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.


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

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

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