The Minister of Culture, Dr. Enas Abdel-Dayem, launched the36 Edition Of Zaki Tolymat Festival, organized by The Academy of Arts, headed by Dr. Ashraf Zaky. The festival was dedicated to the students of the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts. It will last until Monday 25 March.
Abdel-Dayem confirmed that the festival is one of the tracks of the artistic theatrical movement, which allows youth generation to express their ideas and sheds light on their hopes, dreams and aspirations, plus, it enable them to acquire the necessary practical skills to complete their academic study.
During the ceremony, The Minister of Culture honored some of the former deans of The Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts, including :- Dr. Abdel Moneim Mubarak, Dr. Abdel Nasser El-Gemayel, Dr. Hassan Attia, Dr. Mostafa Sultan, Dr. Ahmed Sakhsouk, Dr. Galal Hafez, Dr. Sana Shafea, Dr. Sameer Ahmed. Fahmi, Dr. Galal El-Sharkawy, Dr. Abeer Fawzy and Dr. Rasha Khairy , one of the faculty members. She also honored Majid El Kadwany – who is a member of the Higher Institute of Theatrical Arts. In addition to honoring some of the distinguished graduates of the patch 2002 of the Institute .
It is worthy of note that the opening ceremony included presenting a musical concert for " Brass " Band and an exhibition of the students of Décor Department , as well as presenting a dancing show entitled "The Dream Begins With A journey" : music of Karim Yasir , Decor of Mahmoud Hashim, directed by Ahmed Abdel Sabour and performed by the students of the Institute of Theatrical Arts.