The Egyptian ballet dancer Magda Saleh - Photo from “From the Horse’s House” official website. The Egyptian ballet dancer Magda Saleh - Photo from “From the Horse’s House” official website.

American ballet project dedicated to the Legendary Magda Saleh

Mon, Feb. 26, 2018
CAIRO – 26 February 2018: Celebrating From the Horse's Mouth, the legacy-based dance/theater project, the 14th Street Y Theater in USA will host “A Footnote in Ballet History” program on March 15-17.

From the horse’s mouth is a theatrical dance experience by two American prominent artists Tina Croll & Jamie Cunningham, it has been received through the past 20 years with many endorsements welcoming this astonishing dancing, according to the official website of ‘From the horse’s mouth’.

Over the past 20 years ‘From the Horse's Mouth’ has been presented in, the performance has been staged many states in the U.S. such as New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago and Honolulu amongst others.

While the “A Footnote in Ballet History” program is dedicated to the legendary Egyptian Ballerina Magda Saleh. It will be featuring her impact and remarkable influence in the world of ballet artistically especially in Egypt and the USA.

Graduated from the Bolshoi academy of Ballet in Moscow, Saleh was well known of her partnership with late director and dancer Abdel Moneim Kamel in the Cairo Ballet Company in Egypt. She has participated in several international ballet competitions, the National Specialized Councils, Egypt, among other national and international associations. She receives numerous local and international awards and scholarships.

Saleh is considered to be a magnificent artist that enchanted audiences from both countries. Her influence will be featured in the program through four different performances in which many artists will participate; dancers, choreographers and musicians.

Through several documentaries, historians will present the varied significant stages in Saleh’s life and share captivating memories they experienced with her.

One of these documentaries is "Egypt Dances" (1977) which will be screened on Saturday, March 17 at 3pm. With Saleh’s voice, the film features Saleh’s journey in Egypt through which she created varied dancing techniques and skills. The film also shows traditional folk dances that were well established at that time in Aswan, Upper Egypt and the oases such as Shettawya and dance of Siwa oasis.

The performances will witness the attendance of Walid Aouni, Dancer/Choreographer and Founder and Director of the Cairo Modern Dance Theater Company and Cairo Opera House, Catherine Batcheller, Principal, Royal Birmingham Ballet and Stuttgart Ballet and Nadia Habib Eskinazi, founding member, and soloist Cairo Ballet Company amongst many other artists.
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