NMEC holds events celebrating Hassan Fathy: The Architect of the Art of Ballet

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The National Museum of Egyptian Civilisation (NMEC) in Fustat organised a cultural and artistic event under the title ‘Hassan Fathy: The Architect of the Art of Ballet’ in cooperation with the Spanish Embassy in Cairo.

The celebration included some performances by the Spanish band Dani Banolo and showcased the rich achievements of the distinguished Egyptian architect.

CEO of the NMEC Ahmed Ghoneim started the celebration with a speech in which he welcomed the attendance of public figures, ambassadors, artists, and those interested in culture, stressing the importance of those cultural events, activities, and evenings that reflect the status and value of Egypt’s civilisation and shed light on the influential figures in Egypt’s cultural history and heritage.

Then, Spain’s Ambassador in Cairo Alvaro Iranzo expressed his appreciation for the fruitful cooperation with the museum’s administration.

A group of Egyptian and Spanish artists practicing traditional or urban dance styles participated in the show. Among them were the Egyptian ballet dancer Amy Sultan, who presented the art of traditional Egyptian dance, the dancer Mohamed Al-Sayed, and the artistic director Dani Pannullo.

The Egyptian researcher Shahira Mahrez also participated with her experience in the field of fashion and her distinguished knowledge of Islamic and traditional arts in Egypt, in addition to many organizations, including the Arab House Foundation in Madrid, the Aga Khan Fund for Culture, the Egyptian Institute for Islamic Studies in Madrid, and the Sabrina Amrani Art Gallery in Madrid.

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