Arts & Culture - Stage & Street

Several new plays to premiere at Egyptian theatres during Ramadan 2022

Head of the Artistic House of Theatre, Ismail Mokhtar, revealed that the department prepared several new plays to be staged during the month of Ramadan.

Cultural Development Fund to offer numerous activities throughout Ramadan 2022

Starting 10 April (9 Ramadan), venues operating under the Ministry of Culture’s Cultural Development Fund will offer a number of events that will take audiences on spiritual and traditional adventures during Ramadan evenings.

Ballet greats unite for London Ukraine benefit gala

World famous ballet dancers from Russia and Ukraine, Argentina, Cuba, France and Japan came together on Saturday for a gala to raise funds for Ukraine and send a message of peace.

Dancing against taboos: Egyptian women liberate their minds and bodies

Three Egyptian troupes — Echo for Art, Nut Dance Company, and Awalem Khafeya — have been helping women to free their bodies and appreciate them more by practicing different forms of dance, mixing contemporary movements with more traditional ones.

Young Ukrainian dancers, trapped abroad, get Paris residency

The dancers are torn between body and mind — physically on stage in Paris but in spirit back home in Kyiv.

29th Cairo Int’l Festival for Experimental Theatre accepting submissions to Theatre Club competition

In preparation for the 29th edition of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (CIFET), the festival’s management opened the doors for entries to the Experimental Theatre Club competition.

Gamal Yakout to preside over 29th Cairo Int’l Festival for Experimental Theatre

Gamal Yakout has been appointed to preside over the 29th edition of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (CIFET), which is scheduled to take place between 1 and 10 September.

Iconic Egyptian actor Mohamed Sobhy gears up for new theater shows

Egypt’s leading production company United Media Services (UMS) group signed on Monday a cooperation protocol with iconic Egyptian theatre director and actor Mohamed Sobhy.

Once Lebanon's center of glamour, Hamra Street goes dark

From his small music shop on Beirut's Hamra Street, Michel Eid witnessed the rise and fall of Lebanon through the changing fortunes of this famed boulevard for more than 60 years.

Egyptian theatre director, actor Galal El-Sharkawy dies at 87

Theatre director and actor Galal El-Sharkawy died in the early hours of Friday at the age of 87 following respiratory problems caused by the coronavirus.

Alexandria's cultural space '6 Bab Sharq' opens new chapter of its activities

‘6 Bab Sharq’ is ready to embark into the waters of Alexandria’s cultural scene, where it will operate independently from Goethe-Institut Alexandria, its core creator.

Renowned Egyptian actor Khaled El-Sawi to take part in Hamlet Upside Down theatre play through holography

Playwright, director and actor Khaled El-Sawi will present Hamlet's ghost in a hologram fused into Hamlet Upside Down, directed by Mazen El Gharabawy.

Renowned Egyptian costume designer Naiema Agamy dies on Monday

Award-winning Egyptian designer Naiema Agamy, who worked over decades with the best-known directors and the most successful theatre troupes, died on Monday in Cairo after a struggle with illness.

‘The magic begins with the clock striking midnight’: The history of the Nutcracker ballet in Egypt

Every year in December, the Cairo Opera Ballet Company performs ‘The Nutcracker’ at the Cairo Opera House’s main hall, continuing a long tradition of performances of this magical work.

Egyptian director Essam El-Sayed honoured at 28th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre

Renowned Egyptian director Essam El-Sayed was honoured during the closing ceremony of the 28th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (14-19 December).

Hassan El-Geretly honoured at the 28th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre

Last night, Egypt celebrated renowned director and founder of Egypt’s first independent theatre troupe, Hassan El-Geretly, at the closing ceremony of the 28th edition of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (CIFET).

Ukrainian play 'Caligula' scoops three major awards at CIFET, Kuwait wins best actress

The Ukranian play based on Albert Camus’ ‘Caligula’ won the main prize for best performance, as well as the best director and best actor awards at the 28th edition of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (CIFET), which closed yesterday at the Cairo Opera House.

Egypt, Palestine among winners of the set and light design exhibition at CIFET

Five stage, set and light designs from Egypt, Palestine, Taiwan and China were announced winners of the set and light design exhibition held within the 28th edition of the Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (CIFET)

INTERVIEW: Greek director Vicky Mastrogianni revisits Sophocles' timeless symbols through genderless Antigone

Greek director Vicky Mastrogianni talks to Ahram Online about Antigone, a Hubris, the performance by Group 7, staged as part of the ongoing 28th Cairo International Festival for Experimental Theatre (CIFET, 14-19 December).

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