A modern dance performance that has gained fame with Cairo audiences as an exceptionally thrilling and thought-provoking experience is being presented for two consecutive nights on Thursday and Friday 28 – 29 October at the theatre of the Arab Music Institute in Downtown Cairo.
The show Women of Egypt is staged by the Forsan al-Sharq Heritage and Modern Dance Company, and focuses on five Egyptian women who impacted Egypt’s history. These are Queen Hatshepsut who ruled Egypt in the15th BC century, the 4th century astronomer Hipatia, Princess Fatma Ismail who at the turn of the 20th century donated land to build the first university in Egypt, the leader of Egypt’s feminist movement in the 1920s Hoda Shaarawi, and the 1950s Atomic Sciencist Samira Moussa.
The Forsan Company was founded in 2009 by Waleed Awni with the aim of using inspiration from Egyptian heritage and reproducing it in the form of modern dance tableaux and performances that carry characteristic folk drama features. The group was affiliated to the Cairo Opera House in 2011, and continues to present performances that meet wide public acclaim.
29 October 2015