Profile: Magda Saleh and a documentary on the History of Ballet


According to Al Ahram’s Arts and Culture page, A documentary on Egypt’s History of Ballet, and Magda Saleh  the most  famous Ballerina of Egypt is on it’s way. AlAharam has followed this announcement with a really good profile and interview with Magda Saleh. Beyond interest in the Ballet and theatre scene, I think the documentary will be quite an interesting source on the broader cultural scene in post-1952 Egypt, particularly the making and unmaking of actual sites of performance, mainly the burning away and rebuilding of the opera building for example.

A first teaser has been released.