Academy of Arts (Egypt)

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The Academy of Arts (Arabic: أكاديمية الفنون‎; Akādīmīya al-Finūn) is a large educational complex in Cairo, Egypt, established by the Ministry of Culture of the then-United Arab Republic in 1959.[1]

It began with three institutes (for film, music, and ballet), but today comprises several institutions of higher learning:

Additional performing groups include:

  • Academic Troupes for Folk Music
  • Academy of Arts Symphonic Orchestra
  • Children & Youth Chorale
  • Academic Troupe for Ballet
  • Academic Troupe for Theatre

The Academy of Arts's former president was Samha El-Kholy.

External links

  • Official Academy of Arts website
  • Academy of Arts page - (Arabic)
  • Saudiaramcoworld: "Choreography in Cairo—classical ballet comes to Egypt"
  • Egypt State Information Service: Academy of Arts page

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