The cultural activities have started gradually to reopenin the country.The reopening has included 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
The Cairo Opera House announced the opening of the electronic reservation on (https://ticketsmall.com/customer/events/list/) on its theatres in Cairo and Alexandria (Fountain, Open-Air, Sayed Darwish in Alexandria)
Arab Music Institute
22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373
Sun 20, 8pm: Umm Kolthoum songs.
One Global Cultural Sector
Co-produced by Basita.Live, a concertbythe piano and violin duo Fouad and Mounibperforming their original compositions, arranged and accompanied by their orchestra of talented Egyptian musiciansisavailable until 7 January 2021. Toqa El-Hagrasyon the qanun and Azmy Magdyon the electric violin add the oriental tunes to the performance.Get your ticket here https://basita.live/event/96-fouad-mounib-and-the-orchestra. Basita.liveis a virtual venue; an income-generating platform that connects creators, institutions, and theatres, with their audiences virtually and globally. The platform allowsartists, performers, institutions and theatres to reach beyond their physical attendance, and still sell their tickets to their audiences world-wide.
Cairo Opera House
Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144
Thurs 17,8.30pm: The National Arab Music Ensemble in a programme of classical Arab songs.
Sun 20,8.30pm: The Talents Development Centre.
Thurs 24, 8.30: Harp recital by Manal Mohieddin.
Fri 18,8.30pm: Singer Noran Abu-Taleb and her band.
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.
Kasr El Shamaa St, Al Fakhareen, Old Cairo, near Mar Girgis Metro Station, Tel 02 2741 3053/ 0109 3766188
Fri 18, 8pm: El Dor El Awal band.
12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707
Thurs 24, 8pm: Al-Enshad Al-Dini troupe performs religious songs.
End of 26th of July St, under the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 02 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448
(No entry without a mask and the hall will be open at only 25 percent audience capacity)
Thurs 17, 8pm: Hawas band.
Fri 18, 7.30pm: Abo-ShaarBrothers troupe from Syria performs religious songs.
Sun 20,7pm: A concert features lyricist Abdel-Hamid Nashaat and singer Mayar Gamal.
Tues 22, 7pm: Kerdan (necklace) band, led by Ali Almansy performs all types of music and cover songs from the 1980’s and 1990’s.
Wed 23, 7pm: Rocksea band performs covers of the American band Twenty One Pilots.
Thurs 24, 7pm: The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer Al-Toni performs Sufi songs and dances.
Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre)
Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106
Thurs 17, 8pm: The Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music Ensemble.
Thurs 24, 8pm: The Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and Singing in a repertoire of classical Arab songs.
*A version of this article appears in print in the 17 September, 2020 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly