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Dance Queens of the Nile

6 September 2007


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  • Friends of the Petrie Museum
  • UCL Institute for Cultural Heritage
  • Hossam and Serena Ramzy
  • The Friends of the UCL Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology are hosting an evening of music and dance at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre on 5 October 2007 from 6pm.

    'Dance Queens of the Nile' will be performed by renowned artists Hossam and Serena Ramzy, and the evening will feature a specially created Egyptian bazaar to ensure a unique experience for one night only.

    The distinctive sound of the leading world music artist's passionate percussion with the exciting rhythms of the Hossam Ramzy band of traditional musicians will support Serena's exploration of the traditional dances of the Nile from ancient Egyptian queens to modern fusion, accompanied by guest dancers.

    The Friends of the Petrie Museum have organised the show in support of UCL's appeal for a new building for the Petrie Museum, the UCL Institute for Cultural Heritage. The new building will be a major new landmark and visitor attraction for London, housing UCL's art collection, special library collection, Galton collection and Petrie Museum. It will feature innovative exhibition areas, conservation, study and research facilities.

    Tickets for the 'Dance Queens of the Nile' concert cost £25, concessions £20, and are available form the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre box office. Dance workshops with Hossam and Serena are being held on 6 and 7 October 2007 at £60 per day, with £5 discount if booked before 20 September 2007.

    To find out more, use the links at the top of this article

    Image: Hossam and Serena Ramzy

    UCL context:

    The Friends of the Petrie Museum was established in 1988 to encourage greater knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of ancient Egyptian culture as illustrated in the Petrie Museum. It also raises funds to contribute to the conservation, safe-keeping and display both of the collection as a whole and of the individual artefacts within it.

    UCL Museums & Collections survey results
    £1 million gift for UCL Institute for Cultural Heritage from MBI Al Jaber Foundation
    Egyptomania Fantasia