Youssra El Hawary - A musical bellwether of everyday life, capturing the stories of Cairo and the charged alchemy of the Mediterranean basin. | Photo by David Degner

Kurbasy - From the Carpathian mountains, Kurbasy traces contemporary connections to an archaic past. | Photo: Andriy Kyshchun

Teatr-Pralnia with CCA Dakh - A rambunctious super-charged puppet cabaret from Kyiv | Photo by A. Mantach

 

Mohamed Abozekry & Karkadé - Virtuoso oud prodigy convenes Egypt's popular and classical music traditions, Sufi calls, and secular poetry with a new instrumental project. | Photo courtesy of the band.

Dina Elwedidi - A sophisticated and compelling musical innovator of Egyptian heritage and contemporary identity. | Photo: James Duncan Davidson

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Each [Compagnie de Danse Jean-René Delsoin] work focused on a personal theme and reflected its country's roots, incorporating moments of raw, rugged beauty and times of silent, refined artistry. For those in attendance, it was a one-of-a-kind experience.

— Laura Vernaci, KCMetropolis.org

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August 23, 2017
Center Stage Season 4: Cultural Exchange Program Returns with 5 ensembles from Egypt and Ukraine, Promotes Global Ties, Introduces New Work Catalyzed by intense upheavals, Egyptian and Ukrainian performing artists are animating their nations’ personal, social, and public spheres. With creativity as a gathering point for discourse, they are challenging themselves, their communities, and the millennia-old cultures they celebrate, to renew and to change.

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