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Dance Performance and Screening: Target Passport Fridays: Egypt

Fri, August 12, 2011 6:30 pm at Queens Museum of Art

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Alwan for the Arts, The Queens Museum of Art and Target present:

Zikrayat performing dance and music

followed by

Heliopolis by Ahmed Abdalla (Egypt, 2009, 96 min, Arabic with English ST)

Free and Open to the Public

Part of the Target Passport Fridays 2011 and the Queens Museum of Art's 7th International film, dance & music series.

Dance and music program begins at 6:30 pm and film begins at 8 pm.

Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for the Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art International Outdoor Film, Dance and Music Series. This week we celebrate Egypt!

Zikrayat is a music and dance ensemble dedicated to presenting the classical traditions of Egypt and the greater Arab world. Alternating between vocal and instrumental pieces, the group is inspired by the "Golden Age" of Egyptian musical cinema (the 1940s to 1960s).

Heliopolis (Ahmed Abdalla, Egypt, 2009, 96 min, Arabic with English ST) The events of one day in the lives of a number of Cairo residents is a portrayalof unfulfilled dreams and frustrating details of life in the overpopulated metropolis. Paths cross and stories overlap, but the characters are caught up in their struggle and are oblivious to one another against the background of what used to be one of Cairo’s most glamorous neighborhoods.

Click hereto watch the trailer.

Click here for event information from the QMA.

Last updated: 2011-07-13 00:58:33

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