Not to be missed: Tamer Hosny, Mahmoud El-Esseily at ZED park, Bollywood show in Cairo, Alexandria

Ahram Online , Tuesday 11 Oct 2022

Ahram Online highlights a selection of do-not-miss events this week (12-18 October) in Cairo and Alexandria.

Not to miss

 

Egypt premiere of Halloween Ends (2022)
Wednesday 12 October   
Vox Cinemas

The film follows a saga of Michael Myers and Laurie Strode. Directed by David Gordon Green, the film stars Jamie Lee Curtis, Kyle Richards, Andi Matichak, Will Patton. 

Ballet Romeo and Juliet
Wednesday 12, Thursday 13, Friday 14 October, 8pm
Cairo Opera House

The returning ballet is performed by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company and the Cairo Opera Orchestra, under the baton of maestro Nayer Nagui. 

Egypt premiere of Hazak Al Youm (2022)
Thursday 13 October   
Vox Cinemas

The film’s plot takes place during one night when the protagonist (Karim Gasim) takes a risk to save himself and his friends.

The film stars Hoda El Mufti, Karim Gasim, Taha Dousogi, Marwan Yuonis, Fatin Wasil.

Mood of Oud concert
Thursday 13 October, 8pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina, Alexandria

The formation titled Mood of Oud presents works by Michael Onsy who also performs oud, accompanied by Feras Nouh (keyboard), Cherif Ramez (bass guitar), and Hany Bedair (percussions).

Theatre play: Still in Tangier and Cannot Travel
Thursday 13 October and Friday 14 October, 8pm
Rawabet Art Space, 5 Hussein Basha El-Meamari, Downtown Cairo

Written by Nadine Kegele and directed by Brigitte Walk, the play recounts the life of a renowned performer Therese Zauser who left home at the young age of nineteen to travel through North Africa, working as a dancer and singer in cabarets across the Mediterranean. 

The play blends video art, live music, and performance with videos created by contemporary artists from Cairo, Tunis and other Mediterranean cities. 

The 13 October show will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

The play is part of the ongoing Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF).

Shuffle festival
Saturday 14 October
ZED Park, Sheikh Zayed

The festival will feature Tamer Hosny alongside Mahmoud El-Esseily, Abyusif and Aziz Maraka.

Theatre play: Mandala
Friday 14 October and Saturday 15 October
Three performances daily: 1pm, 3pm and 5pm
Radio Cinema

In its Arab world premiere, Mandala is a play by Hungarian artist David Somlo. It is an entrancing performance and an enlightening ode to community and oneness beyond words. Mandala is the Sanskrit word for circle and designates the geometric figure used to represent the universe in Hindu and Buddhist symbolism.

Mandala had its premiere in 2016 and it has since been performed nearly one hundred times in fourteen different countries. 

The play is part of the ongoing Downtown Contemporary Arts Festival (D-CAF).

The Music and the Magic: Bollywood Love Story - A Musical
Saturday 15 October and Sunday 16 October, 8pm
Alexandria Opera House - Sayed Darwish Theatre

Tuesday 18 October, 8pm
(two shows on Wednesday 19 October)
Cairo Opera House

With over 30 artists on the stage, the Bollywood show is returning after it was suspended in the 2016 edition of the festival.

The show is part of the ongoing India by the Nile festival; it is directed by Sanjoy K. Roy, and choreographed by India-based French Gilles Chuyen. 

Screening of A Feeling Greater Than Love (2017)
Monday 17 October, 7pm
Medrar for Contemporary Art, 10 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Qasr El Nil, Cairo

Directed by Mary Jirmanus Saba, the film follows a young girl martyred at a factory strike in Beirut in 1972 - her identity shrouded in mystery.

The screening is part of Medrar’s Intimate Screens - A Film Program.

Screening of I Am the One Who Brings Flowers to Her Grave (2006) 
Tuesday 18 October, 7pm
Medrar for Contemporary Art, 10 Gamal Al Din Abou Al Mahasen, Qasr El Nil, Cairo

The film is directed by Hala Abdallah.

The screening is part of Medrar’s Intimate Screens - A Film Program.

 

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