The Thief and the Dogs Dance Performance
Date: March 31, 2009 from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm EDT
Location: The Ailey Studios - 405 West 55th Street at 9th Avenue
Contact: For further information regarding this event, please contact Community Affairs by sending email to .
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March 31, 2009
7pm / FREE / Registration required
The Thief and the Dogs Dance Performance
The Ailey Studios - 405 West 55th Street (at 9th Avenue)
Troy Powell, Associate Artistic Director of Ailey II will premiere a new work based on the novel, The Thief and the Dogs.

To register online, please visit the following website:

Big Read Egypt/U.S. Community Calendar March 2009

Big Read Egypt/U.S. events are FREE and open to the public.

Columbia University Libraries - Resources related to Arabic Literature and Naguib Mahfouz

Copies of the Thief and the Dogs will be available at many Big Read events. The book is also available at local bookstores. Prior knowledge of the book is not required to attend events, although we strongly encourage all to pick up a copy of the book during the Big Read in the month of March.

Questions? Please email or call 212-854-5301.

The Big Read Egypt/U.S. is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Institute of Museum and Library Services and Arts Midwest, designed to deepen cultural understanding and dialogue between Egyptians and Americans through the transformative power of literature. Columbia University in the City of New York is one of four U.S. organizations selected to lead this program.

Partners and Credits

The National Endowment for the Arts

The U.S. Department of State

Institute of Museum and Library Services

Arts Midwest

Columbia University - Office of Government and Community Affairs

Department of Middle East and South Asian Languages and Cultures, Columbia University

Middle East Institute, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

The School of the Arts, Columbia University

The Center for Literary Translation at Columbia University

Deutsches Haus at Columbia University

The Amheida Project

The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

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