Art Alert: Egyptian-Armenian folkloric troupe to perform 11 April

Ahram Online, Monday 8 Apr 2013

On Thursday 11 April, Zankezour Armenian folk troupe invites Cairenese to a performance in Al-Gomhoreya Theatre

Zankezour troupe (Photo: OJ Photography)

Zankezour Egyptian-Armenian folk troupe will perform at Al-Gomhoreya Theatre on Thursday, 11 April.

Aside from the series of known Armenian dances, the evening will also include Indian and Italian dances, choreographed by Suzan Karkur-Hagopian.

The performance will also include a short sketch titled Kach Nazar (Nazar the Brave); a fairy tale written by Hovhanness Tumanyan (1869 - 1923), considered to be one of the most important Armenian poets, writers and activists. His works include poems, quatrains, ballads, novels, fables, critical and journalistic articles.

Entrance is free for the performance organised by the Goganian Armenian Club, which aims to spread the wealth of Armenian culture.

According to estimates, today the Armenian community in Egypt does not exceed 6,000 throughout Cairo and Alexandria.

The community is characterised by strong unity and a cherishing of Armenian tradition, culture and language. It organises periodic artistic events, several of which take place in commemoration of important figures and historical events related to the Armenian community worldwide.

One of the recent events was a concert commemorating 110th birth anniversary of Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978) held by Arax Choir conducted by Mihran Ghazelian, which took place on 16 March, at the Nubarian Armenian School in Heliopolis.

Thursday 11 April at 8pm
Al-Gomhoreya Theatre
Free entrance
12 Al-Gomhoreya Street in Abdeen Square, downtown Cairo

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