The Siwa dance
Collection titleConcert by Reda band for popular arts
SourceBibliotheca Alexandrina (EG)
First broadcast date12/15/2009
AbstractA video which presents the celebration of the golden jubilee of the founding of Reda band for folkloric arts with which the the popular arts movement started in Egypt. The Siwa dance. Reda band started in the late fifties under the leadership of Mahmoud Reda , its performances were a true success. It is considered as the first popular arts band. The artist Mahmoud Reda had the idea of creating the first popular arts band in cooperation with the first dancer, the music composer Ali Reda, and the first female dancer Farida Fahmi, after the sudden death of the artist Naima Akef. The band presented the first show at Azbakia theatre in August 1959. The band was composed of 13 dancers ( men), 13 dancers (women), and 13 musicians, most of them were university graduates. Mahmoud Reda was inspired by the desert, the coasts and High Egypt arts to produce the choreography.
- Library of Alexandria - Own production
- Reda Mahmoud
Primary themeLive performances
- Art, Culture and Knowledge / Music and songs
Credits / Cast
- Reda Mahmoud - Choreographer
Period of events
- Egypt - Lower Egypt - Alexandria
Media running time8m14
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