Art Alert: Abu Zayd El-Helaly epics portrayed in dance performances
Ahram Online, , Monday 30 Sep 2019
Forsan El-Sharq Company are introducing their first show of the season with 'El Helaly' for three successive nights at El-Gomhouria Theatre


Folkloric dance troupe Forsan El-Sharq Lel-Torath (Knights of the Orient for Heritage) will be performing 'El-Helaly,' their debut for the season at El-Gomhouria Theatre for three successive nights starting Thursday.

Directed and designed by Essam Ezzat, 'El-Helaly' is a new treatment of the epic tale of Abu Zayd El-Helaly, the 11th-century Arab leader, portraying some dramatic events of his relationship with his wife and other family members amid the patriotic wars he was leading.

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Founded in 2009 by the Ministry of Culture, Forsan El-Sharq troupe is specialised in reviving Arab heritage in new drama-dance performances.

Programme:
Thursday 3, Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October at 8PM
El-Gomhouria Theatre, 12 El-Gomhouria Street, Downtown, Cairo

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