‘Inspiration Road’: A unique journey to KSA’s past with a promise of a bright future

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The international theatrical show “Tariq Al Himm” (Inspiration Show) is being held at the Green Halls as part of the activities of the National Day Season in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
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The international theatrical show “Tariq Al Himm” (Inspiration Show) is being held at the Green Halls as part of the activities of the National Day Season in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
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The international theatrical show “Tariq Al Himm” (Inspiration Show) is being held at the Green Halls as part of the activities of the National Day Season in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
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The international theatrical show “Tariq Al Himm” (Inspiration Show) is being held at the Green Halls as part of the activities of the National Day Season in Saudi Arabia. (Supplied)
Updated 23 September 2019

‘Inspiration Road’: A unique journey to KSA’s past with a promise of a bright future

RIYADH: The international theatrical show “Tariq Al Himm” (Inspiration Show) is being held at the Green Halls as part of the activities of the National Day Season in Saudi Arabia.

The show, which started on Saturday, will continue until Monday.

The show starts at 9:30 p.m. everyday. It takes the audience on a unique journey depicting the Kingdom’s path to progress and presenting its many artistic moments that renew pride in the country’s past, confidence in the present, and guarantee of a bright future.

The show presents some 200 artists, 25 professional performers, an opera singer, 45 performers of the traditional Saudi Ardha (sword) dance, 10 musical compositions with the help of 60 musical and high-tech instruments.

Three international events — “Cirque du Soleil” in Dammam, “Star Island” in Jeddah, and “Tariq Al Himma” in Riyadh — are taking place as part of the 89th National Day Season.


Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

Updated 12 August 2020

Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea dies aged 77

  • The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days
  • Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone"

CAIRO: Egyptian actor and academic Sanaa Shafea died on Wednesday at the age of 77 after a short illness.
The actor suffered from severe pneumonia during the past two days before he died in hospital, Egyptian newspapers said. 
Egyptian Culture Minister Inas Abdel Dayem paid tribute to Shafea saying he had “formed a dramatic milestone in Egyptian theatrical performance,” Al-Akhbar El-Youm newspaper reported.
Abdel Dayem said that throughout his career he succeeded in performing complex characters and produced a group of immortal works.
The actor, theater director and professor was the dean of the Higher Institute of Dramatic Arts in Cairo.  
He reportedly married nine times, among them his marriage to Egyptian actor Nada Bassiouny.
Born in 1943, in Assiut region, Upper Egypt, Shafea lived in a village for eight years before moving to Cairo with his father.
His love for acting was met with objection from his father, who was a scholar at Al-Azhar Islamic Institute.
Shafea took part in almost 30 films and played a number of roles in many television series, the most prominent of which are “Omar bin Abdul Aziz”, “Haroun Al-Rasheed”, “Bab Al-Khalq”, “Hadret Al Motaham Aby”, and during last Ramadan he participated in “Layalina 80”.