Art Alert: High-def screening of Tchaikovsky's the Nutcracker at Cairo's Balassi Institute

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Dec 2018

The screening will take place in Downtown Cairo

(Photo: fragment form the event's promotional material)

Tchaikovsky's famed ballet The Nutcracker will be screened to Cairene audiences at the Balassi Institute, the cultural centre of the Embassy of Hungary in Cairo, on Thursday.

The high-definition screening is made possible by the "MÜPA experience" screening shows, which are recorded at Budapest's Festival Theatre.

The screening will be preceded by the Christmas Café, which serves hot drinks and sweets.

On its official website Müpa explains that "nearly fifty performances from the Festival Theatre and the Béla Bartók National Concert Hall have been recorded in excellent HD quality.”

“These special recordings are bound to be a huge success, guaranteed by world-class stars and renowned artists, together with the unparalleled Müpa studio and its excellent technicians."

Thursday, 13 December
6.30pm: Christmas Café with hot drinks and sweets
7.30pm: Screening of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker

Balassi Institute
Floor 2, 3 Gawad Hosni St., Downtown, Cairo

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