ICCR in collaboration with Embassy of the Arab Republic of Egypt & NCPA
The festival will comprise of a performance by the Cairo Opera Ballet Company, and a symposium and exhibition of handicrafts. The Cairo Opera Ballet Company was established in 1966 and associated with the Higher Institute of Ballet, affiliated with the Academy of Arts. The company members are coached by Soviet experts. The first production was The Fountain of Bakhchisarai, directed by Leonid Lavrovsky, who was the chief choreographer of the Bolshoi Theatre for almost 20 years. The Ballet Company added other great classical ballets to its repertoire: among them were Giselle, The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Don Quixote. Later, it also took up contemporary ballets created by Egyptian composers and choreographers such as Osiris featuring the legend of Isis and Osiris, Hassan and Nayima, Egyptian Night and El Nil Ballet. The company regularly performs internationally.
Admission passes will be available for Members from the Box Office from 13th November onwards.