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Centennial Celebration Week

February 15
Community Carnival

AUC New Cairo

February 16, Lions of Cairo Concert
Malak Gabr Arts Theater, AUC New Cairo

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.

February 16, Cairo Festival Orchestra Concert
Malak Gabr Arts Theater, AUC New Cairo

Join us for a unique musical collaboration between AUC music majors and the Cairo Festival Orchestra – the University’s professional orchestra in residence – in an uplifting Concerto-Aria concert.

February 16, Centennial International Dance
Bartlett Plaza, AUC New Cairo

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.

Centennial Nights

February 17, Visions: The Cairo Egyptian Film Festival
Malak Gabr Arts Theater, AUC New Cairo

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.

Centennial Nights

February 17, Creswell’s Cairo Collection: A 100-Year Legacy, Exhibition
AUC New Cairo

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. A main feature of AUC’s Centennial Celebration Week in February 2020, the exhibit is a fitting tribute to Creswell, who spent half a century photographing the Islamic architecture of Egypt and much of the Middle East.

The display highlights his contributions in documenting and founding the study of Islamic art and architecture of Cairo’s medieval monuments. It features never-before-seen photos of historic Cairo, rare aerial photographs of Cairo taken by the Royal Air Force from Creswell’s photo collection as well as the certificate of knighthood granted to him by Queen Elizabeth in 1970. Valuable documents that demonstrate Creswell’s connection with AUC – which played an essential role in preserving his archive since 1956 – will also be unveiled.

February 18, Noura, Play
Gerhart Theater, 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.

February 19, Visions: The Cairo Egyptian Film Festival
Malak Gabr Arts Theater, AUC New Cairo

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.

February 19, Centennial Folklore Dance
Bartlett Plaza, AUC New Cairo

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.