Egypt | National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt | 2019

Egypt | National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt

Folkloric dance in Egypt is divided regionally into the dance from the Delta (fellahi), the Upper Delta (Saidi), the coastal area (Sawahili), Sinai (Bedouin), and the Nubian area. Egypt also has a longstanding tradition of belly dancing. Believed to have originated as a fertility dance performed by priestesses in Pharaonic times, it exists today in two main forms, as a folk dance (raqs baladi), performed by women at parties and weddings, and as a form of entertainment by professional dancers (raqs sharqi).

National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt
National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt​

About the Organization
Established in 1960, National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt is considered a leading Egyptian folk group. They specialize in a series of traditional dances that show different aspects of daily Egyptian lives and traditional life.

Founded
1960

The National Folkloric Dance Troupe of Egypt at Folkmoot

Subject to Change

Friends of Folkmoot Meet and Greet

Gala Under the Stars

Camp Folkmoot

Queen Auditorium Matinee

Grand Opening Extravaganza

Parade of Nations

Free Event

Many Cultures Day

Evening Performance, Haywood Community College

Salt Block Luncheon, Hickory

TBA

Matinee, Drendel Auditorium, Hickory

Mootenanny

Cherokee World Games

Colonial Theatre, Canton

Blue Ridge Community College, Hendersonville

Diana Wortham Theatre, Asheville

Festival Friendship Dinner

Call for Information

Hazelwood Peace Lantern Parade

Free Event

Folkmoot After Dark Variety Show

Queen Auditorium Matinee

International Day

Free Event

Haywood Community College

Candlelight Closing