The Al-Tannoura Egyptian Heritage Dance Troupe in Cairo was organized in 1988 at Ghoury palace and it is one of the important dance troupes in Cairo. The show takes place at Wekalet El Ghoury, which is the centre of arts operated under the control of Ministry of Culture and Cultural Development Fund (CDF). The Sufi Tannoura dance is the most popular and traditional in the whole of Cairo. It looks very colorful and the group of people uses instruments such as flute, drums, Rababa and tambourine to add highlights to the dance show. The characteristic feature of this dance is the movement in circles. The dancers move in unlimited circles and the moves are based on the philosophical concept of Islam Sulfi rituals or Mulawia sect. It represents the rotation of universe and it starts and ends at the same point. Meantime the senior dancer represents the sun and he starts and ends his movement from a particular point. The junior dancers represent the stars moving around the senior dancer. All of them move against the clock which represents the seasons. It is a nice trip for the visitors to enjoy the Sufi Tannoura dance of the Egyptian troupe.
See also : Witness the Egyptian Christian artefacts at Coptic Museum
How to Reach:
By Metro: The nearest metro is Mohamed Naguib which is 2.6 km to the destination.
By Bus: Take the bus numbers 355 and 357 from Downtown which stop south on Kaser el-Aini street.
Tickets: EGP 35 per person.
Timings: The show starts from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm only on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.
Address: The general organization of cultural places, 16A – Amin Samy, Kaser El Aini, Cairo, Egypt.
Contact Number: 00202 – 27921908."