The Representative Professions Syndicate in Egypt called the performing artist Mahmoud Reda, who left our world today, Friday, at the age of 90.The union said in a statement: “Egyptian, Arab and international art lost the legend of folk dance Mahmoud Reda, who raised Egypt’s flag high in many international artistic forums.”
Sherine Reda has announced the death of her father on her Facebook page, saying that consolation will be limited to family members, and that the place of burial will not be announced for reasons related to the Corona epidemic.
The late artist is an Egyptian dancer, designer, performer and actor. He was born in Cairo in 1930 and graduated from the Faculty of Commerce in 1954, before founding with his brother Ali at the end of the fifties a band of folklore called the “Reda Band”.
Reda is considered one of the founders of folk dance in Egypt, where he toured the villages of Upper Egypt and the Egyptian countryside to learn about customs, traditions, costumes, and dancing in popular weddings or other occasions, and drew on his dances.Mahmoud Reda was able to leave a big imprint in the world of Arab show art, and he received great popular approval until he was called “People’s Artist”.
Reza is famous for a number of artistic reviews, among them: Luxor, Baladna, Hatshepsut, Nubia, and O my boat, among others.
He has participated in many movies, including: The Magician of Women, Confused Hearts, and a Gram in Karnak.
Reza won a number of medals and awards at local and international festivals.