Anja Ahcin and Ahmed Yehia in Romeo and Juliet (Photo: Ahmed Yehia's facebook page)
The known duet Ahmed Yehia and Anja Ahcin have been chosen to perform a segment of the Romeo and Juliet ballet during the closing gala of the International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition Domenico Modugno in Bari, Italy, Yehia revealed on his Facebook profile.
The international competition is held annually with the aim of promoting and encouraging young talents in the discipline of dance and choreography. This year, the competition will take place between 18 and 21 March and will close with an awards ceremony and gala. Yehia and Ahcin will be joined by German ballet dancers.
Egyptian Ahmed Yehia and Anja Ahcin, Egypt-based Serbian ballerina, are the best known ballet pair in Egypt. They are both first dancers of the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, managed by artistic director Erminia Kamel.
Now married, Yehia and Ahcin have been dancing together for almost a decade and have presented numerous iconic duos that got engraved in Egyptian audiences' hearts. Romeo and Juliet is among their most remarkable works, in which they fuse skill, ballet power, with a highly emotional performance.
Erminia Kamel, artistic director of the Cairo Opera Ballet Company has been chosen as this year's guest of honor of the International Ballet and Contemporary Dance Competition Domenico Modugno.
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