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Reda, Mahmoud, A Life For Dancing

Mahmoud Reda is considered the pioneer of Egyptian dance in theatre and an important figure in the history of Egypt. He is a founder and the choreographer of the first Egyptian theatre dance company “The Reda Troupe”. Thanks to his studies, creativity and incredible talent, historical dance forms have been preserved which otherwise would have been lost. To celebrate his 75th birthday, dancers from different countries performed a tribute in his honor as the gala event of the first Andalusi and Arabic Dance International Festival Raks Madrid ’05, expressing their master’s art faithfully, with elegance and emotion. “This performance of eighteen of my choreographies by dancers from Spain, Finland, France, Italy and Switzerland is the biggest honor I have received in fifty years. I don’t have enough words to thank Nesma and all the artists who took part in this wonderful show.” Mahmoud Reda