Egypt's Culture Minister Ines Abdel-Dayem announced that cultural activities will gradually start to reopenin the country. The reopening will start on 15 July, and will include theatres, museums, galleries, national circus, which operate under the culture ministry. In its first stage, the resumption of activities will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity across all venues
WE Online Music Festival (3 May-3 July)
WE Online Music Festival is a live streamed festival organised by WE Telecom company in cooperation with CNL Music.
The concerts begin at 10pm, live-streamed on WE Telecom’s YouTube channel.
Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre
The Cairo Contemporary Dance Centre (CCDC) has decided to offer free online classes to encourage everyone to stay active at home. Classes vary between Contemporary Dance, Barre, Floor Barre, Yoga, Breakdance, Movement and Exercise, Pilates, Ballet, and nutrition advises. You can find all the classes on the CCDC’s YouTube channel.
Although the cultural sector is among those most affected by the corona pandemic, this crisis has unquestionably proven the importance of cultural activities in our lives. In order to reach the public interested in cultural events, and to provide support to artists around the world, Goethe Institute launched the Kulturama.digital platform to provide live or recorded performances and upload them to the site for free.
In a safe and interactive manner, the platform also allows the public to make a financial contribution to the artists should they wish to do so. Kulturama brings international culture into your living room. Enter your events, find dates and support artists.
You can reach the site through the following link: https://kulturama.goethe.de/
Pro Helvetia Cairo
In this quarantine period, Alias Contemporary Dance Companywould like to revisit with you some of the highlights of their existence by sharing several of their video archives. Five recordings of shows and one short film will be broadcast live on their YouTube channel on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 8pm (local Swiss time).
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
Fri 10, 6-7 and 8-9pm: Al-Hadra troupe for Sufi chanting is back in two concerts (No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity).
The BA has been posting videos on cultural topics on its YouTube channel since March, when Egyptian cultural institutions were temporarily closed due to covid-19 pandemic. While all the programmes add something unique with their content, the videos focusing on music have garnered the highest viewership so far. To view all videos released by the BA, check its YouTube channel.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 2 July, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly