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International Day of Dance in Cairo
April 29, 2013


Translated by Priscilla Adum





This advertisement appeared in El Dostour newspaper in Egypt on Saturday April 27, 2013. It invites the general public, women only, to attend the event featuring different genres of dance and live music in honor of the International Day of Dance on Monday, April 29, 2013. 

The original web page appears at

ABOUT THE PHOTO: Mohamed el-Sawy is the person who founded The Culture Wheel, the place that hsoted this International Day of Dance Event.

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The Advertisement

Words Above the Image

El Sawy Sakkiat Will Celebrate International Day of Dance on Monday

Words On the Image

Abdel Moneim El Sawy

Has the Honor of Inviting you to Attend

The International Day of Dance

Special Day for Women

Zumba, Bollywood, Raqs Sharqi, Hip Hop, Salsa

Monday April 29, 2013

At River Hall 6:00 PM

Words Under the Image

On the occasion of the International Day of Dance, Sakkiat Abdel Moneim El Sawy will hold a special dance hafla for women only, this Monday, April 29th. The hafla will begin at 6:00 p.m. and continue until 9:00 p.m. A varied assortment of [live] music will be played, such as Bollywood, Zumba, Hip Hop, Salsa and Raqs Sharqi.

Ticket price is 10 pounds.




About Sakkiat Abdel Moneim El Sawy

El Sawy Sakkiat is known in English as El Sawy Culture Wheel, a private cultural center that was established in 2003 by Mohamed el-Sawy. He named it after his father, Egyptian novelist and former Minister of Culture, Abdel Moneim el-Sawy. It is considered one of the most important cultural venues in Egypt, and it holds a wide range of activities and cultural events. It's estimated that El Sawy Culture Wheel receives more than 20,000 visitors monthly.

PHOTO CREDIT: Photo by Mohamed Ouda, under creative commons license.

El Sawy Culture Wheel



About the Translator

Priscilla is a dancer of Lebanese heritage who enjoys researching the Golden Era of Egyptian dance. She owns a collection of more than one hundred classic black and white Egyptian films which is continually expanding.

Priscilla has also gathered a large library of dance related articles and clippings from Middle Eastern magazines and newspapers, many of which she has translated from the original Arabic to both English and Spanish.

Priscilla currently resides in Central America where she is a dance instructor. 




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