Friday, June 4, 2010

Beirut Spring Festival Today

Start Time:
Thursday, June 3, 2010 at 9:00pm
End Time:
Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at 11:30pm
Downtown Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut has restored its iconic position as a cultural center for the Middle East with local and international performances taking place throughout the city.

The "Beirut Spring Festival" is one of the most prominent festivals coming up this summer and will feature a variety of shows combining theatrical arts, dance, music, and singing.

The festival will take place in different scenic parts of Downtown Beirut and is free of charge.

Play: June 3rd @ 9PM (Thursday): Theater of Beirut:
the French theater troupe 'Le Minotaure' will perform a play dedicated to the Russian journalist Anna Politkovskay who was assassinated in 2006.
Theater of Beirut - Ain Mreisseh (Map:

Contemporary Ballet: June 4th @ 9PM (Friday.): Le Dome in Downtown Beirut:
the Swiss troupe 'Interface' will perform its contemporary ballet show inspired by the life of St. Mary Madeleine de Pazzi.
Le Dome - La Bulle Theater in Downtown Beirut (Map:

Oriental Music and Dance: June 5th @ 9PM (Saturday): Le Dome in Downtown Beirut:
dancers and musicians from India, France, and Iran form the 'Badila Ensemble' who specialize in mixing instruments, vocals, and dance.
Le Dome - La Bulle Theater in Downtown Beirut (Map:

Franco-Lebanese Rap: June 6th @ 9 PM (Sunday): Samir Kassir Garden in Downtown Beirut:
the Franco-Lebanese band 'Rayess Bek' tackle wasted opportunities and problems in Lebanon through music and lyrically creative rap music.
Samir Kassir Garden in Downtown Beirut (Map:

Arab Opera: June 8th @ 9PM (Tuesday): Roman Baths in Downtown Beirut:
the Arab Opera group will perform a harmonious mix of singing, acting, music, and audiovisual effects.
Roman Baths in Downtown Beirut (Map:

The festival is hosted by the Samir Kassir Foundation, in commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the assassination of the Lebanese press's martyr.
It is entitled "The Beirut Spring" after Samir Kassir's most famous (and last) articles.

_got the text from their facebook event here

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