Spanish group Ibérica de Danza’s Picasso En Danza dance show marks the anniversary of the death of Picasso at the opera house

Reham El-Adawi , Tuesday 14 Nov 2023

Picasso En Danza dance show
Picasso En Danza dance show


Arab Music Institute

22 Ramsis St, Tel 02 2574 3373

Thurs 16, 8pm: The Arab Music Heritage ensemble. 

Fri 17, 8pm: Oud recital by Hisham Essam.  

Thurs 23, 8pm: Wanas band, led by Tarek Abbass



Arkan Plaza

El-Sheikh Zayed, 6 October, Giza 

Thurs 23, 8pm: Arabic singing carries the authentic Egyptian identity performed on oud by Saad Eloud and his band. 



American University in Cairo

New Cairo Campus

Malak Gabr Arts Theatre

Thurs 16, 7pm: Mood of Oud is a musical project founded by the Egyptian oud player Michael Onsy. This concert features original compositions in which the oud is the storyteller supported by a string quintet, piano, bass guitar, percussion and drums (Free and open to the public). 



Beit Al-Seheimi
Al-Muaaz St, Al-Darb Al-Asfar Alley, Al-Gamalya District, Tel 02 2787 8865
Every Sunday, 8pm: The Nile Troupe for Folk Instruments performs dances and songs from Upper Egypt on mizmar, tabla and other traditional musical instruments.
Every Friday, 8pm: “Alaragouz wa Khayal Al-Zel” (The Shadow Puppet), a free public performance by clowns in Al-Muaaz Street, presented by Wamda and directed by Nabil Bahgat.



Cairo Opera House

Gezira Exhibition Grounds, Tel 02 2737 0602/2736 0361, box office 02 2739 0132/0144

Small Hall

Thurs 16, 8pm: The Spanish artistic group Ibérica de Danza will be in Egypt to perform Picasso En Danza dance show on the occasion of the fiftieth anniversary of the death of Picasso (1881-1973). The current show is a copy of the previous show “Picasso y la Danza” “Picasso and Dance”, which was shown for the first time in 2019 in Madrid on the occasion of the Spanish artist’s birthday, and aims to recreate the female world related to this genius artist, who gained fame for his exceptional ability to move between different art styles. The presentation takes a tour of Picasso's works related to ancestors and symbolism. The space of movement and sound create a timeless atmosphere in a world where tradition coexists with contemporary musical forms and movements and distinctive dance from folklore to flamenco, to form a precise and harmonious story.  



Al-Gumhouriya Theatre

12 Al-Gumhouriya St, Abdin, Tel 02 2390 7707 

Thurs 16, 8pm: A concert by Global Fusion Exquisite artistry from Slovenia and Egypt. 

Fri 17, 8pm: The National Arab Music ensemble.

Sun 19, 8pm: Religious chanting by El-Enshad El-Dini troupe. 

Thurs 23 and Fri 24, 8pm: The Cairo Opera Company performs Mozart’s The Impresario opera.  



Al-Ghouri Caravansary 
Mohamed Abdou St, off Al-Muaaz St and Al-Azhar St, Tel 02 2514 7475
Al-Tanoura whirling dervishes perform to live Sufi music
(Performances every Sat and Wed, 7.30pm)




1 Saad Zaghloul St, Al-Mounira, Cairo, Tel 2792 0878 

Every Tuesday, 8pm: Mawawil features vocalists Hend and Sara in a repertoire of traditional music of the Nile Delta, Al Jaafra music played by Arab Tribes from Aswan and Nass Makan band.

Every Wednesday, 8pm: Zar music and songs by Mazaher ensemble featuring Umm Sameh, Umm Hassan and Nour Al-Sabah.



Room Art Space & Café
10 Etihad Al Mohamin, Garden City, Tel 01000 068 159

Thurs 16, 8pm: David El-Ghannam will jazz the night up. 

Sat 18, 8pm: Join the monthly Open Mic Night! If you play music, write poetry, or a stand-up comedian sign up when you arrive for 7 minutes on Room stage. Or just relax and enjoy back to back performances over a drink or coffee. If you want to register as a performer, don't forget to come early (7.30pm) and fill the application form at Room. 

Tues 22, 8pm: Karaoke night.  

The Spot Mall, infront of AUC Gate 4, New Cairo

Thurs 16 and Thurs 23, 9pm: Karaoke night.

Sun 19, 9pm: Funnation stand-up comedy show Vol.5. 

Mon 20, 9pm: 90T band presents a diverse and well-chosen collection of 90s songs that are close to our hearts.

Tues 21, 9pm: Oud recital by Saad Eloud and his band.

Wed 22, 8pm: Karaoke night.



El Sawy Culturewheel

End of 26th of July St, underneath the 15th of May Bridge, Zamalek, Tel 2736 8881/6178/2737 4448 

River Hall

Thurs 16, 8pm: Harmony Araby band celebrates the centennial anniversary of Sayed Darwish. 

Sat 18, 7.30pm: Figure 09 concert, The Linkin tribute. 

Sun 19, 8pm: Acapella Masrya, conducted by maestro Mazen Deraz

Wed 22, 8pm: Ritmo band.      

Wisdom Hall  

Thurs 16, 8pm: Sufi chanting by Sheikh Mahmoud El-Tohamy.   

The Egyptian Mawlawiya troupe, led by Sufi chanter Amer El-Toni performs Sufi chants and dances.





Alexandria Opera House (Sayed Darwish Theatre) 

Fouad St, Mahatat Al-Raml, Alexandria, Tel 03/486 5106

Thurs 16, 8pm: A concert of classical Arab songs by the Abdel-Halim Noweira Arab Music ensemble.

Fri 17, 8pm: Konoz band, led by Mahmoud Darwish

Sat 18, 8pm: A concert by Global Fusion Exquisite artistry from Slovenia and Egypt.   

Thurs 23, 8pm: Alexandria Opera Company for Arab Music and singing.  



Bibliotheca Alexandrina

Chatby, Alexandria 21526, Tel (03) 4839999 

Conference Centre Main Hall

Thurs 16, 10.30am for schools and 7pm for the public: A concert features Voyager Contrabass BA Orchestra and Children Choir, conducted by maestro Nayer Nagui performing music by Christophe Heral. Artistic vision by Thierry Petit. BA Children Choirmaster: Mirelle Banoub

Sun 19, 7pm: Instrumental performance by the Art School.  

Conference Centre Small Hall

Thurs 23, 7pm: Articaria band gives a concert features Ezz Shahwan.  

* A version of this article appears in print in the 16 November, 2023 edition of Al-Ahram Weekly

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