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Monday, January 9, 2012

Indian Classical Singing and Dance performances in Cairo

In connection with the year-long celebrations of the 150th birth anniversary of Indian poet, thinker, educationist Rabindranath Tagore, Asia’s first Nobel Laureate, the Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, Embassy of India, Cairo in cooperation with the Egyptian Ministry of Culture is organising the visit to Egypt of renowned Indian classical singer Sumitra Guha and her troupe and leading classical dancer Kaberi Chatterjee and her 11-member dance troupe to perform in Egypt from 15 – 21 January, 2012.

Ms Sumitra Guha is a leading performer of Hindustani classical music as also Rabindra sangeet. She was recently awarded the Padmashri. Accompanied by her 4-member troupe, Ms Guha will perform both Hindustani classical numbers including ragas as well as notable songs composed by Tagore.

Dr Kaberi Chatterjee is a product of Visva Bharati. At a young age she started learning dance in Visva Bharati. Kaberi has been performing both in India and abroad. She has performed title roles in Tagore dance dramas including in film versions. In Egypt, she and her 11-member troupe will perform the dance-drama Shyama. Shyama is a classic Bengali romantic tragedy written in 1939 by Rabindranath Tagore. It was Tagore’s last major work for the stage and has a unique combination of song, dance, colour and movement of the dance style Tagore created called Rabindranrithya.

The troupes will be performing at the Cairo Opera House on Sunday January 15, 2012 at 8:00 PM, Ismailia Cultural Palace (16 January, 2012 7:00 PM), Sayed Darwish Opera House, Alexandria (18 January, 2012 8:00 PM), at the National Academy of Arts in Giza on Friday January 20, 2012 at 6:00 PM, and Beni Suef Cultural Palace (21 January, 2012 7:00 PM).

Those who are interested in attending performances in Cairo may kindly contact MACIC and pick up the invitation cards. All those interested in attending performances in other venues may also contact the following numbers for guidance:
Maulana Azad Centre for Indian Culture, 23, Talaat Harb Street, Downtown Cairo
Tel: 23933396/23960071; Fax: 23936572; e-mail: 

1 comment:

  1. attending this performance in Cairo....great to see the classical Indian dance and listen to the music