Urban Pharaohs Festival

It is our great privilege to have presented a very successful first Urban Pharaohs- "Egyptian Festival" in Melbourne. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all who supported this great event. 

We are very thrilled that the Egyptian, Arabic and wider Australian community actively participated and enjoyed our event which spanned 4 days. The purpose of our festival was to foster a deeper understanding between our nations and to promote engagement between our cultures. By celebrating our similarities and embracing our differences as well as recognising the contribution of Australian Egyptians to Australian society we can both grow together towards a shared harmonious future based on  appreciation and mutual respect.


Thank you again for your support on behalf of committee,

Reham Maklad,

Festival Coordinator

Urban Pharaohs Festival was proudly brought to you with the support of the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism, the Egyptian Consulate in Melbourne and the Victorian Multicultural Commission.


Main Event: "Dances of Egypt " Mahmoud Reda Troupe.

Saturday 31 October 6:30pm

Australian National Theatre

Choreographed by Mahmoud Reda and Ehab Hassan. Starring Nesrin Bahaa.

6.30pm :Egyptian modern musical reflections by Oud virtuoso Joseph Tawadros and James Tawadros on Riq.

Stand-up comedy by Khaled Khalafalla after intermission.

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 The internationally acclaimed dance troupe will showcase their colourful, contemporary interpretation of folkloric Egyptian dance. Based in Cairo, they have received accolades in Europe, America and Canada, performing at The Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall in New York, Congress Hall in Berlin, Olympia Theatre in Paris, Stanislavsky Theatre in Moscow, Theatro De La Zarzula in Madrid. Dances of Egypt is directed by Ehab Hassan. 

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"Dances of Egypt " Mahmoud Reda Troupe.

Sunday Matinee 1 November 3pm

Australian National Theatre.

Celebrating Children's Week family admittance is half price.
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2. Food & Music: “A Taste of Egypt”

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Thursday 29 October 6pm hosted by Belleville Globe Alley, Melbourne, 03 9663 4041. Recently ranked as the first of Melbourne's top 10 late night dining spots 2015 in the Good Food Guide.

3. Reda Troupe Dance Workshops

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A rare opportunity to get up close and personal with two of the most accomplished Egyptian performance artists. Come and learn to groove like an Egyptian on Friday 30 October at one of the dance workshops conducted by Reda Troupe master instructor/choreographer Ehab Hassan and lead dancer/instructor Nesrin Bahaa. For bookings and enquiries contact: 

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First time in Australia the sensational Mahmoud Reda Troupe soon in Melbourne for October Egyptian Urban Pharaohs...

Posted by Art of the Urban Pharaohs on Sunday, October 11, 2015