In 1968, Maestro Abdel Halim Caracalla founded what would evolve into the first and most prominent professional dance theatre of the Arab world, revealing an original art form which combines the Oriental heritage and beauty of the East with the diversity and dance disciplines from the West, creating a body language known as the “Caracalla Dance Style”.
The Caracalla Dance Theatre has performed on the most reputable theatres, opera houses and cultural capitals across the continents, as well as numerous festivals and venues in the Middle East, North Africa and Gulf States. The company collaborates with internationally renowned artists who are pioneers in the world of the performing arts. Recipient of numerous prestigious awards and presidential decorations, the Caracalla Dance Theatre has captured global press recognition. Caracalla created over 18 ballets and musicals.
The company is proud to have its own home theatre and a dance school, consolidating its rich heritage and inspiring today’s youth for an artistic future. The Caracalla artistic institution is also guardian to over fifty years of invaluable archival research in dance, music, costumes, traditions and Arabic heritage.