PROGRAMME: Tagore festival in Cairo, Alexandria

Ahram Online , Monday 1 May 2017

The festival commemorates the 156th birth anniversary of Indian Nobel-laureate Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore
Rabindranath Tagore (Photo: Reuters)

Following closing of 5th edition of India by the Nile festival (8 March and 27 April), another face of India will be presented through a short festival dedicated to Indian Nobel-laureate, Rabindranath Tagore. The Tagore festival run between 8 to 12 May with three events in Cairo and one in Alexandria

Originally from Bengal, Tagore (1861-1941) was a remarkable philosopher and artist credited with reshaping Bengali literature and music and moving Indian art towards contextual modernism.

Tagore was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1913, becoming the first non-European recipient of the prestigious award.


Monday 8 May

Screening of Tagore film, 7pm

Hanager Cinema, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

Tuesday 9 May, 8pm

Chitrangada dance drama by Dancers’ Guild

Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre), 22, El Horreya Road (formerly Fouad Street), Alexandria

Thursday 11 May, 8pm

Chitrangada dance drama by Dancers’ Guild, 8pm

Arab Music Institute, 22 Ramses Street, Downtown, Cairo

Friday 12 May, 7.30pm

"Rituranga - play of seasons" by the Indian community

Hanager Cinema, Cairo Opera grounds, Zamalek, Cairo

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