"Beyond my general tips: the..." Egypt Off The Beaten Path Tip by zuhur

Egypt Off The Beaten Path: 250 reviews and 315 photos

Beyond my general tips: the Cairo Opera house, the National Theater, the
Hanager theater (info. for all can be found in al-Ahram Weekly entertainment)

also go see the 'dervish' performance across from the Khan Khalili on Wed. or
Saturday evenings (go at 7:30 if you want a seat) -This is a great example of a staged
performance, meaning a traditional form of worship turned into a spectacle for an audience.
It really wasn't danced this way in the past, very slow and stately were the Mevlevis, but
interpreted by Egyptian performers it is a wild and fun spinning dance, where the performer uses different layers which he peels off to highlight his spinning shape. The Bayt Sihami is an old, medieval house. Other events here sometimes, like readings and Ramadan events. To find it go to the Husseini.
Look for the cross-over walking bridge over the main street going to the Khan &
just below it, an alley way with clothing stands & ask for the Bayt Sihami or the
dervishes.

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2009
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