This Thursday (July 11), the 55th edition of the International Festival of Carthage (IFC) begins. The event schedule features music, dance, and performing arts that will continue until August 20. The festival activities will take place at the Carthage Roman Theater, located nearby the Tunisian capital city.
The Saint Petersburg Ballet Company will perform the opening performance at the festival dancing the classic piece “The Lake of the Swans,” by Tchaikovsky. “The Cartage Amphitheater will be the first theater in Africa to host the Russian Ballet Company,” stated the festival director, Mokhtar Rassaa.
There will be performers from Japan, Libya, Syria, Tunisia, Palestine, Algeria, Morocco, Jordan, Ecuador, the United States, China, and France confirmed to perform at the festival, including 32 presentations. The final festival performance will be performed by Saber Rebai, a Tunisian singer and composer.
The ticket prices range from 20 to 80 Tunisian Dinars (equivalent to US$ 6.70 to US$ 26.80 dollars, respectively), depending on the performance and the distance from the stage.
“The Cartage Amphitheater will be the first theater in Africa to host the Russian Ballet Company”
The complete scheduling is available on the event website.
+ It was built in the 2nd century AD and destroyed by vandals in the V century. The Carthage Amphitheater is a special place for Tunisia, and a great number of tourists visit it. The ruins from its ancient construction were found in excavations during the XIX century. The monument was restored, and nowadays it is a stage for different artistic performances.