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Centennial Celebration Week

Join us for a full day of fun, festivities and fantastic experiences. From virtual reality to digital graffiti, the program promises an adventure into the future. Enjoy the 100 Years of Fashion Evolution live runway show by AUC alumni and students, and engage with talented street performers. Stop by the Sci-Tech Hub to watch an exciting science experiment, see the galaxy in the next 100 years and much more. Find out the winners of AUC’s Imagine the Future Competition. Mark the 100th anniversary of K.A.C. Creswell’s
first documentation of Cairo’s Islamic monuments at a very special exhibition. Indulge in international food flavors and embark on a scavenger hunt through the campus. Children are promised mind-stimulating activities at the Kids Corner. Don’t forget to check out the Centennial Merchandise store.

Venue: Bartlett Plaza

Delight in music by the highly lauded Lions of Cairo and the Cairo Guitar Collective. The live concert showcases the classical music talents of AUC faculty musicians. Enjoy a unique collaboration between AUC music majors and the Cairo Festival Orchestra – the University’s professional orchestra in residence – in an uplifting Concerto-Aria concert. Listen to the live musical performance by Nesma Mahgoub ’13 and the AUC Acapop Choir.

Venue: Malak Gabr Arts Theater

With Bartlett Plaza as their stage, AUC student dancers engage and dazzle in a dynamic, internationally-inspired performance, highlighting the University’s global identity during Centennial Celebration Week.

Venue: Bartlett Plaza

Watch the AUC Portal come to life with a 3D projection experience, visualizing the future of architecture under a moonlit sky. Hear from compelling speakers at the Future of Design: What’s Next? conference, and visit the exhibition showcasing young talent. Find out the winners of AUC’s Imagine the Future competition, and gaze into the night sky as it transforms in a spectacular fireworks finale.

Venue: AUC Park and Square

Discover what is next in the world of design at Future of Design: What’s Next?, AUC’s design exhibition which highlights new movements in the region’s design and creative industries. The exhibition showcases the most relevant design projects and talents across the regional and global creative sectors, with great attention to projects developed by young talents.

Venue: Sharjah Art Gallery and Malak Gabr Arts Theater

Explore the extraordinary life and work of Sir Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell at an exhibition commemorating 100 years since he began officially documenting Cairo’s Islamic monuments. Creswell Cairo Collection: A 100-Year Legacy highlights his contributions in documenting and founding the study of Islamic art and architecture of Cairo’s medieval monuments. The collection features never-before-seen photos of historic Cairo, rare aerial photographs of Cairo taken by the Royal Air Force from Creswell’s photo collection and much more. Experience the collection with a new virtual reality 3D effect.

Venue: AUC New Cairo

Award-winning playwright Heather Raffo brings her hit, Off-Broadway production, Noura, to AUC’s Falaki and Gerhart theaters. The play, in which Raffo gives an exceptional performance, brings the experience of Iraqi refugees to the stage through the compelling story of Noura and her Iraqi Catholic family who fled their home eight years ago to the United States. The family is forced to confront where they are, where they’ve been and who they’ve become when a visit from a young Iraqi refugee from their hometown stirs up memories they had tried to leave behind.

Venue: Gerhart Theater

The highly anticipated Visions: The Cairo Egyptian Film Festival is back for its third edition in March 2020. Widely recognized as the largest festival of its kind in Egypt, this year’s event features a special screening of the four main award-winning films of the 2019 second edition. The films are in the categories of documentary, feature, first filmmaking experience and winner of the Audience Award. The festival is sponsored by AUC’s film program and showcases the works of both established and up-and-coming talents.

Venue: Malak Gabr Arts Theater

The AUC folklore student group presents a brilliant performance of high-energy Egyptian folk dance routines, honoring AUC’s new century as the region’s cultural hub.

Venue: Bartlett Plaza

For International Guests

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to AUC’s Centennial Celebration Week: Experience the Future at AUC New Cairo on February 15 – 19, 2020. To facilitate your trip to Cairo, we are glad to assist you with your accommodation booking.

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