Nagwa Fouad (1972) shamadan

This scene from the 1972 Egyptian film ‘Imtithal’ (إمتثال) features a shamadan performance by Nagwa Fouad. The film, which is non-fiction, starred Magda al Kahtib as Imtithal Fawzi who was a popular Egyptian bellydancer and singer in Cairo the 1930s. Imtithal was performing her regular act in the Bosphorus Nightclub (Casino al Busfur) in Cairo one evening in May 1936 when the lights in the nightclub suddenly went out. There was confusion and panic in the darkness and when the lights were turned back on club goers were shocked to see her lying on stage dying from stab wounds. Later investigation showed that she had been killed by a gang for failing to meet their demands for protection money.  Also starring were Adel Adham, Samir Sabri, Katkouta,  Naima el Soghaiar and Nour al Sherif.

 

‘Imtithal’ امتثال 4/4

The final dance scene from the 1972 film ‘Imtithal’ (امتثال) which starred Magda al Kahtib, Adel Adham and Nour al Sherif. The film tells the story of the life and death of Imtithal Fawzi who was a popular Egyptian bellydancer and singer in the 1930s, She was performing her regular act in the Bosphorus Nightclub (Casino al-Busfur) in Cairo one evening in May 1936 when the lights in the nightclub suddenly went out. There was confusion and panic in the darkness and when the lights were turned back on club goers were shocked to see Imtithal Fawzi lying on stage dying from stab wounds. Later investigation showed that she had been killed by a gang for failing to meet their demands for protection money. A full description of the events can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/comparative_studies_of_south_asia_africa_and_the_middle_east/v024/24.1lopez.html

‘Imtithal’ متثال 3/4

Its hard to beat the ‘teeth dance’ that starts this clip. The third of four uploads of dance scenes from the 1972 film ‘Imtithal’ which starred Magda al Kahtib, Adel Adham and Nour al Sherif. The film tells the story of the life and death of Imtithal Fawzi who was a popular Egyptian bellydancer and singer in the 1930s, She was performing her regular act in the Bosphorus Nightclub (Casino al-Busfur) in Cairo one evening in May 1936 when the lights in the nightclub suddenly went out. There was confusion and panic in the darkness and when the lights were turned back on club goers were shocked to see Imtithal Fawzi lying on stage dying from stab wounds. Later investigation showed that she had been killed by a gang for failing to meet their demands for protection money. A full description of the events can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/comparative_studies_of_south_asia_africa_and_the_middle_east/v024/24.1lopez.html

‘Imtithal’ امتثال

The second upload of dance scenes from the 1972 film ‘Imtithal’ (إمتثال) which starred Magda al Khatib, Adel Adham and Nour al Sherif. The dancers in this clip are Leila Gamal and Magda al Khatib and then there’s a group of dancers at the end.
The film tells the story of the life and death of Imtithal Fawzi who was a popular Egyptian bellydancer and singer in the 1930s. She was performing her regular act in the Bosphorus Nightclub (Casino al Busfur) in Cairo one evening in May 1936 when the lights in the nightclub suddenly went out. There was confusion and panic in the darkness and when the lights were turned back on club goers were shocked to see Imtithal Fawzi lying on stage dying from stab wounds. Later investigation showed that she had been killed by a gang for failing to meet their demands for protection money. A full description of the events can be found at http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/comparative_studies_of_south_asia_africa_and_the_middle_east/v024/24.1lopez.html