Screening & Concert: Egypt Celebration at Target Passport Fridays Outdoor Dance, Music, & Film Series

Fri, July 27, 2012 6:30 pm at Queens Museum of Art

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Leave your baggage at home and bring a picnic blanket out to Flushing Meadows Corona Park for Target Passport Fridays at the Queens Museum of Art on Friday Evenings, July 6 – August 24, 6:30 – 10 pm (Dance/Music program begins at 6:30 pm, Films at 8 pm).

The free weekly outdoor festivities feature live dance performances, a concert, and film screening from one of the many international locales that fuel Queens’ cultural and artistic vitality. Kids (young and old) are also invited to free artmaking workshop. On July 27, QMA teams up with Alwan to present this culural salute to Egpyt.

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Dance & Music: Egyptian Celebration Company presents the folkloric dances and music of Egypt and the Middle East. Alexandrian-born dancer Yasser Darwish will present distinctive styles such as the Saidi Stick Dance from Upper Egypt and a whirling dervish performance, inspired by the spinning meditation of the Sufis. He will be accompanied by an Egyptian drummer, accordion player, and qanoun player.

Film: Microphone (Ahmad AbdallahmadAbdalla, Egypt, 120min, 2010, Arabic with English ST) mixes and remixes fiction and cinema verité as it follows KhaledAbol Naga as an Egyptian expatriate who returns to Alexandria, where he dives into a thriving underground music and arts scene.

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Target Passport Fridays 2012 at the Queens Museum of Art is made possible by Target.

Target Passport Fridays 2012 is presented in partnership with Rooftop Films and NYC & Company.

Additional support provided by The Kresge Foundation, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the New York State Council on the Arts, and Astoria Federal Savings. WNYC is a media partner of the Queens Museum of Art.

Last updated: 2012-07-25 09:02:44

Yasser Darwish presents Saidi Stick Dance
Yasser Darwish presents Saidi Stick Dance
Yasser Darwish's Whirling Dervish Performance
Yasser Darwish's Whirling Dervish Performance

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