 29 April till the 22 May.
Moutin-Cornille aims to “invite you to experience dance from your homes, within a single square meter... to create your own dance space in your room.”
Pro Helvetia Cairo
In this quarantine period, Alias Contemporary Dance Companywould like to revisit with you some of the highlights of their existence by sharing several of their video archives. Five recordings of shows and one short film will be broadcast live on their YouTube channel on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8pm (local Swiss time).
Room Art Space & Cafe
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159
The Spot mall, in front of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo
Due to the current imposed self-isolation, Room has launched an initiative of live concerts streamed on its Facebook page and YouTube.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 7 May, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly