The cultural activities have started gradually to reopenin the country.The reopening has included theatres, museums, galleries, national circus, which operate under the culture ministry. In its first stage, the resumption of activities will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity across all venues
The Cairo Opera House, headed by Magdy Saber, announced the opening of the electronic reservation for July’s performances starting 9 July on (https://ticketsmall.com/customer/events/list/) on its theatres in Cairo and Alexandria (Fountain, Open-Air, Sayed Darwish in Alexandria)
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Sat 18, 8pm: TheTalents Development Centre presents “An Egyptian Tale” concert.
Wed 22, 8pm: Massar Egbari band.
Thurs 23, 8pm: Celebrating the 23 July Revolution memory, a concert will be given featuring singer Riham Abdel-Hakim, and conducted by Mohamed Al-Mogui.
Fri 17, 8pm:Umm Kolthoumsongs performed by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble, conducted by Ahmed Amer andfeaturing singers Hasnaa and Ghada Adam.
Sun 19, 8pm:El Nafikha brass band will give a concert.
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.
Al-Hanager Arts Centre
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Zamalek, Tel 02 2735 6861
The Square Theatre
The Art House for Folk and Performing Arts presents shows by Reda Folk Arts troupe and the National troupe for Folk Art, along with the shows of the National Circus launched at the beginning of this month.
Although the cultural sector is among those most affected by the corona pandemic, this crisis has unquestionably proven the importance of cultural activities in our lives. In order to reach the public interested in cultural events, and to provide support to artists around the world, Goethe Institute launched the Kulturama.digital platform to provide live or recorded performances and upload them to the site for free.
In a safe and interactive manner, the platform also allows the public to make a financial contribution to the artists should they wish to do so. Kulturama brings international culture into your living room. Enter your events, find dates and support artists.
You can reach the site through the following link: https://kulturama.goethe.de/
The Italian Cultural Institute
“Italian-Style Summer Festival (21 July- 28 August)”, an exclusive tour that in 10 weeks presents to the international public some shows of the 2020 billboard of the Italian festivals.click here to view the programme https://www.esteri.it/mae/it/politica_estera/promozione-integrata-del-sistema/estate-all-italiana.html
All you need is an internet connection to attend 21 events of 11 Italian festivals, the international audience can access over two months of high-quality shows, available online (live stream and on demand) for free on ITALIAFESTIVAL.TV
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Thurs 16, 8.30pm: Oud recital by Saad Al-Oud.
Fri 17, 8.30pm: A concert featuressinger and chanter Ali Elhelbawi.
Sat 18, 7.30pm: “The Come Back” a stand-up comedy show.
Mon 20, 7pm: Cairo Tunes band, led by maestro Ahmed Younis performs classical Arab songs.
Tues 21, 7pm: Rai-Na band performs rai music.
Wed 22, 7pm: Kurdan band, led by Ali Al-Mansy plays all types of music as well as cover songs from the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Thurs 23,8.30pm: Pop and alternative rock music by Strawberry Swing band.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Fri 17, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Ensemble for Arab Music and Singing, conducted by maestro Ehab Abdel-Ghaffar, in a concert performing classical Arab songs by singers Yasser Said, Mohamed Al-Khouli among others.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 16 July, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly