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Launching the Hakawy festival's 5th edition with two plays -- from the Netherlands and the UK -- the young audience was lured by the performers into the world of imagery and interactive games

Films with Amitabh Bachchan, a Bollywood flash mob and yoga in Al Azhar Park all in the programme at this year's India by the Nile, to run from 28 March to 15 April

The fifth edition of Hakawy International Arts Festival for Children will address children in Cairo and Alexandria starting 9 March. Ahram Online reveals new concepts that saturate this year's event

After the opening night on 23 February, the return of Prokofiev's ballet Cinderella to the Cairo Opera House raises many questions

Performing 'Carmen' in Cairo and Alexandria, the Spanish troupe Ballet Flamenco de Madrid transported the audiences through the traditions of Spain, fusing extracts of Bizet’s music with the traditional flamenco

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Nostalgia embedded in the inimitable texture of Demis Roussos' voice was enough for the world to give him over a decade of unprecedented international stardom, and it was enough for Egypt to give him longer...

New York Metropolitan opera’s HD transmissions screened in Cairo always coincide with important concerts at the opera's main hall. Spoiled for choice, the opera regulars began to voice concern

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On 1 February, Zawya will screen Sara Ishaq's Oscar-nominated Karama Has No Walls and host Egypt's premiere of her film The Mulberry House. Ahram Online talks to the filmmaker about her work, and her identity crisis

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The Egypt-born singer, who became popular in the 1960s and 70s and sold 60 million records globally, had been in hospital with an undisclosed illness for some time

In their first appearance in the Middle East and Africa, A Puro Tango Company transported the audience to the essence of Argentina. Between 12 and 15 January the main hall of the Cairo Opera invited us on a journey through tango

Ahram Online talks to Keith Bartlett, a British actor, about his part in the Globe theatre's Hamlet and the unique aspects of its ambitious world tour

Reaching out to audiences across the world, the Globe Theatre's Hamlet manages to capture people of all cultural backgrounds and generations. On 12 January the troupe performed in Egypt's Bibliotheca Alexandrina

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Mohamed Shams is among the brightest stars of his generation. The pianist played recently at the Cairo Opera House and is now preparing for his debut recital at the New York's renowned Carnegie Hall

The Globe Theatre's ambitious project carries Shakespeare's tragedy Hamlet across the globe. Ahram Online talks to Tamsin Mehta, the associate producer, about the touring play project, its joys and challenges

Year 2015 saw a particularly original opening when a large puppet called Dundu walked the streets of Cairo and Fayoum, attracting crowds and stirring happiness

The easiest natural thing to some, a completely impossible feat to others, the ability to sing in tune requires musical practice or education

With Egyptian filmmakers well-represented on the international scene, the bubbling energy of the year brought also many important initiatives, recognitions and achievements for local cinema life

2014 left many voids in Egypt's cultural landscape, as numerous artists and writers passed away, joining dozens of others we've already lost in over the past few years

Underscoring Egypt's contribution to the Chopin piano tradition, the recently held competition is an opportunity to review skills of the young pianists and look into the future of this important event

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Following a look into the lives of classical musicians and ballet dancers, it's time to look into the complex world of the opera director, as part of a series that explores the minds of artists of varied forms

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