Every year, the Embassy of India in Egypt blesses us with one of the most vibrant events that take place here, and finally, the time has come for the 8th edition of India by the Nile. Taking place in multiple Egyptian cities, including Cairo, Alexandria, Port Said, and Fayoum, the festival will kick off on the 4th of March.
The best way to describe India by the Nile is that it brings the true essence of the Asian heaven on earth all the way to Egypt. The event celebrates the vibrant culture of India by presenting classical music, dance, theatre, visual arts, film, food, and even sports. Ever since it was first initiated, over the years, the festival has witnessed the presence of prominent figures; such as Amitabh Bachan, Javed Akhtar, and Shabana Azmi.
The diverse program boasts a variety of things to present, including folk music, yoga, street art, and much more. Lucky for you, we got our hands on India by the Nile 2020’s full schedule, so make sure to check it out below in order not to miss out.
Rajasthani Folk Fusion
Enjoy a magical performance by Kutle Khan as he brings you the soulful Rajasthani folk music to Egypt.
Intercontinental Semiramis - March 4th at 7:30 pm
Family Park - March 6th at 6 pm
Portsaid International School - March 5th at 6:30 pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - March 8th at 7 pm
En Route to Bollywood
This musical, choreographed by Gilles Chuyen, is your Indian dream come true. Combining multiple dance styles, this live performance is an experience you definitely shouldn’t miss.
Family Park - March 6th at 7:30 pm
El-Gomhoreya Theatre - March 7th at 8 pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - March 8th at 8 pm
Portsaid International School - March 5th at 7:30 pm
Fayoum University - March 10th at 3 pm [cancelled]
Bollywood Dance Workshop
For a chance to experience Bollywood at its finest, you’d better put on your dancing shoes and bring on your best spirit to Gilles Chuyen’s dance workshops. Are you ready for that kind of killer energy?
El Hanager Arts Center - March 4th at 4 pm
Family Park - March 6th at 4 pm
Helwan University (Zamalek Campus) - March 9th at 10:30 am
6th October University - March 9th at 2 pm
Bibliotheca Alexandrina - March 8th at 4 pm
Portsaid International School - March 5th at 1 pm
In Search of Love
Another Indian performance you can’t miss is In Search of Love, by the Astha Dixit Dance Company. The classical Kathak show will undoubtedly move your soul.
El-Gomhoreya Theatre - March 8th at 8 pm [cancelled]
Sayed Darwish Theatre - March 9th at 8 pm [cancelled]
The Indian experience wouldn’t be the same without a proper, authentic gastronomic journey. Enjoy a delicious array of Indian culinary creations, handcrafted by none other than Chef Vikram Udaygiri.
InterContinental Semiramis - March 4th - March 8th at 7 pm
For reservations, call 0227988188.
Ever dreamed of a yoga retreat in India? Well, what if it came to you? Free your mind and reconnect with your soul with these guided yoga classes.
Family Park - March 6th at 3 pm
Helwan University (Zamalek Campus) - March 9th at 9:30 am
6th October University - March 9th - 1 pm
Portsaid International School - March 5th at 12 pm
Fayoum University - March 10th at 1:30 pm [cancelled]
It’s noteworthy that a press conference that will be held in the Embassy of India on the 2nd of March. Are you excited as much as we are?